V: Sage of Preparation & Consumption

Bhang:

  • One of the oldest cannabis-infused edible recipes of all time
  • Created and used most often by Hindu religion
  • First used in India around 1000 BC
  • Preparations sacred to Gods, Shiva in particular
  • Prepared from the heads of flowers from the cannabis plant, combined with milk, nuts and spices and made into a drink
  • Traditionally consumed at festivals, especially the Holi festival in India

Hash:

  • First and oldest cannabis extract
  • Used for both medical and religious uses by Arabic cultures over a thousand years ago
  • Prepared by collecting the resinous heads of trichomes of the cannabis plant
  • Normally consumed by smoking it

Mahjoun:

  • Also called Majoon or Majoun
  • An ancient recipe (at least 1,000 years old) of the Berber people, but was also later discovered in Morocco in the 1950s
  • Used to help achieve higher meditation, better digestion and pain relief
  • One of the most potent cannabis edible recipes
  • Prepared with chocolate, butter, honey, dried fruits, nuts, spices and kief or hash. The mixture can be rolled into a bite-sized ball or made into a spreadable jam
  • Usually consumed after dinner

Tinctures:

  • Prescribed as medicine since the 1840s, until it was prohibited in 1937
  • Early tinctures were usually just cannabis
  • CBD tinctures have been discovered as science and technology has evolved
  • Preparation is possible by a few different methods; most commonly by soaking broken up cannabis in ethyl alcohol, then either cooling or heating the mixture (length of time varies depending on method), and finally straining the liquid from the plant matter
  • Consumed sublingually, usually 2-3 drops per dose
  • Cannabis tinctures are now (mostly) used recreationally, where CBD tinctures are used to relieve pain or other ailments