Cannabis Based Tea

Herbal cannabis can be consumed by boiling it with water, also referred to as ‘cannabis tea’. Actual methods used for cannabis tea preparation by patients are largely unknown, and many variations may exist. In the Netherlands, patients are advised to prepare cannabis tea by adding 1 gram of cannabis to 1 liter of boiling water, letting it simmer for 15 minutes, and finally filtering out solid parts by using a tea-strainer or filter paper. Studies have shown that an average cup of cannabis tea contains about 5 times more THC-acid than THC. The reason is that boiling water is not as hot as the heat applied for baking, smoking or vaporizing of cannabis. Cannabis tea should therefore not just be considered as a weak administration form of THC (which it is), but rather as an entirely different medicine, because of the presence of high amounts of acidic cannabinoids.