Cooking, Lifestyle

5 Ways to Extend Your Cannabis Supply by Reusing Already Vaped Flower

December 27, 2019 01:54 pm ET
5 Ways to Extend Your Cannabis Supply by Reusing Already Vaped Flower

AVF might sound like a new installment in the Alien vs. Predator franchise but, that’s not the case. In this instance, AVF references Already Vaped Flower, referring to cannabis flowers. AVF is cannabis flower that has been previously vaped using a dry herb vaporizer. Dry herb vaporizers are becoming an increasingly popular form of cannabis consumption with both recreational consumers and medical cannabis patients alike.

Why Vaporize Cannabis?

A dry herb vaporizer heats cannabis to the point just before combustion, allowing the vapor from essential oils like THC, CBD, CBN, CBG, and others to be inhaled. This form of consumption is much safer for lung health. Vaping flower removes potentially dangerous carbons and carcinogens from the vapor as there is no burning leafy plant material.

You start with nice green plant material, and after it has been vaped, you end up with dark brown plant material. This doesn’t mean it’s time to throw this darker material in the ashtray or garbage can. There is still life left in that material. You can make everything from tea and butter to baked goods and candies with these leftovers.

Maximize the Leftovers

Anyone who makes freshly pressed cannabis rosin at home knows you keep those leftover pucks (pressed cannabis) for making butter. The same applies to AVF. It will take a little trial and error to get the amounts right for the results you want, but it’s worth it to help stretch your green. Since the flower has already been vaped, you don’t have to decarb it. Decarboxylation is a necessary process that involves using low heat to convert THCa into active THC. 

Here are a few ideas that you can use to help use up that leftover cannabis flower from your dry herb vaporizer.

  • Infused Coconut OilSince the cannabis has already been decarbed, you can add it to MCT coconut oil and infuse them together. You can do this using one of several push-button style decarboxylation machines by just adding the two together and pushing a button. You can also do the same thing using your stovetop or oven with some practice.
  • Tincture- Can be made by soaking the AVF material in a high proof drinking alcohol like Everclear for at least 24 hours. Check out a recipe here!
  • Tea– Simply boil water as you would to make tea and add some AVF to the water with your favorite tea in a steeper or directly in the water and then strain before drinking if preferred.
  • Capsules You can use the infused MCT coconut oil you made to make capsules. All you need is some gel caps and an e-liquid syringe used to fill vape cartridges and pods. Simply add the oil to a capsule, and you’re done.
  • Edibles– Take your AVF and grind it up until it is very fine. You can then add it to brownies, cakes, bread, pies, or any recipe that calls for flour. You can also use the infused MCT oil for making edibles if you don’t like the texture of the leafy material in your end product, like if you were making gummy bears.

Now you know that you were right not to discard that leftover vaped cannabis flower. It may not be as strong in potency in small amounts, but when it is collected and turned into something else, you may just be surprised at the results.

What do you do with your already vaped cannabis flower? Let us know in the comments below or share this article on social media and keep the conversation flowing!

Post Your Comments

Helen says:

I infused flower w/coconut oil and I’m wondering, if I can use it to re-infuse another cup of oil…again? There was 16 grams to one cup of coconut oil. I usually use 7.5 grams to one cup. I wanted stronger oil but, it was d at o expensive. I didn’t use shake. Thank you.


Latest News

January 27, 2021
Bermuda Has Plans to Legalize Cannabis But is Wary of UK Approval

Bermuda is an island that belongs to the British Overseas Territory and has become well known for its tropical terrain and pink…

January 26, 2021
New Study Shows That CBD May Extend Lifespan in Animal Subjects

A team of researchers understood that one of the biggest uncertainties for many who have yet to decide whether they support cannabis…

January 26, 2021
Washington State Might Modify its Cannabis Policies

Washington state is home to Mount Rainier, the Olympic National Forest, the Space Needle, the famous Pike Place Market, and more. The…