Colorado Danksgiving Feast
Turn your Thanksgiving into the ultimate “Danksgiving” by adding marijuana butter in your favorite holiday recipes. Cook the cannabis at low temperatures over long periods of time. The marijuana will not become too hot too quickly and burn off active cannabinoids. Simmer your cannabis either on the stove or in a slow cooker at a temperature range of 200F to 250F for about eight hours.
• 1 lb. unsalted butter (use high quality)
• 1 cup water (add more water at any time if needed)
• 1 ounce of ground cannabis flower or 1 1/2 ounces of high-quality cannabis trim (this amount will make some pretty potent butter. Choose the strain dependent on the mood you want. Increase butter to a less potent high or decrease the flower for optimal level)
Slow Cooker Method:
1. Turn slow cooker to low and add in 1 cup of water, 1 lb. of unsalted butter, and 1 to 1 1/2 ounces of ground cannabis flower.
2. Cover slow cooker and let simmer on low for 8 to 24 hours, stirring occasionally. When it comes to infusing butter, the longer you let the cannabis product simmer, the more cannabinoids merge into the final product.
3. After simmering for your desired amount of time, pour the hot mixture into a glass, refrigerator-safe container. Use a cheesecloth or fine mesh strainer to strain out all plant product from the butter mixture. Squeeze or press the plant material to get as much liquid off of the plant product as possible. Discard leftover plant material.
4. Cover and refrigerate remaining liquid overnight or until the butter is fully hardened. Once hardened, the butter will separate from the water, allowing you to lift the now infused canna-butter from the water to use in your recipes. Discard remaining water after removing the hardened canna-butter.
4. Let the canna-butter sit at room temperature to soften for use. Do not use a microwave to soften the butter.
Add to turkey and dressing or your favorite dessert. Make sure you label it for Adult consumption only.
Hemp Genetics First US-Bred Hemp
New West Genetics (NWG) just joined into one of the country’s most respected Agtech accelerators – The Yield Lab in St Louis, Missouri. NWG is the first cannabis company to be accepted by Yield Lab, situated is the hub of the country’s Ag corridor. In 2016, the company’s variety Rely™ it the first US-bred hemp seed to pass a Department of Agriculture trial in any state.
CEO Wendy Mosher states, “We recognize not all cannabis will be grown outside due to regulatory hurdles. However, as much as can be grown outside, should. It is the right choice to make for increasing the sustainability of the industry, and the feasible choice economically, which equates to more value to the dollar for consumers and patients.”
New West Genetics focuses on creating large-scale harvestable, seed-based cannabis genetics for the United States marketplace, like farms and large crops. The company breeds hemp varieties that are tailored for various end-use products like CBD oil or paper. The company promotes well-bred genetics. They make hemp accessible. They solve production challenges like pests and disease resistance.
NWG is run by well-respected scientists that are next-gen analyzing the genomics of hemp with the intent to improve the varieties. They are based in Fort Collins and are changing the face of the hemp industry.