THC syrup won’t replace maple syrup on the breakfast table, but it might just be your new favourite way of medicating with cannabis!
From toppings on pancakes to crucial ingredients in jams and baked goods, all types of syrup are used worldwide for a variety of different things.
Whether you’re into something sweet and savoury like some good old chicken and waffles, or some fruity jam concocted with some corn syrup, there is a type of syrup for everyone.
But what if you’re into weed instead?
With the advent of cannabis concentrates, producers within the world of cannabis have created some of the most exciting and unique types of cannabis-infused goods.
We’ve all seen the iconic pot brownie before and even the infused beverage or two, but now, we’re looking at THC syrup.
That’s right, a syrup infused with THC.
Sounds interesting, doesn’t it?
These new types of cannabis innovations pave the way for the rise of creative culinary dishes revolving around THC itself.
So if you’re looking to learn more about this new type of cannabis edible, keep on reading!
THC Syrup vs Lean
First thing’s first, THC syrup bears almost no similarities to lean. The two are not even in the same genre.
Lean, also known as ‘dirty sprite’ or ‘purple drank,’ is a mixture of codeine-promethazine cough syrup and sprite.
The codeine in lean is highly addictive and can be dangerous and even fatal when consumed in high doses. The risk of death increases as the codeine is mixed with other drugs like alcohol, which it often is.
While THC syrup is known as the lean of weed, its effect is not nearly as fatal. However, combining THC syrup with lean is a recipe for disaster.
More importantly, “weed lean” should also be considered as it is usually THC mixed with lean itself.
What is THC Syrup?
THC syrup is simply a combination of hash oil, also known as honey oil, vegetable glycerin, sweetener, and flavour additives. As its name suggests, THC syrup has a thick texture and a sweet taste that can take the form of many different flavours like maple syrup, vanilla, or even strawberry.
THC syrups are usually highly concentrated and have a similar onset time to many other types of cannabis-infused edibles.
If you’re interested in checking out some THC syrup for yourself, you’ll be able to find it at most online weed stores.
Funnily enough, the packaging for most types of THC syrups closely resembles that of traditional cough syrups!
You’ll find on the bottle a label indicating the THC content in milligrams as well as the flavour of that batch.
Thanks to the clear labelling on most THC syrup bottles, dosing is relatively easy to control; however, the syrup itself may contain high amounts of sugar, so it may be wise to enjoy it in moderation.
How to Use THC Syrup
Along With Some Food
THC syrup comes in various flavours like pineapple, strawberry, cherry, and even maple. You can get creative with your THC syrup by adding it to your foods.
For example, you can substitute your regular syrup with THC syrup when eating waffles or pancakes, or better yet, you could mix the two and enjoy them both at the same time!
In the same way, you would take some THC via a cannabis tincture, which you could do with some THC syrup.
Simply place a small amount under your tongue so that the mucous membranes there can absorb the cannabinoids and get you high.
Be warned, the onset for sublingually administering THC is usually slightly faster than cannabis edibles. The effects are felt anywhere between 15-30 minutes after applying the dose.
A Straight Shot
If you do not want to enjoy your THC syrup’s flavour for whatever reason, you always have the option of pouring some in a small cup or shot glass and downing the entire thing.
This method is efficient, but you may not be able to enjoy the flavour for as long.
How to Make THC Syrup
What You’ll Need:
- Some cannabis concentrate (adjust the amount to your liking)
- Non-flavoured simple syrup or equal parts water and sugar
- Vegetable glycerin
- Flavour additives (optional)
- If you do not have some pre-made simple syrup, heat up equal parts water and sugar in a saucepan on medium-high heat until it comes to a boil. Once the sugar has fully dissolved in the water, reduce the heat to the medium-low setting.
- With your simple syrup created and heated up, add your cannabis concentrate of choice (we like to use distillate since it’s flavourless) and let it heat and simmer for approximately 30 minutes for decarboxylation to occur. You may adjust the amount of cannabis concentrate to suit your liking.
- After heating the syrup and concentrate for 30 minutes, reduce the heat further to the low setting and add some vegetable glycerin. You will only need a small amount, about one tablespoon (15ml) per 1.5 cups of liquid (355ml).
- Continue heating the mixture in the saucepan on the low setting for an additional 5 minutes.
- Once your THC syrup is ready, take it off the heat and let it cool. You can your additives in the syrup afterward or keep it as is.
THC Syrup – A Sweet Way to Medicate
THC syrups are yet another new and innovative way to enjoy your cannabis. It can be added to your food, beverage, or even drink by itself.
Most types of THC syrup can easily be located at your local dispensary or online weed store with clear labelling indicating the amount of pure THC in each bottle.
If buying THC syrup isn’t ideal for you, you can also make some at home with a few simple ingredients!
That said, you’ll have a wider range of options to customize your own syrup with, as you’ll be able to add your own personal flavours and adjust the texture to your liking.
Good luck, and happy trails!