This is the kind of question that prompts different responses from different people. When in reality, there’s really only one answer, and it’s backed by science:
Yes - cannabis leaves can get you high.
If you cultivate cannabis at home, you’ll probably find yourself with more spare leaves than you know what to do with. If you’re anything like most home growers, you also probably toss them out, without a second thought.
But here’s the thing - there are cannabinoids present all over the entire cannabis plant. Even those leaves you discard by the bagful are packed with good stuff that’s worth taking advantage of.
Of course, the actual quantity of THC and CBD in a single cannabis leaf is never going to be mind-blowing. As a result, you’re going to need quite a lot of cannabis leaves to get you high. This is one of the reasons why simply smoking cannabis leaves the traditional way is considered inadvisable.
Along with a harsh, unpleasant and cough-inducing experience, the plant matter you’re smoking will probably have less than 2% THC in its composition.
Fear not, however, as this doesn’t mean that cannabis leaves are completely devoid of value. It simply means that you have to get a little more creative with them, as opposed to simply packing them into a joint and expecting to enjoy it.
Next time you find yourself dealing with a stockpile of cannabis leaves, consider putting them to use by way of one of the following:
First up, vaping everyday cannabis leaves isn’t going to get you high out of your mind. You can pack plenty of leaves into your favourite vaporiser, but you’ll still be looking at a relatively modest THC content. However, vaporisers in general do a much better job extracting cannabinoids from plant matter than traditional combustion. All while producing a much more enjoyable and gentler inhalation experience.
Hence, reaching for a good vaporiser is one of the quickest and easiest ways of making use of your excess cannabis leaves.
Vaporizing your leaves therefore is an excellent option for taking advantage of the contained cannabinoids without exposing yourself to any unknown harm or risk. We can highly recommend this method!
2. Cannabis edibles
The next best thing you can do is cook up a batch of cannabis edibles. This is another great way of extracting every drop of goodness from your ‘waste’ cannabis plant matter, without having to set fire to it.
Making cannabis edibles with leaves follows exactly the same principles as cooking with quality cannabis. The only difference being that along with needing considerably more leaves to achieve the same effect, the leaves you use could have a very potent impact on the flavour of the resulting dish.
Nevertheless, if the only thing that matters is getting high, this is a great way of turning a waste product into pure gold.
3. Cannabis wines and spirits
Last but not least, more home growers than ever before are experimenting with DIY cannabis wines and spirits. Again, the process really couldn’t be easier and involves basic everyday kitchen staples you’ve probably already got.
What’s great about cannabis wines and spirits made with low-strength plant matter is the way in which the resulting liquor isn’t too OTT strength-wise. And of course, the fact that you’re using a by-product that’s technically free serves as an added bonus.
Bring your favourite wines and spirits to life with an infusion of cannabis leaves and other flavours, making your own unique concoctions the likes of which have never been concocted before!