The Top Uses for Kief

Photo Credit: Medical Jane

Photo Credit: Medical Jane

Many medical marijuana patients have heard of the term marijuana kief, but not everyone knows exactly what it is or what it can be used for. Thankfully, we have Medical Jane to define the term and tell us the best ways to use it. Kief is a powdery substance consisting of trichomes or resin glands that form on the buds and leaves of the marijuana plant. This is where cannabinoids can be found. Kief is more potent than the marijuana flower, but less potent than most extracted concentrates, and the most pure and high-quality kief is generally a light tan or blonde color. 

The easiest way to use kief is to sprinkle it on top of your medical marijuana flowers when using inhalation (like smoking or vaporizing) as a method for medicating. If you do not want to subject your lungs to inhalation, another popular use for kief is to add it to your morning cup of coffee or tea. The hot beverage will activate the cannabinoids and produce an effect very similar to when you ingest and edible. If you'd like to create an edible with kief, you can also use the substance to make kief butter, much like you would with marijuana flowers or oils. The last top use for marijuana kief is turning it into hash, which is heated and pressurized kief. Medical Jane explains, "applying heat and pressure to kief alters its composition by rupturing the resin glands, changing its taste, consistency, and look." Medical Jane goes on to offer simple step-by-step instructions on how to convert kief into hash.

Be sure to check out the full Medical Jane article to read more about kief and instructions on how to collect it and use it.