Like other herbs, marijuana may be made into a tea. Boil the water first
and pour it over the marijuana. Let it steep for longer than you would
for common black tea; approximately an hour and a half.
Add 1 tsp. of marijuana or regular butter. The effects are similar to
eating it. It is easy to make marijuana tea and can be combined with
mint or any other herbal tea flavors to enhance it's taste.
THC is only very slightly soluble in boiling water. Adding either some
alcohol, oil, or butter to the mix will help the THC dissolve. An ounce
of whole milk or a half ounce of hard liquor to a cup of boiling water
increases the tea's potency quite a bit. A chai-type drink, made with
marijuana leaves, spices, butter and milk would dissolve even more of
Making tea by just boiling the leaves will not release as much
psychoactive THC. Since marijuana's pigments and terpenoids the
components responsible for its flavor are water soluble, this tea looks
and smells more promising than its effect will be. However, these
non-cannabinoids may also have medicinal properties, as could other