Alternative Uses for KIF


If you’re new to the world of cannabis or experimenting with different ways to use it, you’re likely to come across a few terms you don’t understand. For example, you may find yourself asking “What is kief, and what do I do with it?” Simply put, kief (also known as dry sift or pollen) refers to the sticky crystals or resin glands that cover the cannabis flower containing terpenes and cannabinoids. It’s the stuff that collects at the bottom of your multi-chamber grinder after you’ve ground your flower. So what to do with it?

One of the most common uses for kief is to press it into hash to smoke, make tea, or sprinkle on food as a seasoning. Some people also smoke kief from a bowl (though usually in smaller quantities since kief packs a more concentrated punch than flower alone). But making hash and smoking kief directly aren’t the only things you can do with this potent and powerful substance.


Since you’re grinding your cannabis to use in a bowl or joint, you might as well enjoy the kief that comes with it (or off it, in this case). Lining your joints with kief (also called the “snake in the grass” method) is a way to enjoy the heavy-hitting effects of kief while savouring the flower’s flavour. If you’re feeling brave or have planned on doing very little for the rest of the day, you can also try making a kief time bomb.

“In morocco KIF literally translates to enter a state of dreamy tranquility”


What better way to streamline your morning “hippie speedball” than by adding kief to your coffee or tea? Once kief hits the steaming liquid of your choice, the heat will activate the cannabinoids, giving you a cup whose effects will last you well into the late morning. As a bonus, kief doesn’t have as strong a taste as flower does, which means you’ll be able to enjoy the taste of your coffee or tea. You can also follow a recipe for an even more delicious and satisfying cup.


Just like you can make infused butter with cannabis flower or hash oil, you can also use kief to produce a stronger end-product. Simply place butter (not margarine) into a crock pot on medium heat until melted completely. Then add your kief and stir every 10 to 15 minutes for 5 hours. Remove the kief butter from the heat and place in a heat-proof container (a bowl). After it cools completely place a lid on the container and put it in the refrigerator to harden.