There is no limit to the variety of ways you can use cannabis these days from pre-rolls to edibles, Cannabis topical creams and capsules and marijuana concentrates are no exception to the rule of constant evolution and innovation! One of the more recent advancements in cannabis culture is the introduction of cannabis wax to the marketplace. Weed wax is said to be the strongest and purest form of marijuana concentrate you can buy today but is it all just hype and smoke? Before you dive in to find out for yourself let’s take a look at the origins and psychoactive properties of this exciting new cannabis concentrate!
The Facts On Wax
How is marijuana wax made and what is marijuana wax? Most weed wax is created in a process similar to but much more dangerous than the methods used to create hashish for thousands of years. By treating large amounts of cannabis flowers with highly flammable butane the psychoactive compounds of the marijuana plant are extracted and condensed into a solid, glassy or waxy substance, hence the name cannabis wax. Unlike smoke hashish however this process should not be tried at home under any circumstances and should only be done by a trained professional. If you’d like to try marijuana wax you are much better off buying some that has already been prepared for you by an expert!
These highly potent forms of cannabis are ideal for both recreational users with high tolerance limits who want to push at the boundaries of how high they can possibly be and patients using cannabis to manage chronic conditions like pain, anxiety, stress, depression, insomnia and a wide range of other mental health and physical ailments. By using marijuana wax you can utilize the massively potent effects of a concentrated cannabis product while using a much smaller amount to gain the desired outcome. When ordinarily you might need to pack a second or third bong load or smoke a full joint or two in order to get your head into the right place or relieve a chronic ailment, with marijauna wax you can simply smoke a quick dab or two and move on to the next part of your day.
Another Kind of Dab
Which brings us to the most popular method and by far the most effective and efficient method there is for how to smoke marijuana wax – using a dab rig. You may have heard the term “dab” before used to indicate a goofy looking dance move from hip hop music videos or the video game Fortnite but don’t get that silliness confused with the true meaning of dabbing! A dab rig, a small torch and a carb cap can go a long way in making your cannabis wax last and provide you with the most efficient delivery method for smoking high potency cannabis available on the marketplace today.
There are a wide range of different rigs available with different styles of bowls, nails, dab tools, carb caps and other accessories to familiarize yourself with but at the most basic level a dab rig consists of a bong or water pipe with a specialized bowl or nail style attachment instead of your traditional bowl for cannabis flowers. Whether you prefer the nail or bowl style of dab rig is typically a matter of personal preference but for starters we recommend a simple unit with a small glass or titanium nail. Take a small amount of your cannabis wax and place it on the head of your dab tool – in a pinch a long pin or unraveled paperclip could do the job – and set it aside.
Use a butane torch to carefully heat up the nail or bowl until it is red hot and then turn off the torch and set it aside in a safe place. Take your dab tool be it improvised or otherwise and after waiting a few moments for the nail to cool slightly from the red hot state press the cannabis wax onto the hot surface and draw on the mouthpiece of the bong. Once all of the material has been converted into smoke and the chamber of the bong is full, place your carb cap or nail sleeve over the nail or bowl and draw strongly to pull the smoke into your lungs. Be careful not to touch the hot nail or bowl after dabbing as you will be badly burnt.
This method is recommended for advanced users comfortable with handing a torch and able to remain vigilant around dangerously hot objects. If you have a low tolerance level and you smoke a highly potent form of concentrated cannabis you may find yourself momentarily unable to keep these safety measures in mind so please do proceed with caution if you are looking to try dabbing for your first time. It can be done safely but it is important that you understand it does involve the risk of severe burns or even explosion if a torch is improperly handled, stored or utilized.
Vape For Safety
A much safer option for novice users of cannabis wax would be to pick up a portable vape device intended for use with cannabis concentrates. There are several well designed units available online or at your favourite retail location. What these units trade in for in regards to potency and efficiency they gain in terms of ease of use and portability. It can be quite an ordeal trying to bring a dab rig and all the necessary tools including a full butane torch if you are planning on using a wax product in a public place or if you want to bring it along with you to share with some friends. It certainly can be done but it is much less of a hassle to use a vape!
While a vaporizer won’t be as effective at utilizing every last bit of the cannabis concentrate you load into it, being able to use it discreetly nearly anywhere is well worth the trade off. There is no question that vaping concentrates can be a messy business and will require vigilance when it comes to cleaning and maintaining your portable vape device but as most of these units are cheap and are designed with interchangeable or replaceable parts using a vape is a surefire and simple method for how to use cannabis wax in almost any setting.
If you find yourself in possession of some wax and don’t happen to own a dab rig or vape device you can still make use of your cannabis concentrate in a few other creative ways. These methods won’t provide the full potent effect of the highly concentrated cannabis material but in a pinch you will still be able to enjoy some wax or medicate in an urgent situation.
The most common and obvious method is to put a little piece or dab of the wax into the bowl of a pipe or bong. If you have cannabis flowers on hand to grind up and place in the bowl as a base for the wax to sit and burn on you should do so as it will make the entire process simpler and less messy. If you are without cannabis flowers why not order some from out online shop today? In the meantime though it is still possible to enjoy your wax, just make sure you use a glass or metal screen and while drawing from the bowl inhale slowly and rhythmically so as not to draw the hot wax down into the chamber of the pipe or bong.
Another popular choice is to roll a little bit of wax into a joint or blunt. You can either spread wax from end to end of the rolling paper for a powerful and intoxicating effect best reserved for parties and other social settings or place a little dab or two of the material in with the ground cannabis for a surprising and fun extra kick!
And finally if you find yourself in dire straits without any of the tools or ground cannabis flowers that might assist you in smoking your wax you can always resort to the tried and true method used by nearly everyone at least once in their youth: hot knives. As we covered in our recent look at hashish, hot knifing is an improvised method for smoking cannabis concentrates that utilizes a stove top, an oven mitt and two table knives that you don’t mind never using for dinner ever again. Heat up the tip of one knife and pick it up using the oven mitt. Place a small amount of wax on the tip of the cold knife and press the red hot knife into it and inhale the resulting smoke! You may want to use a funnel or a straw to be sure you can get it all.
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