You’d only need to go back a little more than a decade to have people giving you strange looks if you were to mention getting high with oil, shatter, budder, or anything that wasn’t pot or hashish. Time sure do change, but if you’re a cannabis enthusiast you’ve likely tried a marijuana concentrate product. And chances are you liked it! Marijuana wax oil is part of this cannabis concentrates family, and the first and foremost thing it has going for it is it’s especially efficient with the way it gets you nicely high via a small quantity of the stuff.
Indeed, potency is the name of the game with marijuana wax oil and other ‘concentrates’ in exactly the way the name suggests. THC levels in these products are very concentrated. For most people one or two dabs or draws on a vaporizer loaded up with marijuana wax oil will be all it takes to medicate against their pain or other ailment for medicinal marijuana users, or achieve that desired buzz for recreational marijuana users.
If you’re of either orientation, you really should try marijuana wax oil if you never have before. It tends to be quite good stuff and, as mentioned, it can’t be beat for efficiency. Some of you may be asking what is marijuana wax oil, and how is it made? Good questions, and we’ve got the answers here.
Marijuana Concentrate Wax and THC Content
It’s true that most weed wax oil has a THC content in the vicinity of 80% or upwards. That’s in comparison to THC content in dried bud being around 25 to 30% at the very most, and usually less than that. It’s no surprise that marijuana wax oil is as potent as it is with such high THC content. Weed wax oil is also called butane hash oil, or ‘BHO’, because of the way it’s made. The cannabis is exposed to butane or another type of solvent in what’s called a closed loop extraction system.
Sometimes it is made with isopropyl alcohol too, and the process is much the same; the weed is soaked in the solvent and then the pure THC is extracted by it before the solvent evaporates naturally. When it does, you’re left with the marijuana concentrate. Be aware that making marijuana concentrate wax with butane can be dangerous, and in particular with the risk of explosion and / or fire. It’s highly recommended that you purchase your cannabis wax from a retailer.
Ways to Best Use Cannabis Wax
The first thing to understand here is that marijuana wax oil is especially sticky stuff, so it’s best to handle it with some type of implement other than your fingers. It tends to be a little less sticky if you keep it in the freezer, and that’s exactly what many people do. Many people add weed wax oil to marijuana in a joint or bowl to add a little more kick to it, but the two most popular ways to use marijuana wax is to dab it or vape it.
Dabbing is such a popular choice for this type of marijuana product that some people even refer to wax as ‘dab’. Dabbing cannabis wax involves heating up a nail made of glass, ceramic, titanium or another extremely high-heat resistant material with a blowtorch. Once the nail is screaming hot, then a quantity of marijuana wax oil is added to it and the extreme heat vaporizes it immediately. The THC wax vapour is then inhaled through a glass implement called a dome that resembles a very squat bong.
Vaping marijuana wax oil is likely the best choice, as you can control the temperature exactly and portable vaporizers are small, discreet, and the good quality ones do an excellent job with weed wax oil. Most high-end vaporizers – either portable or tabletop – will come with glass ‘oil jar’ that fits tightly into the convection chamber. Place your THC concentrate wax in the jar and place the jar in the chamber and you’re ready to vape it. The general consensus seems to be that the best vape temperature for marijuana wax is between 380 and 400 Fahrenheit.
Use with Caution
The final note to be shared on marijuana wax oil here today is that users should be more cautious with it than with dried marijuana bud or hashish. This can be true for experienced smokers, and it is ALWAYS applicable for those new to enjoying cannabis. Potency that comes from up to 90% THC content isn’t to be underestimated The mistake that many people make with weed wax oil is that they take successive tokes of it with little break in between them. Then a short time later they are overwhelmed by the potency of it and in some level of distress for a length of time. Go ahead and enjoy cannabis wax, but go slow with it and especially if you’re trying it for the first time.