How To Smoke Wax With THC: A Newbie Guide
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If you are new to the amazing hobby of cannabis, then you might be surprised by the incredible variety that exists when it comes to enjoying all the gifts this incredible plant offers you. Of course, you may already be familiar with good old-fashioned joints, the pop-culture ubiquity of things like bongs and pipes is almost everywhere, and today you can even find products like tinctures to offer you the best of cannabis in the way that is most convenient for you. Even something as peculiar as wax is becoming a popular way to consume weed, but how to smoke wax if you are new to this whole thing?
And yeah, you read that right: wax. In the cannabis culture, there is an entire subclass of products known as concentrates because they do precisely that; they are concoctions that concentrate the best properties of marijuana (specifically THC or CBD) to give you the best and strongest dose possible on a single hit. Here at HØJ, we have talked plenty about edibles and these kinds of products before, but we know that wax is something new to plenty of people, so we took the time to write a quick guide to get you started with everything you need to know. So strap in and let’s discover together how to smoke wax with THC in the best way possible. Thanks for reading!
How to smoke wax with cannabis: FAQ
1. What Does Smoke Wax Mean?
Okay, first of all, what the hell are we talking about here? What is cannabis wax? Well, let’s start from the beginning. In the most strict terms, cannabis wax is a sticky, thick oil that has been prepared through butane extraction. This is considered a high-level recipe because it involves a very flammable gas, and produces a substance that can be 90% THC, which only the strongest and most experienced cannabis users can withstand. That is to say, if you are starting in the weed hobby, you might want to build up some tolerance and start with very small doses if you want to try some wax.
Now, to the smoking part. When we say “smoke” wax, we refer to a process where you “dab” it with a specially designed rig that burns the substance slowly, but that can be overwhelmingly powerful if you are not used to these THC levels of strength. So, if you are a novice, please just use the tiniest amount possible (the equivalent of a single rice grain, if that), and experiment slowly and in company of someone you can trust. Remember, cannabis can only offer you the best experience if you feel comfortable and are having fun while smoking it!
2. How to use a cannabis wax rig?
But what is a rig? Here we get a little more technical with the details, teaching you how to smoke wax with a rig specially designed to do so. The first thing you should know is that a rig is very similar to a traditional bong, so bonus points if you are already familiar with how to hit a bong. The main difference, however, is that instead of a bowl, the rig has a tiny little dab rig nail to put the wax on, which you need to light up with a torch (before putting the wax on top of it) to produce the smoke you need, otherwise it will just burn up. All you need to do is to use the mouthpiece of the rig to inhale the wax smoke. Just remember, wax can be incredibly powerful, so go easy on it in your first few smokes.
3. But what if I don’t have a rig? How to smoke wax without a rig?
Don’t worry, this article is called “how to smoke wax” precisely because we want you to be as prepared as possible if the situation comes up. A more convenient and safe way to do so is by buying a “wax pen”, which is the version of the traditional pipe you use to smoke plain weed. It doesn’t need any water, is portable, and you can prepare your personal doses depending on how high you want to get. You will still need a good torch to make it work though, so keep that in mind!
4. What if I only have some of the best rolling papers around?
If you have some of the HAMP high quality rolling paper offered by HØJ because you are a true connoisseur of the weed world, then you are in luck, because that’s how you smoke wax with some style. Simply, you need to roll your usual joint and apply the wax however you think it’s best: use it to seal the joint, dip it into the substance before lighting up, and even sprinkle your flowers with it before rolling the doobie just as you like it. Just remember to start small, get a good feel for it, and in no time you will be a true expert in smoking wax like there’s no tomorrow.
How to smoke wax: Final words
Without a doubt, cannabis wax is one of the most potent ways to consume weed these days, but that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t be aware of some of the potential drawbacks that this product might have. On one hand, some people think that wax is too chemically complex, thanks to the butane and the ways you need to consume it, so if you prefer a little more “natural”, then wax might not be the best option for you.
Also, as we already mentioned, the THC concentration of the wax goes through the roof, so unless you are an experienced stoner with a notable tolerance to the effects of marijuana, you should stay away, at least until you have more experience. And it can be expensive to buy and/or make, so take all that into consideration if you are willing to give the wax a go. However, beyond that, the possibilities of this concentrate are still unexplored, so we hope this little guide on how to smoke wax was useful and it puts you on the right path to enjoy it.
Thanks for reading, and see you next time!