Marijuana wax is a unique form of marijuana has become popular over recent years. Allegedly leads to a quicker, stronger high, also known as “ear wax,”dab wax“, “weed wax” or simply “wax,” this marijuana concentrate is more powerful. Marijuana concentrates contain extraordinarily high THC levels ranging from 40 to 80 percent THC amounts. This form of marijuana can be up to four times stronger in THC content than high grade or top shelf marijuana, which normally measures around 20 percent THC levels.
What is Marijuana Wax ?
A marijuana concentrate is a highly potent THC- (Tetrahydrocannabinol) concentrated mass that looks like honey or butter. For that reason, it’s often called “honey oil” or “budder” on the street. It evidently gets its name from its appearance, and the process of smoking wax it is called “dabbing” or hitting of a “dab.” As High Times notes, it’s also called BHO, which stands for “butane hash oil” or “butane honey oil.” The process of of producing BHO is called “blasting,” while producers are known as “blasters.”
How to Make Marijuana Wax
Amateur chemists be warned: making marijuana wax is not a kitchen-friendly (or, for that matter, user-friendly) activity. The marijuana is placed into a long tube or pipe, which is then hit with a rush of highly flammable butane—yes, like lighter fluid. The butane is used to extract THC, marijuana’s active ingredient, in a hardened, extremely potent form that resembles wax, hence the name. For anyone familiar with how hash is made, it’s a similar, yet more dangerous, process. More on that later.
How Is Marijuana Wax Used?
After extracting wax weed from the marijuana, a “dab” is placed into a glass bong and smoked, just like regular marijuana. Conversely, some people prefer to use vaporizers. However, this produces a pure high with fewer toxins, thus the dab is MUCH cleaner and healthier for your lungs.
Why Is Marijuana Wax Popular?
There’s a pretty obvious reason for why some drugs, or even variations of drugs, are more popular than others: potency. Why was Walter White such a successful meth manufacturer? It wasn’t because he was a superb businessman or criminal (especially not in the early days of Breaking Bad); it was because he applied his advanced knowledge of chemistry to make the best product. Marijuana wax has become all the rage in the past year or so because it’s more powerful than marijuana.
EFFECTS OF USING MARIJUANA CONCENTRATES?
Being a highly concentrated form of marijuana, the effects upon the user may be more psychologically and physically intense than plant marijuana use.
To date, long term effects of marijuana concentrate use are not yet fully known; but, we do know the effects of plant marijuana use. These effects include paranoia, anxiety, panic attacks, and hallucinations.
Additionally, the use of plant marijuana increases one’s heart rate and blood pressure. Plant marijuana users may also experience withdrawal and addiction problems.