Cannabis wax is one of the most potent and popular methods of using marijuana. From its unique texture to the many different flavor profiles you can get, cannabis wax has achieved its popularity for good reason. Wax is perfect for all types of users as well due to its powerful effects and ability to fight off pain, insomnia, anxiety, and more.
Wax is one of the most desired concentrates due to its THC content, which is most often more than 3 times as high as flower. While there are plants available with a THC content of 30%, many wax concentrates have over 90% THC.
So, as we can tell, cannabis wax is a unique and potent form of cannabis, but what exactly is it? In this article, we will go over everything you ever wanted to know about cannabis wax.
Wax is the resulting product from a process known as extraction, where THC is packed together into a substance that is basically just pure THC. The wax itself can vary in texture and potency depending on this method but is most often sticky and waxy (hence the name). Cannabis wax can contain up to 90% THC and provide you with a truly one-of-a-kind high. Wax can also be ideal if you suffer from a serious medical condition and are desperate for fast relief from your symptoms.
The different types of wax each have their own pros and cons depending on the type you go with (which we will go over later), so we recommend trying each of them out until you find the perfect kind for your preferences.
How Is Wax Produced?
Wax goes by several names, including wax, budder, crumble, shatter, and others. It is made by essentially blasting the plant’s material with butane (or another solvent) and extracting the THC into a gooey, highly-concentrated resin. This resulting material is then collected and distributed.
The finished product has a sticky wax consistency (hence the name) that can be used in various ways. And trust us, it is the most powerful hit you’ll ever take if you are a newcomer. Making wax is a pretty complicated process that requires knowledge of some technical chemistry principles. We do not recommend making wax on your own, but it is entirely possible if you perform your research and are safe.
Types of Wax
There are a variety of wax types, including shatter, crumble, budder, and everything in between. The main difference in these forms comes from the consistency of the product and how you prefer to handle and consume it. Shatter, for instance, is hard and breaks apart like glass almost, while budder is more like butter consistency and is easier to lump together.
The type of wax that is best for you comes down to your own personal preferences, so try each out and figure out which you like best! Shatter is very popular due to its clean taste and shiny texture.
Methods For Consuming Cannabis Wax
Cannabis wax can be consumed in a variety of ways. The most typical way of consuming wax is to use a dab rig, which is essentially a water bong with a nail attached to it. If you are unfamiliar, a nail is a bong attachment with titanium, ceramic, or other material used to make a surface to burn the wax.
A blow torch is commonly used to heat this surface to red-hot temperatures, after which the wax is “dabbed” onto this surface and inhaled through the bong. This process can be dangerous due to the use of a blow torch and the high temperatures involved.
Wax is also commonly consumed through vaporizers. Most vaporizers have coils that burn to sufficient temperatures to handle wax, which is why this has become such a popular method. Using wax in a vape is easy, efficient, fast, and just as potent. Many younger people are turning to this method for its discrete nature and great flavors.