Wax is a type of cannabis concentrate that is created by extracting the cannabinoids and terpenes from the plant using a solvent, such as butane or propane. The resulting product is a sticky, waxy substance that is high in THC and other cannabinoids.
Wax is one of the most potent forms of cannabis concentrates, with THC levels ranging from 60% to 90%. It is often consumed by dabbing, which involves heating the wax on a hot surface and inhaling the vapors through a dab rig.
How is Wax Made?
Wax is made using a process called butane hash oil (BHO) extraction. This process involves running a solvent, usually butane or propane, over the cannabis plant material to extract the cannabinoids and terpenes. The resulting mixture is then heated to evaporate the solvent, leaving behind a sticky, waxy substance that is high in THC.
There are a few different types of wax, including:
- Budder: A soft and creamy wax that has a consistency similar to butter.
- Crumble: A drier wax that crumbles easily.
- Honeycomb: A type of crumble that has a honeycomb-like texture.
- Shatter: A hard and brittle wax that can shatter like glass.
The type of wax produced depends on a few different factors, including the temperature used during the extraction process and the consistency of the cannabis material being used.
How to Use Wax
Wax is most commonly consumed by dabbing. Dabbing involves heating the wax on a hot surface, typically a nail made of quartz or titanium, and inhaling the vapors through a dab rig. A dab rig is a type of water pipe that is specifically designed for consuming concentrates.
To use a dab rig, you’ll need a few pieces of equipment:
- Dab rig: A water pipe designed for consuming concentrates.
- Nail: A heating element made of quartz or titanium that is heated with a torch.
- Dabber: A tool used to apply the wax to the nail.
- Torch: A butane torch used to heat the nail.
To use a dab rig, first heat the nail with a torch until it is red hot. Once the nail is hot, let it cool for a few seconds to avoid burning the wax. Use the dabber to apply a small amount of wax to the nail, and inhale the vapors through the mouthpiece of the dab rig.
Wax can also be used to top off a bowl of cannabis flower or to infuse edibles with an extra potent dose of THC. However, it is important to note that consuming wax in these ways can be very strong and may result in an intense high.
Wax is a popular type of cannabis concentrate that is known for its potency and strong effects. It is made using a process called butane hash oil extraction and is most commonly consumed by dabbing. If you’re new to using cannabis concentrates, it’s important to start with a small amount and work your way up to avoid overconsumption. With its high potency and quick onset, wax is best enjoyed by experienced cannabis users.