Today, smoking enthusiasts are not just limited to dried flowers. As cannabis concentrates become more commonly used, alternative products like waxes have gained popularity. Cannabis wax is a type of concentrated cannabis oil that is soft, opaque and made from the extracted oils of a marijuana plant. Cannabis waxes can take on a crumbly texture (crumble or honeycomb) or a soft viscous texture (brudder). This potent concentrate can contain up to 90% THC.
How Is Cannabis Wax Made?
Cannabis wax is generally made using isopropyl alcohol or butane, with butane being the most common method. The process involves packing a tube with cannabis buds and forcing butane into one end of the tube. This forces the butane to bond to the THC found in the buds and draws it out from the plant. After the butane evaporates, an oily substance remains that hardens into a wax. With the isopropyl alcohol method, the buds are soaked in alcohol which draws out the THC. The alcohol then evaporates leaving behind cannabis wax.
How To Use Cannabis Wax
The three most common ways to use cannabis wax are vaporization, edibles, and dabbing. Vaporizers are portable devices that convert terpenes and cannabinoids into an inhalable vapor. Cannabis wax is also a common ingredient in various edibles. As wax is mostly purified from plant matter, it can easily infuse with food and can add a nice cannabis flavor. Dabbing has also gained rapid popularity in recent years due to its potency and immediate results. Dabs typically come in two forms: wax and shatter.
Benefits Of Cannabis Wax
There are multiple benefits to choosing cannabis wax over other cannabis products. First, there is a noticeable reduction in smell. While traditional smoking methods can create a strong odor due to the amount of smoke emitted, wax dissipates very quickly into the air which results in a minimal odor. Wax can also be stored for months without having to worry about it growing mold. As cannabis wax is more potent than many other cannabis products, a small amount goes a long way.
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Cannabis concentrates like waxes offer many unique benefits that you will not find in smoking flower. From refined flavors to more precise dosing, cannabis waxes can be an effective way to experience the many benefits of the cannabis plant. Are you ready to give cannabis waxes a try? Search our selection of cannabis waxes at Pure Oasis.