How Do You Smoke Cannabis Resin?

January 18, 2021

Cannabis resin is a relatively safe form of marijuana concentrate that has a large amount of THC and tastes good. To get the most out of your experience, it is helpful to understand the best ways to smoke cannabis resin based on the methods that are the most effective and, most importantly, the methods that are the safest and most responsible.

What Is Cannabis Resin?

Cannabis resin is the light or dark brown and sticky part of the cannabis plant. It is found on the trichomes and contains a high level of THC, which is responsible for producing the feeling of being high while smoking marijuana. This is not to be confused with the leftover parts of marijuana after smoking, which is often referred to as resin (although not live resin). In addition, many find that cannabis resin tastes better than other parts of the cannabis plant. There are different types of cannabis resin as well, and each type has its own pros and cons. The most notable types of resin include hash, butane hash oil, live resin, rosin and CO2 oil.

Different Ways To Smoke Cannabis Resin

The most notable (and safest) ways to smoke resin are with a dry pipe, bong, dab rig or hot knife. The following is a detailed explanation of each method, highlighting the pros and cons of each one so you can make an informed decision as to how you can smoke cannabis resin or recommend to others the best ways to smoke cannabis resin. Each method is effective, and the best method for you depends on your personal preference.

Dry Pipe

Some find the dry pipe method to be the most convenient and still very effective way to use up all of the resin. With the dry pipe method, you simply apply heat to the outer surface (a lighter should do the trick). This allows the resin to vaporize, and you can then inhale it. If you do choose the dry pipe method to smoke your cannabis resin, keep in mind that the pipe will be hot to the touch. You may want to use an oven mitt to ensure that you do not get burned. In addition, the pipe may be warm or hot on your lips, so be sure to exercise caution when using a dry pipe for resin.


A bong is similar to a dry pipe. Using a bong involves packing the cannabis resin into the bong bowl. You can then apply heat to the bong and smoke away. It may also help to use a bong with fresh water to filter the resin material for optimal safety and health. A bong is a great alternative to a dry pipe and just as safe. It also allows you to get the most out of your cannabis resin, especially if you are using a resin type that has a high concentration of THC.

Dab Rig

A dab rig filters concentrate vapor through the water at the base. This is similar to a traditional bong. You will need to collect the resin and roll it into lumps before placing it into the dab rig. Similar to a bong and a dry pipe, you can vaporize the cannabis resin by heating it at the base where the resin is placed. For optimal results and safety, be sure to add fresh water before each use. Otherwise, the taste of the resin may become stronger than you desire. A dab rig is a reliable method that is safe and should allow you to get the most out of your cannabis resin.

Hot Knives

The hot knives method is a far more advanced (and potentially less safe) method. However, it can be a unique and highly effective way to smoke your cannabis if done correctly. For the hot knives technique, you will need resin from a dispensary, two metal knives (preferably with a wide blade), a source of heat and an oven mitt. You then heat up the knives. Take one of the knives, and place the resin onto the blade. Then place the blade of the second knife over the first knife. Ideally, this should produce smoke, which you can inhale through your nose or mouth. This can be a potentially dangerous method and far less effective if it is not performed properly and in a safe manner.

Talk To Cannabis Resin Experts

You can reach our dispensary by phone or by sending us a message for more information about resin and to begin your order today. We take pride in offering safe and high-quality cannabis concentrates that can be smoked in a range of ways. So why wait? Reach out today to speak with one of our cannabis resin experts and get your cannabis concentrate.

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