Before I can describe to you the ridiculous mental effects of a finely crafted ‘wax’ concentrate invading your poor unsuspecting lungs, you might be wondering exactly what is wax weed concentrate in the first place? As the name suggests, a weed concentrate is a substance of concentrated THC which is extracted from the cannabis plant. There are a number of different ways this can be done and even more different types of end result products. So ‘what is wax?’ weed smokers may be wondering. Wax is one example of many of a common name for a kind of concentrate which, well, resembles wax.
A concentrate can take on many different characteristics depending on the methods of production as well as the methods used for purging. Purging refers to the kind of ‘cleaning’ process a concentrate has to go through to filter out all the extra particles which aren’t really wanted in there. Besides wax, some other common names used to refer to concentrates are ‘budder’, ‘shatter’, ‘butane hash oil’, ‘rick simpson oil’, ‘dabs’, ‘honeycomb’ and probably a good few more depending on where you’re from and stuff. A varying level of quality can be achieved with all of these different forms of concentrates, and none is inherently better than the others. A ‘wax’ type of concentrate can be more potent and purer than some types of ‘shatter’ and vice versa. Generally, the more honey-yellow your concentrate is, the more likely it is to be of very high quality and purity. Again, this isn’t an absolute rule. If you’re curious about learning more about these THC powerhouses, talk to an expert at a dispensary or do some reliable research on the web (don’t go listening to everything Vice says basically). If you’re new to smoking regular dry herb cannabis and your tolerance hasn’t had a chance to climb very high yet, you might want to hold off on it till a later date.
So How Does It Feel?
The first time i ever took a dab out of a fancy blowtorched dab rig, I almost immediately regretted my decision to clear the whole bowl. When smoking concentrates, don’t give in to the macho voice in your head. Take baby steps. A nice fat rip can easily numb your whole face within seconds and create that tingly, hot feeling across your whole body that you usually only feel after smoking nonstop for hours. They call it a dab for a reason, and that reason is you only need a dab of it to get as high as a whole joint will get you.