Most people would never admit it, but every pot smoker has smoked marijuana resin ever before. You know how it happens, right? You are out of buds, or you just don’t have the money to get the bud. When you get super bored, the chances are high that you will turn out to smoking resin.
It is alright since most people have been there. All the same, have you ever sat down to think about how to smoke resin. What about the pros and cons of the same?
Here, we are going to discuss the use of marijuana resin and all that you need to know about it. After all this, you will be the judge as to whether or not to smoke marijuana resin. Let us get started!
What is Marijuana Resin?
Marijuana resin, popularly known as weed resin or pipe resin, is basically the gunk that accumulates in your bong or pipe whenever you smoke severally without cleaning your tools. Resin mainly comprises ash, tar as well as carbon with some bit of other cannabinoids, including THC thrown in.
It is important for us to emphasize that the amount of THC in this resin is TINY. You will find resin on every surface that the smoke or burning pot touched. For the pipe, you will likely find resin in its stem as well as its mouthpiece.
All the same, most of it is going to build upon the sides as well as the bottom part of the bowl. Most people call it ‘reclaim’ since resin is normally taken as the ‘weed of the last resort’ when you are too tight on budget, or you are in short supply of the bud.
At the end of the day, it will always be there, and even better, it is free. Since there is some THC in there, you need to know more about marijuana resin before smoking it.
Resin vs. Live Resin
There is a significant distinction between marijuana resin and marijuana live resin that you should never overlook. Paying attention to the two definitions and committing them to long-term memory will help you use them well in all weed-related conversations.
Resin: This is the residue that will accumulate on the bong or pipe after several toke sessions.
Live resin: This is a concentrate (such as shatter or wax) that is high in other cannabinoids and terpenes as well.
Generally, the resin is dirt, while the live resin is basically marijuana gold. The highly-trained experts who possess expensive equipment normally make the live resin by simply freezing the fresh cannabis plant matter. They do not use the dried and cured variety. Later, they strip off cannabinoids, terpenes, flavonoids, and some other good chemical compounds via butane extraction.
The end product will be a concentrated oil that has a high cannabinoid content. In some instances, you will discover that this is 2, 3, and even 4 times high compared to the marijuana plant matter from which it is sourced. The good thing is that it has a much closer flavor profile than the original plant.
Does Resin Get You High?
To get a good answer for this question, we need to know- does marijuana resin contain THC? From what we have just discussed so far, resin does contain ‘TINY’ THC compared to the common buds. Much of that will combust after lighting the herb.
Having said that, it is right to say that it is going to get you high. All the same, it will take much more resin to attain the same high as the real weed. What this therefore means is that it is possible to get intoxicated whenever you smoke marijuana resin.
You might be wondering about the level of feeling high that is associated with THC in contrast to the lightheadedness from asphyxiation. It simply means that if you are breathing in tar as opposed to oxygen for a considerable length of time, you will definitely feel different.
What is The Best Way to Smoke Resin?
There are so many ways of using marijuana resin where some are bad, some just stupid, and others bad for you. Let us try to figure out the best way that you can smoke resin. The pipe method has been seen as the method of choice from people who use marijuana resin. You get more benefits when you use a water filtration system such as a bong or bubbler.
This is going to cut down the smoke’s harshness. You can easily mold and roll the resin into a ball form and smoke away. When the bowl gets too much resin build-up, you can easily dry heat that bowls without necessarily scraping anything. You simply act as if there is a weed in your bowl and smoke it conventionally. Even better, you can try to light it from the carb in order to reach some hidden spots of the resin’s nastiness.
Other Ways to Smoke Resin
Joint: This is not a great method, given that resin tends to burn slower compared to the bud. It is also very compact, meaning that air will not properly flow through the joint. You can manage to get some bits of smoke, but generally, it will never go so well.
Vaporizer: It is not recommendable to try this method either. The reason for that is that you are going to experience a nightmare getting the resin taste out of the vaporizer.
Ideally, resin burns at a high temperature compared to THC, meaning that you will need to crank up the heat. It might somehow work, but it would not really be worth ruining the vaporizer.
Tea: Some individuals claim to have made some resin tea and other edibles which got them considerably high. According to them, they wanted to throw up for around 10 minutes. This method is not recommendable since the taste is believed to be unbearable.
Pros and Cons
The only pros that are worth discussing smoking marijuana resin are that it comes in handy when you have no other option. Sometimes you run out of cash and cannot afford to buy a bud. In such an instance, you can ‘nearly’ feel the effects of the real stuff by smoking the resin. On the flip side, there are several cons for the same, which include:
Resin has a tiny amount of THC- the reason for this is that most of the THC gets consumed after the bud has been originally smoked. It, therefore, means that only a small amount is left trapped in your reclaim. To get high, you will need more and more of the resin.Not ideal for your long-term health- one of the main components of resin is tar.
This is the same component that makes cigars bad for your health. When you add in the benzene and CO2 that you inhale after smoking anything at extremely high temperatures, it gets worse.
A few hits will do you no harm, but sincerely speaking, this is not something you will like regularly doing. To add to that, it can give you a bad headache as well.
The high will be short-lived- this is another negative thing about resin. Apart from that, the smoke is harsh and thick, meaning that it can easily irritate your lungs and throat. Given that resin needs more heat, you also risk burning your hands, the throat, and the mouth too.
It smells and also tastes nasty- most people have complained about the bad taste and smell that is associate with resin. We are sure that this will not be appealing to you.
The Bottom Line
Most people, including us over here, would never recommend resin. There several reasons for that, including the fact that they are unhealthy, the smell and the taste are gross, and they are believed to have tiny THC amounts. It would be better waiting until you get your hands on the real stuff. All the same, people have different opinions about the same.
There are other people who will view smoking resin as a real motivator. After doing it once, they get motivated to get some job, or a better paying job, so that they can afford the bud itself. This way, they will never look back to smoking resin again.