Smoking resin happens. Lots of stoners have done it, dude. Why? Mainly because they’ve got no more weed and a ton of pipe resin. Why else would anyone be smoking resin. If you’ve got weed—you’d be smoking that instead, right? Anyhow, We’re not here to judge, just here to give you the low down on smoking cannabis resin, answer the ever-popular questions—is smoking resin bad and is there thc in resin. Plus we’ll even teach you how to smoke resin. iI you’re completely desperate that is. But before we how to smoke resin and then how to smoke resin—let’s do a little Q&A.
What is resin?
What is resin or what is weed resin are questions we get asked all the time. So we thought we’d put this post together. Anyhow resin is the stuff that builds up in your pipes and bongs over time after using ‘em. Sometimes its called weed resin or pipe resin or just resin. Either way it’s nasty, sticky, icky stuff. This stuff is the exact opposite of live resin. What’s live resin, you ask? See below.
What is live resin?
Like BHO live resin is a hydrocarbon solvent processing technique however instead of relying on dried and cured bud or dried trim, live resin uses freshly harvested buds. Those buds are plucked off the plant and quickly frozen. We’re talking cryogenics here. That’s so processors can and are capture a ton of those tasty and fregrant terpene-rich essential oils that connoisseurs love so much. Live resin is also one of the best techniques to concentrate THC as well.
Is there THC in resin?
Yes. Resin contains minimal amounts of THC. Most of weed’s THC burn up when you light but there is some residual THC that gets caught up in that resin. We can tell ya from experience that you definitely can get high smoking resin. But it doesn’t taste very good and it takes more resin than weed to achieve any high.
Does resin get you high?
Like we said above, yes resin will get you high. There is a bit of residual THC in resin and it will deliver a high. It’s nothing like the real thing, though. But if you’ve got no weed and no other options. Smoking resin might be better than nothing.
Is smoking resin bad?
Yes. What do you think? Of course smoking resin, which is basically just tar, a little ash and burnt carbon, is a lot worse for you than smoking marijuana flowers, hash or concentrates. Smoking anything is bad for the respiratory system. That’s why vape pens and vaporizers are so popular nowadays, dude—because they eliminate the harms associated with carcinogens.
Of course an occasion hit or two of resin isn’t going to kill you. If you’re desperate just weigh your options. And maybe don’t make a habit out of smoking resin. That’s all we’re saying.
How to scrape resin
So you’re desperate to get stoned. It’s cool. Many stoners have been there too. We ain’t here to judge. So the best way to scrape resin is to just go for it. Use a wooden skewer or paper clip—basically whatever you can find to help pull chunks of resin from your piece. You might want to heat the pipe or the tool you’re using to scrape resin. Heat loosens the resin and will help you extract it. However as it warms it gets stickier, stinkier and drippier—basically a whole lot messier. Avoid touching it or getting it on your clothes or the carpet. And bust out the iso alcohol while you’re at it to clean up everything when you’re done. You might want to grab a gum wrapper or wax paper to use to help collect your weed resin.
Best way to smoke resin
The best way to smoke resin is to just dry hit the pipe. Don’t even bother scraping it. Sure you could scrape the shit out of your pipe, collect a fat resin ball and the plop it in your weed bowl to smoke it. Why go through the trouble when there’s resin already in the pipe. Hit your pipe like you’ve got stuff in the bowl, puff a few times and the resin will heat up and begin to smoke. It’s that simple. But be careful as the resin heats up fast and in return will heat your pipe quickly so don’t get burned.
Avoid rolling your resin ball into a snake and then using rolling paper to smoke it. It’s too thick and you won’t have any airflow. Resin and your vape pen do not go together. Well unless you want to taste funky resin for the rest of that device’s life. Resin vaporizes at a much higher temp than trichomes so you’re just going to make a mess.
If you do have a resin ball and a bong or some sort of water pipe that may be the best way to smoke resin. At least the water will filter out some of the harmful components. Also avoid making a tea or tincture or using weed resin in edibles. Weed resin, even though it has a minimal amount of THC is basically a nasty waste product.
Smoking weed resin is unhealthy and just plain nasty. But so is listening to Coldplay. You know people stranded in the desert without any other options will drinking pee to survive. So all we’re saying is there might be a time and a place for smoking resin. And we ain’t here to judge.
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