Weed Wax is a THC-rich resin extracted from the marijuana plant and is on the rise. A soft solid with a texture like lip balm it is quite possibly the highest you could ever get from weed. It’s otherwise known as BHO, which stands for Butane hash oil.
Weed Wax is a brownish substance of concentrated THC (the primary cannabinoid, or psychoactive substance, found in the cannabis plant). Typical marijuana is simply the dried buds of the plant. The user smokes or consumes these buds and gets a high from the THC and other cannabinoid compounds. Cannabis growers make wax by extracting THC from the leaves of the plants, which they would normally throw away. The result is a substance that is 10 to 20 times more potent than typical marijuana and can be 60 percent to 90 percent THC.
It takes just a small amount of wax for a user to get high, which means that it is a form of the drug that is easier to hide, to transport, and to use without being noticed. The high can be intense and long lasting, up to a day or more.
Using wax is riskier than smoking marijuana. One danger is simply the greater potency. The resulting high is much more intense and can be especially problematic for inexperienced users. Law enforcement officers report finding people passed out from using wax and even in a state of psychosis or with permanent brain damage. In addition to the effects of concentrated THC, users run the risk of getting burned. To get high, users heat the wax to create hot oil and inhale the vapors. If not done carefully, this can cause burns on the body and in the mouth or lungs. The health risks of using wax are not the only risks. Making wax is also dangerous. The process involves using butane, which is highly flammable and explosive, to extract THC from cannabis leaves. If made poorly, then traces of the butane can still be found in the wax.
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