Cannabis wax can be made from dried, cured flower buds or from crop clippings that contain sugar leaves and stems. Trim can be a decent source of trichomes, the plant's resinous glands that produce its cannabinoids and terpenes. Cannabis wax is a type of BHO (hashish butane oil). It is made using butane (a liquefied gas) as a solvent to extract the main cannabinoids and terpenes from cannabis buds and clippings.
Cannabis wax is created by washing a solvent onto the matter of the cannabis plant to extract a wax-like substance. Marijuana buds are first packaged in a tube or pipe. A solvent, usually butane or propane, is introduced onto the plant material. This solvent binds to the psychoactive THC in the buds, separating them from the rest of the plant material and isolating a solution rich in cannabinoids.
The resulting residue is an extremely potent wax concentrate. Be sure to ask your local marijuana dispensary for recommendations if you're buying wax for the first time. Processing adjustments can result in extracts of different consistency, which adopt descriptive names from a textual point of view, such as breaking, crumbling, battering and throwing and clicking, which are consumed with a spray pen, a bucket of quartz honey, a waxed joint or some other oleoresin roasting platform with an inscrutable name. The budder, or dough, is formed by pouring the extract into a Pyrex container and whisking it while applying heat.
It evaporates some of the terpenes, but it also integrates them into this creamy frost-like consistency, Mayo says. If you're interested in vaping, make sure you invest in a vape model that's high enough to heat the wax properly and get maximum THC power. Due to its almost immediate effects and high levels of THC, wax has positioned itself as a leader in the concentrate market. Cannabis wax has one of the highest potencies of all extracts, although crushed, distilled and THCA crystals can contain more than 90% THC.
The extraction process can also leave traces of butane in the wax if performed by someone who is inexperienced or not an expert in creating wax. Even so, cannabis wax has a high THC content, ideal for patients with medical cannabis who need significant relief or for recreational users with high tolerances. Cannabis wax is safe for consumers as long as it has been produced by trained professionals with lab-grade equipment, but it should be consumed discreetly due to its incredible levels of THC.