How to smoke the extracts created by your BHO extractor

Ok, so you made it through the extraction process and feel as if you have become an expert at using your closed loop butane extractor.  You were able to create several different types of concentrates or dabs.  You have oil, wax, and shatter.

 

You chose to do this because your friend told you that the final product was considered the crack of the marijuana industry and contained up to 90% more THC, so you will get higher on less product.  .The truth of the matter is that for the most part, the cannabis flower contains about 15% THC. In comparison, one gram of the product created by using your BHO extractor contains between 75% and 85% THC. Therefore, the extracts you make are equal to about five times the same amount of flower. In addition, you can make joint per gram of cannabis or you can get between 20 and 30 dabs per gram of wax or oil.

What your friend failed to mention to you was that you could blow yourself up. It’s all good though because the person who sold you the butane extractor was quite explicit on how to prevent it that as well as other accidents.  Another thing your friend did not tell you, was what to do with the product after you produced it.  While you could try and sell it, you would prefer to at least sample it beforehand.

 

There are a number of different ways in which you can smoke the extracts you produced.  These include the most popular way, which is to use a Dab Nail.   In order to do this, you get a special nail made of titanium, quartz or ceramic and heat them up to an extreme temperature with a blow torch.

 

Another option is to use an e-nail which uses electricity and can be heated to a precise temperature.  Regardless of which one you use, when it is hot enough, take a small amount of your product and place it on a dab tool.  Then, touch the dab tool to the surface of the nail.  This vaporizes the shatter or budder while you inhale.

 

You can also use a nectar collector.  While it works really well, you look kind of like a hummingbird while using it. In addition, there are a myriad of glass pipes made for oils as well. Another popular option is known as a green screen.  That is when you pack a bowl of flower, and then place the dab on top. Therefore, when you first light it, the shatter or budder melts and coats the flower.  This makes the product last much longer, and also allows more people to be able to enjoy and share a dab that way.

 

One recommendation is to wait at least 10 minutes in between dabs, especially if it is a new experience for you.  This way you can determine how it feels and while you cannot overdose, per say, taking in too much too fast can result in some unpleasant side effects.

How people began using BHO extractors

Hashish, hash, cannabis, marijuana, Maryjane, whatever you call it, has been around for as far back in history as anyone can remember.  Its use began in the Far East in countries such as India, Nepal, Afghanistan, Turkey and Morocco and was made by rubbing the plant in one’s hands until the unfertilized female part of the plant could be extracted and was known as Charras.  Today, there are a variety of ways to produce and use it, including creating an oil or wax by using a closed loop butane extractor.

 

The use of marijuana for a variety of purposes can be found in the US as far back as the 1600s.  At that time, the Virginia Assembly passed legislation requiring every farmer in the state to grow hemp. In addition, hemp was allowed to be exchanged as legal tender in the states of Pennsylvania, Virginia, and Maryland.

 

Domestic production continued to flourish until after the Civil War when other materials began to replace hemp for many purposes. Then, in the late nineteenth century, marijuana became a popular ingredient in many medicinal products and was sold openly in public pharmacies.

 

Knowing that it had an opioid effect and needing to play with the dosing, doctors and pharmacists of the 1800s used the resin extracts of the cannabis plant to treat anything and everything including neuralgia, gout, rheumatism, tetanus, epidemic cholera, convulsions, hysteria, mental depression, insanity, and uterine hemorrhage. Furthermore, they also gave it to women during labor in order to increase contractions.

 

At that time, Arab men would run through the fields and purposely bump into the plants to try to separate the resin from the rest of the plant.  They would then scrape it off their clothes, bundle it together and sell it at market.  Once the bundles made it to America, it was then boiled in alcohol until it dissolved.  It was then given a water bath and left out to dry.  Some tried pouring the boiling alcohol onto the plant and then evaporating the condensed liquid in order to obtain a pure product.  This could be said to be the precursor to the butane extractors that many use today.

 

Marijuana remained a popular medical remedy until the Great Depression.  At that time, since jobs and money were scarce, many people turned on each other.  One of the biggest scapegoats of the time was that of the Mexican immigrants.  They were said to have brought recreational use to the forefront in America, and along with it, violence, crime, and other socially deviant behaviors.  By 1931, 29 states had outlawed its use in any capacity.

During World War II, the government asked farmers to grow hemp for use in making equipment for the fighting troops.  Between the 1950s and the 1990s, many laws were passed to curb drug use, including that of marijuana.  However, since the turn of the century, several states have passed laws to allow its use for both medical and recreational purposes.

 

This led to an increased amount of people being able to grow the plant and a backlog of sales.  In order to preserve their product, many turned to the use of BHO extractors.  This not only preserved the product, but also gave the users a higher high using less product.