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What to Know About Hash Oil

Hash oil is a concentrated cannabis extract that can be smoked, vaped, eaten, or rubbed onto the skin. The use of hash oil is sometimes called “dabbing” or “burning.”

Hash oil comes from cannabis plants and contains THC (delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol), the same active ingredient as other marijuana products.

But hash oil is more potent, containing up to 90 percent THC. By contrast, in other cannabis plant products, the average THC level is approximately 12 percent .

Read on to find out more about hash oil and other marijuana concentrates, including uses, benefits, and risks.

Marijuana concentrates, including hash oil, are potent extracts from cannabis plants. The products available vary in form. The table below outlines some common forms of hash oil.

Most of the items listed above range in color from golden to amber to dark brown. They may be translucent or opaque.

Due to their potency, concentrates are often sold in small quantities, and may cost more relative to other marijuana products.

The potential benefits of hash oil are similar to those associated with marijuana. Hash oil may trigger a sense of euphoria and help to treat nausea, pain, and inflammation.

Since hash oil is more potent than other forms of marijuana, its effects tend to be stronger as well. As a result, it may provide greater symptom relief for people who use marijuana to treat medical conditions, such as chronic pain or cancer.

More research is needed to understand the unique benefits of hash oil and related products.

The side effects of hash oil are similar to those associated with marijuana. However, since hash oil is more potent than marijuana plant products, the side effects may be more severe.

Short-term side effects may include:

  • altered perception
  • changes in mood
  • impaired movement
  • impaired cognition
  • impaired memory
  • dizziness and fainting
  • anxiety and paranoia
  • hallucinations
  • psychosis
  • cannabinoid hyperemesis syndrome (CHS)
  • dependence

More research is needed to understand both the short- and long-term side effects of hash oil use.

There are a variety of ways people use hash oil.

Dabbing refers to the use of a special pipe to heat and vaporize hash oil. Sometimes called an “oil rig” or a “rig,” this apparatus consists of a water pipe with a hollow “nail” that fits into the pipe’s gauge. Alternatively, some people use a small metal plate called a “swing.”

The nail or swing is typically heated with a small blowtorch before a small amount of hash oil is applied to its surface with a dabber. With the heat, the hash oil vaporizes and is inhaled through the pipe, and it’s usually inhaled in a single breath.

This method is more dangerous than other methods because of the blowtorch, which poses a risk of burns.

Hash oil can also be smoked, vaporized, ingested, or applied to the skin.

Hash oil, and especially illegal hash oil, poses unique risks. Some of these include:

Safety. There are few studies available documenting the risks of hash oil. As a result, we don’t know for sure whether it’s actually safe to use, and if so, how often and at what dose.

Potency. Hash oil is four to five times more potent than regular marijuana. As a result, it may be more likely to cause a strong high and undesirable side effects, especially among first-time users.

Tolerance. Since hash oil contains so much THC, it could increase your tolerance to regular marijuana.

Burn risk. Dabbing involves the use of a small blowtorch. Using a blowtorch, especially when you are high, could result in burns.

Chemical impurities. Illegal hash oil is unregulated, and may contain dangerous levels of butane or other chemicals.

Lung injuries. A 2019 case study suggested a potential link between the use of a dabbing apparatus and lung symptoms similar to those of pneumonia.

Cancer risk. A 2017 study reported that the vapors produced by dabbing contain carcinogenic substances.

The latest on sudden lung illness

For updates on the latest information from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) on sudden injuries and illness related to the use of vaping products and e-cigarettes, go here .

While the exact cause of these illnesses and deaths is unknown as of October 2019, the CDC reported :

“The latest national and state findings suggest products containing THC, particularly those obtained off the street or from other informal sources (e.g. friends, family members, illicit dealers), are linked to most of the cases and play a major role in the outbreak.”

The form hash oil takes usually depends on the manufacturing process used, along with other factors, such as heat, pressure, and humidity.

Marijuana concentrates are extracted in different ways, including the use of:

  • oxygen (O2)
  • carbon dioxide (CO2)
  • ice
  • non-solvent methods involving drying and manual separation of plant material

About the use of butane

One open-column extraction method involves passing liquid butane through a tube or cylinder packed with cannabis plant material. The plant matter dissolves in the butane, and the solution is passed through a filter. After, the solution is purged of butane.

This process is risky because airborne butane can easily ignite from static electricity or a spark, causing an explosion or flash fire.

In legal, commercial settings, closed-loop equipment and safety regulations reduce the risk.

In illegal settings, this process is referred to as “blasting.” It has caused severe burns and, in several cases, death.

Illegally-produced butane hash oil also poses safety risks to consumers. In particular, it might contain unpurged butane.

Hash oil typically has the same legal status as marijuana. In states where marijuana is legal, hash oil is legal. In states where medical marijuana is legal, hash oil for medicinal purposes is also legal.

The production of butane hash oil (BHO) is typically illegal, even in states where marijuana is legal. However, not all states have laws specific to the production of BHO.

To verify the legal status of hash oil in the state where you live, check this National Conference of State Legislatures map.

Hash oil is a form of marijuana that has a high concentration of THC. It likely carries similar risks and benefits as marijuana. However, since it’s more potent, the risks and benefits may be more extreme.

Hash oil produced through non-standard methods or without additional oversight may pose the most risk to consumers.

Last medically reviewed on October 30, 2019

Marijuana concentrates, including hash oil, are potent extracts from cannabis plants. With the rise in use and potential of risks and benefits, let's look at what you should know.

Anyone dip buds in Honey Oil.

DazedNconfussed

So I was smoking the other night and wondering what could be done to make the most potent weed possible and I was wondering if anyone has ever dipped or coated buds in honey oil?

I know you can just put oil in a bowel with weed but it would be cool to have the oil allready on the bud.

My idea’s were to either dip a bud in honey oil with the oil as hot as possible so its thinned out but I think it might not thin out enough and one bud would hold to much oil.

The other Idea was to spray coat them somehow. with like a modified Air brush.

Is there anything someone could mix with the oil to dilute it some, that way a single bud isnt coated with $100 in oil. Also another benifit of adding something to dilute the oil would be maybe to thin it out. so it could be sprayed possibly, or if dipped it would only leave a thin coat on the bud.

Correct me if im wrong but if someone has a strain of weed that 20% thc, you could add approx 1 gram of honey oil spread over an 1/8th of weed and the weed would be probly be over 40% THC.

kushpheen
Dubwobble
Guest

The product is called honey bud.

The buds actually soak up the oil like a sponge, and it makes the bud turn into a piece of amber goodness.

My friends use Headband or OG and soak it with the same strains oil.

A lb of their honey bud goes for $10,000, or $25 a gram. The clubs sell it for $50 – $60 a gram.

It is truly STRONG medicine, best for poeple with Insomnia and chronic pain. The smoke it so strong it literally tightens up the front of your head and makes you break out in a sweat with 1 hit.

jockbo
DazedNconfussed

The product is called honey bud.

The buds actually soak up the oil like a sponge, and it makes the bud turn into a piece of amber goodness.

My friends use Headband or OG and soak it with the same strains oil.

A lb of their honey bud goes for $10,000, or $25 a gram. The clubs sell it for $50 – $60 a gram.

It is truly STRONG medicine, best for poeple with Insomnia and chronic pain. The smoke it so strong it literally tightens up the front of your head and makes you break out in a sweat with 1 hit.

sweetcanadasmoke23
mrdizzle
DazedNconfussed
Pandaman

You could make a tincture out of your oil to thin it out (still would be thick). Then dip a bowl sized amount of bud in it and let it Drip Dry.

That would get a bud pretty much coated in oil.

Black market stuff that was categorized as “The Good Shit” was bud that was coated in thinned out black hash oil.

Dubwobble
Guest

OK, so here is “the secret”.

You have to make the honey bud when you make the oil. You take the bud and put it in your pyrex glass baking pans and blow your oil directly into the tray of bud. You can stir it around a bit to make sure it all gets coated. Let it cure like you always would.

You can’t make the same product by melting already processed oil and dipping it in. The oil just sticks to the outside but DOES NOT soak into the bud.

When done correctly this is one of the strongest marijuana products you can make.

Pandaman

Quick question, if I could tap your brain real quick. How much Honey would I need to make an ounce of covered bud?

Granted, I understand that density and weight are different. I’m talking ballpark. Maybe it would take Two Ounces of bud to make One Ounce of nicely coated bud?

Pandaman

That’s not bad at all! Thanks for the info 🙂

I know what I’ll be doing!

Inuit

Probably the best way to do this hassle free would be as follows (purely from speculation).

First, you would need to find out how much solvent (X)g of herb will absorb.

Say, measure out 100ml ethanol, add 5g herb, and see how much ethanol remains. Just for an example we’ll say 75ml is left, so 25 ml is absorbed. If 25ml was absorbed into 5g, then your cannabis holds

5ml solvent per gram of material.

So, you want an ounce of honey bud. 28g x 5 ml = 140ml solvent needed to fully absorb into 28g material.

Now, how strong do you want it. Assuming you are starting with really really good herb, and really really good oil, here is a further example.

Herb 20% THC. Oil 80%THC.

If we want to make the herb 4x stronger, we would need 5x the thc. One ounce @ 20% THC = 5.6g thc in the ounce initially. 4 times that is 22.4g/thc.

To find out how much oil we need to add to our solvent, we take the desired final THC concentration minus the starting material THC concentration. So, 22.4-5.6 = 16.8g. Now, our oil isn’t 100% THC, so we need to take that into account as well. Since its 80% THC, we would need 125% of our expected needed oil amount to make up for the impurities. This amount is 21g of 80% oil. The weaker the oil, the more needed to get the requested potency increase.

So, 21g of oil are dissolved in 140ml ethanal. After complete dissolution, the 28g of flowers are soaked in the solution. If done correctly, they should absorb all of the solvent material.

Now, there is 22.4g THC in 49g of oiled cannabis. This yeilds herb with 47% THC content.

Sounds good you say, but the math doesn’t jive. 47% isn’t 4 times stronger, its just about 2x stronger. What gives? The added weight of the oil changed the aforementioned ratio since the overall weight was increased. I will run this scenario again and try to figure out how much starting material of flowers and cannabis will be required to make 1 oz.

Dry your flowers completely in a well ventilated place for several days and enjoy.

So I was smoking the other night and wondering what could be done to make the most potent weed possible and I was wondering if anyone has ever dipped or…