What is Resin? How to Smoke it Guide?

06/26/2024
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What is Resin How to smoke it guide

What is Resin?

Resin is the byproduct you’ll find on your bong, rig, or hand pipe after you smoked or dabbed cannabis. 

If you haven't cleaned your bong or pipe for a long time, you will see a sticky brown residue accumulated on the inside of your bong or pipe, that is cannabis resin.

The dark and sticky substance with a burnt taste is composed of tar and has traces of carbon, ash, and cannabis oils.

Does resin have any flavor?

It’s black, sticky, and has quite an uncomfortable scent.

Why do you smoke resin?

Many stoners believe that this thick, tar-like substance can provide a secondary source of high when they’re out of fresh buds.

How to do a resin hit

To smoke resin that isn’t already a liquid, you need to heat it at a high temperature. Doing this, as with the vaping technique, will cause the resin to emit a vapor that you can then inhale.

How to do a resin hit

Dry pipe method 

most convenient and still very effective way to use up all of the resin.

simply apply heat to the outer surface (a lighter should do the trick). This allows the resin to vaporize, and you can then inhale it. 

If you do choose the dry pipe method to smoke your cannabis resin, keep in mind that the pipe will be hot to the touch. You may want to use an oven mitt to ensure that you do not get burned. 

In addition, the pipe may be warm or hot on your lips, so be sure to exercise caution when using a dry pipe for resin.

Bong

Using a bong involves packing the cannabis resin into the bong bowl.

You can then apply heat to the bong and smoke away. 

It may also help to use a bong with fresh water to filter the resin material for optimal safety and health. It allows you to get the most out of your cannabis resin.

Isopropyl alcohol method

You can also soak a pipe or bong bowl in isopropyl alcohol. The alcohol will dissolve the resin of the pipe or bowl, then let the alcohol evaporate and collect the resin that remains. This is a rudimentary form of extraction—the isopropyl alcohol acts as a solvent.

After collecting the resin, smoke it directly in a pipe or sprinkle it on top of some flowers in a bowl. Most people smoke it by itself because of its harsh flavor, so as not to ruin the flavor of anything else.

Resin benefits

Cheap

This is a good option for addicts considering the cost. The resin that builds up after smoking the flower can still contain THC. Instead of letting this potent byproduct go to waste, we can reclaim and use it, which means more bang for our buck.

Versatility in Consumption

Resin can be smoked in several ways, using a variety of tools such as pipes, and glass bongs. Pick up your bong and smoke at home whenever you want!

What are the risks or dangers of smoking cannabis resin?

Cannabis resin that’s been reclaimed is more than just pure resin. It also contains the harmful carbon byproducts of smoking, such as ash and tar.

When cannabis reclaim is smoked, it can have potentially harmful side effects.

Some of the side effects of smoking reclaimed cannabis resin may include:

1. headache

2. sore throat

3. difficulty breathing

These side effects are primarily because reclaimed cannabis resin is a much harsher product than pure cannabis preparations.

It requires a higher heat to burn, so it can irritate the lungs and throat upon exposure.

It also contains byproducts that aren’t found in traditional cannabis preparations, which can irritate the lining of the throat and lungs.

Most cannabis professionals don’t recommend smoking reclaimed cannabis resin, as the risks and dangers outweigh the benefits of the high. 

Does smoking pipe resin get you high?

The THC content of resin that's built up in a bong or pipe is quite low. And while there may be some residual THC in resin, it will taste harsh and contain more tar than useful compounds. 

Regardless of whether it is derived from which source, smoking tar is harmful. Minimize the amount of resin you smoke to minimize the damage to your body.

Does resin contain much THC?

compared to flowers and concentrates, the leftover resin is very low in THC, and you might even feel a little bit high after smoking it.