Smoking cannabis generally involves grinding up flowers to encase in rolling paper. When most people hear “cannabis oil,” they typically imagine vaping. Smoking and cannabis oil aren’t usually used in the same sentence. The question is, why not? Here’s what you need to know about smoking cannabis oil.
What Is Cannabis Oil?
Cannabis oil, also called hash oil, is a type of cannabis concentrate. As a concentrate, it’s much more potent than regular flowers. Where most flowers contain up to 30% THC, cannabis oil has around 90% or more. It’s made by passing a solvent over plant matter to pull out the cannabinoids terpenes.
In most cases, those who use cannabis oil vape it. You’ll often find it in pre-filled cartridges that screw into portable vape pens. What many people don’t know is that you can smoke it, too.
Ways to Smoke Cannabis Oil
So, that leads to the question, how do you smoke cannabis oil? You have a few different options depending upon your preferences. Let’s take a closer look.
Add It to Your Joint
One of the easiest ways to smoke cannabis oil is to add it to a joint. After you grind your flower, add about half to your prepared rolling paper. Next, add a drop or couple of drops to your joint. The exact amount you add will depend on your tolerance. Remember, the oil is substantially stronger than your buds. Finally, add the rest of your ground flower and roll your joint as normal. Light it up, and enjoy.
Top Your Bowl
You can also add a drop or two of cannabis oil to the bowl of your pipe or your bong. First, grind slightly less flower than you would use for a regular session. Next, pack the flower into your bowl. Then add your cannabis oil. If you’re using a bong, put your mouth to the mouthpiece and inhale slowly with your lighter just above the oil. When you’re ready, let the flame touch the oil and continue to smoke as normal.
While dabbing technically isn’t smoking, many who partake in the activity refer to it as such. Torch the nail of your dab rig until it’s red hot. After letting it cool for a few seconds, add a very small amount of oil with the dabbing tool and inhale slowly. Rotate the tool to get all of the oil from it.
What to Do If You Smoke Too Much
As cannabis oil is much more potent, smoking just a little too much could result in getting too high. Common signs of smoking too much include extreme anxiety and paranoia. If you do feel too high, there are a few things that you can do to help bring it down:
- Drink water
- Take some CBD
- Take a bath
- Try to sleep
- Distract yourself with a movie or game
Ideally, you should start with a very small amount and work your way up. If you do happen to smoke too much, however, make sure to use a little less the next time.
It’s entirely possible to smoke cannabis oil. Adding a bit to your joint or bowl can take your smoking experience to a whole new level. Just remember: a little goes a long way.