Discovering Cannabis Honey Oil
Chances are, you’ve come across honey oil, also known as cannabis honey, butane honey oil, and various other names. But what exactly is honey oil?
Understanding Cannabis Honey Oil
Cannabis honey oil is a potent, concentrated liquid form of marijuana created by extracting THC from high-quality buds. While it’s often referred to as “weed honey,” it’s not always yellow and doesn’t taste like sugar. However, just like honey, it’s incredibly sticky and just as enjoyable to use. As fellow cannabis enthusiasts, we’re excited to share the ins and outs of this remarkable concentrate with you.
Exploring the World of Cannabis Honey Oil
Cannabis honey oil offers a highly concentrated and powerful experience for users seeking a more potent and long-lasting effect. It has gained popularity among cannabis connoisseurs for its versatility, allowing it to be consumed in various ways, such as dabbing, vaping, or even adding it to edibles.
Creating Cannabis Honey Oil
Producing cannabis honey oil typically involves using a solvent, such as butane, to strip the THC from the plant material. This extraction process results in a sticky, honey-like substance that is packed with the active compounds found in marijuana. When properly purged, the final product is free of residual solvents, offering a clean and enjoyable experience.
Cannabis Honey Oil: Potency and Effects
The potency of cannabis honey oil largely depends on the quality of the marijuana used in the extraction process. High-quality buds can yield a concentrate with THC levels ranging from 60% to 90%, which is significantly more potent than traditional cannabis flower. As a result, users often report experiencing stronger, longer-lasting effects when consuming honey oil.
Due to its high concentration of THC, cannabis honey oil is not recommended for novice users. It’s essential to start with a small amount and gradually increase the dose to find the ideal level for your personal preferences and tolerance.
The Journey to Creating Cannabis Honey Oil
Creating cannabis honey oil is an adventure that can be both challenging and rewarding. It’s important to remember that working with butane, the primary solvent in this process, can be dangerous if not handled properly. Always make honey oil outdoors with plenty of fresh air to avoid any accidents.
1. Gathering Your Supplies
To embark on this journey, you’ll need the following materials: finely ground cannabis (not powder), a solvent for extracting the THC, a Pyrex dish, two mason jars, coffee filters, a pot for boiling water, a honey bee extractor, and at least two cans of high-quality butane.
The honey bee extractor is a small cylinder, often made of PVC piping, featuring a screw cap on one end and a sealed cap on the other. The screw cap has several small holes, while the opposite end has a single hole for spraying the butane. The liquid will drip out from the other end.
2. Filling the Filter Tube with Cannabis
Begin by unscrewing the extractor and filling it with ground cannabis. Ensure that it’s not too loosely packed, but also not so tightly packed that the butane can’t saturate every bit of cannabis. Place a coffee filter on the inside of the screw cap and reattach it.
3. Spraying Butane into the Filter Tube
Insert the nozzle of a butane canister into the single hole at the end of the extractor and spray. Continue spraying until the can is empty. A thick, greenish liquid will drip through the coffee filter and out the holes in the screw cap. Collect this liquid in your Pyrex dish.
4. Evaporating the Butane
Place the dish on top of a pot with boiling water, without the dish touching the water. The goal is to evaporate the butane, leaving behind a sticky THC resin that is (relatively) safe to smoke and enjoyable to use. This final product is often referred to as “weed honey,” “honey oil,” “wax,” “shatter,” or “hash oil.”
5. Scraping and Storing Your Cannabis Honey Oil
Once the butane has evaporated, scrape the cannabis honey oil from the bottom of the dish using single-edged razor blades. Transfer the honey oil to small pieces of parchment paper. Allow it to dry before moving it to a non-stick container or keeping it folded in the parchment paper until you’re ready to enjoy it.
6. The Best Part: Enjoying Your Creation
Finally, it’s time to enjoy your cannabis honey oil! The most sophisticated way to consume it is with a glass oil rig. However, there are more affordable and straightforward options, such as rolling a bit of honey oil into a joint or dabbing it onto a smoldering bowl. Whichever method you choose, enjoy the fruits of your labor and the unique experience of cannabis honey oil.