Why Smoking Reclaimed Cannabis Resin Isn’t a Good Idea
Cannabis is quickly becoming legalized in many areas of the United States, and many newly introduced people are curious about the preparations of this psychoactive plant.
Cannabis resin, or reclaim, is a byproduct of smoked cannabis. It’s commonly found on the inside of smoking tools.
Although seasoned users may be familiar with reclaimed cannabis resin, many are still unaware of the potentially harmful effects of using this cannabis byproduct.
In this article, we’ll explore some of the different forms of cannabis resin, what reclaimed cannabis resin is, and what you need to know about smoking reclaimed cannabis resin.
Cannabis resin is a substance that’s naturally produced in the trichomes of the cannabis plant.
This natural substance contains many of the active compounds that cannabis is known for, including tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), the primary psychoactive component of the cannabis plant.
What are trichomes?
Trichomes are exterior growths on plants that protect them from dangers, such as fungus, pests, and ultraviolet rays.
The resin found in cannabis plants appears as either a sticky secretion or a powdery substance and can present in a variety of colors.
Cannabis resin can be extracted directly from the plant or from the tools used to smoke the cannabis plant. This resin has different names depending on how it’s extracted.
Some of the most common cannabis resin preparations include:
- Hashish. Also called hash, this is cannabis resin that’s extracted from the plant and dried into a pressed powder.
- Rosin. This is cannabis resin that’s extracted from the plant using heat and pressure.
- Resin or reclaim. Also called weed tar, this is cannabis resin extracted from tools, like a pipe or dab rig, after smoking.
When discussing cannabis resin, it helps to understand the distinction between the various types of resin, what they’re called, and how they’re used.
Hash and rosin
Hash and rosin aren’t usually called “resin” because they’re extracted directly from the plant.
Preparations like these are a popular choice for people who are looking to smoke or vape something more concentrated than dried cannabis leaves.
Hash and rosin are often stronger and have a longer-lasting high than traditional preparations.
Leftover resin or reclaim
Leftover resin, or reclaim, is often simply called “resin.” People usually only smoke it to avoid wasting any cannabis that may be left over in the pipe.
In fact, most people dispose of the reclaimed resin when cleaning out their tools rather than smoke it.
Cannabis resin or reclaim is the sticky byproduct that can be found cannabis pipes or dab rigs. Unlike fresh resin products like hashish and rosin, reclaimed cannabis resin is a harsh product that can irritate the throat and lungs. Learn about the side effects of smoking cannabis resin.
What is weed resin
Any item or technique that makes a video game too easy, or in a competitive setting, unfair for your opponent(s). Based off the resin items from the Dark Souls franchise, avoided by internet personality Dan Gheesling during his Twitch playthrough of the first game (reason pursuant to the former definition).
The term has gained traction amongst the hosts of the adjacent NLSS community– an also Twitch-based tri-weekly games cast where Dan Gheesling is a recurring guest– and its fans. Similar but not the same as the more antiquated “laming” which refers to more blatant forms of cheating, hacking, and otherwise bad game etiquette (see dickbaggery).
Dan: Yo, Austin are you still using those dualies in the multiplayer for the new CoD? That banger game where you got a >50.0 KD knocked the old sucks (sic) off . If I didn’t know any better, I’d say that’s resin.
Austin: Ay don’t hate the playa hate the game Dan; there is no resin in CoD. Now if you excuse me, I have a Play of the Game reel to watch. Look, It’s me again! *awoos*
Resin is actually the trichromes used for making hash (simply put), residue would be more accurate for the tar and build up that you find in your pipes, bongs, bubblers- anything you smoke creates a black sticky substance that unfortunatly I have much experience smoking. Read below for tips.
Disclaimer: May not be legal in some countries (imagine that)
As a heavy smoker, there is usually bud around, but when there is a drought and I need to keep the edge off resin will do the trick though the buzz is more of a body buzz in my experiences and tends to be more subtle yet still a good buzz, laid back- kinda hard to explain.
There are a few tricks to smoking and collecting resin and if you don’t know what you’re doing you will end up with resiny tar everywhere and few things can get it out. First there are 2 main methods- smoking it directly from the pipe or collecting it by scraping your smoking utensils.
Smoking out it from an unpacked bowl is simple, either smoke as you would a normal bowl if there is enough buildup inside or hold the pipe sideways and use the bowl as a carb and light the flame from the real carb breathing in slowing from the mouthpiece. Heating the resin is important and stop if the smoke is too hot.
When you’re really desperate you can do as I do and take every piece with resin in it, get about 3-4 large paperclips, a place for the resin collected (cellophane from a cigg pack works) and get ready to get your fingers dirty. Heat all bowls enough that the resin starts to smoke before scraping. Be careful with the paperclips and bend them to get the best angle for your bowl. Keep adding the small amounts you get till you have a nice marble sized ball, let it dry a little then smoke it and be prepared to cough. Best smoked out of some sort of pipe with a screen to prevent it all from melting back into the pipe.
Anyways, hopes this helps, and remember resin smokes a LONG time and is easy to get a good deal out of even small bowls but as for your health. I’m still good after 4 years of near consistant smoking (all types) Doc says I’m in great shape. hope it works out that way for you too! Happy Tok’n!
(For liability sake, this is all hypothetical 😉
What is weed resin Any item or technique that makes a video game too easy, or in a competitive setting, unfair for your opponent(s). Based off the resin items from the Dark Souls franchise,