Since cannabis use has become legal or decriminalized in many nations worldwide, it’s become much less stigmatized. The lessening of its stigma allows people to share ideas and experiences with cannabis more easily and freely. And thanks to the internet, new methods of using cannabis, such as “Twaxing”, are spreading to a wider, global audience.
What Is Twaxing?
Twaxing is a term referring to the addition of various forms of cannabis concentrates to the inside, outside, or inside and outside of a joint or blunt. There are different methods of twaxing depending upon which concentrate or concentrates you choose to add.
Why Do People Twax?
There are of course individual reasons and preferences that can come into play, but the choice usually boils down to a few reasons, including:
1. Curiosity: People want to try a new experience firsthand and see what it’s like for them.
2.Stronger high: The concentrates added when twaxing are pure and contain high levels of cannabinoids that may reach 90%.
3. Convenience/Portability: When you want to use concentrates, they usually require a vaporizer or dabbing rig. This method removes the need for ether of those and makes using concentrates simpler.
4.Artistic expression: Deciding which concentrates to add and in what ways can be similar to working with a new art medium. In some cases, some users literally make art with it.
Types of Concentrates to Use & How
There are three main concentrate varieties that people use. The logistics will depend on which concentrate option you choose. Let’s look at the options and how they’re used.
1. Kief: Kief is a powdery accumulation of trichomes. You can find it on the cannabis buds, or on the bottom of your grinder if you have one. It has a high concentration of THC.
Due to its powdery consistency, most people find that the best way to twax with kief sprinkling a bit of it on the end of their joint before they light it. Since kief is extremely potent, it’s advisable to use moderation, which is why it’s used sparingly.
2.Wax: Wax is made by using a solvent like butane to aid in extracting resin that’s up to 90% THC. This makes an extremely powerful concentrate that many people enjoy using. The product ends up waxy and sticky. It resembles crumbled candle wax, but it’s actually concentrated resin.
To twax with wax, users find one of the best methods is to simply sprinkle it over their cannabis before the roll the joint.
3.Shatter: Shatter is a hard, golden, translucent product made from cannabis extracts.
You can twax with shatter in different ways. One method is heating it enough to melt and making webbed designs on the end of a joint. Another option is warming it until malleable, making a snake-like shape and putting it in the center of a joint. You can also make it malleable and roll it in a spiral around the outside of the joint.
Many smokers take artistic liberties with shatter and make creative designs, and it’s pretty interesting to see what they come up with. Do a quick search for “twaxing” on Google images and you’ll see some amazing designs!