Whether you’re new to the pot industry or a veteran, there are many ways to consume weed. Smoking was initially the most common form of cannabis use. However, over the years, vaping, dabbing and edibles have grown in popularity. Some of these methods require a more concentrated form of marijuana, and that concentrated form is THC oil. This article explains what THC oil is and how to use it.
What Is THC Oil?
THC oil has been given many names over the years. Some of these names include cannabis oil, hash oil or honey oil. Still, these names are just some of the most common variations of the name.
To get THC oil, you have to get it from the cannabis plant. There are several extraction methods, but solvent extraction is the most common.
THC oil is a concentrate that can be four times more potent than the humble cannabis plant. Plus, once in this form, THC oil can be used in a number of different ways!
How To Take THC Oil?
In concentrated form, you can use THC oil for vaping or dabbing. These are ways you burn the oil and inhale the vapors. This method of consumption has an immediate effect and you will get high within minutes. So this is the most common approach when using THC oil.
However, there are also more unconventional ways to use it.
THC oil can be used in baking and cooking if you infuse it with the cooking oil of your choice. Canola oil is the most commonly used cooking oil. You can even add THC oil to smoothies.
You can make capsules infused with coconut oil and THC. Coconut oil is the best to use because it has the highest fat content, meaning you absorb more THC. You can purchase empty capsules online or at a local vitamin store.
If you suffer from joint or muscle pain, you can use THC oil mixed with coconut oil to make a pain balm. This balm is perfect if you want to relieve local pain without suffering from the high effects. You can also mix it with aloe vera to use it for sunburn and dry skin!
Coffee is one of the best ways to use THC oil! The heat of the coffee amplifies the effects of the THC and the caffeine gives an extra boost to the impact.
Is THC Oil Dangerous?
Since THC oil is a concentrated form of cannabis. It regularly contains at least 60% THC and in rare cases up to 90% THC. Compared to cannabis, which usually does not exceed 20% THC, these concentrations are exceptionally high. To overdose on regular cannabis, you have to smoke about 1000 joints in less than an hour before you even start overdosing. However, with THC oil, the chance of overconsumption – that is, taking more than you want without dying – is greatly increased. As long as you maintain your levels and watch your intake, using THC oil will be an enjoyable experience.
In summary, there are many different ways to use THC oil, all of which have a strong effect. Due to the extremely high amounts of THC you would have to consume to overdose on it, it is still an extremely safe alternative to smoking cannabis.