How do you medicate with Bubble Hash, Hash Oil, Shatter, or Wax?
Warm It, Don’t Burn It:
Bubble Hash, Hash Oil, Wax, and Shatter are better consumed by controlled heating rather than burning. Cannabinoids vaporize at 356ºF (180ºC) so it is unnecessary to heat them up to the point where inhalation might burn the lungs. It is easy for a long term smoker to simply pack a concentrate on top of a bowl, but this isn’t a viable choice for a patient who is suffering from a smoking aggravated lung condition.
However one study indicate that Cannabis may help with certain lung conditions.
A 2002 study found that cannabinoids appear to stabilize breathing in sleeping patients. So even if smoke inhalation isn’t optimal for lungs in the long term, studies indicate cannabis imbibed in a different manner can be helpful for breathing conditions.
What do you do if you want your concentrates without smoking them?
Vapor pens are a fantastic, portable way to take concentrated medication. Vapor pens, pre-loaded hash oil cartridges, honey oil syringes, and other forms are all available to current patients through the Goddess website. They look exactly like e-cigarrettes, so are easier to use in uncertain social situations.
Refills are available in a variety of strains and flavors which include Indicas, Sativas, CBD, and Hybrids.
Standing vaporizers like the Volcano are powerful options for patients with at home medical needs, and most can be utilized for hash, oils, and waxes. Even vaporizers which are intended for use with dry bud can be modified for use with certain concentrates.
However, when it comes to simplicity, stealth, and mobility – hand-held vaporizers are a more multi-use choice.
Concentrates are powerful when eaten.
However, they aren’t guaranteed to taste good.
Oils can be melted or mixed into drinks or food. Some patients have tried eating them straight by using a toothpick to scoop up small doses. Other patients go a different direction and make their their own edibles with Ganja Goddess Butter or Ganja Goddess Oil.
Our Mint Meltaway chocolates are edibles that are made with CO2 extracted medication.
With any method, patients trying a concentrate or edible for the first time should consume with caution in a comfortable environment. Use in small increments until the appropriate dosage is understood.
Some patients have called in and reported taking concentrated CBD or Hash oil and applying it directly to the area in question, for example in the case of skin or prostate cancer.
Goddess Delivers could not find any scientific studies supporting the effectiveness of direct application. Please let us know if you find any!
Wax, Shatter, and Hash Oil can all be dabbed. The process refers to taking a small portion of the concentrate and heating it on a hot surface, such as a nail or knife, and inhaling the vapor.
It is similar to vaporizing and is an effective method for medicating with shatter and waxes.
If a patient needs to medicate in a public or business environment, using a portable e-pen vaporizer might be a more discrete choice than dabbing, but that is entirely up to the medium used.
New Patients are Welcome
The Goddess Delivers knows that medicating can be a daunting task for new patients with no experience with medical marijuana. We’re here to serve you. If you have any questions that can’t be answered by these articles, please feel free to call in and speak to one of our representatives.
We won’t give you medical advice, but we will offer our personal opinions.
Talk to your doctor to see what medication is right for you.
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Carley et al. 2002. Functional role for cannabinoids in respiratory stability during sleep. Sleep 25: 399-400
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