There's no ceiling for getting high.
Over the past year or so, a unique form of marijuana has become popular—it's called marijuana wax. Also known as "ear wax," or simply "wax," this marijuana concentrate is more powerful. Far more powerful. Because it allegedly leads to a quicker, stronger high, wax is said to be the strongest form of marijuana on the market.
Before you go rushing out to try marijuana wax, you should know about its psychoactive properties and the danger associated with trying to make it at home. We dug into the craze, doing everything short of making and smoking it to provide you with all you need to know about marijuana wax.
You've been warned.
What's in a Name?
How Is Marijuana Wax Used?
Why Is Marijuana Wax Popular?
There's a pretty obvious reason for why some drugs, or even variations of drugs, are more popular than others: potency. Why was Walter White such a successful meth manufacturer? It wasn't because he was a superb businessman or criminal (especially not in the early days of Breaking Bad); it was because he applied his advanced knowledge of chemistry to make the best product. Marijuana wax has become all the rage in the past year or so because it's more powerful than marijuana.
In May, Fox Los Angeles probed into the marijuana wax trend and learned that it was more than 80 percent pure THC. That strength can be credited to the THC being extracted by butane during the creation process, and that strength also results in a quicker high. If you're using a more powerful form of any drug, it's because you want to het higher, faster. Wax, rumored to be the most powerful form of marijuana on the market, will do the trick.
High Times also explored wax last year, asking marijuana critic (hell of a job title, no?) William Breathes if he thought it was more potent than traditional hash. "When you look at the percentage of cannabinoids per weight, it seems you're pulling out more THC with butane than with ice water," he told the magazine. Nikka T, who runs Essential Extracts, disagreed, calling wax "such a new phenomenon that we really don't have enough data to show that BHO is getting higher test results than water extraction of the same strain, or if there are any dangers to it."
This video of Kurupt's brother, Roscoe, doing a dab of wax should answer any potency questions.