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Tired of hacking and coughing on hot, harsh pot smoke? Forced to blow
the smoke out a window and pray you don't reek of weed? Sneaking around at
night and can't enjoy a good buzz? You may want to consider following this
project and get the good stuff, PURE THC!
Advantages of THC oil:
- No smoke to irritate your lungs
- No carcinogens to give you cancer
- No tar to stain your teeth and fingers
- No loss of THC to flame
- Easy to "smoke"
- No smell
- No wasting bowl after bowl of weed to get a buzz
- Up to 5 times as much THC in bloodstream, no smoke to clog alveoli in
I have to say the list goes on and on, but let's get down to business!
Materials you'll need:
2 medium sized glass containers (mason jars will work)
(mark each of the jars as "A" and "B")
acetone (or even rubbing alcohol will work, but not as well)
(you need pure acetone, get it from a hardware store)
a quantity of marijuana (from a gram to pounds, 1/2 ounce used here)
a 1' by 1' piece of strong cloth with no holes
decent ventilation in the work area
small eye-dropper bottle (ones used for contact lenses work GREAT!)
low heat source (electric eye of stove on LOW setting)
-= Step 1 =-
Chop up your weed very finely, scissors or a razor blade work fine.
Once it's almost a powder, dump it into the mason jar marked "A". Now
pour enough acetone into jar "A" to cover the weed and allow it to float
freely. Put the cap on jar "A" and shake vigorously for a few minutes.
Let sit for 5 minutes then open the jar slightly to release the slight air
pressure. Repeat the last 2 steps 5 times. The acetone should have turned
a medium green/brown color. Open the jar and examine the weed, if any of
the leaves have tiny glistening "beads", repeat the shaking process a
few more times.
-= Step 2 =-
Get the jar labeled "B" and place the cloth over the mouth and press
into the jar making a funnel. Hold the cloth on the jar so it doesn't
move and pour the contents of jar "A" onto the funnel. A light green fluid
will collect in jar "B". There should be NO solid matter in jar "B", but
a small amount of very fine weed is ok. Gather the edges of the cloth,
careful not to spill any solid matter in jar "B". Squeeze and twist the
lump of wet weed until most of the liquid has drained into jar "B".
Dump the weed back into jar "A" and pour the same amount of acetone on
the weed as in step 1. Repeat the same steps (cap, shake, wait, vent gas)
the same number of times. There should be absolutely no tiny glistening
beads on the leaves this time.
Repeat step 2 (this one: cover jar with cloth, make funnel, pour, NO
solid matter in jar "B", squeeze lump of wet weed). This time just store
the weed wherever, we won't need it any more. You should have twice as
much liquid in jar "B" as before. It should smell slightly of pot and if
you shake it, it should form colorful oily bubbles on top. Don't worry if
there is a small amount of of dark powder on the bottom of the jar.
-= Step 3 =-
Now we have to reduce this liquid in jar "B" to a manageable
consistency. Acetone evaporates very quickly but if you're in a hurry you
can "cook" it down. I suggest using a metal container since glass may
shatter over heat, losing all your work. If you decide to cook it down,
read step 3a below. For now I assume you want to wait. Place jar "B" in
a ventilated place that's about room temperature or slightly warmer. NO
extreme temperatures. Give it until it reduces to a greenish/brown
slightly thick liquid, or till you can't smell acetone anymore. Now you
have your final product! Put the resulting liquid into your eye dropper
bottle. Read "Smoking Instruction" below.
-= Step 3a =-
So you have very little patience and want to get a buzz NOW eh?
I don't blame you :) Get a metal measuring cup and pour the liquid into it.
Set your ELECTRIC stove on LOW to MEDIUM LOW setting. Never use gas stove
with acetone, it'll explode! If you have a fan over the stove, now's a good
time to use it. Place the metal container on the eye of the stove. The
liquid should get hot but NEVER boil. Swirl the liquid around to keep it
from sticking or burning. When it gets to a consistency of blood or hot
Karo Syrup, turn off the heat and remove the metal container. Don't let it
get too thick or you'll have to add a little acetone and start over. Let it
cool down, it should get slightly thicker, if not then don't reheat it.
A good rule is: it should be about as thick as cooking oil in its cool form.
Carefully pour the liquid into your eye dropper bottle. THAT'S IT!
-= Smoking Instruction =-
(NOTE: when smoking this oil in any form, never let flame come in contact
with the oil, this destroys much of the THC. Just get it nice and hot)
Clean up your mess before smoking, you may have to explain why a rag
of wet marijuana is on your kitchen table ;) Wash out all the jars with
water diluted acetone mixture. Clean out the metal container (if used) the
same way. Throw away the cloth. etc etc.
Materials I recommend:
- piece of aluminum foil molded into the shape of a small spoon
(should be about 3" long with a "bowl" about 1" wide)
- a disassembled Bic pen, use the white tube piece
- a stationary flame (small butane torch, or even a candle, or lighter)
- your eye dropper bottle with liquid inside
Now you can do many things with the resulting stuff in your eye dropper
bottle :) The recommended method is to place 4-8 drops of the THC liquid
into the aluminum foil spoon. Hold the spoon a few inches above the flame
source, it'll boil for a minute. Once you see the liquid in the aluminum
foil spoon turn dark brown, it's a few seconds from vaporizing. You should
also hear a slight crackling sound. Get the white tube about 1" over the
spoon and begin to inhale slowly. You should see the fine white mist
coming up from the black area where the liquid was. When you have just
about a lungfull of mist, remove the spoon from the heat but continue to
inhale (no sense losing any THC). You'll immediately feel the effects of
the mist. Be warned, THC smoked in this manner delivers about 5 times as
much THC to the blood as compared to smoking a joint. Notice there is
little or no smell of pot immediately after doing this. You should
notice, when smoking it, that you can taste sweetness on your tongue; it
just so happens that THC isn't an icky tasting drug. Repeat the steps
above as many times as you like, and depending on how many drops you used,
you may still have some THC left in the spoon after the FIRST time! Heat
it up good and hot and see :) I found absolutely NO harmful side-effects
from smoking THC in this manner. i.e. no red-eye, no coughing up sticky
tar, etc. I did notice a more severe "cotton mouth" feeling, though I
attribute this to simply getting "more fucked up".
Additional ideas for the THC oil:
- A few drops on a cigarette make a nice way to get a buzz in public
- Get a nice potent bud and soak it in the oil, KILLER HIT
- roll up a cigarette rolling paper by itself, soak half of it in oil
(easy carry-around "joint" of sorts)
- A few drops on buttered toast in the morning as a great treat, eat
it of course.
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