Is it Safe to Smoke Reclaim Wax?
If you’re wondering if smoking reclaim is safe, the answer is yes! In fact, many people enjoy smoking reclaim because it provides a more mellow and relaxed high.
However, it’s important to remember that smoking reclaim is not the same as smoking regular weed. The THC levels in reclaim are much lower, so you won’t get as high. But if you’re looking for a more relaxed high, smoking reclaim is a great option. Just be sure to start with a small amount and work your way up.
What is Reclaim Wax?
Reclaim is the sticky, gum-like substance that builds up in a dab rig over time. It is similar to the resin that builds up in a pipe, except that reclaim is specific to concentrates.
This condensed collection of concentrate leftovers is usually thick and sticky, golden brown or blackish-yellow. While it might not look appealing, some people enjoy smoking reclaim because it can get you high.
Reclaim is made up of leftover cannabinoids (such as THC and CBD) that have not been completely vaporized when taking a dab.
Therefore, when smoking reclaim, you are essentially getting a second-hand high from the residual cannabinoids. Studies show that high amounts of cannabinoids remain in the reclaim, upward of 50+ percent THC along with high levels of CNB and CBD.
1. It Will Get You High
Reclaim is the hashy leftovers of smokable cannabis. It still contains a relatively high concentration of cannabinoids, so it will get you high when used. However, the out-of-the-bag taste and smell can be pretty harsh. Some people like to mix it with regular weed to help mellow out the taste.
2. It’s Free And You Have to Collect It Anyways
If you’re out of dabs and looking for a way to get your fix, you can always collect the reclaim from your rig. Reclaim is the residue left behind after vaporizing cannabis concentrates, and it can be smoked just like regular dabs.
Not only is it essentially free, but it’s also a great way to clean your rig. Simply collect the reclaim from your rig and enjoy!
3. You Can Use It Many Ways
Reclaim can be used in a variety of ways, not just dabbing. It can also be eaten and baked into edibles because it has already been decarbed through the smoking that created it.
This makes it a great option for those who want to enjoy the benefits of cannabis without having to go through the process of decarbing it themselves.
Reclaim is also a great way to stretch your cannabis budget because it contains all of the active cannabinoids and terpenes that you would find in freshly grown cannabis.
Cons of Smoking Reclaim
1. It Doesn’t Taste Good
Reclaim can be quite intense, and the heat from before can cause it to taste pretty bad. Some will be worse than others, but by itself, reclaim can taste ashy, heavy, burnt, and acrid. It’s not the most pleasant smoking experience you’ll find – although it is undeniably effective.
If you’re looking for a more enjoyable way to smoke your reclaim, we recommend trying it with a bit of Flower or Concentrate. This can help to cut down on the intense taste, and make it a more pleasant experience overall.
2. There Could Be Unwanted Side Effects
When it comes to dabbing, reclaim is the left over wax from your previous sessions. Because it’s already been used, it’s not as high quality as other options. It may also contain more carbon, which can cause side effects like sore throat, headaches, and difficulty breathing.
While these symptoms are usually mild, they’re still something to be aware of. If you’re looking to save some money or don’t mind the lower quality, reclaim can be a good option.
How to Collect Reclaim
If you’re using a nectar collector to dab, you can easily collect the reclaim that builds up after each use. Reclaim is the residue leftover from dabbing, and it can accumulate quickly if you don’t remove it regularly
. A drop-down is an accessory that attaches to your nectar collector and collects the reclaim for you.
Another option for collecting reclaim is to pour a solvent into your rig (grain alcohol works well), shake it around, and then wait for the liquid to evaporate. What’s left behind is smokable reclaim.
You can also melt the reclaim out of your nectar collector by removing the water (be sure to know how to do this safely), attaching a butane torch to the end of the collector, and heating up the tip until the reclaim melts and drips down into a glass jar.
How to Use Reclaim Dab
Once you’ve collected your dab rig reclaim, there are several ways to use it. You can simply smoke it by collecting a large enough amount to re-dab. Because the reclaim is already decarboxylated through the smoking process, it can be eaten (either by itself or mixed into foods).
If you choose to eat your reclaim, be aware that the taste can be unpleasant. Some people like to bake their reclaim into edibles, which can help mask the taste. Of course, you could also choose to throw away your reclaim after collecting it – just make sure to clean your rig one way or another.