If you live in the south and you watch the local news on television from time to time then you have no doubt, at some point, encountered a news story about the scourge of marijuana concentrates like wax, shatter and BHO that are “just now being found on the street”. These propaganda pieces usually start out with a very serious tone, then flow into an interview with a police commander or sheriff that has no idea what he is talking about, and then closes out with breathless comments of disbelief by the news anchors. If you’ve never seen one of these ridiculous stories then here’s an example.
We know what dabs are, bro
Excusing for a moment the ridiculous comments made by public safety officers in the above video (confusing concentrates with synthetic “marijuana”, equating a dab to drinking a big-gulp sized cup of vodka, etc), the truth is that marijuana concentrates have been both made and used for years in the south. Anyone who has been in their local corner smoke shop in the last couple of years has seen the oil extraction tubes on the shelves (it’s the thing that looks like a big glass wiener). Just like most trends that make their way here from the West concentrates are here to stay because many in the south have now been introduced to marijuana concentrates by way of the internet and Priority Mail.
Marijuana: The most versatile medication on the planet
Why is marijuana so versatile? It’s because it can be turned into something that can be used in nearly any situation. Sure it’s fun to sit around and smoke flowers at home, but try medicating with a fatty in a restaurant or on an airplane and see where that gets you. The real value in marijuana, besides the fact that it has been proven to be one of the safest substances on the planet, is that nearly anyone can not only grow it, but remove its core ingredients – its essence – and put it into something else. Want to treat regular migraines or the symptoms of menopause? Infuse some coconut oil and start baking. Want to medicate on your flight to Denver? Turn your wax or shatter into e-juice and put it in a vape pen.
And now you know why marijuana is still illegal. It’s because it’s such a simple, versatile medication that the average person can produce it and use it almost anywhere for thousands of ailments. Far more than just a plant, marijuana is the biggest threat the pharmaceutical-industrial complex has ever faced. It’s David vs. Goliath, and for those that haven’t been in a Baptist church lately, David won.
How to make marijuana infused e-juice
There are several methods for the average person to get a vape pen full of e-juice. You can make it in a Magical Butter Machine with trim or bud, which Old Hippie gives a great tutorial for on Beyond Chronic. You can make it in a crock pot by infusing your marijuana into vegetable glycerin. But the easiest (and fastest) way to make e-juice is to start with a good shatter, wax or other high-quality extract.
- 1 gram hash oil
- Bottle of EJMix
- In a ceramic bowl flatten one gram of wax, shatter or other hash oil concentrate. Lay a piece of wax paper on top of your gram so it doesn’t stick to the spoon.
- Melt your wax. You can either do this by placing your bowl in a pot of warm water for a few minutes, or by popping it into the microwave and using the “defrost” setting, a minute at a time, until it is runny.
- Add about 30 drops of EJMix and stir for about a minute. You should be able to tell when the wax and EJMix are completely incorporated.
- Allow mixture to cool completely. Once cool it should be the consistency of honey. If the mixture is too thick to pour then warm it again gently and add a few more drops of EJ.
What’s in it?
EJMix is a blend of several different types of food-grade propelyne glycol. More specifically it contains Propylene Glycol and Polyethylene Glycol, which are the same ingredients used to make e-juice commercially. It’s also completely stable once mixed, meaning it won’t separate, and works as well with crystal-clear shatter as it does with crumbly waxes. If you have access to some hash oil EJMix makes turning it into a an e-juice for your pen vaporizer a no brainer.
What are your tips?
As my dad used to say there’s more than one way to skin a cat, and no doubt there are a million-and-one ways to enjoy marijuana without smoking it. We’d love to hear your tips so be sure to leave a comment below.