You ever smoked crack? I haven’t. I freebased once by accident. In my freshman year of college a friend and I were smoking joints of weed laced with coke. We probably had some stupid name for them too, but anyways, one night we were out of rolling papers, and I had the bright idea to use a bowl. Now, in addition to that bright idea we also decided to just pour the coke directly on top of the weed. Being inexperienced drug users my friend and I didn’t realize that the coke was gonna burn up way faster. Thankfully it wasn’t too much cocaine, but it was enough to get me pretty wired. Weed on the other hand, doesn’t get me wired, so I’m not sure why it’s taken me so long to disassociate freebasing from dabbing.
Dabbing, if you’re unfamiliar, is just a shorthand colloquialism for smoking hash oil. The whole freebasing association is because of how you smoke it: with indirect heat. The first time i saw hash oil smoked it was out of a glass pipe, heated witha glass wand, and it looked like dudes were freebasing out of a lightbulb. You can’t heat the hash oil itself with a flame, the hash oil has to come into contact with something hot, at which point it completely vaporizes leaving behind no ash and no trace. The smoke is incredibly smooth, and the Carbon Dioxide extracted oil I smoked this past weekend tasted a lot like a crayon.
Hash oil comes in a variety of resinous states from highly viscous liquid, to putty and wax-like compounds. The final state of the matter depends on preparation methods. Like hash, hash oil is created through an artisanal process that removes plant matter and other inactive compounds, or perhaps even active but unwanted compounds. The process is unique to the individual, and there are different methods and gases that can be used, all of which have different affects on the final outcome. But in all cases the end product is a highly refined substance with very high potency, and incredibly smooth vapors to inhale. It’s quickly becoming the method of choice for industry folks when it comes to medicating. And if that’s the case, then it’s only a matter fo time before it moves to the public.
I just got this photo of some rather professionally rendered hash oil via a Facebook group.