Marijuana concentrates include any oil, shatter, or wax with high THC or CBD. As the name suggests, they “concentrate” cannabinoids. This article will discuss the main differences between oil and wax vapes. While there are some similarities between the two, the vast majority of differences remain so profound that some users end up picking either one or the other. Here we will be looking at these differences and how they affect vape sessions.
The Difference Between Oil, Shatter and Wax
If smoking Lemon Diesel bud is like reading Lord of the Rings, taking a hit of Lemon Diesel CO2 oil is like quitting your job to start LARPing. As the name suggests, marijuana concentrates “concentrate” the cannabinoids in cannabis like THC and CBD. Much like Puff Daddy, marijuana extracts have gone through a long list of names – wax, shatter, honeycomb, budder, sap or oil. But what are concentrates, really? And what is the difference between oil, shatter and wax?
A cannabis oil extract is any oil with highly focused THC and CBD (often higher than 75%). The extraction process can be completed through a variety of methods or solvents, and many discerning smokers have pushed for healthier, natural alternatives to the commonly used butane. Fortunately, advancements in technology have allowed for the use of clean solvents like carbon dioxide to provide for a safer and better tasting vape experience.
Karing Kind CO2 Cannabis Oil
At Karing Kind, we developed our very own vape pen and chemical-free CO2 cannabis oil to give you the cleanest, healthiest vaping experience you could ask for. Unless you’re sharing your vape pen with sickly strangers… but that would be your own fault.
Our CO2 Gold Oil is extracted using natural CO2 for a pure, potent, flavorful finished product. The oil in each cartridge or syringe is sticky like sap, so you don’t have to worry about it shifting around or leaking from your vape pen while you’re on the go. This semi-transparent and highly potent marijuana concentrate comes in standard sativa, indica and hybrid as well as strain-specific oils like our Lemon Diesel Oil. Find out why our CO2 oils are our most popular concentrate.
Bolder Extracts BHO Wax
In addition to our in-house CO2 oil, we are proud to stock Bolder Extracts high grade BHO wax. The wax carries a similar potency to cannabis oil, but it is created by whipping the hash oil during the purging process. Wax carries a similar consistency to earwax, but we don’t call it that for obvious reasons. Some concentrate enthusiasts claim wax can be more flavorful but occasionally less potent than standard oil (though we sell strain-specific product ranging from 70-92%). Some might say you should try both and decide for yourself which you like more. Probably not at the same time, though. That would be irresponsible.
Bolder Extracts BHO Shatter
Sometimes you just want to smoke something that feels like glass and looks like John Hammond could make a dinosaur out of it. Shatter is an amber-colored, transparent thing of beauty with a reputation for being stronger than the other concentrates. But, just like attractive people and diamonds, we tend to overestimate the value of pretty things. Shatter can be easier to handle than oil, and there’s something satisfying about vaporizing and inhaling amber glass, but that’s where the bonuses end. You won’t get a different, better or stronger high than with cannabis oil or wax.
We are committed to providing clean, natural concentrates for our customers, and Bolder Extracts surpasses all industry-mandated guidelines in the quality and frequency of their product testing. We have the largest variety of concentrates in Boulder, including strain-specific Bolder Extracts wax and shatter at Karing Kind.
Marijuana oncentrates come in a variety of forms and flavors, and we’re always updating our inventory so stop by or visit our menu often.
While we carry a variety of marijuana concentrates, including our chemical-free CO2 oil and strain specific wax and shatter, inventory and stock levels fluctuate from week to week. Check our menu and follow us on Facebook and Twitter for an up-to-date list of edibles, concentrates and buds available now.
CBD Oil Vapes vs CBD Wax Pens
The world of CBD is more popular today with consumers than it has ever been, with record numbers increasing in production and usage. CBD oil and wax has been one of the most effective treatments for ailments ranging from pain and injuries to cancer and mental health.
With its notorious usage as a potent remedy for epileptic seizures, many have opted for its fast delivery to the body via oil and wax vaporization. Because using CBD topically can only provide local relief to a specific area of the body, ingesting CBD usually takes quite a bit of time before its effects are noticed.
Vaporization or Vape Pens is the best and most effective method available to date. Because oil and wax vaporization is so similar, many would be hard-pressed to favor choosing one or the other. The truth is that there are profound differences between the two, and this is what we will be looking at here.
CBD Oil Vapes
Between CBD wax and oil, users will often find that oil is the better choice for those looking to get the most potent form of CBD concentration. This is due to many factors. Because of how oil is vaped, it produces the biggest clouds, providing the highest volume of CBD per hit.
Combined with a dosage that is easy to measure and gauge, and you have the result of a massive vapor cloud that can accurately deliver a dose that a consumer can measure and record. Certain oil atomizers with an inner coil heat up the oil and provide hits that are virtually instantaneous.
Compared to wax, this is appealing because most medical patients who suffer during episodes do not wish to wait or manually load their medicines prior to taking a hit for relief. This makes vaping CBD in oil form the most popular type of vaporization for CBD in general.
Because CBD is usually reserved for medical reasons instead of recreation, vapes like the SteamCloud Mini 2.0 and the Yocan Hive 2.0 make for ideal medical devices. The nature of medical bills is no different than those in patients who vape, so every penny counts.
For this reason, there are oil vapes on the market that are both efficient and affordable. Vapes like the SteamCloud EVOD are a fine example of just such a vape. A bonus for the pen style vape is its inherent portability to be used as a stealth dry herb vape.
CBD Wax Vapes
Unlike oil vapes, wax vapes tend to use material directly onto the coil in the form of various mediums. Wax can vary in consistency which in turn makes it more difficult to accurately dose. Because the vapor is much lighter than that of traditional oil vapes, CBD wax vapes are ideal for beginners to CBD vaping who want a therapeutic session without going full on into the massive cloud scene, which can be overwhelming for some beginners.
The good news is that the majority of these types of vaporizers are considered to be 3 in 1 vapes or are at least capable of vaping both oil and wax CBD with just the change of an atomizer and the switch of the wattage. Like the previous two vapes that were mentioned, the SteamCloud Mini 2.0 and the Yocan Hive 2.0 are both capable of vaping oil and wax CBD.
Other pens that specialize in wax are models like the Yocan Loaded, Yocan Evolve, and the Pulsar APX. What makes wax vapes much different from oil vapes aside from their vapor production is usually their inherent design. With the exception of combination or 3 in 1 vapes, most oil vapes tend to be slim and simple, whereas wax vapes can also be slim, though slightly larger depending on the brand and model.
Wax CBD vapes are ideal for those looking to get a combination of potency and flavor, as wax tends to have a more thorough flavor profile. No matter what you end up choosing, both of these choices are a matter of personal preference as both provide the user with medicinal quality and efficiency.
Which One is Better?
The truth is that there is a happy medium in choosing a combination vape such as the SteamCloud Mini 2.0 for example, though there are many others. With a combination vape one can experiment and find a modality that best suits their needs, all while accommodating users from beginner to advanced. To give a quick rundown of what both modalities offer, it is important to remember that oil tends to produce much thicker and bigger clouds, giving a clear and accurate dose assessment.
Wax is better suited for those who still want a potent session without the massive vapor production. Both are therapeutic in their own right, and both can deliver medicinal doses of CBD to the user for whatever ails them. If you suffer from something that varies in degree, you might find that vaping some oil on your worst days is just what you needed to get relief, while on other days you were fine to keep your flare ups at bay with a simple wax session.
Depending on what you end up getting for your medical needs, just know that every vape in this category is certified and capable of vaping CBD for medical needs. It will all boil down to what your needs are and what you are looking to accomplish. Another bonus for either one of these vapes is their need for very little maintenance.
Aside from getting replacement coils and atomizers, the main part you will ever have to clean regularly is the mouthpiece. For everything else, a simple wipe down after every session will do to maintain the integrity of your CBD vapes for years to come.