Can You Inject Marijuana? – 3 Great Alternative Ways to Use Your Buds
Whether a marijuana user can or cannot inject marijuana (or even medical marijuana) is irrelevant: Don’t! Injecting an oil or resin into your bloodstream poses an extreme risk to your life. Oil is thicker than your blood, which can form clots and move to a limb or organ in your body. This will result in the amputation of the affected limb at best. At worst—and more likely—the oil will cause a brain or a heart aneurysm and you will die. There is no safe method or reason to attempt injecting marijuana into your body.
Put down the needle. Out of all of the safe, great ways to get high, why in the world would you want to risk tetanus, botulism, abscesses and sepsis that can come from unsterile skin injections? If you are trying to be creative with how to use your pounds and pounds of extra herb, hash oil, tincture, or “budder” we’ll give you some ideas that do not involve breaking the skin. Come on, getting high should be fun, communal, peaceful, and safe. Leave the medical instruments in the hospital and if you’re looking for a bigger thrill, hit the bong and go skydiving or something.
Can You Inject Marijuana?
We have been to the moon, we have even split the atom—of course, technically, THC can be purified to be blood soluble; however, this is a LABORATORY PROCESS and should NOT BE ATTEMPTED EVER. Injecting a homemade chemical compound into your bloodstream is mortally dangerous. There is no benefit in injecting pure THC, as the blood soluble concentrate of THC is completely void of CBD, which provides the calming counterpoint to THC’s psychoactive effects. Pure THC injections, as recounted from medical studies, is said to feel quite unpleasant. The only appropriate use for a blood soluble THC concentrate is in a medical setting and under the supervision of a doctor but it is not a method of treatment administration that is even used in any mainstream medical facilities.
There are countless reasons why injecting anything into your veins outside of a doctor’s administration is a horrible idea, but the most evident red flag is seen in legal cannabis dispensaries. There is absolutely no dispensary that sells a medical-grade, blood-soluble THC concentrate for the purpose of injecting THC directly into one’s bloodstream. Not one. You will not find it and that should be your first clue that it’s time to take it easy on the dabs.
The best example of safe cannabis plant access for patients and “recreators” are the well-established, state-regulated dispensaries in Colorado and California. Walking through a dispensary, there are myriad variations and methods for consuming cannabis, some for recreational use, and some for medical patients. The reason why needles aren’t on the shelves is because distilling the THC down to its pure form is simply not an effective method of cannabis consumption or administering a medical treatment.
Using Your Extra Bud
A few online forums posed the question of whether it was possible to inject Marijuana by individuals looking to use the extra oil from a hash cartridge or vape pen. There are better ways to use your extra oil and shake than injecting it. Check out a few ways to use your extra bud that doesn’t involve needles.
1. Don’t Forget the Kief
If you just want to feel that first-time high feeling and chain smoking blunts isn’t doing it for you anymore, use the kief. Kief is the THC crystal off-fall, collected in the bottom of a grinder chamber. You can buy these grinders at any head shop and they won’t break the bank. Save up your kief for a while, until you’ve got a tablespoon’s worth or so and then stick it in your dry herb pen or just rip it from a bong or steamroller. Guaranteed, you will feel those first-time giggles once more.
Kief is the original way of making your own concentrate. It is simple, affordable, and doesn’t require any kind of specialized equipment. However, if you live in a recreational state with dispensaries and you want a way to get higher than you have been, ask your local “budtender” about concentrates like shatter and crumble. You will need a special rig and a torch lighter to smoke a concentrate or a vape pen rig for hard oils. It might cost a little for startup costs but concentrates are a whole other level for cannabis users.
2. Dip a Smokable in Hash Oil
If you have some extra hash oil left over from a damaged vape cartridge, the oil is still usable. Take a joint rolling paper and paint the hash oil on the inside of the paper. Then, just fill it with your favorite smokable and roll it up. The oil will burn differently than dry herb, but it will get you that much more toasty.
3. Make a Tincture
Tinctures are soluble through the saliva glands. Therefore, one has but to drip some tincture on their tongue with a dropper and it will seep right in. Tinctures are usually concentrated using grain alcohol. The alcohol extracts the THC from the buds and makes it consumable. However, DO NOT try to smoke something you have dipped in a cannabis tincture! It is very dangerous to try to smoke alcohol so don’t go all DIY with the tincture.
So, don’t inject cannabis. There is simply no reason and it does not get you high. It is more likely that it will cause you life-changing harm and, at best, it will give you the shakes and exacerbate anxiety. We need legalization to provide safety oversight to medications being used to treat patients, as well as to regulate the facilities manufacturing these compounds, so as to safeguard the health of users. Stick to the tried and true methods and experiment with new ones that are offered through a state-authorized dispensary.