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Learn | 08.17.2022

What Is Sugar Wax?

This might be the sweetest dab we've tried. Created with Binoid.

Even within the world of dabbing, you’ve got to know your stuff. There’s more than one way to take a big fat hit: crumble, distillate, rosin, bubble hash, worse, and of course, sugar wax.

For seasoned stoners, dabbing is often preferred over the traditional ways of consuming the green goddess because of its potent effects, so knowing left to right when it comes to the different types of cannabis concentrate can be helpful (not to mention giving you brownie points when comparing weed knowledge). 

Today we’re going to go into one specific type of concentrate that is the favorite of stoners everywhere: sugar wax. Before we get into it, we’ve got to highlight the biggest, baddest wolf when it comes to buying some of it: Binoid’s THC-O Sugar Wax Dabs

If you’re on the hunt for that good stuff, look no further. Pick between Grape Ape, Strawberry Blonde, and Banana Kush to get started and enjoy the effects of this potent concentrate.

What Is Sugar Wax?

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Sugar wax is also known as sugar dab, and it falls into the same category as other cannabis concentrates used for dabbing. Its name comes from its appearance: it literally looks like wet granules of brown sugar (don’t let the intrusive thoughts win: you should smoke it, not eat it).

The reason why people love sugar wax vary, but most can be in agreement that potency is at the top of the list. Thanks to its super high THC content and extreme purity, it’s not only highly psychoactive but also holds medicinal properties that so many stoners benefit from.

Most sugar wax falls anywhere in between the 60%-90% THC threshold, which is quite a bit higher than the regular flower. Another plus: most of the terpenes are left intact during the processing of concentrates, which is why the medicinal properties are also strong as heck.

Like any other cannabis product, it all comes down to the quality of the plant and the standard of creation and processing to ensure that it’s as good as it gets.

The process for making it is the same as any other concentrate, and it’s known as BHO (Butane Hash Oil Extraction). There’s a lot of scientific and engineering hullabaloo involved.

Still, at the end of the day, butane gas is used on dried buds or frozen cannabis to separate cannabinoids and terpenes to preserve their full potency and turn them into a powerful concentrate.

In the case of sugar wax, it was discovered accidentally when the process of condensation and crystallization turned up a sugar-like substance that proved to be remarkable.

Sugar Wax vs Regular Wax

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Live resin and sugar wax have a lot in common, but some minuscule contrasts make all the difference in the world when you’re looking for a super-specific experience.

In terms of potency, they’re pretty on par with each other. You can find sugar wax that’s more potent than a live resin, but also live resin that’s more potent than sugar wax. It all comes down to the specificities of the product you’re buying.

There are many factors to consider as far as effects are concerned: the terpene profile, additional cannabinoids, specific strain types, and your general mood.

However, sugar wax typically has more terpenes that can help with the medicinal aspect.

For example, if you’re getting Binoid’s Grape Ape THC-O indica-dominant sugar wax, you can expect carefree relaxation, anti-anxiety benefits, and a buzzed mind that wants to doze off. 

On the other hand, you can get their sativa-dominant hybrid strain Strawberry Blonde, great for going on an adventurous hike or boosting creativity during a night of songwriting, making you feel euphoric and relaxed.

How To Smoke Sugar Wax

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Although dabbing is the most popular and common way to indulge in the magic of sugar wax, it’s definitely not the only one. It can also be used to infuse your flower or make edibles, but we suggest going classic by vaporizing it using a dab rig or a portable vaporizer.

You can get yourself a classic dab rig with an e-nail to create big clouds of delicious vapor or use one of those modern and fancy portable vaporizers that make everything easy as pie.

One thing is for sure: take it slow when it comes to any cannabis concentrate, including sugar wax. With a super high THC content, more is less when consuming one of nature’s (and science’s) best green creations.

Start off slow, with one small hit, and take it from there. Remember, you can always smoke more, but you can’t unsmoke what you’ve smoked once it’s too late.

No matter how you decide to ingest sugar wax, make sure it’s an enjoyable experience.

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