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The Ultimate Guide To Already Been Vaped (ABV) Cannabis

Last Updated on 12th November 2020

One of my favorite things about vaporizers is how they allow you to reuse cannabis which has already been vaped (ABV) in a number of creative ways. I’ve written several previous guides here on VaporBlog on how to use ABV, and thanks to their popularity I’ve decided to create a more in depth guide to ABV to answer some basic questions that readers have had. First off, here’s some handy links to my existing guides on making things with ABV:

  • Make Cannaoil using ABV
  • Create ABV capsules
  • Make an ABV sandwich
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Q: How strong is my ABV? Is there any way to tell?

A: The strength of your ABV will vary tremendously depending on several factors. Firstly, there’s the temperature you vape at (with higher temperatures producing weaker ABV) as well as how evenly your device cooks your herb. Your style of inhalation may also effect the ABV strength, with slower drags extracting more psychoactive material. As a general rule of thumb, the darker your ABV, the weaker it will be, and in my experience its not worth saving ABV which is very dark brown or almost black as it generally contains almost no psychoactive components.

Q: Can I eat ABV straight and will it get me high?

A: Yes, you can! Normally when you make edibles with fresh cannabis, it must be decarboxcylated (heated for a little while) in order to convert THCA into the psychoactive THC which gives you a buzz. However, since ABV is cannabis which has already been heated, it will be decarboxylated and thus ready for use.

Way too dark, not worth saving!

Q: How can I tell how much ABV to use? Is there a baseline amount which will give me a buzz?

A: This is a difficult question to answer, as it really depends on your ABV, metabolism, and tolerance. In my experience, I usually start to notice a buzz if I consume about 2 grams of very light (yellow with a bit of light green) ABV, and it usually comes on stronger if I vape a bowl about twenty to thirty minutes after ingestion. Normally when I’m making something like cannaoil, I use 3-6 times the amount of fresh bud I would use depending on how dark my ABV is.

Q: How does an ABV buzz compare to regular cannabis?

A: I find that ABV usually tends to produce a relaxed body high rather than an energetic mind one, and just the right amount of ABV makes me sleepy and helps soothe any sore muscles that I have. ABV contains more CBDs than THC, and the higher CBD content creates a state of relaxation and sedation. I find that the high lasts for 4-6 hours (sometimes up to 8 using a lot of ABV), and vaping a bowl usually increases the effects and prolongs them for a little while longer. If you are not looking to get high but still enjoy the benefits of cannabis then I would suggest a CBD tincture which the UK had been going crazy for.

The Ultimate Guide To Already Been Vaped (ABV) Cannabis Last Updated on 12th November 2020 One of my favorite things about vaporizers is how they allow you to reuse cannabis which has already

How to use already-vaped bud to get high off of the same marijuana twice

After finishing a vape session, most people openВ theirВ vaporizer andВ simplyВ toss out theВ marijuanaВ inside. PresumablyВ they’veВ done everything they can with it, right?

That small amount can still be used for edibles, and the best part isВ you don’t even have to cook it — your vaporizer took care of that already.В

It’s called AVB, which stands for already-vaped bud. It works because when you vape your weed you decarboxylate it, turning THCA (tetrahydrocannabinolic acid, whichВ doesn’t get you high) into THC (delta9-tetrahydrocannabinol, this does getВ you high).

Knowing how to use it will save you money and time — and impress your friends, too. It’s basically the ultimate lifeВ hack for cannabis connoisseurs. Here’s what to do.В

What you can do with AVB

The easiest method to ingest AVB is to sprinkle it onto a peanut butter sandwich andВ go to town. It also works well with pasta, Nutella and graham crackers, smoothiesВ and more.В

What you add it to will definitely have a weed-like taste to it, but it’s hard to complain, given how easy it is to put together. If you really want to minimize the taste, find out how to water-cure your AVB.

You can also make cannabutter with your AVB if you have the time. Use this slow cooker method, if you like. Not only will this leave you without that grainy texture AVB has, it gives you more options with making food. There are plenty of guides out there on how to do this.

If you’re looking for a low-key way to consume cannabis, consider getting empty gel capsules and filling them up with AVB. This method is great because it minimizes any taste and makes it easier to regulate how much you’re eating.

While most people vape to avoidВ combusting their weed,В you can also smoke AVB if you’re truly desperate. This should be your last option, because not only is it less potent, it tastes awful.

A word ofВ caution

Be careful when consuming AVB. Just like normal edibles, AVB will take a while to kick in, and once eaten, there’s no going back. That said, have fun and get your weed to do double duty in the process.

This article was originally published on April 20, 2017

After finishing a vape session, most people openВ theirВ vaporizer andВ simplyВ toss out theВ marijuanaВ inside. PresumablyВ they’veВ done everything they can with it, right? Wrong. That small amount can still be used for edibles, and the best part isВ you…