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Others may call it ABV (Already Been Vaped), but I call it AVB (Already Vaped Bud). I think it makes more sense from a sentence structure prospective. Also, ABV can also refer to Alcohol By Volume. But, hey, whom am I to judge, all terms are acceptable.
AVB is NOT the same as ASH (Already Smoked Herb), it references the cannabis that’s already been used in a vaporizer and hasn't been completely burned. A dry herb vaporizer exposes the bud to just the right amount of heat to vaporize the main cannabinoids components (THC, CBD, etc.) without burning herb, and that will be enough to get you high, but there is always leftover, and throwing it out is a waste.
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It’s a combination of diminished vapor, diminished taste and a color change to a deep golden brown. It will also get back to your preferred temperature setting. Make sure to give it a stir preferably every couple of hits. Toward the end of the vaping sesh, you may lose some of the flavor, and that's normal. It's up to you if you want to keep vaping, or you can save it for more potent edibles.
If you want to avoid combustion, don't wait till your AVB is too dark. A deep golden brown is when you want to stop vaping, you will also want to see a consistent color all around.
I hate waste, and if you were throwing your AVB away, you’re totally wasting some cannabinoids left in it, very low percentage, but you still wasting it. Hold on it, it’s useful. And it can get you high.
What’s good about AVB, the small percentage of THC left in it is already activated and decarbed due to the heat it was exposed to during heating, so it’s completely edible.
AVB will get you high if you smoke it. The potency, however, has been reduced due to vaporization, and the smoke is harsh and unpleasant. You could take it, roll it up and smoke it, but the question is, why it was vaped in the first place? Most people switch to vaporizing their weed for health reasons and stay away from inhaling undesired and toxic components (a.k.a "combustion toxins"), which is inherently very harmful. Smoking marijuana after vaporizing it simply defies the purpose.
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Eating your AVB by itself or with food, and I’m talking here about actually swallowing the leftover herb after vaporizing it, and NOT infused whatever left of cannabinoids into butter. Many people do it, and if you don’t mind the taste unpleasantness, nausea, sleepiness, stomachache, possible vomiting and perhaps the worst headache a person can ever have you may experience, sure, do it. Sprinkle it on a nutella or yogurt (or over frozen pizza, shred extra cheese on the top, and toss it in the oven) and eat it. Enjoy the disastrous taste, texture and the uncomfortable high, open up your mouth and slam it down.
As for the dosage; I would suggest about 0.5-1g at a time, it can get you way too high, depends on your tolerance and for how long this AVB has been vaped and on what temperature. The method, however, an be less efficient delivery if the AVB is not cooked with a fat.
Fatty extraction of cannabanoids is a fairly simple and common practice to render THC for cooking or for direct consumption. The result is a good amount of a very dark, olive green looking oil. You can add it to any recipe requires fat, brownies are the obvious choice. You can always experiment with it, for instance, some people like to blend the mix into coffee, hot chocolate or, my favorite, milk shake, with a food processor it masks the taste and may improves the texture of the drink. Plus liquid digests faster in the stomach than solid food, so it will hit you quicker than eating it.
As for the dosage; half a teaspoon of the solid oil can get you pretty high, again it depends on your tolerance and for how long this AVB has been vaped and on what temperature. Always START LOW! Then wait at least 45 minutes.
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Here is my step by step recipe:
Encapsulate in Pills (Cannabis Caps): You can shove the AVB in a caps, but a better way to do it is mix it with oil, with some fat AVB kicks in way harder and way faster. As for the dosage; 3-7 capsules may get you to 10, again it depends on your tolerance, for how long this AVB has been vaped, and on what temperature (darkness of the AVB can give you an idea of its leftover potency).
Make sure to wait at least 20-25 minutes before taking the next capsule. The bad thing consuming AVB is that the high creeps up and may take a very long time to kick in.
The process pretty easy and straightforward
Using Coconut Oil: If you want to use the coconut oil recipe we used earlier, you can.
Using AVB: you can packed the AVB into a capsule shell after grinding it into powder, but for maximum potency, better to use infuse it in fat. Here is my step by step recipe:
Here is how you make marijuana infused alcohol;
Stay toasty my friends!
Stay toasty my friends.
Ayad Maher is a Cannabis Industry Entrepreneur, Blogger & Activist. eCommerce Specialist and Owner of a 420 Life Style Website; Monroe Blvd, an online smoke shop; 421Store, and an online CBD store; GoodyCBD.
Editor's Note: This post was originally published in March 2018 and has been revamped and updated as needed for accuracy and comprehensiveness.
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