In terms of weed, shake refers to the pieces of your flower that have fallen to the bottom of the container as you regularly handle the weed. You can think of shake as weed leftovers. It is essentially the weed version of chip crumbs at the bottom of your bag of Doritos. The more flower you have in a container, the more shake you will accumulate over time. Shake comes from the full bud flower your jar once held.
If you’re on a tight budget, you could save a fair amount of money if you buy shake weed. Flash Bud’s shake is an excellent way to stretch your budget and get the most bang for your buck. It’s important to note, some cannabis consumers look down on shake as being lesser quality. This can be an error in judgment. While shake cannot be compared to a full, top-tier marijuana flower bud, shake can have a decent cannabinoid profile, especially if you purchase your cannabis flower from a high-quality dispensary.
When you walk into a dispensary, many have jars filled with big marijuana buds you can purchase depending on the experience you’re looking for. Those buds are where shake comes from. Shake is created by the handling of bags or jars of flower. When the buds are jostled, pieces fall off. Those pieces are shake. Additionally, ground flower may also be sold as shake.
How to Use Weed Shake
One of the nice things about shake is that it’s used in largely the same way as normal bud – it just costs a lot less. Not only is shake cheaper, but it can also be more convenient. Since it’s already small bits of flower, there is no need to grind it.
One of the pros of shake, is, again, it’s cheaper than nugs. If you’re going to be using it for rolling a bunch of joints, or even making edibles, where the consistency of the bud doesn’t really matter for extraction purposes, you might as well get the best bang for your buck.
There’s also an off chance that some of your shake is extra potent. If it’s sitting at the bottom of a vacuum-sealed bag for some time, it could accumulate some kief on top, making it stronger than regular weed. But if it hasn’t been in storage long enough to make that happen, then it’s less than likely that your shake is as strong as a regular nug.
Ways to use leftover cannabis shake
- Roll joints and blunts
- Smoke shake bowls
- Make cannabis tea
- Make homemade cannabis edibles
- Make homemade cannabis tinctures
- Use shake to roll joints
First and foremost, if you have a bunch of shake on deck, go ahead and use it to twist up joints and blunts. That’s its best use. Shake contains the same cannabinoids and terpenes as fully-structured flower, so rolling it up will do you right. Shake is pretty much just meal-prepped roll-up weed.
Use shake to smoke bowls (or vaporize)
You can also toss your shake into a bowl and get high. However, just remember, that shake contains a good amount of plant matter, which might produce some pretty harsh bong hits.
Use shake to make weed tea
Making weed tea from your leftover shake is always a good move. With edible cannabis, you really just need the THC/CBD/etc. compounds, regardless of how the weed smokes.
Use shake to make edibles
Just like you can use shake to make weed drinkables, you can also use it to make baked goods and candies. As previously mentioned, the quality of weed matters less in a chew-swallow experience, because it’s all about the weed compounds. So collect that shake over time, decarboxylate the whole batch, and make the homies some homemade brownies or gummies.
Use shake to make homemade cannabis tinctures
Lastly, shake can also be used to make homemade tinctures. Tinctures are an alcohol-based liquid version of cannabis.
Of course, there are other ways to maximize the potency of marijuana shake. If you don’t want to smoke leftover shake because you don’t think it will get you high or you consider yourself “weed snob,” and prefer to smoke fresh buds, you can always utilize it for non-smoking methods of ingesting THC.
If you’re of the holistic sort, you can opt to put some marijuana shake in your tea. This method won’t get you high, but if you were already under the pretense that shake wouldn’t get you high enough anyway, there’s no harm in putting it in your hot beverage. This method allows you to unlock some of the potent, non-psychoactive effects of CBD.
Another great way to utilize shake—again, without actually getting stoned—is using it to make CBD-derived skin topicals. This method is a bit more time consuming, but it’s well worth the wait, especially with a “burning” passion for natural self care methods.
For skin topicals, decarb your weed into a fine powder. The extracted plant material is already rich in essential oils, but combining it with other all natural oils like lavender, lemon, and rosemary can be incredibly effective in improving the condition of your skin. Once you mix the oils with the extracted cannabinoids, cooke them, and then let the concoction sit for a few hours, feel free to apply it to any blemishes, dry skin patches, or scars. Regular application of this simple topical can improve the condition of your skin slowly, but surely.
Is Shake Weed Good?
If you are still wondering whether shake is worth your time or money, we don’t blame you. With so many unreliable sellers out there, it’s often difficult to know what you’re getting. With Flash Buds, we have built our reputation on high quality shake that remains consistent from batch to batch. We provide you with a breakdown of each strains in the mix and when it was produced. Check out our reviews on all of our shake products for directly customer feedback.
How to Buy Cannabis Shake Online + Shipping & Delivery
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