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Does Kief Get You Extra High?

What is Kief

Does Kief Get You Extra High?

Does Kief Get You Extra High?

Yes, kief can get you extra high compared to regular weed. Kief is a concentrated form of cannabis, containing a higher percentage of THC and other psychoactive compounds found in the trichomes of the plant. Because it is more potent, even a small amount of kief can produce stronger effects than the same amount of standard cannabis flower. This higher concentration of active ingredients is why many users experience a more intense high when consuming kief.

Does Kief Get You Extra High
Does Kief Get You Extra High

What is Kief?

Kief is a powdery resin made from the trichomes of cannabis, often referred to as cannabis crystals. It is commonly used by cannabis enthusiasts and is also known by other names such as chief or keef. Kief is one of the many byproducts of cannabis, classified under hash products or concentrates.

Contents

  1. Kief Is Stronger Than Weed
  2. Kief Side Effects
  3. Collecting Kief
  4. Kief vs Hash
  5. Colors of Kief
  6. Advantages of Kief
  7. Consumption Methods
    1. Smoking Kief
    2. Consuming Kief with Coffee or Tea
    3. Making Moon Rock with Kief

Kief is Stronger Than Weed

Kief has a higher potency than regular cannabis due to its concentrated THC and psychoactive elements. This makes it more effective at inducing the desired effects. It is also relatively easy to produce and doesn’t require significant investment. Kief, being made from ground trichomes, contains a higher concentration of THC compared to the whole plant.

While kief isn’t commonly sold in most places, you can easily make it yourself using cannabis flowers and buds. If you have cannabis, you have the potential to produce kief.

Kief Side Effects

Smoking kief, like cannabis, comes with its own set of side effects. Here are the most common ones to be aware of:

  1. Dry Mouth: A frequent cannabis side effect, dry mouth is often more pronounced with kief because of its concentrated potency.
  2. Respiratory Issues: As with smoking cannabis, smoking kief can irritate the lungs, potentially causing coughing, wheezing, and other respiratory problems.
  3. Increased Psychoactive Effects: Due to its high THC content, kief can intensify feelings of anxiety or paranoia, especially if you have a low tolerance. Since it is more potent than regular bud, it is best to start with a small amount.
  4. Increased Heart Rate: If you have a heart condition or are especially sensitive to THC’s effects, smoking kief can lead to an increased heart rate.
  5. Short-Term Memory Impairment: Similar to other cannabis products, kief can affect short-term memory during use, particularly in high doses .

Collecting Kief

Collecting kief is straightforward and doesn’t require expensive equipment. A standard grinder with a collection chamber can efficiently separate kief from the ground cannabis. Another method involves using micro screens found in kief boxes, which can yield a purer product by sifting out plant matter.

Kief vs Hash

Hash generally contains more THC than kief and is created by heating and pressurizing kief into a wax or liquid form. Some hash variants can contain up to 80% THC. Hash is relatively easy to make with kief and a pipe.

Colors of Kief

The color of kief can vary, indicating different purity levels. Purer kief is lighter in color, while a green hue suggests a higher presence of plant matter. The cleanest kief, free of plant material, is typically off-white.

Advantages of Kief

Historically, making hash from kief has been a traditional practice in regions like Morocco and Afghanistan. The process is natural and doesn’t involve chemical impurities. Unlike water-based concentrates that can develop mold, kief remains potent and efficient. Pressing kief with heat can also produce shatter, another form of cannabis concentrate.

Consumption Methods

Smoking Kief

To smoke kief, you can sprinkle it on joints or pipes. Using a screen over a glass pipe can enhance the experience. Specialty titanium screens, available at dispensaries, are ideal for smoking hash, though standard stainless steel pipe screens also work. For best results, use an indirect flame to avoid burning the kief and to release essential oils. Properly refined kief will melt and bubble, delivering a flavorful hit with minimal residue.

Consuming Kief with Coffee or Tea

Non-smokers can enjoy kief by adding it to coffee or tea. The heat from these beverages activates the cannabinoids, allowing for quick absorption through the digestive system, similar to consuming edibles. A recommended dosage is 1mg of kief per 6oz of coffee or tea.

Making Moon Rock with Kief

Moon Rock - Heady Club DC
Moon Rock – Heady Club DC

To make moon rocks with kief, start by selecting dense cannabis buds. Coat the buds evenly with a sticky concentrate like hash oil or wax using a small brush or dab tool. Once coated, roll the buds in kief until they are fully covered. Let the moon rocks dry for a few hours before smoking them in a pipe or bong for a potent and flavorful experience. Start with a small amount due to their high potency and store them in an airtight container in a cool, dark place for freshness.

Try Kief Today

Now that you understand kief and its uses, you can try making it yourself. Contact Heady Club DC Weed Delivery and Marijuana Dispensary for high-quality cannabis flowers and other equipment needed to produce your own kief. Or check out our “Moon Rock” available here.

References

  1. National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA). “Marijuana Research Report: What Are Marijuana’s Effects?” Retrieved from NIDA website.
  2. American Lung Association. “Marijuana and Lung Health.” Retrieved from American Lung Association website.
  3. Cousijn, J., et al. (2018). “The Psychoactive Effects of Cannabis and THC.” Journal of Cannabis Research. Retrieved from Journal of Cannabis Research.
  4. American Heart Association. “Marijuana and Your Heart: What You Need to Know.” Retrieved from American Heart Association website.
  5. Gruber, S. A., et al. (2017). “The Effects of Cannabis on Memory.” Harvard Health Publishing. Retrieved from Harvard Health website.

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