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July 10, 2013: So you say 4/20 is your weed holiday? Pshaw. That's so old-school. Get with the times. Or, more specifically the time: 7:10 to be exact. Flip it upside down and you've got OIL, as in hash oil, BHO, wax, shatter, errl or whatever you want to call it. And today, July 10 (7/10) has quickly become the new stoner holiday for the highly concentrated.
In honor of the newest excuse to get stoned, we here at Mile Highs and Lows have come up with a list of ten ways to smoke your oils, waxes, budders and hash -- a few of them a bit cheaper and well, more unconventional than others.
10. Fish Bowl Dabs:
These dabs can easily be done with a few items from any average stoner's home: a bowl (preferably a water pipe), aquarium rocks, torch lighter and a paper clip.
Once you have the items fill your bowl with the clean and dry aquarium rocks, heat them up with the torch,then use the safety pin to press on the oil and you are dabbing away.
This is the only item on the list that has not been tested by the Mile Highs and Lows Completely Unscientific testing crew though and quite frankly freaks us out (especially with those color-dyed rocks). But it's still worth mentioning and is probably something a few of you Stoner MacGyvers have done in a pinch.
9. Herb Iron Dabs:
From Herb Iron's Facebook.
What you would think would be an ingenious idea of ditching the torch and still getting giant rips, actually couldn't result in a more unpleasant smoke session. The idea is to take an Herb Iron, (basically a soldering iron with a porcelain tip) and use it to heat your oil on the nail of your rig of your choice or the oil can be dabbed straight on the iron and sucked up like a knife hit. This all sounds great in theory, but it ends up tasting like smoking heavy metals and wasted more oil than it burned.
8. Flower Dabs:
This is definitely not the most efficient use of your oil, but it will add that extra kick to your bowl of flowers. All you need is a bowl packed up with some green then sprinkle a little wax or oil on top -- just be careful when you light it, as the oil can ignite and waste your hash.
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