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What is Shake Weed and Can It Get You High?

Shake weed or marijuana shake is not a foamy drink made from weed and ice. The most accurate description of shake weed is leftovers. It’s the small pieces and bits of marijuana leaves broken off from larger buds that remain at the bottom of the packet or the bottle.

Not all shake weed is fit for consumption. Like with leftovers, it can sometimes be delicious or disgusting, the key is finding the right portions in the shake that can provide clean and cool smoke. In most cases consuming shake weed is a straight forward and simple process because many stoners will simply smoke it like regular marijuana.

Read further to know what is shake weed? Can it get you high? And is it similar to regular weed?

What Is Shake Weed?

When it comes to shake weed, there are a lot of opinions among users. Regardless, shake weed is a part of the weed bud and contains THC. Depending on the quality of the weed from which the shake weed is derived it can be mild to very potent.

If you purchase a “Shake” from a shop, it’s most likely that the weed shake is a combination of a variety of strains, which can get you high, sometimes really really high. However, in most cases, the shake weed bought from a shop or a dealer is not the good stuff. The sellers know their product and will not sell shake weed of premium strains for cheap.

Our online weed dispensary in Canada doesn’t carry shake but we do carry some excellent strains and edibles, you can check them out by visiting our website.

The amount of shake production varies across strains. A strain of weed with tightly packed and firm buds will result from little to no shake; while a leafy and light budded cannabis is more likely to produce a large amount of shake.

Is Marijuana Shake The Right Cannabis?

While the shake weed is good if you are looking to get high on a budget, it might not be ideal if you want to derive medicinal properties from the weed. As the shake does not guarantee any particular strain, the medicinal properties that one might want from the weed are not possible. If you are looking for a healing smoke consistently, the weed bud would be your best bet.

However, with the shake weed, you have the opportunity to try a wide variety of strains with an array of sensation, taste, and aroma. The shake weed is quite an experience that you must try.

Can You Smoke Shake Weed

The shake weed is your normal marijuana and can be used as such. Smoked, baked, or consumed in any fashion. However, we prefer to roll the shake weed in a joint with other smoking apparatus. The shake weed burns evenly, slowly, and consistently providing the perfect smoking experience.

If you love edibles made from weed, the shake can be used there as well. You can make cookies, marijuana butter, pie, cake, and just about anything you would make from the weed bud using the shake.

Is Shake Same As Trim?

Weed trim is another terminology common in the marijuana industry. So, what does it mean and how is it different from weed shake and the ultimate question – can it get you high?

Shake is the unintentional discarding of the weed bud; whereas, the trim is intentional. Trim is cut away from the bud before curing. It is stick and leaves rejected by the picker and does not have much THC. For smoking, the weed trim is not recommended. It can be used in edibles; however, due to the low potency, experienced or regular users will not obtain any or noticeable high from the weed trim. However, if you happen to obtain it for free or very cheap, there is no harm in using the trim.

THC Percentage Of Shake

We have gone through that shake is potent, but is it as potent as the strain from which it is derived. In our experience, we analyzed a bunch of strains and concluded that the THC percentage in the shake weed is less than the normal weed, but not significantly less. A strain with 20% THC will have around 18% THC in the shake weed.

Various Ways You Can Use Your Shake Weed

We know that the shake weed contains THC in appropriate amounts to get you high so why not take advantage of it and smoke your shake weed to get high. In many cases using shake weed to get you high can be just as effective as smoking a fresh nug by itself, to do this all you would need to do is smoke it as if it were regular bud.

In the case that you would like to experiment with your shake weed and try out some new and interesting ways of smoking you can continue on to read about how our team at our online marijuana dispensary would make use of our shake weed.
  • Vaping With Shake Weed

"a lady vaping her shake weed in her vaporizer pen"

While we suggested smoking the shake, in some cases that might not be possible when the shake is too fine or has a large quality of twigs and seed. Vaping, on the other hand, is a much better alternative. Simply toss the shake in the grinder and pulverize it. Vaping will smooth any stems in the shake providing a consistent experience. It would be sufficient for a few bowls depending on the amount of shake you have. However, a word of caution, do not expect the shake to taste great or like your regular weed. 

Your weed shake may also be slightly more dry when compared to some of the nugs of the same strain of bud but this is completely normal and ok because the shake weed is smaller and dries quicker.
  • Infused Marijuna Booze

If you want to make the shake more potent, try making infused booze. Get some high-octane liquor, we are talking 100 or more proof. Once you have the liquor, grind, rinse, and decarboxylate the shake. Take a glass jar with a screw top and fill it with the shake weed and liquor. Keep the jar in a cool and dark area, shake the mix regularly for two weeks and your infused booze is ready. The mix will be potent; however, awful tasting.

Marijuana booze is a option on what you can do with your shake weed but it is often a less popular option, if you choose not to make some of your own marijuana booze you can always purchase some weed edibles from our online dispensary instead.
  • Herbal Tea Made With Shake

"A cup of marijuana tea that was brewed with shake weed with a flower beside it"

Making herbal tea from the shake is super easy, once you have the decarboxylated shake ready, mix it in a cup of water in ¼ proportion and let it simmer for 5-7 minutes. Stir it regularly while it’s simmering. Take it off the stove, add sugar, honey, or some tea, strain it and your herbal tea is ready.

The recipe that we have outlined is a very quick and barebones recipe but you can be sure that we will be adding a marijuana herbal tea recipe soon enough to our blog.

If you want to learn how to make marijuana tea that can get you high check out our blog here!
  • Bake With Your Shake Weed

"Miscellaneous ingredients on a kitchen table that are required to bake with Shake Weed"

Although the shake can sometimes be too messy to smoke or vape, it is just as potent as the nugs that it came from, this makes the shake perfect for baked goodies. You can infuse the weed shake in butter and oil and toss it with just about anything you cook. However, don’t simply put the shake in recipes, remember to decarboxylate it first or it won’t release the THC leaving you with a bitter taste and no high. Frying it in oil for 10 minutes would help release all the THC.

You can go ahead and try some of our edible brownie recipes or learn more about all the different edible cooking combinations you can enjoy by visiting our marijuana blog.
  • Make Shake Weed into a Salve

We know about the medical properties of cannabis in treating ailments such as depression, chronic pain, insomnia, inflammation, and others; however, did you know the cosmetic benefits of weed. The shake weed can be made into a rich essential oil that can improve the health of your skin. It can even help treat certain skin conditions such as wounds, dry skin patches, and dermatological concerns. Give marijuana salve a try by making some the next time you stumble upon some of the shake weed that is laying around in the bottom of your bag.

Wrapping Up On Shake Weed and Its Benefits

Most people think of the shake weed to be substandard; however, the quality of the shake is directly related to the weed from which it’s obtained. A shake from a premium strain will be highly potent while a substandard strain will produce inferior quality shake. So, the different quality of the shake depends on the strain or flower from which it’s obtained. The most potent shake is the one obtained from a variety of strains and crumb-like flower particles.

When buying the shake from a dispensary, it’s always a good idea to inquire about the strain and where it came from.

Unless you are looking to obtain a specific effect from the weed, the shake is as good as any weed. If the shake has only the leaves, it would be similar to the normal weed in its high. As we end this blog, we hope you know everything there is to know about the shake weed.

Our next blog will be a little different in terms of our regular blogs, this blog will instead go over a well known plant in Canada known as peyote. Many of our website users have visited our online marijuana dispensary and asked us if peyote is legal in Canada and what it does.

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