A lot of people get ‘shake’ and ‘trim’ mixed up when it comes to cannabis.
And in this blog post, you’re going to learn not only what the difference is—but also, how you can utilize your cannabis shake to help you take your THC habit to the next level.
With marijuana gaining ‘legalized’ status across much of the United States and the advent of products like delta 8 and delta 9 edibles sitting in legal grey areas, there’s been an increase in the need for ‘knowledge’ about how to use it, classify the different types of cannabis that are available, and also how to get the best experience for your investment.
And in this blog post, we’re going to dive deep into the topic of using cannabis shake—like a true THC pro.
Let’s dive in.
Getting Started – The Difference Between ‘Shake’ And ‘Trim’
Veriheal actually does a really good job explaining the difference between these two very common—and yet, often misunderstood cannabis products.
“Trim is the bulk of leaves and bud bits intentionally cut off a grown cannabis plant after it’s been harvested… Shake, however, is all the loose trichomes that fall off packaged cannabis flower and gather at the bottom of the container it’s in.”
At first glance, you might think to yourself:
“Wow, they sound pretty similar in the sense that you could probably use them for similar purposes.”
And actually—you’re not wrong!
Cannabis shake and cannabis trim are both pretty similar in terms of how they can be used.
However, some people aren’t a huge fan of cannabis shake—due to the fact that it sounds a lot like ‘the low-quality leftovers’ at the bottom of the container.
But honestly–nothing could be further from the truth.
The truth of the matter is that shake often contains some pretty ‘fire bud,’ in the sense that it’s extremely potent and excellent for not only smoking, but also for baking into edibles and infusing into tea.
In fact—if you’ve never smoked shake, you may be surprised by just how good it actually is—and how much of a THC punch it tends to pack!
How To Smoke Cannabis Shake
One of the tricky parts about cannabis shake is the fact that it sometimes contains ‘kief,’ which is very finely ground bits of bud and flower.
It can also contain a few stems.
And sometimes, all of this can lead to a ‘quality’ or ‘consistency’ of bud that can be challenging to roll up into a joint.
Therefore, it can sometimes be easier to smoke shake with a pipe or a one-hitter.
Just be careful not to pack the bowl too tightly, as the kief can sometimes be ground up so fine that the air can struggle to get through it.
Once you start practicing with this, you’ll get the hang of it.
But make no mistake—there’s nothing wrong with packing a bowl full of shake and blazing up.
A lot of people underestimate how good this part of the weed still is—despite the fact that it ‘shook’ off the rest of the product and settled at the bottom of the container.
Why Would You Buy Shake?
Some people don’t necessarily ‘buy’ shake on purpose–but rather, end up with some of it due to having a large container of weed that they’ve since used up and have reached the bottom of.
But some people actually do buy it on purpose. In fact, some cannabis shops (dispensaries) will actually package and sell shake at a discount.
Hey–it may not be the ‘top shelf’ stuff. But it’ll still do the trick!
Plus, even if you’re not interested in smoking it, you can still use it for baking edibles and for infusing it into tea.
You can also use it to create tinctures and/or to produce salves and concentrates.
Make no mistake—even though shake may not be the ‘top shelf’ stuff on the… well… on the top shelf, it still packs a punch—and it’s definitely nothing to scoff at.
There you have it!
Now you’re up-to-date on exactly what cannabis ‘shake’ is, and how it can still give you a pretty healthy kick of THC—regardless of how you use it.
Of course, always remember to consume cannabis safely.
But with that in mind, don’t be afraid to try (and enjoy) a little bit of shake while you’re at it.
It’ll probably cost less—and you probably won’t be disappointed by the results!