So what is shake weed? Surely that is the question you have been asking yourself if you have made your way to this article. Unfortunately, I will have to break the bad news to you right away. It is NOT some sort of cannabis milkshake – better luck next time.
As with most terms related to cannabis, the phrase “marijuana shake” can mean different things to different people depending on where you’re from.
In this article, we will break down everything you need to know about it, including the pros and cons of the marijuana shake, as well as the best time to use it.
What is Shake Weed?
Do you know the leftover weed that you find at the bottom your the weed container or weed bag? Yeah, that’s marijuana shake. It is the stuff that you have leftover on the table once you have been handling a bud and rolling a joint.
Sometimes the leaves can drop off onto the table, and some of the buds can get caught in the bottom of the bag. Does that mean that this type of weed should be thrown out due to it being low quality, or not? Well, that all depends.
As we mentioned earlier, the term cannabis shake is a loose one. While it originally means the leftover weed that has been lying around, some cannabis shops use the term to name their low quality and badly grown flowers.
Rather than put them on display to be sold, they will label them as cannabis shake and will usually sell them off at a discounted rate from the regular strains. They are also often found in prerolled joints in your local marijuana dispensary.
Due to this trend, marijuana shake has now become synonymous with low-quality weed that most people would prefer to avoid. However, it’s not all bad. Let’s look at some of the benefits of using marijuana shake.
Advantages of Marijuana Shake
One of the best uses for shake is to use it when you are making your own edibles. Whether that be through baking or using a home infusion devive, shake weed can come in handy.
As you will be cooking it at high temperatures, the quality of the weed becomes less important than it would be through smoking.
Shake weed is also great if you are the kind of person that enjoys grinding their weed before smoking it. If that sounds like you, then you can skip out the middle man and source the ground shake weed directly from your cannabis shop.
This can also help you to roll huge joints as you can get the ground weed very compact. Shake is also great for use in bongs, too. Using high-quality weed in a bong would be a bit of a waste, so if your sole intention is to use a bong to “get high,” then shake weed should be more than enough.
Marijuana shops do is throw together all of the cannabis scraps that they find from multiple strains and put them in one mixed bag. This can even be a mixed bag of the most popular weed strains, but you would never know as there is no way of truly finding out.
Disadvantages of Marijuana Shake
Okay, on to some disadvantages. The most glaring issue is that it is almost impossible to tell what the contents of a bag of shake are and what the THC (Tetrahydrocannabinol) levels are.
Most people like to know what it is that they are smoking. Unfortunately, with marijuana shake, that is not a luxury that you are going to get. Shake is also usually lower quality than a bag of premium weed as it will contain a lot of stems and seeds that people typically try and avoid.
Some people claim that marijuana shake is less potent than a standard bag of weed that you can buy at a cannabis store, but that is purely based upon anecdotal evidence. The only way to know is to buy some and try it for yourself, but even then, the potency of one bag can differ significantly, even if you buy it from the exact same store at the exact same time.
All in all, marijuana shake can be great for those of us who are on a budget and want to be able to smoke without breaking the bank.
Depending on where you live, you should be able to pick up an ounce of shake for around $40-$50, which is a significant saving from buying regular bud.
If you are the kind of person who enjoys making their own edibles, rolling with pre-ground cannabis, or maybe you want to enjoy the THC roulette that you get to take part in, the marijuana shake is something you should consider trying.