You’ve reached the end of the line with your blunt or joint and all that’s left is the roach. Do you keep it or throw it away? While most roaches – like the insect of the same name – end up in the trash, there are a few ways you can capitalize on their remaining THC-goodness and prolong their time here on this planet.
What Are Roaches?
For those unfamiliar, roaches are what remain after finishing a blunt or joint. They are the tiny filters with about a centimeter of bud protruding from the end that people usually never give a second thought to as anything but garbage. While most people toss away these ends, they actually can provide you with a pretty salvageable high in a variety of different ways. While there’s no “right” or “wrong” way to best extend the life of a roach, the following techniques will help you maximize your marijuana purchases so that no bud is left behind. If nothing else, you’ll learn some creative new techniques for decluttering that roach jar on your coffee table.
Pack A Bowl Of Roaches
Packing a bowl of roaches can be accomplished in two different ways. The first is to remove any filters – since smoking these are less than ideal – and cram the roaches into a bowl, light it, and smoke it. The second is a tad more intricate and is primarily reserved for those who do not want any blunt remnants in their weed. If you’re smoking a bowl of roach joints, you should be in the clear, but if you’re smoking a bowl of roach blunts – and do not want to consume the tobacco from the blunt paper – you’ll need to empty out the small amount of weed that’s in each roach into the bowl and then light and smoke after that. Either way, packing a roach bowl is a great way to enjoy your roaches one last time before they go up in smoke into the abyss of the universe.
Roll And Smoke A Roach Joint Or Blunt
Another great way to prolong the life of your roaches is to roll a fat joint or blunt comprised of, well, roaches. Similar to packing a bowl of roaches, you’ll first want to remove any filters before laying out your roaches onto rolling papers or a blunt wrap. The next step is easy: Roll up your papers or blunt and smoke! However, also like smoking a roach bowl, if you’re not trying to mess with tobacco but want to roll a roach joint, it’s best to empty the buds from the roach blunts directly onto your rolling papers and twist up from there. Just remember, if you’re planning to salvage your roaches in the form of a joint or blunt, you’ll need to have enough roaches saved up in order to make the endeavor worthwhile, otherwise you will not have enough buds to fill your papers.
While it sounds gross, roach edibles can be a tasty way to utilize your roachy remnants and cultivate a decent high out of them. You take your roach pile, remove the filters and the papers, and what you’re left with is a lump of tiny buds that are great for decarbing and using for making cannabutter or cannaoil. From there, you can craft any recipe you choose that calls for butter or oil, and most importantly, you’ll get high!
Alternatively, you can take your roach lump of buds and boil them to make a stress-relieving tea, which will provide you with CBD-relaxation without the THC psychoactive effects.
Save The Weed
At the end of the day, weed is weed, and that’s how you should feel about the little green nubs stuck at the end of your roaches. If you’re unsure how you want to consume your roaches but know you want to give them a second chance at getting you high, try unrolling each roach individually and compiling a nice assortment of buddulars. From there, the world is your oyster. You can pack a bowl, pack a bong, or vaporize that leftover roach material into the great beyond. Whatever above method you choose to use, you can sleep confidently knowing you’re helping extend the life of your roaches.