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Smoking Weed Resin – Is It Bad for Your Health?

To smoke or not to smoke? That is the question many ask about weed resin.

They might not like to admit it, but many have smoked weed resin on occasion.

You’ve run out of bud, smoked all your roaches, and you’re dying for a buzz, but your stash is dry. Sometimes desperate times call for desperate measures. And this is where weed resin comes in.

What Is Weed Resin?


Weed resin is the caked-on leftovers that show up in your pipe after multiple uses. It’s the tar-like substance that sometimes sticks to your lips when you smoke a joint. The stuff that sometimes clogs up your pipe. It’s the plant’s defense mechanism. It’s the response to being broken up and heated. Some strains produce more resin than others.

Is It Safe To Smoke Weed Resin?

In short, yes. You can smoke resin. And it will get you high. But it’s not all that good for your health. The resin is essentially tar. And, and as we know, tar is NOT good for you. It’s one of the most harmful by-products of inhaled substances.

Despite this, taking a little hoot off the resin won’t kill you. The THC will already have been activated through the initial smoke. So it won’t be as strong. But you might need to smoke quite a bit of resin to feel your accustomed high.

A resin high may feel a little different than your initial flower high. But make no mistake – if you’re in a buzz-needing bind, the resin will scratch your itch.

How Can You Smoke Your Resin?

There are a couple of ways to smoke your resin. Some methods are messier than others.

Take a few tokes off your pipe, use your lighter to heat up, then pull on the smoke.

Or use a bobby pin or similar to scrape the resin off your pipe. It helps if you hold a lighter over the pipe to soften things up. The aim is to get a nice little “resin ball” you can put in your pipe and smoke.

Here’s a short clip of how you can scrape your weed resin if you don’t have any other options to medicate.

31 responses to “Smoking Weed Resin – Is It Bad for Your Health?”

  1. Darnell C Johnson says:


    • Fred Hartsock says:

      don’t get it wrong you doing the right thing man it’s good for you it will make you live a long time my grandfather is a Blackfoot Indian he died at the age of 117 he smoked marijuana until he died it kept him alive a long time so keep choking man don’t stop no joking keep token

  2. Diggerdog says:

    I roll the resin into a ball and down the whole thing…a few hours later is destination la la land.

  3. Albert says:

    When I run out of resin to smoke, I just fart in a bag and put it on my head until I can’t smell the fart anymore.

  4. Claudio Mira says:

    I agree with the article.

    I smoke resin when i’m out of weed. It gets me high. I get it from my regular pipe or my water pipe by scratching them.

    Y prefer to smoke it with my water pipe, because the smoke is kind of dirty. I love to smoke weed and if a cant’ smoke a pure flower joint, I smoke resin just as happy.

    keep smoking.

  5. Chris says:

    Been there. Done that. Many, many times lol.

  6. ConcernedPotSmoker says:

    yall need to get off the crack…

  7. Dale says:

    Resin is the best and all weed smokers no this it’s jst a fact. Jst keep ur utensils clean and u get mother natures best necture I’m sure Il get a bit of flac for this bt Im a full time smoker and resin is the best by far hands down. No haters

  8. CannabisWarrior says:

    Resin is coo but I’m in Northern California the mecca of exotic and strong buds from sac to the emerald triangle we smoke all day all night I dab up Live resin its fire but old school pipe resin is harsh but it will definitely get you there I’m just 32 and have been smoking since I was 7 yrs old and I have been dabbing for 5 years now almost everyday I love concentrates best way to consume medication hands down my friends THC kills live cancer cells this is mainstream media the Gov cannot lie anymore to the American people its Gods gift to humanity a cure all low cost non narcotic medicine that can cure just about everything and tell me where it says in the bible thou shall not toke if anything hyssop was cannabis just do the research

    • Robbie Jeffro says:

      I’m pretty sure there are a number of cancers that are actually adversely affected by marijuana dude. That being said, I’m regurgitating something I heard recently (can’t recall where) so it’s at least third or fourth hand by now. And I had forgotten to look into it until seeing your reply. Which I probably should have done before replying. Fuck it 🤣 short term stoner memory issues 😛 you all have google you can check it out for yourselves like I’m about to. I mean whoever I heard say could be talking out their arse. I’m pretty sure he was on the jre now I’m thinking about it.

  9. John says:

    Cant you just dab it?

  10. Pappy Slap says:

    🔥 fire it ⤴️up

  11. Kimberlyanne says:

    Smokin resin for 35+ yrs. Always a go to for the rare occasions when you run out of bud….

  12. Skye roach says:

    This may sound weird or gross but I will use resin to make brownies and it works great🥴. Like you can’t taste it but the chocolate helps. They will give you a really good high that will last longer than smoking. I do save a bit up for them also

  13. james charles says:

    everybody here is a feen. smoking weed alone has an effect on your mental state. an here everybody is basically craving tar… smoking weed resin is putting a bomb right on that part of the brain that helps you remember.
    people have there tolerances an preferences. maybe you just want to forget whatever might be on your mind. so there’d be just a reason to smoke resin. or even weed. an ofc maybe you just do it like the article says for the “buzz”
    but anyways, weed resin should not be something you crave…



  15. Daryl Strickland says:

    Israel discovered in 1973 that THC killed cancer cells! THC makes cancer cells commit suicide.

  16. ChronicCatatonic says:

    Unfortunately no it doesn’t work the same it’s not a concentrated oil or anything like waxes, it’s left over residue that will burn then dissolve

  17. frank Anderson says:

    In order to concentrate the THC in the resin. Soak it in rubbing alcohol and strain through a coffee filter. Once the alcohol evaporates scrape the results and smoke. The result is a cleaner more concentrated hit.

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