Yo, what’s good my fellow tokers? I’m here to school you on all things brick weed. If you’re a youngblood, you might not even know what brick weed is. But for the OG’s in the game, brick weed is pure nostalgia. So, let’s take a trip down memory lane and explore what brick weed is, how it’s made, and how to smoke it.
What is brick weed? Brick weed is exactly what it sounds like – cannabis that’s been compressed and pressed into “bricks”. It was super popular in the US where it was mostly smuggled over the border from Mexico. It was an easy way to transport large quantities of weed without getting caught by the man. Back in the day, brick weed was the most consumed type of cannabis before home cultivation started taking off in the 1970s and 1980s.
How is brick weed made? During harvest time, entire branches of cannabis are piled onto big pieces of canvas and sundried. Once the branches have dried, the buds are torn from the bigger branches and shaken to remove any larger leaves.
Finally, the dried cannabis is loaded into a hydraulic press which produces one massive 50kg block of compressed weed. This is then cut into smaller bricks wrapped in plastic held together with tape and then shipped.
Is there any good brick weed sold today? Yes! You can still find good brick weed for sale at various locations around the world. Southeast Asia in particular is known to produce sativa brick weed that is surprisingly potent and tasty.
So why would someone want to smoke brick weed? Well, the main advantage of brick weed is cost savings. Since brick weed is made up of lower-grade buds, it tends to be much cheaper than other forms of cannabis. This makes it a great option for smokers on a tight budget.
Brick weed can also be a good choice for newcomers to cannabis smoking. The buds in brick weed are usually less potent than higher-grade buds and can provide a gentler introduction to smoking cannabis. This can be beneficial for first-time smokers as it can help them become accustomed to the effects of cannabis without having to worry about any adverse reactions from smoking higher-grade buds.
Another advantage of brick weed is that it tends to burn longer than other forms of cannabis. This means that smokers can often get more bang for their buck and extend their session without having to purchase additional product.
Of course, there are some drawbacks to smoking brick weed as well. Since the buds used in brick weed are lower-grade, they tend to have less taste and aroma than higher-grade buds. They also may contain more stems and seeds than higher-grade buds which can lead to a harsher smoking experience with more coughing and irritation of the throat and lungs.
In addition, some people find that the effects of smoking brick weed are not as strong or enjoyable as those produced by higher-grade buds. This could be due to the lower potency of the buds used in brick weed or simply due to the fact that lower-grade buds may not contain as many cannabinoids or terpenes as higher-grade buds which could reduce the overall effect produced by the smoke.
So how can you tell if you’re buying good quality brick weed? Well, one way is to look at the color of the buds used in the brick. Good quality brick weed should have relatively green buds with minimal amounts of browning or discoloration. You should also look for signs of mold or mildew as this could indicate that the product has been stored incorrectly which could affect its potency and quality.
Finally, it’s always important to smell your brick weed before buying it as this can help you get an idea of its quality and potency. Good quality brick weed should have a pleasant earthy aroma with hints of citrus and fruity notes while low-quality brick weed will usually have a harsher or more stale odor.
Now that y’all know what makes up a good quality brick, let’s talk about how to smoke one properly. Smoking a brick requires a bit more skill than smoking regular buds but with some practice, you can master it in no time!
The first step is to break up your brick into smaller pieces using either your hands or a tool such as scissors or pliers (if you’re feeling fancy). Once your bricks have been broken up into smaller pieces, you can then roll them into joints or pack them into bowls depending on your preferred method of smoking.
So there y’all have it – everything y’all need to know about bricks and how to properly smoke them! With some practice, you should be able to master this technique in no time! Brick weed is a great option for anyone looking for cost savings or wanting an introduction into cannabis smoking without having to worry about any adverse reactions from higher-grade bud – so go ahead and give it a try!