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Already Been Vaped (ABV) — Cannabis Before & Photos

Vaporized cannabis that’s Already Been Vaped is called ABV for short. Here I took a series of photos throughout the vaporization process so you can see the compound effects of heating cannabis below the point of compustion but high enough to release all of the THC, CBD and other cannabinoids.

In this photo sequence I use Da Buddha at a fixed temperature, but another photo sequence you can see the effects of different temperatures throughout the vaporization process. Know this, there is no best temperature to vaporize marijuanam only what works well for you.

Vaped Herb: Before and After

1. Indica Marijuana Nugget Ready for Grinding:
Notice the color, lush green and fresh looking, not too wet or dry; this will grind nicely.

2. Freshly Ground Weed, Ready to Vape:
A medium-fine grind and we’re ready to vaporize. Many vapes perform better with finer grinds. A few extra taps and grinds helps.

3. Herb After 5 Hits in the Vaporizer:
The weed looks light brown after 6 hits in a plug-in vaporizer on medium temperature. Notice some faint green? You’re more than half way done.

4. After 12 Hits it’s Already Been Vaped (ABV):
Mostly done. Note the brown monotone color, earthy and depleted looking. It’s also dry and crispy to the touch. Nothing really left to vape.

5. Fully Cached After 20+ Hits:
Turning up the heat we draw the few final hits, the weed is tasting dark. There’s a faint odor of brown herb — it’s fully toasted, and so are you.

Should You Save ABV?

Some people save it to smoke later, or eat it, or even put it in capsules. These days I tend to throw mine away, the taste of the above options isn’t very pleasing. Smoking ABV generally only offers a buzzed headache anyway! Your results may vary, so experiment.

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The Ultimate Guide To Already Been Vaped (ABV) Cannabis

Last Updated on 12th November 2020

One of my favorite things about vaporizers is how they allow you to reuse cannabis which has already been vaped (ABV) in a number of creative ways. I’ve written several previous guides here on VaporBlog on how to use ABV, and thanks to their popularity I’ve decided to create a more in depth guide to ABV to answer some basic questions that readers have had. First off, here’s some handy links to my existing guides on making things with ABV:

  • Make Cannaoil using ABV
  • Create ABV capsules
  • Make an ABV sandwich
Cali Greens Vape 600mg 10ml CBD E-Liquid
Cali Greens 1200mg CBD Flavourless Shot 10ml
Canavape Complete Terpene E-Liquid 300mg CBD + 30mg CBG 30ml

Q: How strong is my ABV? Is there any way to tell?

A: The strength of your ABV will vary tremendously depending on several factors. Firstly, there’s the temperature you vape at (with higher temperatures producing weaker ABV) as well as how evenly your device cooks your herb. Your style of inhalation may also effect the ABV strength, with slower drags extracting more psychoactive material. As a general rule of thumb, the darker your ABV, the weaker it will be, and in my experience its not worth saving ABV which is very dark brown or almost black as it generally contains almost no psychoactive components.

Q: Can I eat ABV straight and will it get me high?

A: Yes, you can! Normally when you make edibles with fresh cannabis, it must be decarboxcylated (heated for a little while) in order to convert THCA into the psychoactive THC which gives you a buzz. However, since ABV is cannabis which has already been heated, it will be decarboxylated and thus ready for use.

Way too dark, not worth saving!

Q: How can I tell how much ABV to use? Is there a baseline amount which will give me a buzz?

A: This is a difficult question to answer, as it really depends on your ABV, metabolism, and tolerance. In my experience, I usually start to notice a buzz if I consume about 2 grams of very light (yellow with a bit of light green) ABV, and it usually comes on stronger if I vape a bowl about twenty to thirty minutes after ingestion. Normally when I’m making something like cannaoil, I use 3-6 times the amount of fresh bud I would use depending on how dark my ABV is.

Q: How does an ABV buzz compare to regular cannabis?

A: I find that ABV usually tends to produce a relaxed body high rather than an energetic mind one, and just the right amount of ABV makes me sleepy and helps soothe any sore muscles that I have. ABV contains more CBDs than THC, and the higher CBD content creates a state of relaxation and sedation. I find that the high lasts for 4-6 hours (sometimes up to 8 using a lot of ABV), and vaping a bowl usually increases the effects and prolongs them for a little while longer. If you are not looking to get high but still enjoy the benefits of cannabis then I would suggest a CBD tincture which the UK had been going crazy for.

The Ultimate Guide To Already Been Vaped (ABV) Cannabis Last Updated on 12th November 2020 One of my favorite things about vaporizers is how they allow you to reuse cannabis which has already