In an age where recycling is becoming more critical than ever, you might want to take a good look at your vaping habits. Most people don’t realize that the leftovers from vaping, otherwise called Already Vaped Buds (AVB), have a wide range of other uses. Here are some pro-tips for recycling your AVB.
I am talking about the leftovers from vaping cannabis flowers, that means it is not combusted. Usable AVB needs to be brown, not black/burned, as by that point most beneficial cannabinoids and terpenes have gone up in smoke.
To be on the safe side, the best temperature to vape your buds lies somewhere between 180 to 200 degrees Celsius. Temperatures above that will cause most herb to burn up, rendering it useless.
Keep in mind: You’re going to need to vape a lot of buds before you have enough AVB to actually reuse. AVB retains, on average, about 20 to 40% of the active substances in cannabis after first time consumption. Which means you’ll need about two to three times more AVB as opposed to using pristine, green weed for edibles. So, you might want to gather some glass jars to store all those brown leftovers.
An added bonus of using AVB is that the psychoactive cannabinoids are already activated (decarboxylated), so if you are going to use the AVB for cooking, you can skip that part of the process (i.e. sticking your green bud in the oven) to speed things up.