Top 5 Ways to Use Shake

Top 5 Ways to Use Shake

Published on 11/7/21

As the cannabis industry keeps on growing, evolving into a multi-billion dollar industry in the process, it only makes sense that cannabis industry entrepreneurs would try to figure out a way to sell as much of their products as they possibly can. After all, there's no sense in leaving any possible profit on the cutting room floor when there are customers out there willing to pay for it. That's where shake comes in! 

You might be wondering right now, what is weed shake? Thankfully, we here at Where's Weed have your back. So instead of pulling up your favorite search engine and typing in something like "What is marijuana shake" or "what is shake weed," we're going to give you the answers to all the questions you might have when it comes to what to do with shake, the differences in shake vs. bud, what you should look out for when buying shake from dispensaries, and most importantly, whether smoking shake is worth your time and money in the first place. 

Let's get right into it, shall we? 

What Exactly is Shake? 

First and foremost, we need to define shake for those who aren't familiar with it already. To put it simply, shake is the smaller, excess pieces of cannabis flower that often fall or are trimmed off of the dried cannabis bud from your local dispensary. If you've ever purchased and enjoyed a pre-rolled joint, you've likely already had some first-hand experience with shake

Many cannabis aficionados, however, aren't huge fans of shake. While it might be a good idea for the dispensary to sell their customers shake in the form of sugar leaf nugs or ground up in pre-rolls since it's less wasteful and lets them make some money off of some otherwise unsellable cannabis, buyers obviously aren't 100 percent sold. 

Due to the nature of the product, it's often seen as lower quality, subpar weed that's only fit for a few specific things. Thankfully, we here at Where's Weed are here to break down some of the best ways to utilize that shake to its fullest! 

How to Use Shake

Easily Grind It Up and Add It To a Joint


Since shake is already broken down it smaller chunks than your standard full-sized cannabis bug, it only makes sense that it's a little bit easier to grind down, roll up, and light a homemade joint or blunt. 

While we certainly don't recommend an entire joint or blunt full of only shake, using some to fill out and fatten up a joint before rolling is never a bad idea. Shake often isn't the best-tasting, highest-quality product you'll be able to get your hands on, but it will do if you're in a pinch!

Throw it in Your Vaporizer

Poor taste and lack of consistent quality of most shake is obvious in a joint, those problems aren't as big of a deal when it comes to vaporizing. Vaping your shake at the proper temperature will allow you to get the most out of that shake in terms of taste, terpene and cannabinoid profile, and longevity from the bits and pieces you have. 

After all, you knew what you were getting when you decided to buy shake. It only makes sense to try to get the best of it, right? Oh the joys of technology, right? 

Make Some Tasty Edibles


While shake might not have the highest concentrations of THC, CBD, or other helpful and healing cannabinoids, there's still more than enough in there to utilize to your advantage! 

All you'll need to do is collect up that shake, start the process of decarboxylating started by heating up the cannabis in your oven, then infuse that cannabis shake into some butter and oil that you can use for cooking just about anything! 

Once you have that ever-important butter or oil, you're set to make some cannabis edibles that can compete with the likes of your local bakery or craft cannabis dispensary with ease! 

Go From Shake to Salve

While cannabis is great for nearly everything, many might overlook the positive impact it can have on our body's largest organ, the skin! That's where cannabis-infused salves come in.

The extracted plant materials in your shake will be full of essential oils and cannabinoids that are great for relieving issues like dry skin, stubborn wounds, or other minor dermatological issues, so it's easily one of the best ways to make sure of that extra shake you have lying around.  

It's important to note that while cannabis salves aren't likely to get you super high, they can certainly provide a pungent cannabis-infused odor. So if you're headed to work after applying some cannabis salve and your workplace isn't the most weed-friendly, it might not be the worst idea to hop in the shower beforehand. 

Make Some Cannabis-Infused Booze


While many younger people are opting for cannabis instead of drinking, some others might not hate the idea of getting some cannabis into your system along with some booze. 

This somewhat discrete and more potent form of cannabis consumption is like edibles on steroids in terms of strength. Simply put, making some cannabis-infused alcohol will have you crazy lit. 

To make it, all you'll need to do is pick out some 100-proof of higher alcohol, like Everclear for example, and then grind, decarboxylate, and rinse your shake. Pick a glass jar with a screw top and fill it up with your leftover cannabis scraps. Then you'll just pour enough booze to cover all the plant material, seal it up, keep it in a cool, dark area and shake daily for about two weeks. 

After that, you've got the basis of some delicious cocktails or some shots with a cannabis kick. Either way, it's a great way to make use of that excess cannabis shake! 

What are your favorite uses for shake? Share yours in the comments below. 


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