We’ve all heard the urban legends, or know that one guy who swears black and blue, that drinking bong water will get you really high. If you ever wanted to know the truth about what happens when you drink bong water then this is the article for you.
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Bong Water tastes foul, it’s full of carcinogens, and is more than likely to give you stomach troubles, if not induce outright vomiting.
For this reason, even if you managed to down the 0.6+ gallons of Bong Water that would be needed to stand a chance of getting high; chances are that you would struggle to keep it down long enough for your body to absorb the THC as it passes through your system.
Before you ask. Boiling the Bong Water into a tea in order to expose any THCA contained within to enough heat to convert it into THC, or to reduce the water volume to increase its concentration; will only lead to the Bong Water tasting worse, and becoming even more carcinogenetic.
What’s the Difference Between Edibles and Bong Water?
The biggest difference between Bong Water, Edibles and Infused Oils, aside from the quality of the extracted concentrates, is that edibles and oils infuse the THC with fats. Even when you make your own Cannabutter or Cannabis Coconut Oil, you are infusing these fats with the THC yourself.
Without fats, THC is harder to absorb when ingested. Unless you eat the Decarbed Weed itself, not even boiling it into tea, will allow your body enough time to effectively absorb enough of the THC concentrate to receive the same level of effect as ingesting an edible.
While drinking bong water can be done, it is not something that we would recommend. If you really insist on drinking your bong water, maybe drink it after you’ve used a cone or two.
The more cones that the water is used to filter, and the older it gets, the worse it’s going to taste, and the more carcinogenic impurities it is going to contain. Old Bong Water could even contain nasty bacteria that could leave you bedridden if you were to swallow them.
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One way to try and improve the flavor of the Bong Water is to soak peppermint, basil, or other flavorful leaves and/or herbs in your Bong Water as you use it. Not only will this help to improve the flavor of the water, it can also help to defuse the smoke even more, or even add to the flavor profile of your weed.