Hotboxing is a well-known practice in cannabis culture, but does it really enhance the effects of cannabis? This article delves into the science and culture behind hotboxing to uncover the truth.
What is Hotboxing?
Hotboxing involves smoking cannabis in an enclosed space, such as a car or a small room, allowing the smoke to linger and fill the environment. The idea is that the concentrated smoke increases the overall THC (tetrahydrocannabinol) exposure, leading to a more intense and prolonged high.
So.. Fact? Or Fiction?
When hotboxing, the enclosed space prevents the smoke from dissipating quickly, allowing more THC to accumulate in the air. Some studies that have been done confirm that exposure to second-hand cannabis does get you higher. This is because hotboxing may increase the concentration of THC in the body, and thus generate a more potent high.
The main study was conducted by the John Hopkins School of Medicine in 2015 and came to significant conclusions that seem to indicate that cannabis second-hand smoke still contains some THC, and if it contains it in the air around it, it will continue to get high with it to some extent.
So, it’s a fact, hotboxing can get you higher.
Social and Cultural Aspects of Hotboxing
Hotboxing is deeply rooted in cannabis culture, fostering a sense of camaraderie among participants. The shared experience and the unique atmosphere created by the lingering smoke often contribute to a more relaxed and enjoyable social setting. Super Mario Kart in a hotbox room with the boys back in the day was peak banter.
Tips for an Effective Hotboxing Experience
Choose the Right Environment: Opt for a well-ventilated but enclosed space to enjoy the benefits of hotboxing without compromising safety.
Mindful Consumption: Be aware of your tolerance and consume cannabis responsibly, especially considering that hotboxing can intensify the effects.
Consideration for Others: Always hotbox in a private space or with people who are comfortable with the experience.
While hotboxing can make for an interesting experience, it also undeniably adds a unique social and cultural layer to the cannabis experience. The shared act of creating a smoke-filled environment can enhance the enjoyment of cannabis when with the right people.