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Unlocking the Potential of Reclaim from Cannabis Extracts

As the world of cannabis consumption continues to evolve, so does our understanding of how to maximize its benefits and minimize waste. One of the innovative approaches to this endeavor is the reclamation of cannabis extracts, often referred to simply as "reclaim." In this blog post, we'll delve into what cannabis reclaim is, how it's collected, and some creative and sustainable ways to utilize this often-overlooked byproduct.

What is Cannabis Reclaim?

Cannabis reclaim is the residue left behind in dab rigs, bongs, and other smoking or vaporizing devices after consuming concentrates such as wax, shatter, or oil. Over time, the heat and residue build up on the surfaces, forming a dark, sticky substance. While some may consider it a nuisance or waste, others recognize it as a valuable resource with unique potential.

Collecting Cannabis Reclaim

To collect reclaim, you'll need a few basic tools:

Dab tool: Used to scrape the residue from your rig's surfaces.
Isopropyl alcohol (high-proof): To help dissolve and clean the reclaim.
Storage container: A glass container or silicone container works well to store your collected reclaim.

Here's a step-by-step guide on how to collect cannabis reclaim:
1. Begin by disassembling your rig and identifying areas with visible reclaim buildup.
2. Use the dab tool to gently scrape the reclaim from the surfaces. Be careful not to damage your glass or other materials.
3. Place the collected reclaim into the storage container.
4. Pour a small amount of isopropyl alcohol into the container with the reclaim. This helps dissolve the sticky residue.
5. Seal the container and gently shake it to mix the alcohol and reclaim.
6. Allow the mixture to sit for a while, periodically shaking it to help dissolve the reclaim.
7. Once the reclaim is fully dissolved, let the alcohol evaporate completely, leaving behind a concentrated reclaim.

Creative Uses for Cannabis Reclaim

Now that you have your cannabis reclaim, what can you do with it? Here are some creative and sustainable ways to put it to good use:
Edibles: Cannabis reclaim can be used to make potent edibles. Since it's already decarboxylated from the heating process, it's ready to be infused into butter or oil for cooking or baking. Remember to dose carefully, as reclaim is highly concentrated.
Topicals: Create your own cannabis-infused topicals by mixing reclaim with a neutral carrier oil, such as coconut or jojoba oil. This can be applied to sore muscles, inflamed joints, or used for skin care.
Tinctures: Dissolve your reclaim in high-proof alcohol or glycerin to create a potent cannabis tincture. This can be used sublingually or added to beverages for a discreet and convenient way to consume.
Dabbing: If you don't mind the reclaimed flavor, you can actually re-dab it for a potent and cost-effective concentrate experience.
Capsules: Fill empty capsules with reclaim-infused coconut oil to create your own cannabis capsules. This provides a convenient and discreet way to dose.

Resin Art: Get creative by using cannabis reclaim in resin art projects. You can embed it in resin jewelry, coasters, or other decorative items.


Cannabis reclaim may not be the first thing that comes to mind when you think of cannabis extracts, but it offers a sustainable and cost-effective way to make the most of your concentrates. Whether you choose to infuse it into edibles, create topicals, or use it in other inventive ways, remember to start with a small dose due to its potency. With a little creativity and some basic techniques, you can reclaim the potential of this often-overlooked byproduct and enhance your cannabis experience.