Hot Boxing

Last updated: November 18, 2021

What Does Hot Boxing Mean?

Hot boxing is the act of smoking or vaporizing cannabis in an enclosed area such as a car, a cubicle, or a small room in order to maximize the psychoactive effects of the marijuana.

When hot boxing, the smoke lingers in the small room, rather than being ventilated away, causing everyone in the room to become high, whether they are smoking or not.

Hot boxing is many a stoner’s favorite past time and most liked way to share the herb, but it is not always the best way to consume cannabis. Hot boxing is not recommended as a habitual experience as the smokers have a lack of oxygen, thus making it a hazard and not the healthiest way to smoke weed most of the time.


Maximum Yield Explains Hot Boxing

When hot boxing, the smokers breathe in the smoke in the air as well along with whatever it is being smoked out of. When hot boxing in confined places, the smoker is robbing his/ her brain of oxygen, leaving themselves with a lot of carbon dioxide (CO2). This adds to the effect of being high. Once the smoker comes out from hot boxing in an enclosed place out into fresh air, then the cannabis’s effects hits hard and the smoker becomes very high. This is almost the same thing as clam baking.

When hot boxing, it is important to note that the quantity of weed is important. One joint will not be sufficient to hot box an area. To fill the area with sufficient smoke will will require multiple joints. A joint of blunt is always preferred when hot boxing as the smoking methods usually create more smoke, thus creating the desired effects. The more the people, the easier it is to make sure that there is a sufficient amount of cannabis and smoke circulating in the hot boxing space.

The John Hopkins University School of Medicine conducted a study to break the debate, once and for all, if exposure to second hand weed makes a person higher or not. The study was conducted in 2015 and it did confirm that second hand cannabis made a person higher, in turn, suggesting that hot boxing is an effective method of getting very high due to enclosed places resulting in a lack of oxygen and the abundance of marijuana smoke. However, stoners will feel light headed during a hot box session. This is due to the fact that there will be a lack of oxygen intake to the brain and the amount of marijuana smoke being inhaled.


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