If you’ve never heard of hotboxing you’re not around enough stoners. It’s basically being in a small unventilated space during an entire smoke session to get more stoned. Many have sacrificed fresh air in an attempt to recycle weed. However, is there any proof that hotboxing works? As a matter of fact, there is scientific evidence that may prove it does.
The origin of the hotbox probably came from people trying to smoke in secrecy. In fact, Hotboxing is common in states without legalized marijuana or anywhere people are trying to be discreet. What college student hasn’t found themselves ducking the RA in a dorm bathroom or car hotbox? Any small space with minimal ventilation should keep the smell contained.
On the other hand, some people don’t give AF about discretion. They hot box because they believe it gets them higher. Besides, once you step outside the hotbox you’re anything but discreet. In fact, you’ll be stinking for a while. Those are the consequences of smoking in small quarters.
Don’t sweat the smell too much though. As long as you don’t get caught in the act and aren’t carrying anything on you should be good. You can’t be arrested just for smelling like weed.
As the stoner evolved, the hotbox became a way to trap smoke and recycle weed in desperate times. There’s a way to see for yourself how effective hotboxing can be. Bring a sober friend to a hot box with 3 to 5 blunts in the rotation. See how they feel afterward and you’ll know whether or not it gets you more stoned.
Does It Get You More Stoned?
If you rather not try it out yourself, there is science that proves hotboxing can get you higher. One study at John Hopkins Medicine found secondhand cannabis smoke could cause nonsmokers to get high.
“We found positive drug effects in the first few hours, a mild sense of intoxication and mild impairment on measures of cognitive performance,” said senior author Ryan Vandrey, Ph.D. “These were relatively slight effects, but even so, some participants did not pass the equivalent of a workplace drug test.”
So if you have a friend that needs to pass drug tests make sure they’re not around when you decide to hotbox. The study proves the effectiveness of hotboxing because people around cannabis smoke in ventilated areas did not get intoxicated. However, those in small unventilated rooms got stoned. reporting effects like feeling nice, tired, and less alert. This means the smoke in the air still contains enough THC to have intoxicating effects.
In fact, nonsmokers in a hotbox scenario experienced effects like feeling nice, tired, and less alert. This means the smoke in the air still contained enough THC to have intoxicating effects. So yes, a hotbox can get you more stoned. However, we don’t know how much more stoned you’ll get and whether it’s worth the oxygen deprivation. You and your friends can decide after a few sessions with lots of smoke in the air.