Brite Labs Jelly Wax is a whole plant full-spectrum C02 cannabis extract that when dabbed produces large, fragrant vapor clouds which effectuate and transmit discrete, potent strain-specific qualities to the discerning cannabis consumer. Brite Labs Jelly Wax is available in several Indica, Sativa and hybrid strains and is reasonably priced relative to other gelatinized cannabis extracts. Their jelly wax has a smooth texture and a honeyed, syrupy consistency and is drawn easily with a dab tool and dropped on a nail for vaping. When dabbed at moderate temperatures, around 710 degrees, the jelly wax ably reproduces all the sweet and earthy flavor tones found in the fragrant strains’ flowered form.
Bright Labs Jelly Wax is ideal for e-nail dabbing. When dropped onto a properly heated nail, its viscous corpulence melts and boils seamlessly into generous clouds of flavorful vapor. I’ve vaped crumbles, shatters, live resin sugars, sauces and distillates with my e-nail, but dabbing Brite Labs Jelly Wax has provided the best overall combination of flavor, potency, and affordability. The several Brite Labs Jelly Wax strains I’ve tried offer THC percentages ranging roughly from the mid-50s to the mid-60s which may seem modest when compared to sauces, shatters and distillates containing even higher THC ratios. But as I’ve learned from experience, THC isn’t the only cannabis ingredient affecting a user. When vaped, the aggregate components retained in the Brite Labs Jelly Wax C02 extraction process produce a synergistic high that outshines the more robust THC-potential found in standard extraction concentrates.
The Brite Labs Jelly Wax C02 extraction process enables the retention of essential, flavorful terpenes and hundreds of other “therapeutic bioactive compounds“. Buttressed by these compounds, the terpenes intensify the jelly wax’s potency and enrich the user’s overall cannabis experience. There’s a distinct richness in Bright Labs Jelly Wax’s heady vapor that enwraps the dabber physically as well as psychoactively in a manner far more profound and impactful than when vaping similarly priced, standard cannabis extracts. Anecdotally speaking, dabbing Brite Labs Jelly Wax in comparison with most crumbles or shatters is akin to drinking Jaagermeister or mead in place of quaffing a skunky beer. But don’t take my word for it. Leafly, in their inside look at full spectrum extracts, says more or less the same thing, though perhaps more succinctly and scientifically:
Why Cannabis Extracts Need a Spectrum of Components
[…]Spectrum is the name of the game when it comes to giving cannabis extracts their character. Within
With standard extractions, oftentimes many of these lesser-known components are filtered out, leaving behind a product lacking depth and complexity. This is often the case with extracts such as shatters and waxes that are lacking in their flavor profile. Sure, these extracts contain high levels of cannabinoids (namely THC), in many cases over 70%. However, with a low percentage of bioactive compounds such as less prevalent terpenes and flavonoids, the experience becomes flat and unremarkable.[…]
I’ve blogged previously about the important role terpenes play in maximizing one’s dabbing experience and yet for variety’s sake and in the hope of discovering worthy cannabis products also continued to purchase terpene-diminished, crude, quasi-palatable yet tested and affordable extracts. I’ve become less tolerant of the unpleasant taste of these extracts of late, and it occurred to me that Brite Labs Jelly Wax might prove an effective mask for ameliorating the taste of subpar shatters and crumbles. I tested my theory by loading a few bits of crumble onto the sticky spoon end of a dab tool, dipping the crumble into the jelly wax and then watching the jelly envelop the crumble like amber fossilizing a prehistoric insect. I then dropped the semi-opaque, jelly-encased crumble onto a moderately hot nail, set the carb cap in place, inhaled deeply, and experienced a much fortified hybrid potency ensconced in a richly enhanced flavor profile. This flavor-masking trick works for all solid dabbable waxes, although shatter is best adulterated by adding a bead of Brite Labs Jelly Wax to the nail just after dropping the shatter.
Brite Labs Jelly Wax has some room for improvement, none of it having to do with the quality of the wax. Although cannabis packaging is evolving in tandem with the legal cannabis industry and although many refinements have been realized, sundry problems remain. Packaging for liquid or viscous extracts such as Brite Labs Jelly Wax presents one such challenge. If the package encasing the lidded container isn’t handled and stored flat and right side up from the factory to store
My last bit of constructive criticism is a specific request to Brite Labs: Please print the names of the strains on the top of the caps containing the jelly wax!! Once a container is removed from its outer packaging, there are no visual means to identify the strain within. I enjoy Brite Labs Jelly Wax so much that I try to have at least two different gram strains on hand at a given time. But unless I write the strain name on top of the cap, I am at a loss to maximize my product experience.
Speaking of strains, no cannabis product review would be complete without a short overview of the underlying strains and varieties. Brite Labs Jelly Wax is made from several popular and potent varieties: Purple Kush, XXX OG, Forbidden Fruit, Birthday Cake, Cinderella 99, Jagoo, Hawaiian Dream, Lemon Cake, Sunset Sherbet, GG#4, Mendo Breath, Do Si Do, Strawberry Fields, Velvet Purps, and that may not be all. For some reason, Brite Labs’ website doesn’t provide a list or catalog of their Jelly Wax strains. I haven’t seen their GG#4 wax at my local dispensary which is a bummer, because GG#4 has proven a go-to salve for my sciatica and tendonitis pain. I was surprised to see that Brite Labs Jelly Wax GG#4 strain is listed as a Sativa on the package because it is elsewhere categorized as a hybrid and because its name references its tendency to “glue” the user to the couch.
Brite Labs also manufactures full spectrum, whole plant C02 extracted oil for vape cartridges and Pax ERA pods, enabling its brand to reach beyond dabbers to more conventional vaping consumers. This seems like a smart move as it reinforces Brite Labs’ brand identity vis a vis its extraction process and its focus on vape-able oils and broadcasts this identity to a larger and more profound mainstream audience. The company’s impactful and vibrant logo and packaging distinguish its products from other brands – a formidable challenge for standard vape cartridges – and in their simplicity are easily recalled by consumers. Brite Labs continues to survive – and hopefully, thrive – in spite of both black market competition and vape cartridge oversaturation. Most importantly for cannabis consumers, Bright Labs survives and thrives without having to raise prices, sacrifice quality or interrupt production. Brite Labs was wise to focus on a single extraction process and only a few products. By employing a full-spectrum process and prioritizing quality, affordability and (strain) variety above all else, Brite Labs demonstrates a rare and valued integrity and commitment to customers in a still inchoate cannabis industry.