Must truely be a myth then cause I already know that you know there is no thc in the roots and the stems don't carry any inside but might have some on the resin glands close to bud sites.
Thats 3 strikes on this method. I doubt anybody would be able to justify boiling your buds unless your also using butter, fat or oil for extracting thc and then using for cooking purposes.
I don't know but my logic would dictate that it's a bad idea. THC may not be very water soluble but boiling the water won't help - and I'm sure you will physically lose lots of trichomes in the process regardless of the amount of diffusion of THC into the water.
I'd pretty much be wary of any claim that involves increasing the trichome concentration (what people are reallly talking about when they talk about resin) that involves the plant being already harvested. I'm no fucking botanist though.
I agree on the myth subject. I have heard that one should uproot the plant and dip the root ball in boiling water before hanging. I have heard stories about THC "dripping on to the floor n the next day or two, but I believe this to be bullshit! Prove me wrong or otherwise and I will concede. I would say NO to dipping buds in HW.