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What is dabbing? What do you know about this relatively new cannabis consumption method? In this article, we look at dabbing and how it can help spruce up your marijuana experience? 

The word “dab” can be both a noun and a verb. As a noun, it refers to specific cannabis concentrates made to be consumed through vaporization. As a verb, dabbing is the act of consuming said concentrates.

The world of dabbing is still confusing for the uninitiated, which is why we have created this guide to explain the ins and outs of dabbing and to answer the question of what is dabbing?

What Is Dabbing?

What exactly is dabbing?

Dabbing is a relatively new method of marijuana consumption. To put it simply, it’s a consumption method that involves introducing a cannabis concentrate on a hot surface to vaporize it, then inhaling the vapor to deliver the effects.

Dab weed is usually consumed using specialized rigs such as dab rigs, e-rigs and dab pens. These rigs are designed to vaporize the cannabis concentrates at temperatures between 400 to 600 degrees Fahrenheit which is hotter than burning cannabis flower (350 degrees F).

A dab rig is a glass pipe that looks similar to a bong. A typical dab rig has a mouthpiece and a water chamber to filter the vapour, but instead of a bowl for weed flower, a dab rig has a nail that is heated to high temperatures before the dab is introduced.

An e-rig is similar to a dab rig, with the only difference being it uses an electronically heated nail and has temperature controls.

Wondering what a dab pen is? A dab pen is a pen-style vaporizer with a battery attached to a wax atomizer. It utilizes a coil to vaporize the dabs or concentrate. 

How Dabbing Works And Its Benefits

The process of dabbing is not a complicated one. You heat the nail, let it cool to the right temperature, and introduce the THC concentrate. The concentrate gets vaporized, and you inhale the vapour.

The vapour gets into the bloodstream via the lungs, bringing about the high and medical benefits of marijuana in just minutes. When done safely, here are some of the advantages of dabbing weed:

1. Quick Onset Of Effects

Dabbing is one of the best ways to get immediate effects. This is useful for patients experiencing severe pains or nausea that need immediate attention. 

Dabbing bypasses the digestive process and the first-pass effect, and since the concentrates have a higher THC content than other forms of cannabis, the effects kick in almost instantly.

2. Potency

Since dabs are a concentrated form of cannabis, they are much more potent than cannabis buds. A typical cannabis flower has a THC potency of between 15-25%, with very few weed strains going up to 30% THC. 

On the other hand, THC concentrates can contain between 60-90% THC content. This means just one hit of a dab can equal an entire joint consumed all at once! 

3. Flavour And Aroma

Dabs deliver a more flavorful experience than other cannabis consumption methods as they are full of terpenes. These terpenes are vaporized, which preserves their taste and aroma better than when a weed flower is burned.

4. Cleaner Than Smoking

Consumers say dabbing or vaporizing cannabis extracts and concentrates is cleaner than smoking. Dabs don’t produce smoke and resin, unlike burned plant matter. Instead, they are vaporized when they contact the nail, making them easier on the lungs. 

However, note that we are talking about well-made dabs. Poor quality dabs may contain solvent residues that may be harmful, which is why we recommend buying your weed online from Canada’s most trusted online dispensary.

Now that you know what dabbing is all about, let’s look at dabs and how they are made.

What Is A Dab? Demystifying Marijuana Concentrates And Extracts

Concentrates and extracts are two common words used interchangeably, but do they have the same meaning? What are the differences, and what are dabs?

Extract refers to the substance obtained after processing raw cannabis material. Extracts can have a texture and consistency like oil, wax, butter, etc. On the other hand, concentrations are extracts that only contain the resin from trichomes and no plant materials.

Concentrates typically have very high THC or CBD content and can be purified to contain more than 90% cannabinoid content. All concentrates are extracts, but not all extracts are concentrates. 

Enter the dabs.

Dabs are marijuana concentrates consumed through dabbing. Dabs are extracted through solvent extraction (primarily butane) and are commonly known as BHO or butane hash oil. THC concentrates such as kief, RSO, tinctures etc., are not dabs. So how is dab weed made?

How To Make Dab Weed

Most dabs are made with either trim or flower as the starting material. A solvent (butane) is then added to the plant material and placed in a closed-loop system. The solvent strips trichomes from the plant matter, concentrating cannabinoids such as THC, CBD, CBN and terpenes in a concentrate slurry.

The solvent is then purged, leaving behind a cannabis extract. The resulting substance is known as BHO or butane hash oil. From BHO, you can obtain several types of dabs depending on the texture and consistency of the final product.

Types Of Dab Weed

Here are the main types of dabbing concentrates. 

1. Shatter

Shatter is a hard “sheet-like” concentrate that typically “shatters” when you try to break it up. Its colour ranges from gold to amber. Making clear shatter is difficult as it can easily butter up and become opaque. Buy premium shatter weed online today.

2. Wax

Wax is the umbrella term for many types of dabs that are soft and malleable. Wax is made through the same process as shatter, but it’s whipped up as it cools, turning it into wax. 

3. Crumble

Crumble, also called honeycomb, is a BHO concentrate with a soft and brittle consistency such that it breaks down easily when handled. It’s made in the same process as shatter, but it’s kept in the vacuum oven for longer, further drying it out.

4. Budder/Badder

Budder is a thick and gooey but slightly drippy concentrate. Get the best budder available online from West Coast Cannabis today!

5. Sugar

This type of wax has the consistency of wet sugar; it’s semi-crystalline and is looser and wetter than budder.

6. Pull ‘n’ Snap

This concentrate has a consistency between shatter and sap, similar to a taffy. As the name suggests, it can be malleable but snaps when quickly pulled apart.

7. Live Resin

This is a dabbable concentrate made from non-cured cannabis matter frozen at harvest. This process retains more terpenes leading to flavorful dabs.

8. Terp Sauce

Terp sauce is a concentrate that contains high levels of terpenes mixed with cannabinoids. Sauce is known for being very flavorful.

9. Diamonds

Diamonds are concentrates made primarily of one cannabinoid – THC or CBD in very high purity levels that they form crystalline solids – like a diamond. They are often dabbed with terp sauce to improve flavour. Buy your weed diamonds online today.

Where To Buy High-Quality Dabs In Canada

Now that you know what it means to do a dab, you may be interested in finding out where you can buy high-quality dab weed in Canada. Premium dab concentrates are safe, potent, and lab tested for solvent residuals, purity, safety and THC or CBD potency.

West Coast Cannabis is Canada’s most trusted mail-order marijuana dispensary that stocks a wide range of premium dab weed from budder, diamonds, crumble, terp sauce, live resin, to shatter. All our products are made using premium weed strains and are tested by each one of our team members to ensure they are of the utmost quality.

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