Rolling a joint may be on the way out because of dabbing, a new way to consume marijuana concentrates, but what is a dab exactly and how does it compare to the traditional ways of using cannabis?
Urban Dictionary defines a dab as “bho (butane hash oil), a medicinal marijuana product extracted from the plant and concentrated into a smokable oil. Dabs, also known as concentrates, have a high concentration of THC, the active ingredient in marijuana.
To get the concentrated cannabis, solvents are used to isolate the THC from the plant, resulting in a sticky, waxy or brittle substance referred to as a dab, budder, wax, or shatter. While cannabis consumers a few years ago turned to hash when they wanted to get really high, dabs are the newest way to consume concentrated cannabis with the goal of getting you really high really fast.
Dabs are incredibly potent because they have a higher concentrate of THC, typically between 70 and 90 percent, than smoking the plant without it being processed. When you dab, the idea is that you achieve the same high as conventional marijuana use, with much less product.For this reason, dabs are typically not recommended for first time cannabis users, except in very small amounts. Experienced users will appreciate the magnified high that comes from using dabs or dabbing.
If you’re interested in learning how to do a dab, check out this video then find a dabbing starter kit.
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