What are Dabs? How to use?

Dabs are concentarted doses of cannabinoid extracts gathered by various processes and methods.

Dab rigs, one way to dab.
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A dab is a concentrated dose of cannabis which is made in a variety of ways. The majority of the methods involve a form of extracting the THC and any cannabinoids from the plant using a solvent (such as carbon dioxide) or with heat and pressure (called live rosin). These extractions leave the producer with a sticky paste-like THC and cannabinoid substance commonly referred to as dabs.

A dab is not the only name used to describe this kind of hash oil, it's also referred to as BHO (butane hash oil), wax, shatter, budder and oil among many others.


How to use dabs?

The truth about dabbing is that you are not actually smoking anything, you'll actually be vaporizing it. Dab rigs and vaporizer pens are the most common methods of using dabs.

Vaporizing a dab requires bringing your concentrate in contact with a red-hot surface such as a dab nail or atomizer which will immediately turn to a smoke-looking vapor. Be ready to inhale at the same time, or a little beforehand so not to miss it!


Dab Rigs vs Vape Pens

A few of the most common and user friendly to consume a dab is by using a dab vape pen or a specialy designed water pipe called a dab rig.

  1. One of the easiest ways to actually consume (vaporize) dabs is with a vape pen.
    • Super lightweight and extremely portable
    • Best for personal use
  2. More advanced users tend to prefer a glass dab rig.
    • Quick and impactful hits
    • Best to use with friends

Rigs are better for home use and they are convenient to share with friends during a sesh. Dab vape pens are great for first time users and better for solo use when on the go. Sharing a vape pen works but the wax may get dumped or an overzelous friend might burn out your coil. Always have an extra atomizer for this reason, coils can go out on anyone, anytime.

Dabbing has been around for only a short time, but so far this method is raising in popularity every single day. We try our best to bring the best dabbing rigs, pipes and pens to you. Check out this months favorite dabbing tools from the staff at Waxxin.com.