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Dabs and Dabbing

The Dictionary describes dabbing as: the action or practice of inhaling small quantities of a concentrated and vaporized drug, typically cannabis oil or resin.

The terms comes from the usually small portions of cannabis concentrates inhaled at one time. Because concentrates are much more potent than regular cannabis flower, only a tiny dab is required to feel the effects. When people say they’re dabbing, they’re usually referring to the method of consumption. The most common methods being either vaporizers, or oil rigs, though there are other methods.

Cannabis Concentrates

Concentrates are exactly that, a concentrated form of cannabis. Thus, the higher potency. Not all concentrates are created equal though, with variances in texture, potency, and methods of consumption.

Some of the most popular forms include: wax, shatter, live resin, and so much more. For a quick review of cannabis concentrates, check out our post Cannabis Concentrates – A Glossary.

Most Popular Forms

Wax

Cannabis Wax, like shatter and butter, is made using BHO extraction. During the extraction, if the concentrate solution is overheated or agitated, it produces an opaque material with a consistency similar to ear wax (as unappetizing at that sounds).

Shatter

Cannabis Wax, like shatter and butter, is made using BHO extraction. During the extraction, if the concentrate solution is overheated or agitated, it produces an opaque material with a consistency similar to ear wax (as unappetizing at that sounds).

Live Resin

Cannabis Wax, like shatter and butter, is made using BHO extraction. During the extraction, if the concentrate solution is overheated or agitated, it produces an opaque material with a consistency similar to ear wax (as unappetizing at that sounds).

Dabbing Methods

Vaping

Is the action or practice of inhaling and exhaling the vapor produced by an electronic cigarette or similar device

Dab Oil Rigs

dab rig, sometimes called an oil rig, is used to smoke rosin, shatter, butane hash oil (BHO), glass, CO2 oil, or other cannabis concentrates. … Cannabis concentrate is placed on the dab nail using a dabber.

Twaxing

As defined by the originator, @TWAXGang, to twax is “to apply hash/concentrates to the inside, outside, or tip of your rolls/bowls in any way shape or form.”  As cannabis extracts have become more readily available with recent legal changes, so has their application on and within joints.

Hot Knives

The act of heating butter knives on an electric coil range at a high temperature, until butter knives are glowing hot.

Healthstone

Are porous rock that you can fit into your bowl, the advantage is that you can use other kinds of concentrates.