How to Dab: A Beginner’s Guide to Cannabis Concentrates
You’re not imagining it — cannabis use is decidedly on the rise in the United States and beyond.
In fact, marijuana use is becoming so popular, that it’s even giving wine a run for its money!
With this sudden urge for the green, people are learning about more and more methods of using cannabis. In other words: there are lots more ways to enjoy the good stuff than by smoking it from a pipe or a bowl.
There are also excellent legal ways to get high.
One of the most popular?
Dabbing marijuana and using cannabis concentrates. Not only is it much easier than you might think, it also gives you some seriously awesome effects.
Does dabbing sound like something that interests you?
In this post, we’ll teach you everything that you need to know about how to dab.
What Does Dabbing Marijuana Mean?
First, let’s talk about what a marijuana dab actually is.
In the simplest possible terms, the process of dabbing involves vaporizing cannabis concentrate and then inhaling it.
In some cases, you’ve probably heard the concentrates called things like wax, shatter, and even BHO. You really won’t need to use much concentrate in order to get the desired effect.
This is because dabbing concentrate is much more potent than the traditional methods of smoking.
While many people dab marijuana, there are also CBD extracts that don’t contain any of the THC that gets you high. This is especially useful for people who are looking to cannabis as a form of relief from pain and other ailments.
It’s also an awesome alternative for people who find themselves excessively coughing when they use more traditional forms of marijuana.
How to Dab: Getting the Right Tools
The first step in learning how to dab cannabis concentrate properly?
You need to be certain that you have the right tools on hand.
You’ll need, of course, the cannabis extract of your choosing. Never, ever, try dabbing with an extract that has an alcohol base.
You should also grab a special titanium nail that will go inside the gauge of a traditional water pipe. Of course, this means that you’ll also need a water pipe, which you’ll rig into your own dabbing tool.
You should also get a torch or a lighter — even the tools you use to brown creme brulee work incredibly well.
Get a dabber, which is usually a metal or glass tool that lets you get the dab in place.
Finally, you’ll need a dome, which is glass that goes around the nail you’ll put in your water pipe.
When in doubt, start off with a smaller amount of concentrate than you think you’ll need. You can always add more later.
So, what’s the right size?
In general, we recommend a size that’s roughly comparable to a breadcrumb.
The Best Way to Dab
Now that you’ve got all the important tools assembled?
Let’s talk about how to dab!
Make sure you dab with someone who has done it before if it’s your first time.
In general, it’s always a good idea to dab sitting down. Especially if you’re newer to cannabis concentrates, you might be surprised by how quickly and deeply they can start to impact you.
Start by turning on the flame and then putting it on the nail. You’ll know that it’s a good time to stop when the nail starts to turn into a reddish color.
Then, go ahead and turn off your flame. Next, put the dome of glass over the nail itself. For best results, wait about ten to fifteen seconds. This will allow the nail to cool down so that you don’t end up burning yourself.
That would definitely sour your experience!
Now, take a hold of your dabbing tool, and put the amount that you’d like to dab (again, remember we suggest a breadcrumb amount) on the nail.
Then, slowly and steadily take a breath in. You can turn the tip of the dabber so that you don’t end up wasting any of the concentrate.
Then, breathe out, and wait for everything to take effect!
The Many Benefits of Dabbing
There are tons of reasons why you should give dabbing a try.
If you have trouble falling and staying asleep, dabbing a cannabis concentrate can help you to hit the hay better and faster.
It can also help to deal with more serious medical issues.
This includes things like the treatment of epilepsy, those struggling with anxiety issues, and even Parkinson’s and other issues.
Just make sure that you stay safe when you dab. Don’t plan to drive or operate any kind of machinery in the aftermath.
However, we’re pretty sure that because of how much you’ll end up enjoying the experience, you’ll want to stay put and stay relaxed!
You’ve Mastered How to Dab: What’s Next?
We hope that this post has taught you everything that you need to know about how to dab.
Not only is dabbing marijuana an awesome alternative to smoking, it’s also a cost-effective way to get some relief with CBD.
Many people find that dabbing helps them to fall asleep better at night, deal with anxiety issues, and so much more.
Are you interested in learning more about other legal ways that you can get high? We’ve got you covered.
Be sure to check out our website and blog for more tips. We’ll tell you how you can feel better and enjoy more out of life without worrying about getting into trouble with the law.