Dabbing is a new trend among cannabis enthusiasts based in cannabis culture. It refers to a form of consumption that involves the ingestion of high concentrations of tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), the psychoactive compound found in marijuana. Despite being new, it is growing in popularity.
Facts to Know About Dabbing and Its Potential Dangers
What is dabbing?
For starters, dabbing is the recreational use of a specific kind of cannabis extract that is usually consumed using a vaporizer or dab rig. It is much more potent than smoking marijuana directly but dosage amounts are easier to work out due to the products' nature.
The effects of dabbing are more intense than those experienced with other smoking methods. Higher concentrations of tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) found in extracts lead to stronger effects, regardless of the method of consumption.
How does dabbing work?
Dabbing involves a variety of steps. First, one must obtain the cannabis extract. This extract, which comes in various formats including Rosin, Shatter, Budder and so on, usually it is a thick and sticky substance, Rosin pressing has been very popular, the herb is heated under pressure in order to extract the cannabinoids and terpenes.
The concentrate is then put into a bowl-shaped device and vaporized by indirect heat with no flame through an inert material like glass or ceramic. there are many types of dab rigs, however the most known and easy to use dab rig is the Puffco Peak which we use and love.
How does dabbing differ from smoking marijuana?
Smoking cannabis involves burning the plant. The person smoking the marijuana then inhales and exhales the smoke, which means you are inhaling combusted material. Dabbing, on the other hand, involves heating the extracts to very high temperatures for a very short period of time to produce the vapour.
The Dangers of Dabbing
1 - There may be harmful side effects
Despite the fact that dabbing won't likely cause the same long-term health effects as smoking, the side effects are very real, and they are noticeable.
The effects of dabbing can last up to four hours and can be quite intense. These include Euphoria, Dry Mouth and killer munchies.
2 - An overdose is not possible
There is a not a risk of fatal overdose. The concentration of THC in a typical wax or dabbable concentrate can be as high as 90% or even 95%. This means that just a small amount of this extract is sufficient to induce the desired effects. However, while not fatal, if you dab too much, you are going to have a bad time.
3 - Potency is stronger
Dabbing has more potential for a whitie or a greenie. It can be more intense than smoking cannabis. The THC concentration can be as high as 90% compared to 5-10% for marijuana. Less is more.
4 - Dabbing can be very addictive
Because dabbing is so good both in effect and flavour, with its lack of combustion and clean smooth terpene flavours it's way nicer than smoking and this can be slightly addictive as it's so nice.
Dabbing can be a very good practice. It is a much safer way of consuming cannabis and much more cost-effective over time. It does have a learning curve and you need to get dosage correct, but overall I am glad I dab over smoking, 100% guilt free and my lungs feel amazing.
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