The word dabbing usually means something else and we know that modern pop culture has created a popular internet meme. However, Dabs Marijuana is another form of cannabis that’s one of the quickest growing trends in the cannabis field.
They’re relatively easy to make and consume. It doesn’t cost a lot to make your own either.
So, What Exactly Are Dabs?
Dabs are very highly concentrated cannabis doses. Dabs are made simply by extracting cannabinoids and THC to form sticky oils, some of which are called butane hash oil, shatter, budder or wax. They’re taken quite differently than other forms of cannabis.
To take Dabs, you have to set up a Dab rig, which people can get very creative with.
Some people like to smoke Dabs, which has been a common way to consume it for over a decade. However, what really boosted the popularity of Dabs, is the different methods of consumption that people have come up with which have altered the level of concentration and the euphoric effects you can get.
This has led to a huge surge in popularity. The main component behind Dabs is THC. THC is extremely potent and what creates a lot of the euphoria around taking Dabs.
This makes Dabs one of the quickest ways to get properly stoned and glued to a couch. This isn’t just your normal high, if you take Dabs, you’re going to get really stoned.
There are certain things you can do to extract certain compounds like Terpenes or other oils but it’s hard to keep those compounds because they’re incredible volatile and they’re usually lost or spoiled during extraction.
Is Dabbing Dangerous?
For the most part, taking Dabs isn’t that dangerous but it can be dangerous. We can’t beat around the bush there. The most dangerous part of Dabs is the extraction process and if it’s done incorrectly, it can be dangerous due to the volatile chemicals involved in the process.
It’s not dangerous in the way that you think though. It’s not so much that you’ll experience negative health effects, it’s more along the lines that you could cause damage to your property or your skin.
If you mix the wrong chemicals or mess up the extraction process, you could cause a negative chemical reaction which could result in a small explosion. However, this is relatively rare. Here are a few tricks and tips to make sure that your extraction process is as clean as possible if you choose to make your own.
- Make sure you have proper lab testing equipment and you know what kind of purity you’re looking for, along with concentration levels of what everything should be at
- You’ll need some top-shelf solvents as well
- Your extraction equipment should be in a closed loop as this will help prevent some of the most common accidents
- Last but not least, you should have someone that knows what they’re doing guide you through the process or oversee the whole thing because while it’s relatively safe, there are still some risks associated and if you really mess up the extraction, there are some health hazards that could be present to consumers
A lot of people who have never made their own Dabs before think they can get away with just a blow torch and a nail attachment. We highly recommend not doing this and going with a more sophisticated setup.
Are There Any Benefits of Dab?
While you more than likely aren’t going to find a doctor who recommends Dabs to people, it does have some positive side effects for people who do it the right way. First, there are people who suffer from chronic pain and people who suffer from sudden episodes of onset pain.
People who experience severe nausea have also seen a great benefit out of Dabs. This product is also very easy going on the lungs and doesn’t have much if any negative impacts on the lungs that are known about.
There are a couple of different ways to use Dabs but the most popular method is to use a rig.
With a Rig – The word rig isn’t complicated, it’s simply a glass pipe, a chamber, a nail, and a mouthpiece. All you have to do is fill the rig with water, heat up the nail until it’s glowing hot and then add the concentration. This turns the concentration into smoke and you simply inhale it.
Without a Rig – The easiest way to do this is in a bowl if you don’t have a rig. Pack the bowl full of cannabis, about halfway full. Then, put the Dabs on top of the weed. Pack the rest of the bowl, filling up the bowl and then simply light up. You put the Dabs in the middle to prevent the Dabs from being hit by flames.
Making Your Own Dabs
We’re going to go over how to make Rosin because this is easiest Dabs to make for beginners.
- Parchment paper
- A flat iron or a hair straightener
- A dabber or collection stool
- Some marijuana
Step 1 – Make sure the hair straightener is on low or medium. The temperature to aim for is 250 up to 300 degrees.
Step 2 – Put the cannabis on your parchment paper. Place it in the middle so that you can collect the rosin on the side.
Step 3 – Fold the parchment in half, so that the weed is covered. Place the hot straightener over top of the weed. Squeeze and you should hear a sizzle. Only do this for about 5 seconds then remove the straightener.
Step 4 – Once you unfold the parchment, the rosin should be on the sides of the parchment and ready for collection. If you need more, keep repeating these steps until you have the desired amount.
There are a lot of different methods for making your own but this is the best method for beginners because it doesn’t require any solvents.