Dabbing concentrates are all the rage today! This being said it is still a relatively new concept for many… so lets break it down. We will look at the two aspects.
So what exactly is dabbing? Just that dance move deal that Cam Newton made popular? Well not in this aspect it isn’t. Dabbing is the act of using a vaporizer to heat a small amount of a substance into a vapor that can be inhaled by the consumer.
Why dab? The fact is that you can create oils or concentrates that are high in the ingredient that the consumer wants to inhale without near the carcinogens that accompany the raw product. This is true for both tobacco and marijuana.
So now you can see why dabbing makes sense. Dabbing can allow the user to take in greater quantities of the ingredient they are seeking in a cleaner more efficient manner. Examples would be concentrated levels of nicotine or cannaboids and terpenes aka…. THC.
There are tons of different utensils on the market to dab with. Desktop vaporizers to portable pens are all used to dab. They all have one thing in common, that is a heat element that will bring the concentrate to a temperature that will allow it to become vapor. For more on the perfect temp for dabbing check out this article on vaping cannabis.
Now what exactly are concentrates? Well here at 420 Pony the only concentrates we are concerned with revolve around cannabis. Cannabis concentrates have been around for centuries. The 2 most common known are hash and kief.
Today’s concentrates are more precise and often referred to by names that are consistent with there consistency (See what I did there 😉 So you may here terms like Shatter, Budder, Crumble, Wax, Oil , Sap and many more. Just a bit of imagination and you can guess what these concentrates look and feel like. All of these concentrates have one thing in common. They are prepared by using Butane…. This method of making concentrates is often called BHO…. Short for Butane Honey Oil. Other solvents used in making concentrates include: ethanol (Everclear), Isopropyl Alcohol, Propane and CO2.
So if you want to save your lungs cut down on carcinogens and still enjoy inhaling some great cannabis strains then I believe dabbing is for you. There are also some very cool products on the market that allow you to make concentrates into liquid for easy vaping.
These liquidizers as they are known can come in different flavors to enhance the concentrate flavor when vaping. This practice also mask the smell of the vapor making dabbing concentrates in public an inconspicuous event 🙂