Dabbing is one of the latest ways to smoke marijuana. Remember when heating a knife on a stove, putting cannabis oil on it, and breathing it in through a two-liter bottle with the bottom cut-off was considered high-tech? Dabbing is a knife-hits cool older brother who went to college and works in Silicon Valley now. Why are people making the switch? A dab is the single most effective way to consume a large amount of THC in a single breath.
Because dabbing uses such a concentrated base, there is very little waste. This makes it one of the most cost-effective ways to consume marijuana, which is a big reason it’s taken off with the cannabis community.
Dabbing is extremely cost-effective and provides a more potent hit than other smokables. Concentrates can be purchased for as little as $10 a gram including wax and shatter. With the same THC concentration as an oil, wax and shatter allow you to use all of the product because there isn’t any cartridge for it to get stuck inside of.
Wax and shatter also have a stronger flavor, and typically, more terpenes than concentrates. If you had both products side by side, made from the same strain, you’d taste the original strain much more from a hit using a dab device than a concentrate pen. That’s another major draw for people who don’t like to smoke flower but still want to taste the cannabis strain.
Find out the difference between wax, shatter, and crumble so you can find the right product for your dabbing needs. The primary difference between finished cannabis products is the amount of moisture and terpenes in the final product. This will affect how you’ll want to set your dab rig heat settings.