Today, dabbers get a wide selection of dabs not just from online sources but even at their local marijuana dispensaries. New dabbers will find it confusing as they see the variety of concentrates available for dabbing.
Dabbing terms glossary
- Concentrates – Cannabis compounds get collected from raw weed plant materials. There are variety of concentrates ranging from oils to kief and shatter to hashish.
- Solvents – Chemical compounds like alcohol, butane, propane, etc. are used to strip essential compounds from cannabis plants.
- Solvent-less – There are no solvents used to produce the concentrates. Heat, water, and pressure are applied to produce solvent-less extracts.
- Budder – Butter-like, creamy extract.
- Crumble – Extracts with a soft and crumbly texture.
- Honeycomb – Honey-comb-like soft texture.
- Pull & snap – Extract snaps when bent, has taffy-like consistency.
- Rosin – No solvent is used to concentrate. Only heat and pressure are used to get the essential cannabis compounds.
- Shatter – Transparent extract with glass-like consistency.
- Wax – Concentrates with a soft and wax-like consistency.
- BHO or Butane Hash Oil – Oil is available in different consistencies and is enriched in essential terpenes, CBD, and THC.
- Dab rig – It refers to a water pipe attached to some dabbing attachments like a nail.
- Dabbing – It is a method, where cannabis oil gets flash vaporized using heat and then inhaled. Dabs mean extracts of any kind used for dabbing.
- Nail – It is a spike made from material like ceramic, metal, and glass. The nail is heated electronically or a blow torch and dab are applied to it.
- Purge – Purging is a part of the extraction process that eliminates the solvent. [ensure that the product purchased is lab-tested]
Before you go dab shopping ensure to have a dabbing setup. It includes a water pipe, dome, nail, and torch. When you go shopping for dab, you will find that the cost is significantly more than the natural buds. When you check the menu shatter with 70% THC is around $20 for 1g, while in flowers the highest THC found is approximately 28% and costs $15 for 1g. The significant price difference is because of the potency.
The initial investment of buying shatter at Chronic Creations will seem more, but you will need to use only very less amount for dabbing. 1g of shatter can last up to an average of 40 dabs, depending on its potency and use frequency.
It is more cost-effective than marijuana buds. In the same way, different types of concentrates price will depend on their potency level. Potency and purity are not an indicator of the consistency and texture of the concentrate. Lab-tested products are quality choices!