Many recreational marijuana smokers in Washington State see or hear people talking about dabbing cannabis and wonder why it is so popular. Green Collar Cannabis located in Tacoma Washington is here to be your guide to dabbing weed and show you how it can enhance your marijuana experience.
Dabbing involves inhaling marijuana concentrates in a vaporized form. With Dabbing becoming more and more popular there are many different technologies that are being developing that the cannabis user should consider. Besides using a bowl, you can use a nail, and if your use to using a lighter, you now will be using a butane torch. You do not pull the bowl out after ripping the bong, but instead you use a carb cap to cover the nail to finish your dab.
What are dabs?
Dabs are described as using a small amount of concentrated CBD/THC that is inhaled using an oil rig contraption. Concentrates are by a magnitude more potent than regular cannabis so you should watch your intake. Start off dabbing small, if you are not careful you can end up a lot higher than is normally comfortable for you.
Equipment Needed to Dab.
- Dab Rig
- Carb cap
- Heating Element (Butane Torch)
- Cannabis Oil
If you are going to start dabbing, you will need all these instruments listed above. A dab rig is a basic bong with a smaller volume that has less restriction to air flow. The dab nail will go into a 10, 14, or 18 millimeter joint and will be what the concentrate is vaporized in. The nails are usually made out of titanium, ceramics, or glass. A carb cap is not always required, but is an important tool if you want to have a higher quality dab. The Carb cap is used to cover the nail after the oil has started to vaporize to make sure that the entire vapor goes inside the carb rig.
What is the perfect temperature?
Your next task is to heat your nail and find the perfect temperature. Begin to heat your nail with your butane torch until the nail is near red hot in order to clean over previous residue, and then allow it to cool down. When you place your hand over the titanium, quartz, or ceramic, you begin to feel the heat dissipate. After trying different materials you will notice that the nail will lose heat at different rates. Once you find the nail that works for you it is time to start dabbing.
What is the right carb cap?
All low temp dabs will need a car cap to reach its full potential. The carb cab covers the nail which in turn activates the non vaporized oil. The type of carb cap you will use depends on the type of nail. For ceramic nails or flat titanium there are dabbers that caps on the other side that will work with most dish sizes available. If you are going to use quartz then use a dish or glass container.
Inhale then Exhale.
Be careful when you first dab and do not underestimate the effects. Most noobs report sweating, feeling a shortness of breath and heavy coughing. You should take deep breaths before inhaling; this will increase your lung capacity and decrease your reaction to the vapor effects. Once you are done pulling in the vapor you should immediately exhale as the THC is absorbed in just a few seconds. WARNING: Do not hold in the vapor like a regular bong hit.
Enjoy your dabbing experience!
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Looking to try out dabs for the first time? Green Collar Cannabis has you covered! Come down to our shop or check out our menu by clicking here.
Green Collar Cannabis
10422 Pacific Ave South Suite B
Tacoma, WA 98444
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