CBD, or cannabidiol, is a compound that is quickly gaining popularity due to its health benefits and ease of use. One of the forms that cannabidiol comes in is CBD dabs.
Research shows that 80% of Colorado adults enjoy cannabidiol dabs, which is a noticeable rise from 60% in 2019.
Contrary to what many critics believe, CBD dabs are not illegal. The 2018 Farm Bill made industrial hemp production legal in many parts of the U.S. The only catch is it has to contain less than 0.3% THC or tetrahydrocannabinol.
CBD dabs, also referred to as amber, wax, shatter, honeycomb, and budder, are obtained from hemp, the legal and non-intoxicating variety of cannabis for users who would like to stay sober. It is non-psychoactive, meaning it does not cause a “high” like its cannabinoid counterpart THC.
If it is your first time dabbing CBD, please use it in sparing amounts. This allows your body to get used to it and enables you to stay alert.
Are Dabs a Product?
Before going any further, it would be best to specify that CBD dabs are not a product. Dabs are the process by which CBD is taken into the body, which is dabbing. Dabbing is the act of taking in small quantities of concentrated vapors, normally cannabis products like marijuana or hemp.
Some of the cannabidiol products used for dabs are CBD distillates, CBD waxes, and CBD crystals. These products, especially CBD crystals and CBD wax, are pure, clean CBD concentrates that are THC-free.
Tools Needed to Dab CBDs
Many CBD dabs users make the mistake of using DIY tools. The result? Lots of wastage of the stuff and (sometimes) an overdose of cannabidiol, which can cause sleepiness and- at times- hallucination in the user.
CBD dabbing tools are designed to carry out their purpose effectively. If used and maintained properly, they can last long.
Here are some of the equipment you should use for a stress-free and enjoyable cannabidiol dabbing experience:
- Dab pen
- Dab cartridge
- Dab rig
Pro tip: When buying cartridges, please ensure that they are well labeled that they can be used for dabbing and not for vaping alone. This is crucial since the proper cartridge comes with a larger space, enabling you to get your cannabidiol into the cartridge.
How to Dab CBDs
There are several ways to dab cannabidiol extracts. First is the slightly more difficult way using a dab rig. The rig comprises a dab tool, water pipe, blowtorch, and dome. You have to use the torch, which you hold by hand, to heat the bowl. Afterward, use a dab tool to place a small amount of CBD into the nail, vaporizing the stuff.
The last step is to inhale the vapor and put the dome at the top of the nail. This keeps smoke from escaping.
The easier and more common alternative is using a CBD dab pen, which works like a standard vape pen, but is crafted to work with non-liquid substances. All you have to do is place a small amount of cannabidiol wax on the dab pen’s coils. It will heat the substance to make a vapor that you can inhale through a mouthpiece.
After inhalation, ensure that you hold in the vapor for as long as possible. An ideal timeline is 10-15 seconds. Holding in the vapor allows it to bind to the lining and ‘branches’ of your lungs for simpler blood-brain barrier crossing.
Advantages of Using CBD Dabs
CBD dabs offer its users various effects such as alertness, relaxation and calmness, enhanced mood, pain relief, comfort, and lower stress and anxiety.
Additionally, dabbing cannabidiol is considered a bioavailable method, which means that most of the CBD gets into the bloodstream fast. As per research, only 13-19% of orally-consumed cannabidiol enters the bloodstream.
They are also available in an array of flavors, which allows you to do some sampling and pick the one that best works for you. The concentrates are made up of terpenes, which gives CBD dabs a special smell and taste when taken at the right temperature.
Dabbing is healthier than ordinary smoking as the concentrate is vaporized without any plant matter. If you are hoping to smoke more privately, a dab pen is your ideal choice, as it is simpler to load.
Lastly, are you looking to get your dose of the good stuff without cleaning up? Go CBD dabs! An e-nail or dab pen provides a straightforward way to consume minus the hassle of cleaning up weed crumbles.