Dabbing is a method of consuming cannabis products to feel the maximum effects. This has been adopted by CBD users, especially seasoned users to enjoy maximum benefits. This method is also used by medical patients and regular consumers for its therapeutic relief. In this mode of consumption, we use CBD concentrates and there are diverse types of products available along with the types of rigs used. So, this primer will shed light on different aspects of CBD dabbing.
What Is CBD Concentrate?
CBD concentrate is a highly concentrated form of cannabidiol devoid of unwanted hemp plant materials while retaining the cannabinoids and the terpenes. The extraction processes are similar to producing other THC rich cannabis products, and they come in different textures suited for various uses.
What Are The Different Types Of CBD Concentrate Products?
As mentioned earlier there are different types of CBD concentrates with varying textures and they are the following.
- CBD Isolate: CBD isolate is 99% pure cannabidiol that is available in the form of powder or solid. To make it, the hemp CBD extract undergoes a refining process to remove all the cannabinoids including THC, resulting in one of the purest forms of cannabidiol. They are one of the safest and non-intoxicating CBD concentrate products that can be dabbed.
- CBD Extract: CBD extract has an oily texture and has all the terpenes and cannabinoids of a full spectrum extract. It is made using winterization process of the full-spectrum hemp extract removing all the fats and plant material from it.
- Terpsolate: Terspsolate is made by combining CBD isolate with liquid terpenes after the extraction process.
- CBD Shatter: It is available in the form of slabs that are shiny, hard and brittle. They are pure CBD infused with the goodness of terpenes.
- CBD Crumble: CBD crumble has a malleable texture and breaks apart on handling it. This is made by removing the oil from the extract, giving it a crumbling consistency.
- CBD Wax: They have a waxy or sticky texture and can be made from full-spectrum CBD extract or CBD isolate.
How To Dab CBD Concentrate Products?
Dabbing CBD concentrate is similar to consuming other THC rich cannabis products, requiring a dab rig, butane torch and dab tool for dropping the concentrate into the banger or nail. It is popular because it doesn’t bring stoned or intoxicating effects after consumption; rather it relaxes and calms you.
Dabbing is similar to dabbing other cannabis products, and once you have the CBD concentrate with the dab rig, you begin by heating the nail with the butane torch until it is glowing red. Also, the time required to dab CBD is dependent on the thickness of the nail or the banger. The optimal temperature is around 320 – 356 degrees Fahrenheit, as higher temperatures will disintegrate the terpenes. The rule of thumb is that it takes about 20 seconds to heat the nail and 60 seconds to cool it; however, it varies with the thickness and material of the nail or banger. So, if you are beginning to use it, then it is better to use a stopwatch and also make sure to refer the manufacturer’s instruction.
Next, you place the CBD concentrate on the surface of the nail and inhale the vapours slowly. To ensure that you consume the maximum amount of concentrate, try to take a long drag. Place a carbon cap on the nail to retain the heat, and for the better vapourization of the CBD concentrate. After you inhale, ensure to exhale immediately.
After you are done using the dabbing rig, clean the nail to remove leftover residue and let it cool down. You can then clean the inside of the nail with a cotton swab dipped in isopropyl alcohol and rubbing it along the interior of the nail. This method of consumption is used more by seasoned consumers due to the cost of dab rigs, along with additional equipment such as dab tools and torches.
Why Do You Want To Dab CBD?
One of the most important benefits of CBD dabbing is the therapeutic benefit and the immediate calming effect after its consumption. This is especially useful for those requiring quick relief from pain and is a better way than oral CBD products. When you consume cannabidiol orally it will have to pass through the digestive system, and gradually gets absorbed into the bloodstream requiring you to wait for hours to feel the complete effect. Some CBD concentrate lets consumers experience flavors, and hemp plant compounds that are not available in CBD oil. Besides, except for CBD isolate other CBD concentrate products offer the added benefit of the entourage effect.
On a final note, keep in mind that as they are concentrate products they may contain a higher concentration of THC than other organic raw hemp extract CBD products. Hence, you must consume in regulated dose.