What is Dabbing?
Simply put, dabbing is a way to vape cannabis concentrates like wax, shatter, budder, and butane hash oil (BHO) by heating them on a hot surface (like a nail) and inhaling the vape through a dab rig. Typically, that means heating a bong with a blow torch (yes, you heard right!), but you can also dab with a number of other devices such as a hot nail, knife, E-nail, vape pen or portable vaporizers.
Despite the inherent danger of using a blow torch, and worries about the solvents used in concentrates, many people like dabbing because of the potency of THC extracts. In fact, some cannabis extracts clock in as high as 90% THC (compared to the 10-25% found in bud), which means it packs a pretty mean and immediate punch. It’s also fast-acting, and you only need a “dab” of concentrates per session, which is where dabbing gets its name. So, if anyone asks, “what is a dab?”, it refers to the concentrate you’re using, as well as the amount.