What is a Dab?
A dab itself is the actual substance that the concentrate comes in. You would buy a “dab” and use it the same way you would a tincture or edible. They typically come in packages that you can purchase in person or over the internet. When you purchase a dab, make sure you read the lab report that comes with it. This report will allow you to confirm what is actually in the dab.
What is Dabbing?
Typically, dabbing 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.