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What Is Dabbing?

Dabbing has become a very popular method of consumption these days and the older generation seems to be intimidated by this new process. To make this easier to understand, We have created this information page to guide you through this new innovative process. Of course you can always call us for any further questions you may have about this method of consumption.

Cannabis Concentrates Used For The Dabbing Process

 

Which Way Should I Consume Cannabis?

Cannabis has expanded drastically, and with that comes many new forms of consumption. Here are the different ways you can intake cannabis

Smoking

This is the most notorious form of consumption. Whether it is using a hand pipe, a water pipe or rolling papers you are combusting plant material along with the cannabis. That being said people have started to turn to more healthier alternatives.

Vaping

Vaporizers are the logical choice for moderate to experienced and/or health-conscious cannabis consumers. A vaporizer steadily heats herbs to a temperature that is high enough to extract THC, CBD, and other cannabinoids, but the temperatures are too low for the potentially harmful toxins that are released during combustion. Essentially, vaporization minimizes the health risks associated with smoking. This improvement comes with an equally significant reduction in odor, which is generally the first acknowledgement of first-time vaporizer users. There is a diverse landscape of vaporizer models and the market is only expanding as the technology improves.

Tincture

Tinctures are a liquid cannabis extract used by consumers looking for dosage control and fast-acting effects without the health risks associated with smoking. Most commonly, alcohol is used as the solvent (any proof greater than 80 can be used effectively), but other fat-soluble liquids can be used as well, such as vinegar or glycerol. Generally, three or four drops of the tincture are placed under the tongue, where it’s absorbed into the body versus swallowed and digested. When ingested, tinctures are immediately absorbed in an empty stomach but require time to process through the liver, reducing dosage control.

Edibles

Edibles can be defined as any food that contains cannabis, whether or not the cannabinoids. For first time users I would not recommend this form of intake, The effects take longer to kick in and can be over powering if you are not sure how to dose it. chocolate, gummies, and pastry's all have different effects because of the way the THC binds to the fat in the food. There is a lot of factors that contribute to the variety of edible sensations. Eating or drinking cannabis provides significantly different effects from delivery methods that immediately enter the bloodstream, such as smoking or vaping. These products have longer onsets and tend to cause powerful full-body, psychoactive effects.

Infused food and drinks can be made a variety of ways depending on the dish. Most often, edibles are infused with a staple infused ingredient high in fat — like butter or olive oil — that enable extraction of the plant’s therapeutic properties.

 

Cannabis Dosing

For new and regular users knowing the right dosage for different types of cannabis products can be difficult. Everyone is different and just because its a good amount for your friends or family doesn't mean its your correct dosage. Here are some tips for cannabis dosing.

  • Edible dosing is the most difficult to figure out. It really depends on the cannabis used and the type of edible it is. Chocolate binds to the THC more so then other edibles making the edible feel stronger. Gummies tend to have a less mild effect. But beware of the sprayed gummies they are usually unevenly dosed and never match what the package says. You can usually tell because the gummies are the typical branded version and not actually manufactured. Edipure is one of these spray on gummy companies. For first time cannabis users a good dose to start with is about 10-20mg. Now you are going to have to experiment with this since everyone has different tolerances and your body can react to cannabis differently. The thing with edibles is the effects can take 30min-1 hour to kick in. Knowing this be careful because you can always eat more, but you can never eat less! Experiment a couple times before fully consuming an edible. I also do not recommend edibles for first time users. Even patients that are regular users do not like edibles, Its really not for everyone.

  • Vaping is a great way to evenly dose without waiting extended amounts of time. It is also great for discreet usage. It has little to no smell and does not produce smoke. It also takes less amounts to fulfill your medical needs. The onset is usually about 10-15mins. Concentrates are a lot stronger then the typical marijuana flower which is about 18-32% THC when concentrates can test at 60-99% THC so with this being said smaller dosing is required which can be a lot more cost efficient for your medicine. For first time concentrate user I would recommend starting with about two puffs, wait 15mins and then take another one as needed. Usually 2-3 is about average for first time users, but once again everyone is different.

  • Dabbing is become very popular amongst this generation. But it is extremely potent. It tends to have a lot clearer "high" feeling compared to traditional smoking.  Be very carful with this method of consumption and if you are dabbing for the first time, make sure you do not plan on leaving the house soon. Of course a lot of patients can function and gain tolerances but your first dab can be pretty intense. Like vaping, dabbing can be a better alternative to smoking because you are not combusting plant material into your lungs. But you do have to be careful about the brand of concentrates you use. Because of the lack of current regulation, companies have lacked on testing with their products. With this being said residual solvents like butane or propane can be left behind in the final product. Just because they are verified on weedmaps doesnt mean they are trusted, anyone can be verified on there. There are a lot of great cannabis review websites you can check out that will give you more information on trusted cannabis companies( F.Y.I Higher Elevation Finest Medicinals is testing Residual Solvent Free (: )

  • Smoking is they original way of consuming cannabis but it does have its downsides. Burning plant matter can be harmful to your lungs and general health. That is why cannabis technology has advanced and we are coming up with more and more ways of consuming it. The cannabis flower usually has anywhere in between 18-32% THC. The higher quality "Top Shelf" products are around 26-32% THC. I would always recommend those so you wont have to smoke more then needed to satisfy your medical needs. For first time users; using top shelf product smoking through a traditional pipe, id recommend starting off with 5 puffs and waiting 10-15mins then upping the dose as needed. If you think this might be a little much for you start with 2 or 3. Alternately, using a lower quality product can take an entire bowl or preroll to feel these affects. 

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