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What are marijuana concentrates?

Also known as: 710 (the word “OIL” flipped and spelled backwards), wax, ear wax, honey oil, budder, butane is hash oil, butane honey oil (BHO), shatter, dabs (dabbing), black glass, and errl.

What is it?

A marijuana concentrate is a highly potent THC- (Tetrahydrocannabinol) concentrated mass that looks like honey or butter. For that reason, it’s often called “honey oil” or “budder” on the street.

How potent is this form of marijuana?

Marijuana concentrates contain extraordinarily high THC levels ranging from 40 to 80 percent THC amounts. This form of marijuana can be up to four times stronger in THC content than high grade or top shelf marijuana, which normally measures around 20 percent THC levels.

How is it abused?

One form of abuse occurs orally by infusing marijuana concentrates in various food or drink products. Smoking remains the most popular form of ingestion by use of water or oil pipes.

Many abusers of marijuana concentrates also prefer using an e-cigarette/vaporizer because it is smokeless, odorless and easy to hide. The user takes a “dab” of the concentrate, then heats the substance using the e-cigarette/vaporizer, producing vapors that ensure an instant high.

Using an e-cigarette/vaporizer to ingest marijuana concentrates is commonly referred to as “dabbing” or “vaping.”

What are the effects of using marijuana concentrates?

Being a highly concentrated form of marijuana, the effects upon the user may be more psychologically and physically intense than plant marijuana use.

To date, long term effects of marijuana concentrate use are not yet fully known; but, we do know the effects of plant marijuana use. These effects include paranoia, anxiety, panic attacks, and hallucinations.

Additionally, the use of plant marijuana increases one’s heart rate and blood pressure. Plant marijuana users may also experience withdrawal and addiction problems.

Marijuana Facts:

In 2017, 22.9% of high school seniors used marijuana in the past 30 days compared with 9.7% who smoked cigarettes. Source: NIDA, 2017 Monitoring the Future Survey

Measured in the MTF survey this year, the use of electronic cigarettes (vaping) to use marijuana. Reporting use in the past month:

  • 1.6 percent of 8th graders
  • 4.3 percent of 10th graders
  • 4.9 percent of 12th graders

This form of marijuana can be up to four times stronger in THC content than high grade or top shelf marijuana, which normally measures around 20 percent THC levels.

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How Strong Are Dabs Compared to Weed?

Posted by Jack Daniels (Edited by Jay Dreadhead) on 11th May 2018

The secret is out.

The effect that you receive from dabbing hash oil is multitudes higher than how you feel after smoking a bowl or taking a toke of cannabis flower.

The strongest lab tested weed is coming back between 25-35% THC, while hash oil extractions have pushed that scale up to nearly pure 99.9% THC.

When you strip away all of the plant matter, properly processed hash oil is full of cannabinoids, flavonoids, and terpenes in an incredibly tasty concoction that packs a punch unlike any bong-load ever could.

Are Dabs Too Strong?

Just because dabs are powerful and potent does not mean that they are only for hardcore stoners or high tolerance hotshots.

Here are a few tips and facts to help you make sure that your dabbing experience is not only safe for you and your friends, but as pleasurable and awesome as can be too!

Lab Testing – Most dispensaries and extractors these days are having their products lab tested before they are put out to the public. Customers are picky as can be these days when shopping for concentrates, so a clean lab test is good for sales. As a dabber, you should demand clean lab tests on the hash oil that you will be vaping. Residual butane in your BHO, or mold in your water hash can be harmful to your health – demand better.

Dosing – Know your limits! It doesn’t matter how delicious that last dab tasted, or if peer pressure is mounting, or if you are trying to make a perfect Instagram video…don’t overdo it! Someone new to dabbing should get at least 40 dabs out of a gram of hash oil. Start small and work your way up, giving yourself plenty of time in between dabs to make sure you are still feeling ok.

Set & Setting – Taking your first dab at a Cannabis Cup or similar event probably isn’t the best idea. Ideally your first few dab seshes will be in a place where you are comfortable, with people who have your best interests in mind. A comfortable seat always helps, as does a glass of water. If the effect of a powerful dab is overwhelming your first time, just remind yourself that it’s all-good and that you are in a good place.

Proper Tools – Here is where we come in at The Dab Lab. What’s the use in seeking out clean, safe lab tested concentrates if you are just going to unsafely vaporize it off of a janky knockoff domeless titanium or quartz nail? Or store it in a low-grade silicone container instead of a platinum cured medical grade option from us? Like you, we take our dabbing very seriously and so we make sure that all of the best and most innovative tools and accessories are available for you here in our store .

Dabbing is an excellent alternative for people who enjoy the effects of cannabis, but do not want to deal with the mess or smell of traditionally smoking weed. The fact that dabs carry a higher potency level should not be a deterrent, or something to be feared, but instead should be respected and utilized to maximize your cannabis using experience.

Dabbing is great for people who have sensitive lungs, but need the effect of THC/CBD quickly. Just a tiny dab will do!

The secret is out. The effect that you receive from dabbing hash oil is multitudes higher than how you feel after smoking a bowl or taking a toke of cannabis flower.The strongest lab tested weed is coming back between 25-35% THC, while hash oil extractions have pushed that scale up to nearly pure 99.9% THC.When you strip away all of the plant matter, properly processed hash oil is full of cannabinoids, flavonoids, and terpenes in an incredibly tasty concoction that packs a punch unlike any bong-load ever could. Are Dabs Too Strong? Just because dabs are powerful and potent does not mean that they are only for hardcore stoners or high tolerance hotshots. Here are a few tips and facts to help you make sure that your dabbing experience is not only safe for you and your friends, but as pleasurable and awesome as can be too!Lab Testing – Most dispensaries and extractors these days are having their products lab tested before they are put out to the public. Customers are picky as can be these days when shopping for concentrates, so a clean lab test is good for sales. As a dabber, you should demand clean lab tests on the hash oil that you will be vaping. Residual butane in your BHO, or mold in your water hash can be harmful to your health – demand better. Dosing – Know your limits! It doesn’t matter how delicious that last dab tasted, or if peer pressure is mounting, or if you are trying to make a perfect Instagram video…don’t overdo it! Someone new to dabbing should get at least 40 dabs out of a gram of hash oil. Start small and work your way up, giving yourself plenty of time in between dabs to make sure you are still feeling ok. Set & Setting – Taking your first dab at a Cannabis Cup or similar event probably isn’t the best idea. Ideally your first few dab seshes will be in a place where you are comfortable, with people who have your best interests in mind. A comfortable seat always helps, as does a glass of water. If the effect of a powerful dab is overwhelming your first time, just remind yourself that it’s all-good and that you are in a good place. Proper Tools – Here is where we come in at The Dab Lab. What’s the use in seeking out clean, safe lab tested concentrates if you are just going to unsafely vaporize it off of a janky knockoff domeless titanium or quartz nail? Or store it in a low-grade silicone container instead of a platinum cured medical grade option from us? Like you, we take our dabbing very seriously and so we make sure that all of the best and most innovative tools and accessories are available for you here in our store.Dabbing is an excellent alternative for people who enjoy the effects of cannabis, but do not want to deal with the mess or smell of traditionally smoking weed. The fact that dabs carry a higher potency level should not be a deterrent, or something to be feared, but instead should be respected and utilized to maximize your cannabis using experience. Dabbing is great for people who have sensitive lungs, but need the effect of THC/CBD quickly. Just a tiny dab will do!