Dabbing is one of the most popular new ways to consume cannabis. And for good reason. Dabs allow you to experience a pure and powerful – almost instant – high. This is because concentrates are extremely potent with up to 70-90% THC per dab. Fun and flavorsome, dabbing is popular in both medical and recreational markets. As with all cannabis consumption methods, there are unspoken rules to follow. Regular users will recognize some of these as standard sesh rules, but still, it’s always nice when people have manners.
1. Help the noobs
We were all novice dabbers once. Be cool, make sure they know what they are doing, make sure they understand that dabbing is a whole different ball game from smoking flower. Don’t make fun and dare them to try more than they can handle. It’s not worth the potential vomit situation.
2. Cleanliness is next to godliness
Keep your equipment clean. Seriously, it’s not hard. Don’t be “that guy” with the gunky, gloppy, goopy gear.
3. Know what you’re dabbing
Budder, wax, shatter… With so many new concentrates available, it’s important that you know what you’re smoking. Different concentrates need different optimum temperatures, and will have different portion amounts.
5. Don’t yabba-dabba-do it all
Hitting the rig too hard is easy, and sometimes the effects aren’t pretty. Know your limits, and think about other variables. Have you eaten today? Are you drunk? Do you have to go to work later? Are you meeting your parents for dinner in 20 minutes? Think about whether you need to dab it all, or keep some for later.
6. Be prepared
If you’re hosting, then stock up on the essentials. Butane refills, enough wicks, water, nails, wipes, snacks….
7. Use a dab matt
These mats provide a protective surface that prevents rigs from slipping off tables. The last thing you want to do is smash someone’s expensive dab rig.
8. Never touch a hot nail
Sounds like a pretty simple one to remember, but you’d be surprised how many people automatically do it. be careful around recently used nails as they’ll retain their heat for a while, and you don’t want to end up with really, burnt fingers and a potentially ruined sesh.
9. Don’t leave vapor in the tube
Make sure you finish the entirety of your hit! Nobody wants to taste the stale vapor you left in the rig. You don’t have to finish it all in one inhalation, but make sure that the entirety of the vapor in the rig has been cleared before passing the torch.