What is Dabbing?

Photo Credit: Whaxy

Photo Credit: Whaxy

If you've been around medical cannabis for a while, chances are you know what dabbing is. While attending various medical cannabis conferences and speaking with different mmj patients, we have come to realize just how popular this relatively new method is. This method is especially helpful for patients who need to experience rapid onset of relief for symptoms like pain or nausea. For those of you who are new to medical cannabis or the dabbing method, it is worth learning about before attempting it at home due to the use of potent concentrates and special equipment.

The process of dabbing involves vaporizing small amounts of cannabis concentrates packed full of symptom-relieving cannabinoids. Because concentrates are so potent, dabbing should be approached with caution, especially for those who are new to cannabis or easily affected by the medication. Dabbing requires special equipment called a dab rig, which features a bowl that is heated to extremely high temperatures usually with the use of a blow torch. While use of a blow torch is necessary in order to reach the desired temperatures quick vaporization, it is important not to overheat the concentrate so as not to destroy the cannabinoids and terpenes that offer symptom relief. As this vehicle adapts to new technologies, some dab rigs are discovering ways to heat the bowl rapidly without the use of a blow torch. This is not only safer for the consumer and reduces harm to the medicinal value of cannabis, but it is also helpful for those who suffer from joint or inflammatory illnesses like arthritis that would make using this equipment difficult.

Whatever method or substance you prefer, be sure to make note of it in the journaling section of our app. This information has been provided by Whaxy and approved by our Chief Medical Officer.