Dabbing has increased in popularity over the last couple of years, but most people still have no idea what it’s all about. Many think it’s just another word for smoking when in reality, it’s actually quite different and offers some unique benefits and drawbacks to consider when doing it for the first time. Here are five tips that will help you make an informed decision about dabbing, so you can decide if it’s right for you or not.
1) Do your research
Before you go ahead and try dabbing, spend some time researching it. Don’t just read about it—talk to people who have experience using concentrates so you can learn from their experiences. Learn what different tools are used for, why people choose one brand over another and other relevant information that could make your experience more enjoyable.
If you feel like you don’t know enough about dabs or if you’re scared of trying them because of misinformation in popular culture, research your fears and then find out how things really are. You might find that they aren’t as bad as you think they are! (Spoiler: They are better.) You might even discover that dabbing is perfect for you.
Even if you decide not to use concentrates, educating yourself on all things cannabis will only help you become a more knowledgeable consumer and improve your overall cannabis experience.
2) Consider your health
While dabbing can be extremely fun and enjoyable, it is also one of the more potent ways to ingest cannabis. Be sure you know how your body reacts to both THC and CBD and use caution with your dabs—especially if you are trying edibles or topicals for the first time.
If you’re interested in dabbing but aren’t quite sure where to start, remember that a little bit goes a long way. It’s best to start low and go slow with your THC dabs until you understand how your body responds to them. You don’t want to ruin an otherwise great experience by taking too much at once. Remember: Consume responsibly!
This means to keep track of your consumption, don’t share vape pens with friends (or strangers), and wait a few hours between dabs so you know what you can handle before overdoing it. Finally, when starting out, try not to do any other activity that requires full attention.
For example: Driving or operating heavy machinery after consuming any amount of marijuana could potentially be dangerous. Be safe out there and enjoy yourself! Keep doing these types of posts 5 days/a weeks. T
3) Always use a rig
If you’re new to dabbing, you might be tempted to heat up your concentrates with a torch lighter. This is a common practice, but it’s also incredibly dangerous if not done correctly. Using a rig—essentially a bong that has been converted to concentrate use—is ideal for first-time dabbers because you can more easily control how much heat you apply and how long it stays on.
A rig prevents accidents and saves money in case anything breaks or burns out. Since they are so affordable and don’t take a lot of upkeep, they are an easy way to invest in yourself as a beginning dabber without breaking the bank. They’re also small enough to travel with. When picking one out, keep in mind: higher quality rigs (that sell for $100+) will give off smoother hits than cheaper models ($50-$80).
Paying extra initially could save you money down the road if you upgrade down the line. Look into ceramic bowls as well; these can withstand high temperatures and provide tasty clouds.
One final tip: Invest in some sort of hydrometer to measure water levels when dabbing. It may seem like a waste now, but once you get into taking care of your investments and begin experimenting with different setups, it becomes invaluable.
4) Buy high-quality hash oil
Buying quality hash oil is important if you’re a first-time dabber. You want to avoid toxins, which can potentially ruin your experience and inferior quality products that can make taking a dab difficult or painful. The best way to ensure you get clean, pure hash oil is to know what you’re buying—which means taking it from someone with integrity who specializes in marijuana extracts.
At DaVinci Vape, we offer High Potency Hash Oil (HPHO) at very competitive prices! If you’re looking for a top-shelf product at an affordable price, look no further than DaVinci Vape! Our HPHO is extracted through a proprietary process that involves careful purging of all residual solvents under CO2 pressure.
In addition to our superior standards of purity, each dose contains 150mg of THC per gram! That's as much THC as most dabs on market right now - so each hit will be strong. Our HPHO isn't just tasty - it has been lab-tested by SC Labs and consistently scored between 81% and 87% cannabinoids content. It tastes great because that's exactly what we designed it to do: delicious dabs every time.
DaVinci Vape gives customers value without compromising safety, something few other brands are willing to do. We are committed to treating everyone like family; whether you're a long-term customer or just visiting us for the first time, every customer receives attentive service from start to finish! We hope to see you soon!
5) Find a great store with good customer service
The first time you dab, it's best to do it in a place with good customer service—whether that’s at a trusted smoke shop or dispensary. Like any other new experience, your first-time dabbing should be comfortable.
Take care of all registration and payments ahead of time and bring cash (many dispensaries only accept cash as payment). Then make sure you get there when they open so you can talk to an expert who will walk you through everything (you might want to call ahead). Finally, don't forget to tip! You'll have to pay another employee later on; better save some money now by showing your appreciation.
- Stop while you're high: You heard right, kids—there's such thing as too much of a good thing. To avoid getting too high, try not to do more than three hits per session for your first few times out.
If you feel like taking more after three hits, wait about 30 minutes then try again; most often, by then users are no longer feeling the effects from what they've already smoked.- Don't push up on rocks: Many stores allow customers to choose their own stones for smoking purposes, but that can also lead to problems—especially if you're new.
Last week we talked about how to dab. If you're still not entirely sure what dabbing is, read last week's post. This week, we'll give you 5 tips to help make your first time smoking a little bit easier and more enjoyable. Smoke responsibly! Here are some tips on how to get started with concentrates:
- When possible, smoke at home where it’s safe.
- Start small; don’t try going from 0-100 in one session. It can take 3 or 4 tries before you feel like dabs work for you—it might just be too much all at once! Plus, that second and third time may be a lot easier than your first smoke sesh.
- Plan ahead and keep your supplies on hand to save yourself unnecessary stress (and legal consequences). But remember: if you’re not sure how much concentrate to use, start with less rather than more until you know what works for you. Getting high is about feeling good, so do whatever feels good for YOU personally—not what's right by anyone else's standards. And always respect your own limits, whether it's how much THC is too much THC or how little THC isn't enough THC...we're only saying that because we care!