What are CBD dabs?
Vaporizing cannabis concentrates, a process known as dabbing, has been really booming in popularity amongst cannabis enthusiasts recently. Dabbing is an extremely effective delivery system for THC, so naturally it can be utilized as an excellent way to administer CBD as well..
Recently we have seen a new trend in CBD dabs, or in other words, cannabis concentrates extracted from non-psychoactive hemp in the form of wax, crystals and shatter. Dabbing CBD is a quick and effective way to get your daily dose of cannabidiol. No, it will NOT get you high, no matter how much you take, since it contains no THC, yet there are still many medicinal benefits.
CBD dabs are taken in the same manner as regular dabs, by way of a bong, also called a dab rig. CBD dabs can also be used with an e-rig, or with a regular vape pen for concentrates. Believe it or not, many of these CBD concentrates can also be taken sublingually.
Best CBD dabs, wax, and crystals
Using a supercritical CO2 extraction method, these dabs are taken from full plants, complete with essential amino and fatty acids. Each gram of CBD FX Raw Dabs contains 300mg of full spectrum CBD extracted from organic European hemp. Good quality for a reasonable price.
Price – $50 per gram (300 mg CBD)
Every half gram dab of Green Roads CBD shatter contains 450 mg of CBD derived from industrial hemp. This highly concentrated shatter is 90% pure and is rich with cannabinoids, nutrients and terpenes. The strains available are AC/DC, Pineapple and Blueberry OG.
Price – $79.99 per half gram (450 mg CBD)
This Green Roads CBD crumble is easier to work with then your typical shatter. Every gram is loaded with 250 mg of full-plant cannabidiol and terpenes extracted from industrial hemp. It was actually one of the first CBD crumble products out there, and is still one of the best to this day.
Price – $59.99 per gram (250 mg CBD)
This CBD crystalline isolate powder is the strongest form of cannabidiol available right now. At 99.9% purity, each 0.25 g contains 250 mg of CBD. It can be both ingested or used for dabbing. CBD isolate is ideal for making CBD edibles, or can be taken sublingually in very small doses.
Price – $49.99 per 0.25 g (250 mg CBD)
CBD dab pen
- Mini concentrate management system
- Selectable 11 mm dual-core atomizers (ceramic and quartz)
- 1-way anti leak valve
- High airflow design
- High-grade battery and USB SuperCharger
- Titanium dab tool
If you are new to dabbing, a good vape pen is the best way to get started out. CBDfx has the perfect solution, a mini concentrate management system. It comes with two coil options, a hard hitter made of ceramic, and a slow-roasting quartz coil. Both capable of some excellent flavor.
This miniature dab pen uses a unique heating rod inside the atomizer to ensure even distribution of your concentrate thus increasing vapor production. Other notable features include a patented airflow system that gives you a nice airy draw, while preventing leakage.
What are the effects of CBD dabs?
When taking your first CBD dab, you can expect a rush of blood to the head, and you might even experience some coughing, although it will NOT get you high! That being said, if you have any aches or pains, you’ll notice much faster relief as opposed to using CBD edibles or capsules. Dabbing sends a rush of cannabidiol straight into your bloodstream quickly and effectively.
CBD oil also provides a sense of relief from anxiety, by restoring our body’s natural equilibrium. Even if that anxiety is caused by eating one too many edibles or smoking too much weed, a good CBD dab can actually help balance to you right back out, without totally killing your buzz.
To learn more about CBD oils, check out our guide on the best CBD oils for pain and anxiety.
How are CBD concentrates made?
CBD dabs are made the same way as regular dabs with THC, which begins with selecting strains that are higher in cannabidiol such as AC/DC or Charlotte’s Web. Instead of using the (female) cannabis plant, these concentrates use (male) hemp which contains little to no THC.
The next step is extracting the cannabidiol and terpenes from the plant matter, which can be done a number of ways. One of the “cleanest” methods is CO2 extraction, which requires no additional solvents. Other popular methods include alcohol, butane or rosin-press extraction.
Pros and cons of dabbing CBD
- Fast and effective delivery system for cannabidiol
- Less plant matter to inhale
- Terpene-rich flavor
- Discrete (when used in a vape pen)
- Can be taken sublingually
- Looks suspect (especially when using a dab rig)
- Can get messy/sticky (unless using crumble)