Vaporizing cannabis concentrates, a process known as dabbing, has been recently growing in popularity amongst cannabis and now CBD enthusiasts. Dabbing is an extremely effective delivery system for administering high doses of CBD in a relatively short period of time.
CBD dabs are a form of cannabis concentrates extracted from non-psychoactive hemp. It generally comes 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 since it contains virtually no THC. There are however noticeable effects and benefits of vaping CBD, especially for dealing with pain, anxiety and inflammation.
CBD dabs are taken in the same manner as regular dabs, by using a water pipe, also known a dab rig. CBD dabs can also be used with an e-rig, wax atomizer or with a regular vape pen for concentrates. Believe it or not, many of these CBD concentrates can also be taken sublingually or used to make edibles containing high doses of cannabidiol.
CBDfx Wax is formulated for dabbing. It’s made using filtered CBD oil derived from organic hemp plants. Each gram contains 300 mg of high-quality full-spectrum CBD oil containing terpenes and amino acids to provide the entourage effect. CBDfx wax is perfect for packing dab pens because it isn’t extremely sticky.
This broad-spectrum wax by CBDistillery contains CBD in addition to CBG, another non-psychoactive cannabinoid that provides additional benefits. Each gram contains 800 mg of broad spectrum hemp oil made for dabbing. It has an authentic hemp taste and is one of the most potent CBD waxes you can get right now.
Terpsolate isn’t your typical CBD isolate. CBD Distillery Terpsolate not only provides relief, it also introduces the powerful flavor of naturally-extracted terpenes. Terpsolate comes in four different varieties inspired by popular hemp strains. Each gram contains 99% pure CBD isolate, ideal for dabbing or edibles.
CBDistillery offers 99% pure CBD isolate derived from industrial hemp oil using the mature stalks and stems of the hemp plant. Their hemp oil is non-GMO, pesticide free and made through CO2 extraction. They come in one-gram slabs suitable for dabbing, or any recipe you would like to infuse with cannabidiol.
The Kandypens Crystal features an all-quartz heating system that delivers smooth hits with fantastic flavor. It’s constructed of medical-grade stainless steel and features a 900 mAh battery. Other features include a sesh mode, four different voltage settings and the pen is covered under their lifetime warranty.
The Kandypens Prism is the next generation of their classic wax pens. It has an ultra-compact design and is constructed of medical grade electro-plated stainless steel. The device utilizes an all-ceramic coil-less heating chamber and is also compatible with dual titanium quartz atomizers.
The WASP is simple and lightweight. It has an ultra-portable design and utilizes an eGo-style battery. Made for use with waxy concentrates, the WASP features a carborundum and stainless-steel coil for superior performance and longevity. The device has a sleek stylish appeal and a powerful USB rechargeable battery.
You might be wondering why anybody would choose CBD dabs versus vaping CBD oil. CBD concentrates are a bit more complicated to use, require a dab pen (or water pipe and torch) and are not as convenient or discreet as using CBD vape oils or CBD cartridges. With that said, there are still quite a few advantages to dabbing as opposed to vaping.
Since CBD concentrates are so potent, you only need to inhale a very small amount to achieve your desired dosage. You can load CBD wax in a dab pen for when you’re on the go, but unfortunately you’ll only get a handful of puffs per session. If you’re already an experienced dabber, CBD concentrates can be combined with your regular dabs to achieve the entourage effect.
If you are trying to avoid the hemp taste, then stick with CBD vape juice. However, if you enjoy the taste of all your favorite hemp and cannabis strains, then another reason to dab CBD is for the flavor. CBD dabs are rich in terpenes which is what gives each hemp strain their own unique smell and taste. At the end of the day, CBD vape pens are the most obvious and practical solution for vaping CBD, but if you value potency over convenience, then dabbing CBD concentrates might be worth looking in to.
When taking your first CBD dab, you can expect to feel a rush of blood to the head, and it can even induce some coughing. That being said, if you have any aches or pains, you’ll notice relief much faster than using CBD edibles or capsules. Dabbing concentrates will send cannabinoids straight into your bloodstream quickly and effectively.
CBD can also provide a sense of relief from anxiety, by restoring your 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 completely killing your buzz.
CBD dabs are made the same way as regular dabs with THC, which begins with selecting strains that are higher in cannabidiol like AC/DC or Charlotte’s Web. Instead of marijuana, CBD concentrates are derived from hemp containing less than 1% 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 is a solvent-free process used to create CBD crystal isolate. Rosin presses are another method of extraction that doesn’t require solvents such as alcohol or butane.