Dabbing 101: Getting Educated on Concentrated Cannabis

As cannabis culture expands and evolves, so do the methods of consumption. Concentrates have taken the community by storm, with dabbing emerging as a favorite among cannabis connoisseurs. In this feature, we’ll delve into the ins and outs of the dabbing craze, exploring the reasons why enthusiasts are drawn to this method, while we showcase the top devices used for the perfect dabbing experience. Plus, we’ll give you the inside scoop on where to score the finest dabbing tools, dabs, and accessories to elevate your high to new heights. Get ready to take your cannabis game up a notch, folks – this is dabbing, Hemp Living style.

Why People Enjoy Dabbing

Dabbing is the process of vaporizing (also known as decarboxylating) and inhaling concentrated cannabis extracts, which are also known as dab concentrates or simply, dabs. Dabs are made by extracting the resinous trichomes from the cannabis plant. These trichomes contain the plant’s essential oils and cannabinoids, including THC, Delta 8, CBD, HHC, and others. The result is a potent and concentrated form of cannabis that can provide a more intense and immediate high than smoking flower buds due to the increased concentration of these cannabinoids.

One of the primary reasons people enjoy dabbing is the potency of the effect. With concentrates being so much more potent than flower, dabbing allows users to get higher faster and with less smoke. Another reason that dabbing is catching fire is that with the absence of any “plant matter” in dabs (especially rosin), the effect is often said to be less “hazy” of a high and more of a “clairvoyant” or “lucid” type of experience. Additionally, dabbing is a relatively new and exciting way to consume cannabis that can be a fun and social activity!

Standard Devices Used for Dabbing

There are several devices that people use for dabbing. Here are some of the most common:

Dab Rigs

A dab rig is a specialized water pipe that is designed for dabbing. It typically features a glass bong-like apparatus that holds water to cool down the vapor. A nail, which is usually made of quartz or titanium, is heated with a torch and used to vaporize the concentrate. The vapor is then inhaled through the rig’s mouthpiece.


Vaporizers are electronic devices that vaporize concentrates without the need for a dab rig. There are many different types of vaporizers, including pen-style vaporizers, portable vaporizers, and desktop vaporizers. Popular brands include Lookah, Puffco, Pax3, and more!

Dab Pens

Dab pens are portable vaporizers that are designed specifically for concentrates. They’re small, discreet, and easy to use, making them a popular option for people who want to dab on the go!

Carb Caps

A carb cap is typically made of glass or silicone and covers the nail or banger while the concentrate is being heated. This creates a sealed environment and allows the concentrate to vaporize at a lower temperature, resulting in a smoother hit with more flavor. Some carb caps also feature airflow holes that can be adjusted to control vapor flow.

Smell-Proof Storage

Brands like Happy Kit and Ooze offer a variety of smell-proof storage options – and some even include dabbing tools! A must-have to keep the skunk at bay!

Other Essentials – Any invested dabber knows that they’ll need the barebone dabber’s essentials: Dab Tools, Q-tips, and Isopropyl Alcohol.

Where to Find Dabbing Tools and Accessories

If you’re interested in trying dabbing, it’s essential to have the right tools and accessories. Fortunately, you can find everything you need at Hemp Living Wholesale! We offer a wide range of dabbing devices, including dab rigs, dab pens, e-rigs, smell-proof storage, and more. We also carry a HUGE selection of dabs and concentrates like our THCA Diamonds or Rosin, Delta 8 Dabs, or our HHC Dabs.

Class dismissed! What did we learn? Dabbing is a fun and exciting way to consume cannabis concentrates! Whether you prefer a traditional dab rig or a more portable option like a dab pen or an eNail, there are plenty of devices to choose from at Hemp Living Wholesale. Sign up for an account today! 

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