Dabs have become increasingly more popular recently, and will continue to grow to be more accepted. Dabbing is taking the marijuana industry to an all-new level, creating controversy on a variety of levels. The image of the marijuana industry is changing, and concentrates are playing an even bigger role. Both sides of the argument have valid concerns and there need to be better-educated regulations on the production to provide the purest medicine possible.
What are dabs? They go by a variety of names: wax, shatter, budder, hash oil, etc. They are essentially the same product, but refer to the different stages of production. Process shatter more, and it will become budder and so on. The most common extraction process involves Butane, which has created a major controversy.
There are a lot of dangers involved in the traditional dab setting. First you are heating a nail with a torch to very high temperatures, and all the dangers that follow. There is a level of carefulness involved in dabbing. Secondly the dabbing process looks odd to outsiders, which has potential to create a bad image of the marijuana scene. Because there is little to no regulation with concentrates, there are a lot of inferior products on the market. As dabs increase in fame, more “dirty oils” will flood the market with amateurs trying to create their own concentrates. Butane has a lot of negative health effects, which negates the purpose of using a non-opiate painkiller. Cleaner alternatives are beginning to surface, such as CO2 and ice water. However the cost to produce these cleaner alternatives is higher. What is the price of your health?
The benefits of dabs are clear. They provide an instant surge of cannabinoids producing instant relief. Dabs are a great treatment of chronic pain, without creating opiate dependency. As technology progresses, and we better understand THC extraction processes, clean and pure dabs will be more readily available. Check out all the Dabtech products HERE!