Dabs or Dabbing Cannabis
One of the most common types of hash these days is made by extracting THC from the cannabis plant using chemicals. While they won't dissolve in water, THC glands are soluble in chemicals like butane and rubbing alcohol. For butane extractions, the cannabis is crammed into a long metal or glass cylinder that's open on both ends, and then liquid butane is sprayed down the tube and through a filter at the bottom opening. The THC is dissolved into the butane, which is collected, then carefully heated and left in a vacuum chamber to evaporate the solvent. What is left over is super strong THC wax which is also referred to as butane honey oil (BHO) or budder, that is around 90 percent THC or higher.
Some varieties of hashish that have the ability to melt can also be vaporized on a hot surface such as a nail, leaving zero residue, otherwise known as dabbing. To get started with dabbing, you will need some sort of smoking contraption such as a vape pen or a dab rig, a dabbing tool, and a something to heat it with such as a butane torch.
The most popular way to consume cannabis concentrates is by vaporizing the concentrate using a “dab rig.” This method consists of heating a “nail” (made from either glass, ceramic, or titanium) and then applying the concentrate directly onto the hot surface, instantly turning it into a vapor for consumption.
Click one of the links below to find concentrates at a cannabis dispensary near you so that you can do dabs at home