You may have heard of a “dab pen” and perhaps you are wondering what the hype is all about. With dabbing becoming more mainstream with weed users, it is important to understand what using this substance can do to you.
What exactly is dab weed and is it actually safe to use a dab pen? These are just some questions that many people ask about dabs.
If you’re interested in dab weed or you’re thinking about using a dab pen, read this blog post first. You might not be aware of the side effects that you could experience because of dabbing. This post can also be helpful for parents who might have children experimenting with dab weed.
What Is Dab In Drug Lingo?
Dab in drug lingo is concentrated marijuana with high THC levels. Some people think that it is a unique substance but in reality, dab is actually a form of marijuana. Dab, also known as dabs or dab weed, are created from the leftover materials of the cannabis plant. The extracted substance can come in different forms. This means that when you encounter dab weed, it may not always look the same. Based on the form, the dab is called by different nicknames like honey oil, shatter, butter, wax, or live resin.
What Is A Dab Pen?
A dab pen is an electronic device that releases vaporized marijuana. The dab pens are made just like vape pens and e-cigarettes, but they have been modified so the user can take one hit of marijuana concentrate.
Compared to a traditional dabbing rig, many dab users prefer dab pens. Dab pens offer more convenience and portability compared to a dab rig. Young users also find it easier to consume dab weed in an inconspicuous manner.
What Goes In A Dab Pen?
Inside a dab pen, you will find dab weed, which is concentrated cannabis high in THC, the psychoactive component in marijuana. The cannabis used can come in different forms. Most dab pens usually contain dab weed in the form of wax or hash oil. Dab pens that use wax are also called wax pens.
There are also other models of dab pens that can vaporize other forms of dab weed including crumble, shatter, resin, or whatever is available. All of these forms are all marijuana derivatives but because they are concentrated, they can have at least 3 to 4 times the amount of THC compared to regular weed.
What Is A Dab Pen High Feel Like?
A dab weed high is just like the high that you get from smoking weed but the difference is that it is more powerful and more intense. A dab pen high is much stronger because dab weed is concentrated cannabis that can have four times the amount of THC compared to normal weed.
Marijuana use affects people differently but the most common effects include feelings of euphoria, calmness, and relaxation. This is the reason why people use weed as a stress reliever. Some people also tend to be more sensitive to touch, light, smell, sound, color, and taste. With dab weed, these effects are similar but because of the higher amount of THC, you’ll feel these effects stronger. For people who want to use less product yet get stronger effects, dab weed may seem like a better option, however, you should also consider the downsides of this substance.
Marijuana is known to also cause negative side effects such as increased anxiety, confusion, paranoia, hallucinations, nausea, vomiting, and more. If you are prone to experiencing these side effects, then you should also expect to experience stronger negative effects if you choose to consume weed through a dab pen.
Are Dab Pens Safe?
With marijuana being legal in several states in America, it is normal to think that using a dab pen is a safe way to consume weed. Some people even like the convenience of using this device. After all, is it not better and less expensive to get a more intense high with less product? The problem with using dab pens, however, is that the amount of THC in dab weed is just too high. If you are not a habitual; weed user and you haven’t tried dab weed before, the high amount of THC could shock your system. This could lead to negative physical and mental side effects.
Consuming high amounts of THC also makes it faster for you to develop tolerance for cannabis. This means you will need to increase the amount constantly to get the same level of high. This could get you easily addicted to dab weed and could affect your day-to-day life.
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