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Dabbing is all the rage right now, but it’s not always easy to get started. The process can be intimidating if you’re new to smoking concentrates. Luckily, there are plenty of ways to make your first dabbing experience a pleasant one—even if the idea of lighting up a torch sounds like more work than fun. Here are five helpful tips for first-time dabbers:

Low and Slow

If your goal is to get a nice, high and relaxing experience, don’t worry about “doing it right.” Start by using a low temperature and taking your time. As you become a dabbing pro, you can experiment with higher temperatures (but be careful!).

Dabbing has gotten popular because it gives consumers more control over the experience than smoking or vaping. The slow process of dabbing allows consumers to enjoy all the flavors of their cannabis concentrate and allows them to pull just enough vapor into their lungs for them to feel what they want from their hit. This also means that if you want a milder high when first starting out, stick with lower temperature dabs!

Don’t Hold In Your Hit

You may be tempted to hold in your hit, but don’t. Not only is holding in your hit bad for your lungs, it can also make you feel sick. Some people claim that they can handle holding in their hits better than others, but that doesn’t mean you should risk feeling nauseous or dizzy just because it’s fun to brag about how long you can hold it (trust me, no one cares).

  • Don’t take a big hit. The bigger the hit, the longer it will take for cannabis oil to get absorbed into your bloodstream—and there’s no need for that! Plus, taking large hits often leads people to cough a lot more than necessary and makes them feel uncomfortable because of how intense their high becomes once all those cannabinoids have reached their brainstems.
  • Don’t take hits with lighters still lit up near them either; this will cause the lighter fluid fumes from the lighter to mix with whatever other chemicals may be present at room temperature inside those pipes or bongs (like lead) and create toxic compounds called polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) which are known carcinogens—so keep those lighters away from what’s going into your body!

Pick the Right Extract for You

One of the first things you’ll learn when you start dabbing is that there are different kinds of extracts. Each one has its own unique effect, flavor and potency—and some are better suited for certain situations than others.

A full-spectrum flower extract is typically made with all of the cannabinoids present in the plant. This means it contains both THC and CBD, as well as other components like terpenes and flavonoids. It also contains high levels of THCV (a compound that may help mitigate psychoactive effects) and CBG (another compound thought to have medicinal properties). Full-spectrum extracts tend to be strong in taste thanks to their potent cannabinoid content; some say they taste like pine needles or freshly chopped herbs.

Full-spectrum extracts can be used any time you want a strong experience but don’t want to overdo it on THC: they’re perfect for daytime use or when looking for an energy boost without getting too high. If you find yourself wanting something more mellow after using a full-spectrum extract, try an isolate instead—it will give similar effects without having such an intense taste profile!

So You Want Options?

If you’re looking for something even more mellow, try an isolate. Isolates are made with just one cannabinoid—usually THC or CBD—which means they won’t have any strong flavor or smell that may overwhelm the other ingredients in your dab. This makes them great for beginners who aren’t ready to go all out yet, as well as experienced users who want a less intense experience. Some say isolates taste like nothing at all, while others report having more subtle flavors of citrus fruit.

Distillates are a great choice if you’re looking for something mellow but still want all the benefits of a full-spectrum extract. Many people find that the effects of distillates last longer than isolates or full-spectrum extracts because they contain no other cannabinoids besides THC or CBD, which makes them more concentrated. For example, a distillate made from 50% THC/50% CBD will be as strong as an isolate made from 100% THC (or CBD).

But if you’re looking for something that will give you a strong, long-lasting high, try shatter! Shatter is one of the most potent concentrates on the market and can have THC levels over 90%.

It’s also much easier to see how much shatter you’re dabbing since it’s not as sticky or runny as other extracts. You can use a butter knife (or even your fingers) to break off small pieces of shatter into your dab rig so they melt quickly and evenly.

Dabbing might not be as frightening as you think.

One of the biggest misconceptions about dabbing is that it’s an incredibly intense experience. It’s not! You can easily control your dose, and there are so many different methods for consuming dabs that it should never be too strong for you to handle.

The other common misconception is that dabbing is dangerous or harmful to your health, but again: not true! Dabbing has been shown to be safer than smoking because you need less material to achieve the same high, which means less toxic chemicals are being released into the air—and ultimately inside your lungs. In fact, some studies have shown that cannabis concentrates have fewer carcinogens than tobacco products do!

If you’ve been thinking about trying dabs but are worried they’ll be too intense, don’t worry. They’re not! It may be helpful to start low and slow before going all out with dabbing.

Dabbing can feel intimidating, but it doesn’t have to be. The first step is making sure you have all the necessary equipment. You don’t need much: a dab rig and torch are all you really need, along with some basic tools like a nail or banger.


I hope you’ve enjoyed this guide and learned something new. If there’s one thing I want you to take away from this article, it’s that dabbing is not as scary as it seems. In fact, after just a few minutes of practice and some patience with yourself, you’ll be able to enjoy dabs like a pro!

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