Are you one of the old school tokers that prefer smoking a joint or a bowl versus doing a dab? If so, chances are you’re not getting as high as you could be. Somewhere out there some lucky participants got to take place in a study that looked at the amount of THC wasted when smoking joints vs. dabs. The conclusion…smoking a joint could waste as much as 300% more THC than smoking a dab.
Does that mean if you smoke a dab the price for your weed goes down 300%? Personally, I like to smoke weed and dab. I’m not one of those that sticks to one thing only when it comes to the plant I love.
I like flower in the morning and at night before bed. Dabs go hand-in-hand in the morning all throughout the day and at night. There’s a different type of relaxation smoking flower then taking a dab. Especially if you’re sharing that joint with someone. So, how does that 300% waste of THC come into play?
Several possible scenarios could lead to these kinds of results. For starters, when you smoke a joint you never smoke the whole thing down in one hit. Unless, it’s a pathetic little pinner, in which case you’re probably smoking more paper than weed. When you do a dab though, it’s like smoking a whole joint at once in an essence. When your joints burning, the THC literally goes up in smoke. If you were to smoke one joint by yourself, a good amount would burn up while you were holding your hits or pausing between hits.
An Example to Toke On
Let’s use a real rough example. From an ounce of bud, you should be able to easily pull four grams of dabs. That puts the ratio at one gram of dabs equals 1/4 ounce of weed. If you rolled 7, 1-gram joints that would be your quarter ounce. One gram of dabs also would equal 1/4 ounce. If you broke your one gram of dabs into seven hits, you would be way more lit off of each dab than you would off of each joint.
Simple observation sees that in one hit of cannabis concentrate (dabs) is like smoking a whole joint. I tend to make my dabs a little bit smaller to get the old lungs warmed up, I call them dibs. No matter whether you dib or dab, you already know that it gets the job done a lot more efficiently.
A Few Elevated Tips
If you’ve been smoking flower for years, when it comes to dabbing, start out dibbing and take it slow. Remember you’re not hitting a water pipe with a clogged up resinous screen, you barely have to pull on a dab rig. Don’t hit any harder than you would drink a soda through a straw. Do you old school stoners from back in the day remember hash oil?
The black ooey gooey goodness people rub on a paper and then roll a fatty in? There’s a new twist on it using dabs – a dab laced doobie. They are phukin amazing! Kick it up even further and make that baby furry by rolling some terps on the outside of the joint and then rolling it in kief. You’ll have one #FuryNiceJoint! Not only is it one amazing joint, but it is also one that combines the best of both worlds bringing together traditional flower and dabs all in one tasty treat!