How to Use Cannabis Concentrates

Cannabis concentrates have become some of the most popular products at our Tulsa medical marijuana dispensary. Whether it’s through a dab rig or in a joint, there are many different ways to enjoy concentrates. Here’s what we think you need to know about dabbing, vaping, and smoking cannabis concentrates. 

Dabbing With a Dab Rig

As their name implies, dab rigs are smoking utensils that have been specifically designed for doing dabs. Dab rigs are basically glass water pipes that function just like bongs. But instead of a bowl for placing your bud, they have a ‘nail’ or a ‘banger’ for placing your dabs. Here’s some more info about dabbing concentrates out of a dab rig

Using a Wax Pen/Dab Pen

Wax pens, also known as dab pens, are a convenient alternative to stationary dab rigs. These units are thick pen-shaped vaporizers that have a chamber for placing dabs. They are handheld units that heat up automatically at the press of a button and are very easy to carry around and use. Just don’t expect them to be quite as terpy and tasty as dabs from a glass dab rig. 

Vaping Dabs

Some dry herb vaporizers are also compatible with concentrates. If your vape can handle concentrates then they may be a better choice for dabbing than going through the hassle and expense of obtaining a dab rig or a wax pen. 

However, it’s really important to make sure that your vaporizer is compatible with concentrates before you try dabbing them this way. Trying to vape extracts from a non-compatible vaporizer could lead to damaging and breaking the unit. 

Smoking Cannabis Concentrates

Dabs don’t necessarily have to be vaped, they can also be smoked. Simple concentrates like hash and kief can be added directly to a bowl or a joint by being placed on top of a small bed of dried flower.

However, adding other concentrates to bowls or joints can be a bit more tricky. Most concentrates turn into an oily liquid when heated, even the more solid ones. As a result, it’s important to take care to spread your concentrates out very well across your joints. Not spreading it out could result in your joint clogging up or, at the very least, proving harder to smoke.

You may also want to add a fairly thick bed of ground flower underneath any concentrates placed in your bowl. Once heated, the oily concentrate will drop down through the flower, potentially ending up in the stem and clogging your pipe, or maybe even leaving you with an unpleasant oily residue in your mouth.

Honey Straws

A less common method of enjoying concentrates is through a honey straw, also called a dab straw or a nectar collector. Honey straws are basically open-ended glass pipes that must be heated with a torch, just like the banger on a dab rig. 

Once heated, the dab end of the straw is placed into the glass container that houses your concentrate while you inhale on the other end. Just make sure to always keep your concentrate in a glass container when dabbing with a honey straw, as the heated end could damage silicon and potentially release unwanted chemicals.

Cannabis Concentrates at Our Tulsa Medical Marijuana Dispensary

Looking to get your hands on some premium cannabis concentrates? Our Tulsa medical marijuana dispensary is stocked with an exciting selection of concentrates like shatter, budder, crumble, badder, sugar, and more. Stop by any of our 3 Tulsa locations today and see what we’ve got in store for you:

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