Is it time to dab?
Published on September 10, 2020 by David Wylie
Cannabis concentrates are upon us, as a new category of legal weed products begins to grow.
Here’s a brief Q&A guide to what’s in store…
What are concentrates?
Concentrates are more intense than hitting a joint or taking an edible. The high is unique, more of a rush.
How do I use concentrates?
A dab rig is used to smoke cannabis concentrates such as rosin, shatter, diamonds and resin.
You often use a butane torch, similar to one used to make crème brûlée. There are other e-rigs that eliminate the need for fire. Designer rigs are appealing to the collector types.
Where can I buy concentrates and accessories?
Concentrates are starting to appear in greater volume and variety at your local legal cannabis store. They also carry dab rigs and other tools needed for the process. Your neighbourhood head shop also sells accessories.
How much does it cost?
Partaking in this way does require an investment. The right tools include a torch, a rig, and a banger. A locally made handcrafted dab tool is a nice touch. Expect to at least shell out a couple hundred bucks. Concentrates will set your back about $50 a pop (and up) from what’s currently available.
Should I be scared to try?
There is reason to approach dabs with reverence. A few people have taken hits too big and come back with their own war stories. This is worth a read.
• RELATED: Here’s a video tutorial
5 concentrates that just became available:
Here are five types of concentrates that just dropped into the B.C. market from Premium 5.
THCA Diamonds are a potent creation that’s been crafted from fresh frozen, single-strain, whole-buds and cured to produce crystalline diamonds. This versatile product can be used in a number of ways, including: dab rigs, dab pens, crushed into flower, or sprinkled over a bong bowl.
Black Cherry Punch Hash Rosin is a creation produced in collaboration with micro-cultivator North 40 using their in-house small batch genetics. This potent rosin is a solventless extract that’s carefully crafted using only heat and pressure. The final product has a fruity flavour with earthy notes and an aroma that carries hints of pine and blueberries.
Maple Bert Live Resin Caviar is a concentrate that’s been extracted via hydrocarbons from fresh frozen whole-buds to create a potent end product with a diamonds and sauce consistency. This creation has a rich golden colour, 4-10% terpene range, strong skunky citrus flavours, and aromas containing hints of sweet berry.
Lemon Skitz Live Resin Badder is a concentrate that’s been extracted via hydrocarbons from fresh frozen whole-buds to create an end product with a cake batter like consistency. This cultivar produces a concentrate with a deep honey colour, 4-10% terpene range, flavours of fresh citrus, and rich aromas of freshly cut lemons.
Icy Bake Hash Rosin is a creation produced in collaboration with micro-cultivator North 40 using their in-house small batch genetics. This potent rosin is a solventless extract that’s carefully crafted using only heat and pressure. The final product has a creamy flavour profile with hints of sweet vanilla and sugary dough.
As the BC Cannabis Store says…
Remember, what works for others may not work for you. Educating yourself and cautious experimentation will help you find your way.
Two more Premium 5 offerings: