What are dabs classified as?

Ah, dabbing. Before you think we’re talking about that weird dance move your aunt Karen does at family reunions, let me clarify. We’re talking about the marijuana concentrate kind of dabbing here – the one that involves torches, rigs, and tiny amounts of concentrated cannabis.

Dabbing has been around for a while now, but it’s still not very well understood by everyone. In particular, people often wonder what exactly dabs are classified as in terms of legality and regulation. So if you’ve ever found yourself wondering whether dabs fall under the same category as bud or edibles – fear not! We’ll be tackling all these questions with our characteristic blend of humor and expertise.

The Basics: What Are Dabs?

So before we get into classification-related stuff like scientists on crack (don’t do drugs kids), let’s first establish what dabs actually are. Essentially, a “dab” refers to any substance that’s made by extracting cannabinoids such as THC from raw plant material using solvents like butane or CO2.

The resulting sticky concoction is usually amber-colored (like honey) or opaque (like shatter). It generally contains way more THC than your average joint- like 80% – 90%. This strong potency is why many cannabis connoisseurs prefer dabbing over traditional smoking methods since just a small amount can pack an intense punch.

How Are Dabs Made?

Are you getting scientific blueprints flashing through your mind right now? Exciting huh! Well then prepare yourself because this process requires significant chemistry knowledge which many stoners don’t possess(and neither do I).

In summary though; extracting cannabinoids from raw plant matter basically involves dissolving them in some kind of solvent to strip away everything else except for those sweet psychoactive compounds.

Different extracts use different techniques or solvents which can sometimes result in different product consistency, texture, or color. For example: CO2 extraction tends to produce a more waxy type carry oil while Butane hash oil or BHO can result in various consistencies like shatter or budder.

Are Dabs Legal?

So where do dabs lie on the legal spectrum? This is where things get a little hazy (much like your mind after taking too big of a hit). In countries or states whose laws allow medical and/or recreational use of cannabis, dabbing extracts is usually just as legal as smoking buds – since both involve consuming marijuana concentrates.

But it gets trickier in places that have stricter cannabis policies; some places set strict limits on THC content whereas others prohibit all forms of cannabis entirely – imagine living in such an unimaginable world!

One typical argument against dabbing (or any form of toking) goes something along the lines of “cannabis has never been approved by the FDA for consumption,” but hey if life was always by-the-book wouldn’t everything be boring?!

Another issue with extracting cannabinoids through solvents like butane is also their potential danger to health hazards. One thing’s clear though: It’s important to know local regulations before attempting any kind of extract-making yourself! And although we’re here making jokes about these topics please be careful when doing anything related to torches…lesw not set ourselves ablaze eh?

Classifying Different Types Of Dabs

As previously mentioned there are many kinds oils out there due to various extraction techniques used globally. Some types might have fancy huge names that can seem quite intimidating so let’s break them down into simpler terms – don’t worry I gotchu’.


Shatter ranks among the most popular types because this sticky yellowish concentrate-consistency resembles hard candy when solidified much similar during manufacture process . Dimethypolysiloxane turns brown when exposed to water while butane doesn’t.


Wax is another type of extract, similar to shatter except it has a crumbly texture- kind like its name, well unless you want your wax looking or feeling like paraffin shout out and correct yourself because things could get scorched

Live Resin

A premium-type extract that can costs a pretty penny due to the quality control steps put into using freshly harvested flowers over dried ones which are mostly used in other extraction techniques. For any medical marijuana patients who desire fuller entourage-specific cannabinoids this might be the right move.


These two types are more concentrate-consistent waxy derivatives extracted without a vacuum. They often look quite alike; Its likely for some people mixing these up when making orders online or so they won’t really care as long as they feel highhh!

How To Use Dabs?

Using dabs involves some specialized equipment which probably seems foreign if you only smoke joints-but trust me once you familiarise with them and hold them right, nothing will go wrong! The essential items include:

  • A dab rig (essentially an oil bong)

  • A nail/banger/domeless quartz dish(acts as part where cannabis extracts go)

-Paper clip-like wand known around stoner circles as “dabber” used scoop up extracts.

-Torch Lighter (a tourch providing sufficient amount heat on nail allowing Extraction vaporize upon contact).

The smoking process typically means heating up the dish till cherry red before waiting few seconds for temperature cool down then spooling small scoops onto inside of heated surface plate it obvious how vital practice handling this power set is!


So there we have it – everything (almost) about dabs we were eager to learn about: from what exactly they consist of, how they’re made-extracted-and classified based on resultant consistencies like Shatter, Wax, Crumble & Live resin. Additionally the legality of dabbing largely depends on local policies regarding cannabis usage in general.

Despite being rather new form of consuming marijuana products when compared to other traditional methods-it’s not difficult finding a place or two that concentrates supply for your company-just make sure these are dealing with reputable sources and you’re ready to say hello to ‘blast-off’ mode!

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