Dabbing has hit the globe and has become the new norm. Despite earning so much popularity over the years,people still have a bunch of questions running through their minds. Below ,we answer the twelve most asked questions about dab pens.
1. What is a dab pen?
It is a pen-like vaporizer that uses a battery and an atomizer to heat cannabis concentrates. The concentrates are subjected to high temperatures until they vaporize and release the active ingredients like THC, CBD, and terpenes in vapor form.
2. Where do I buy dab pens and cartridges?
Dab pens have become extremely popular and can be found easily in your local dispensaries and convenience stores. There are also online head shops like Dr Dabber, 420 Science, and Smoke Cartel that sell a myriad of vaporizers. Alternatively, you can order from Amazon.
3. What is the thick liquid that can be seen inside the dab pen?
It is referred to as a distillate, a thick substance with a consistency similar to that of pure honey. The distillate possesses similar properties as that of wax.
It is prepared by taking ethanol wash and pouring it over marijuana trims. The solution is then boiled and put through a distillation process to acquire concentrated THC with naturally occurring terpenes found in the cannabis plant.
4. What are the effects caused by a dab pen?
The high amounts of THC in the concentrates causes a whole-body feeling. Some people might feel an elevated feeling or anxiety or couch-lock.
5. How much THC is in my dab pen?
When smoking marijuana, THC concentration varies between 15-30%. Dab pen concentrates contain higher amounts of between 70-90%. The potency of these dab pen concentrates is among the highest due to the pure THC levels.
6. How long do the dab pen cartridges last?
How long the cartridges last is highly dependable on the user’s frequency in vaping. However, the average days that half a gram cartridge can last is between 5-7 days. A gram can go to up to 2 weeks.
7. How do I charge the different types of dab pens?
A majority of dab pens have a USB port at the bottom that can be used to charge the device. However, most older dab pens have a 510-thread screw at the attachment point that plugs into a USB port for easy charging.
Dab pens take around 2 hours to charge fully, and this is enough to last the user for about a week or three to five days. This makes the dab pen an excellent choice for anyone who likes to vape while outdoors. The battery is enough to sustain you for days.
8. Can you refill these cartridges?
Of course! You can easily buy distillate syringes that allow you to fill up the cartridges yourself. It is time-consuming, but it saves cost.
Some manufacturers have made non-refillable cartridges meaning that you will have to dispose of them properly after running out of the distillate.
9. What precautions should I take when using a dab pen?
If you are new to the vaping scene, ensure you start slow with smaller doses. Gradually increase the quantity and never go beyond your limit.
Stay hydrated all the time.
Keep the dap pen temperatures moderately hot. Too hot is dangerous for consumers.
10. What is wrong with my dab pen? There is no airflow.
It indicates that the vape cartridge is blocked/clogged. To unblock, try these three methods;
Gently blow into the mouthpiece as too much pressure might cause a leak in the cartridge. Blowing will help clear any substance blocking the airflow
If that doesn’t work, use a small object like a needle, pin, or toothpick to remove whatever is clogging the dab pen manually.
Lastly, if the two options don’t work, try and heat the dap pen using a hairdryer. Sometimes, the oil concentrate might become thick due to low temperatures. Elevating the temperature might be efficient enough to restore your dab pen to normal usage.
Always ensure you clean your dab pen regularly.
11. How much do dab pens cost?
They can range anywhere between $10 and $400. The price tags vary due to quality, manufacturing brand, and how much technology has been incorporated into the device.
There is always a suitable dab pen for anyone looking to purchase the gadgets.
12. What should I look for when purchasing a dab pen?
Dab pens come in a variety of shapes, sizes, colors, and prices. When purchasing one, look for;
Vapor production: a quality dab pen produces potent, flavor-filled, and large amounts of vapor.
Battery life: a long-lasting battery will allow you to enjoy your vaping experience without worrying about low battery issues.
Heat up time – the amount of time the atomizer takes to heat the distillate should be minimal. Anywhere between 1-30 seconds is fine.