Best Practices For Buying Dabs In Washington

Even when it comes to concentrates and other extracts, many people are currently visiting weed stores and asking for whatever has the highest THC. While the THC percentage is in fact a vital part of the purchasing experience, there is more to value than just high percentages.

One of the first and most important things you should be looking for at weed stores is who the experts are.  You’ve got to find budtenders you can trust!

Identify Dabbing Experts

By now you should be shopping for dabs and have gotten used to asking the budtender for information about what they like. If you don’t ask the budtender about what they’re smoking or dabbing, how can you know that they’re not feeding you a blind recommendation? Always engage in a thoughtful conversation with your budtenders so that they can identify themselves as dabbing experts or send you to the right person.

When it comes to RSO, CBD, and other medical marijuana-centric products, it is especially important to ask for a staff member who has experience using and selling these types of items.

It is extremely important to look and listen for a budtender or manager that is educated about the products people are asking about. If a staff member can only describe the products as dank, top-shelf, great, fire, super good, awesome, or any other basic positive adjective, double down on another question to see if they really know if it’s worth spending money on.

Consumers aren’t able to view the product outside of packaging in Washington state so it is extremely important for cannabis industry staff to be able to communicate accurate information. Overdosing on cannabis can ruin someone’s perspective and is one of the major hurdles holding many people back when it comes to legalization.

I follow this simple rule when it comes to dabs. If the budtenders haven’t tried it and nobody actually knows if the product is effective or tastes good, I’ll generally pass until next time. When it comes to our products though, GreenRush extracts with flower and our price point is usually cheaper than other top-shelf extract companies.

Brand Knowledge

There are seemingly thousands of brands that work in cannabis here in Washington. Many of these companies, ours included, offer cannabis in flower and oils. Some even take it a step further by creating edibles, lotions, topicals, and other cannabis-based products. If you keep an eye out for brands that focus more on education, flavor, experience, or lifestyle, you should be able to set yourself up for success.

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Flavor & Terpenes Matter More Than THC %

For the last two years, Washington’s cannabis industry has battled with the importance of the THC percentages. All cannabis in Washington has to get tested at an accredited facility and there have been quite a few issues with this process thus far. Although THC predominately focuses on psychoactive effects, terpenes and THC combine to create a synergistic effect that can dictate specific types of effects or highs.

 

Adults 21 and over can purchase up to one ounce of usable cannabis flower, 16 ounces of cannabis-infused edibles in solid form, 72 ounces of cannabis drinkables, and 7 grams of cannabis concentrates.

If you’re a registered medical cannabis patient, the limits are:

Three ounces of usable cannabis flower, forty-eight ounces of cannabis-infused edibles in solid form, two hundred sixteen ounces of cannabis drinkables, and twenty-one grams of cannabis concentrates, per the Washington State Department of Health.

How To Buy Weed When Budtenders Are Bad

Every day we dedicate hours and hours to connecting with new stores across the state. We’ve been visiting all kinds of shops and meeting budtenders, learning about each city and neighborhood day after day. Throughout all of our travels, we notice that many budtenders aren’t “that” educated on cannabis.

The next time you visit a shop,  you might ask for something and get something entirely different. You’ve got to be educated about cannabis or you might end up consuming something you don’t like. It goes beyond tasting gross weed when you’ve got different types of highs and effects to consider too.How To Buy Weed When Budtenders Are Bad

If you have to step out of your comfort zone and buy something you don’t normally go after, THC percentages are just a small part of what really matters. All budtenders are not equal. Just because you love getting high and have done so for years, doesn’t mean you’re educated about cannabis. To find a budtender that is educated about the products you’re asking about is actually hard to find still.

 

You should look and listen for someone who can communicate knowledge and experiences about products in an appropriate way. This means finding ways to describe things to different types of people. Old, young, experienced or not, a GREAT budtender can communicate about terpenes, cannabis genetics, grow methods, how concentrates are made, the differences between concentrates, their store’s brands, plus they’ve got to know the in’s and out’s of recreational compliance.

It never hurts to do research online. These days, there are plenty of strain reviews on Leafly and Wikileaf, plus there are Washington-specific product reviews on Respect My Region. Many brands also have websites and social media accounts that share product information. We want you to create relationships and ask questions with budtenders, but you’ve got to be able to make informed decisions based on what YOU know, versus what they know.

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If you’re a frequent user or buyer, you can attend vendor days, network with cannabis industry people and maybe even tour grow facilities. If the store doesn’t have something that catches your eye, don’t feel pressured into buying something. You can walk out and go somewhere else just as easily as you first chose that store. Some good strains for first-time users include blue dream, pineapple dream, and locktite. If you’re a seasoned smoker looking for the best, professor chaos, blue rush og, golden panda, and pineapple dream are great choices.

While THC packs the psychoactive effects, we prioritize terpenes because we know that’s what drives the high. How THC and cannabinoids interact with terpenes is what facilitates strain-specific effects. Terpenes produce the smells we associate with cannabis. Hazes are usually energizing and typically have high amounts of terpinolene while Citrus aromas come from terpenes like myrcene and limonene. Citrus aromas can help people focus or induce anxiety depending on the individual. Pine smells come from pinene while Linalool is associated with lavender and de-stressing. Terpenes have been known to carry more THC across the blood-brain barrier. This is why a strain can be extra effective, despite having high THC or having low THC numbers.

If the buds look pretty and the budtender confidently says it should help provide the kind of high you’re looking for, don’t overthink the purchase. We suggest you try it out. The best way to know if cannabis is worth trying or not is to ask questions and then just try it. If the buds are thick, full, fluffy, covered in trichomes, or if they don’t look dried out, why not try them?

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Many people still don’t know much about cannabis and that is holding major parts of the industry back. The fewer consumers know, the less they’ll buy. People do need to do their own research but it is our job to give them a place to learn, connect, and safely use cannabis.

GreenRush Cannabis is a WA i502 producer-processor located in the scenic Snohomish Valley. We produce a clean, sophisticated crop that has become a preferred brand for a number of top shops in Washington state known for our consistent terpene flavor, high quality, and deep impact.

Adults 21 and over can purchase up to one ounce of usable cannabis flower, 16 ounces of cannabis-infused edibles in solid form, 72 ounces of cannabis drinkables, and 7 grams of cannabis concentrates.

If you’re a registered medical cannabis patient, the limits are three ounces of usable cannabis flower, forty-eight ounces of cannabis-infused edibles in solid form, two hundred sixteen ounces of cannabis drinkables, and twenty-one grams of cannabis concentrates, per the Washington State Department of Health.

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Did You Know Weed And Beer Share Terpenes?

The cannabis and hops plants are part of the same plant family, the Cannabinaceae family, per The Growler. Maybe it’s no wonder then, that beer and weed have thousands of flavor variations, sharing many of them. Since microbreweries became immensely popular in the early 2000’s, you see beers in hundreds of citrus and fruity variations. There are ales, pale ales, IPA’s, hefeweizens, stouts, wheat ale, and many others. Beer flavors are similar to cannabis flavors because of terpenes. The hoppy, citrus, skunky, musky, earthy, etc. are all decided by the present terpene profiles. Although hoppy pants share many terpenes with cannabis, like myrcene, pinene, humulene, they each produce terpenes that the other does not.

Now the science is revealing how terpenes are the focus for flavor in beer and cannabis, brewers are now experimenting brewing beer with cannabis-derived terpenes that you can’t find naturally in hops or beer. Lagunitas Brewing and Absolute Extracts collaborated over the Lagunitas Supercritical for the first ever beer brewed with cannabis-derived terpenes, and it’s exclusive to California for the time being, per Herb.co.

It’s important to note that terpenes contain no psychoactive effects, even when they’re derived from cannabis. THC provides the psychoactive effects of cannabis while the hops’ fermentation process is what causes beer’s intoxicating effects. Adding terpenes changes the flavor and olfactory experience of the beer. True cannabis-derived terpenes themselves have medicinal benefits, and some people are more sensitive to certain terpenes,  so I think it’s fair to speculate that adding cannabis-derived terpenes to beer could vary the effects on top of aroma and flavor.

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GreenRush Cannabis is a WA i502 producer-processor located in the scenic Snohomish Valley. We produce a clean, sophisticated crop that has become a preferred brand for a number of top shops in Washington state known for our consistent terpene flavor, high quality, and deep impact.

How To Buy Weed In Washington When You Can’t Find Any GreenRush

The next time you leave town,  you might be out of luck finding any GreenRush products. If you have to step out of your comfort zone and buy something else. THC numbers are just a small part of the equation. As an experienced cannabis user, I’ll explain what you should be looking for when you’re buying weed in an unfamiliar place.

Find Budtenders You Trust When Buying Weed In Washington

I’m just going to say what everyone knows. Not all budtenders are equal, and some downright suck at their jobs and just look blown to be at work. Just because you love getting high doesn’t mean you’re educated about cannabis, it just means you love getting high.

Find a budtender that is educated about the products you’re asking about. If they can only describe cannabis as “that fire” or “dank” visit after visit, you might want to take what they say with a grain of salt. Find someone who can articulate strain knowledge in a digestible manner. Find a budtender that can teach you about: terpenes, cannabis genetics, grow methods, how concentrates are made, the differences between concentrates their stores brand specifics and know the in’s and out’s of recreational compliance. You can’t look at the product outside of packaging in Washington, so budtenders are extra important to relay product information.

Find A Backup Brand

Do some research online. Many brands have awesome websites and Instagram accounts aimed at product education. Attend vendor days and tour grow facilities.  Grill salespeople and brand ambassadors about the quality of their products. Look for transparent brands that do a great job of dispersing product information there’s a good chance you’re finding safe products.

Terpenes & Cannabinoids > THC

Terpenes matter. THC packs the psychoactive effects, but it’s how THC and cannabinoids interact with terpenes that dictates strain-specific effects. Terpenes produce the common aromas we associate with cannabis. Hazes have high amounts of terpinolene. Citrus aromas come from terpenes like myrcene and limonene. That sharp pine aroma comes from pinene. Some terpenes carry more THC across the blood-brain barrier, which is why a strain can be extra effective, despite having low THC numbers. Find a strain you can’t get enough of? Find out what terpenes were present and you can shop for those terpenes in other brands and strains.

Looks > Numbers

When there’s smoke, there’s fire. Does it look pretty? Buy it. If the buds are full, fluffy, and covered in trichomes, buy it. Even if the label says it has 12 percent THC. Pretty weed with low numbers is always a better bet than bammer with high numbers on a label. It’s like drinking Everclear out of plastic handle because it has a higher alcohol content instead of enjoying Tito’s or Grey Goose for a little more money for the smooth taste.

In The End, You Just Have To Smoke

The barrier to entry for cannabis education is still high, and there is a steep learning curve involved. At the end of the day, you can do all the research in the world, but you never really know how weed will affect you until you smoke it. So find something you vibe with, clear your schedule, and take a chance. At the very worst, you get too high and reality gets weird for a few hours. If that happens, just drink some water and hang on for the ride. You’re not going to die and it’ll build some character. (This happens to me, at least twice a month.) Take my advice from above, and eventually, you’ll find a cannabis purchasing formula that works for your lifestyle. There might be some missteps on the way, but it happens to everyone.

GreenRush Cannabis is a WA i502 producer-processor located in the scenic Snohomish Valley. We produce a clean, sophisticated crop that has become a preferred brand for a number of top shops in Washington state known for our consistent terpene flavor, high quality, and deep impact.

Best Practices For Buying Weed In Washington

Many people are currently visiting pot shops and asking for the weed with the highest THC. While THC is a huge part of the cannabis purchasing equation, there is much more to be looking for than just high percentages. When you’re in Washington, THC only matters so much due to the inconsistencies of the testing at the state-certified labs.

This makes someone’s experience and budtender feedback much more important. One of the first things you should be looking for at weed stores is who the actual experts are. You’ve got to find budtenders you can trust!

Find Budtenders You Trust

We’ve all been to a grocery store or maybe to the mall and experienced a terrible employee. The cannabis industry is not immune to budtenders being terrible employees. They’re not all equal and some are a combination of rude, uneducated, and inexperienced.  Just because you love being high, doesn’t mean you’re educated and up on all things cannabis, it just means you love getting high.

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Look and listen for a budtender that is educated about the products you’re asking about. Millions of people use cannabis. If a budtender can only describe weed as “fire” or “dank”, you might want to take what they say with a grain of salt. Find someone who can communicate with you and other people. Being able articulate strain knowledge in a digestible manner is huge and many stores overlook this valuable asset.

Locate a budtender that can teach you about flavor profiles and terpenes, different genetics that you’ve mentioned you like, how concentrates are extracted and created, and the differences between concentrates. You can’t look at the product outside of packaging in Washington, so budtenders are extra important to relay product information. To find someone who knows all of this stuff is tricky. It takes time, patience, and you’ve got to be willing to be taught something new.

Cannabis Company Knowledge

There are over a thousand cannabis brands in Washington and many of them offer more than one strain or product. The majority of them can be found online via their website or social media. These companies utilize these platforms to educate consumers on new products, current offerings, deals, retail and other partners, plus much more. If you look for transparent brands that do a solid job of communicating product information, there’s a good chance you’re consuming safer products.

Terpenes > THC Numbers

People are still learning about terpenes and why they matter. Although THC packs the psychoactive effects, terpenes and THC combined dictates the specific effects strain by strain. Terpenes produce the aromas we smell and taste with cannabis. Citrus aromas come from terpenes myrcene and limonene. Hazes have terpinolene. Pine aromas come from pinene. Some of these terpenes help more THC cross the blood-brain barrier, which is why a strain can be more effective, despite having low THC numbers. If you find out what terpenes were present in the weed you like, you can shop specifically for that with other brands and strains.

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Be A Shallow Shopper

Not all cannabis is equal. In our state, the way you produce and process your cannabis can be the difference between sitting on a shelf for a year or selling out in a single day. If the weed looks good and you can smell it through the bag or through the glass, buy it. Simple as that.

If the cannabis buds are covered in trichomes or if the flowers feel or sound dense when you shake the container,  buy it. Even if the cannabis ends up being a poor smoke you’ll at least know more about what you’re going for. Good looking weed with lower THC numbers is generally always a better situation than higher THC cannabis that is cheaper, more dry, and outdoor.

Level Up Your Experience!

The overwhelming majority of people still don’t know a damn thing about cannabis. THC matters. Terpenes matter. Moisture, hand-trimming, and trichomes all matter! Until you know more about your cannabis and begin experiencing the different types of flavors and highs, you can really only learn so much. Go find a pot shop, locate a budtender you vibe with, and take a leap of faith.

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Adults 21 and over can purchase up to one ounce of usable cannabis flower, 16 ounces of cannabis-infused edibles in solid form, 72 ounces of cannabis drinkables, and 7 grams of cannabis concentrates.

If you’re a registered medical cannabis patient, the limits are:

Three ounces of usable cannabis flower, forty-eight ounces of cannabis-infused edibles in solid form, two hundred sixteen ounces of cannabis drinkables, and twenty-one grams of cannabis concentrates, per the Washington State Department of Health.

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Why Hand-Trimmed Cannabis Is Better Than Machine-Trimmed

Ever since our team launched our new extraction lab, we’ve been dabbing like crazy. Utilizing April 20th, as an excuse to show extra love to cannabis flower, it was nice to once again experience the different type of high that concentrates typically blow right through. We smoked all kinds of flower from different parts of Washington state and it was crazy to see a bunch of different weed that came from different trimming styles.

It would seem that the cheaper side and lower quality of cannabis received the roughest treatment for trimming. Machine-trimmed cannabis has always received a bad rap for damaging trichomes and flower buds in such a way that they end up looking all the same.

With Cinco de Mayo less than two weeks away, now is the time to learn about the difference between hand-trimmed cannabis and machine-trimmed. Start thinking about how you’re celebrating Cinco. Food, dabs, drinks, joints with friends, and plenty of GreenRush strains.

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We don’t advise consuming middle-level, mid-grade, or “cheap” cannabis. Doing that would be like consuming the cheapest type of alcohol. Yes, you’ll be drunk, or in this case high, but the route you took to get there didn’t taste great and it certainly wasn’t memorable in the right way. Machine-trimmed cannabis also falls in line with this general statement because it does in fact put strain on the buds and damages trichomes.

At the end of the day, you’re going to buy whatever cannabis makes the most sense to you. For Cinco, we recommend this list of strains that focuses on providing some kind of energy boost, cerebral, or attention-getting high. Oregon Diesel, Blue Dream, Golden Panda, Locktite, and Pineapple Dream definitely are first to mind.

If you’re a dabber, we have all kinds of concentrates including Lemon Skunk, Pink Lemonade, Royal Locktite, Professor Chaos, Orange McFly, Orange Diesel, Purple Cat Piss, and Golden Panda.

If you’re a registered medical cannabis patient, the limits are:

Three ounces of usable cannabis flower, forty-eight ounces of cannabis-infused edibles in solid form, two hundred sixteen ounces of cannabis drinkables, and twenty-one grams of cannabis concentrates, per the Washington State Department of Health.

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What Is Shatter? Learn About Dabbing Cannabis Shatter Extracts

Did anyone else dab out for April 20th? In addition to all of the crazy flower we tried, there was zero chance we were going to leave out the dabs. In fact, we’ve got some new shatter this is KILLING the game right now. First, let’s get into some quick details about what shatter really is.

Cannabis concentrates have typically used solvents to remove the cannabinoids from the plant matter. For shatter, butane, CO2, or propane is run through the buds to extract the desired chemicals from the cannabis. The solvent(s) are then removed and we are left with an extract that could potentially get someone very high depending on the THC content.

 

 

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These days, shatter is no longer the most popular form of cannabis concentrate. Live-resins, THCa diamonds, and vaping have become the hottest trends in dabbing. For shatter, this is a frequently used term to refer to the type of GreenRush product pictured above.
Shatter usually looks like golden honey unless it is of lower quality. Depending on the cannabis flower you’re extracting, shatter typically looks like a beautiful sap with varying degrees of transparency and color profiles. When this extract is “fresh out the oven” the consistency is very thick, but when it’s warm, the product turns into more of a glass. When we’re breaking apart the sheets of shatter, the glass-like substance shatters apart into small pieces for us to weigh out and bag up.

 

What are your thoughts on shatter? Is this a cannabis product that you enjoy? Do you have experience extracting cannabis? Let us know your thoughts in the comments!

If you’re a registered medical cannabis patient, the limits are:

Three ounces of usable cannabis flower, forty-eight ounces of cannabis-infused edibles in solid form, two hundred sixteen ounces of cannabis drinkables, and twenty-one grams of cannabis concentrates, per the Washington State Department of Health.

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Learn About Low Temperature Dabbing

The Oregonian released a story citing a study by Portland State University chemistry professor Robert Strongin. The article states carcinogens are released when terpenes present in butane hash oil (BHO) are vaporized on nails at temperatures above 750 degrees Fahrenheit and 932 degrees Fahrenheit.  Methacrolein and benzene are the carcinogens in question, respectively.

BHO concentrates are a staple in the recreational scene. Many of the notable extraction companies use butane to extract the THC, CBD, and terpenes from the plant material which leaves the final solvent that is dabbed. The excess butane and other impurities are purged out with heat and what’s left is your concentrate. Slight variations of extraction variables paired with different cannabis strains is what gives you all of your many concentrate varieties. The Oregonian doesn’t specify what brand of concentrates were used in the study, only the terpene profiles and that they were BHO.

“We don’t want to say things like this are just bad,” Strongin told The Oregonian. “It really depends on the user.”

The temperature goal for successful low temp dabbing is between 350 and 400 degrees Fahrenheit, High Times reports. This allows the cannabinoids and terpenes to melt all the way; providing the full spectrum of the strain’s effect without burning your throat and scorching the flavor. The most popular type of equipment used for low temp dabbing is a type of nail called a “quartz banger,” which is a small bucket that you scoop your dabs into. Pair this with carb cap that acts as a seal to retain as much heat in the nail as possible to melt the dab and cut down on waste.  Quartz is the most popular because it heats up relatively quickly and has great retention properties.

Will Linn is the Senior Vice President of Sales and Marketing at Northwest Cannabis Solutions. He’s an experienced concentrate connoisseur and knows the importance of regulating the temperature on your dab rig nail.

The smaller the dab, the less you will want the nail to heat up, and vice-versa. You will know if your nail is too hot because the remnant oil will be a singed and black instead  warm and brown. It should be  easily cleaned up with a Q-tip. Cleaning your nail after every dab will keep your nail fresh for months and keep your dabs tasting clean. An electronic nail provides an easier way to experience low temp dabs, but it can be costly if you want a reliable set-up. Consistently dabbing a torch and nail at low temperatures is absolutely possible, it just takes research and practice.

“Preference is part of it, but you never want to get any concentrate too hot, Linn said.” “It burns away the terpenes, which in effect takes away from the taste and the potency of the product.”

There are several factors to consider when your cooling down your nail, but the most important part is to have the same starting point for every dab; so heat the nail red hot, until it’s slightly glowing orange. A nail that is visibly glowing orange or red will be around 800 degrees Fahrenheit, per High Times. Let it cool down from this point for anywhere from 45 seconds to a minute and 30 seconds depending on the thickness of your nail and the size of your dab. Linn explains there will be a trial and error period for each nail and type of solvent (rosin, distillate, shatter, etc,) to zero in the heat to maximize the taste and effect.

“Most people take minimally sized dabs compared to some of the dabs I’ve taken,” Linn continued, “it depends on where people are at with their tolerance level.”

GreenRush Cannabis is a WA i502 producer-processor located in the scenic Snohomish Valley. We produce a clean, sophisticated crop that has become a preferred brand for a number of top shops in Washington state known for our consistent terpene flavor, high quality, and deep impact.

What Are Portable Dab Rigs?

The concentrate game is still niche in the grand scheme of the cannabis industry. However, concentrates themselves and the delivery systems for dabbing are getting better at an exponential rate. Only three years ago, I was taking dabs off of a red-hot metal nail with a duck taped seal. Well, dab-heads in Washington have long moved past the days of jimmy-rigged dab rigs and harsh hits. Mini dabbers and portable dabbing systems are still uncommon, but I believe is essential to anyone who uses concentrates as their preferred method of smoking.

Well, dab-heads in Washington have long moved past the days of jimmy-rigged dab rigs and harsh hits. Mini dabbers and portable dabbing systems are still uncommon, but I believe is essential to anyone who uses concentrates as their preferred method of smoking.

What Are Portable Dab Systems?

So for the totally un-initiated, a dab rig is essentially a piece of glass that works just like a bong, but instead of bowl there is a nail. The nail is the surface you heat up with a torch and drop the dab of concentrate on. The heat from the nail vaporizes the concentrate and you inhale it into your lungs.

The portable version of this just connects the nail to a heating element and is powered by a rechargeable battery. You connect the glass mouthpiece on it and that’s what you used to inhale you concentrate. Basically, these devices are hybrids between bongs, vape pens, and dab rigs.

What ARE They Good For?

Travel, discretion, and sheer ease of use are the reasons to own a portable dab system. If you have to spend a long day away from home or you need a discrete way to smoke during a business trip, this is the way to go. No torches, no butane, extra dabbers, no fuss. Just push the button, the temperature sets automatically and the LED light lets you know when the nail is hot enough to dab from.

The carb cab and dabber are magnetized, allowing for easy serving and carbing. Serving and carbing your hit is a great experience with a mini dabber.

Many brands include different style nails with their dabber. Ceramic, titanium, and quartz are the most common types of nails. They all have benefits and negatives based on user preference. Taste is the biggest one in my opinion.

 

What Are Portable Dab Rigs?

 

What AREN’T They Good For?

Mini dabbers will give you a very user-friendly dab experience, but not complete one in my opinion. If you want to drop a glob of concentrate on the nail and blow clouds that block out the sun, a traditional dab rig is still your best bet. The nail on the mini dabber is small, and there isn’t enough surface area to effectively burn a large amount of concentrate.

The battery doesn’t keep the nail hot enough to vaporize giant dabs, you end up heating the nail with back to back cycles to get the whole hit. And as the battery drains, it vaporizes the dab slower and slower. So, I would recommend charging the battery after 7 or 8 dabs, even though the battery cycle says it’s good for 15.

Where Can You Buy One?

There are several great brands that sell portable dabbing systems. All of them are basically the same setup, but each one has unique features. I own the dabber kit from Vuber. It was a great product at a fair price, it has a great feel to it and is sturdy. I’ve knocked it over several times and it there isn’t a scratch on it. The selling point was Vuber’s lifetime warranty on all its products. I would highly recommend all of these brands devices for a fun on-the-go dabbing experience, but I recommend doing your own research to decide which device best suits your needs.

GreenRush Cannabis is a WA i502 producer-processor located in the scenic Snohomish Valley. We produce a clean, sophisticated crop that has become a preferred brand for a number of top shops in Washington state known for our consistent terpene flavor, high quality, and deep impact.

A Quick Lesson On Cannabis Terpenes

Have you ever wondered why oranges smell the way they do or thought about the unique taste of a ripe watermelon? Substances called terpenes are responsible for flavor and scent profiles in plants, fruit, and cannabis.

Terpenes play an interesting role for the plant, they emit pungent aromas that deter herbivores. Terpene’s have an even more mischievous method of defense, by attracting herbivores’ predators, Sherman explained. The old adage, “the enemy of my enemy is my friend” applies here.

Jake Sherman is employed by Select Label, a tier-three marijuana grow operation.

Marijuana terpenes are secreted from the same gland as THC and CBD come from, per Leafly. Along with creating aromatherapy profiles for each strain, terpene bind and interact with THC and CBD in different ways known as the “entourage effect.” Some of these effects include higher amounts of THC binding to cannabinoid receptors in your brain or controlling how much THC passes through the blood-brain barrier, Sherman said.

There are six common types of terpenes: Caryophyllene, humulene, linalool, limomene, myrcene and pinene. Each one has different characteristics and flavors, Leafly reports.

Terpenes

Caryophyllene showed to voluntarily reduce alcohol consumption in mice, and has cancer and depression-fighting properties.

Humulene also has anti-cancer effects, as well as anti-bacterial and anti-inflammatory effects to go with its woody tone.

Linalool is a sedative and antidepressant and has a floral aroma, according to Leafly.

Limomene is the Inspector Gadget terpene, it has a multitude of functions: It helps with depression, stomach and digestion problems, anti-bacterial and anti-fungal properties. It allows other terpenes to be absorbed easier through the skin and the digestive-track.

Myrcene is a sedative, analgesic and antibiotic and has citrus and musky qualities.

Pinene is a broncholilator, meaning it dilates the lungs and decreases restrictions in the airway, according to Wikipedia. It can help neutralize short-term memory loss that comes with THC and promotes alertness. It has a sharp, sweet profile.

High Terpene cannabis strains or concentrates with added terpenes are becoming popular in the recreational market because of their flavor and consistency.

“They taste so damn good,” Sherman said.

Karen Sakai works at The Fire House in Ellensburg, Washington. Terpene focused products are in high demand right now. Sakai compares the scene to wine tasting scenes, where taste, flavor, and experience are the main objective of the consumer.

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“It’s all the rage right now,” Sakai said.

High terpene strains take more care to extract. The increased difficulty and precision of the extraction process increases the price, Sakai said.

Sometimes, there’s a tradeoff for high terpene content, and that’s a lower THC level. They can have more flavor than effect, but it’s not always the point to get as high as possible.

“I love them, they can really set the tone for having a great day,” Sherman said.

GreenRush Cannabis is a WA i502 producer-processor located in the scenic Snohomish Valley. We produce a clean, sophisticated crop that has become a preferred brand for a number of top shops in Washington state known for our consistent terpene flavor, high quality, and deep impact.