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Dabbing? What is Dabbing?

You’ve seen the 88% THC test results for the amber-colored oil around The Herbery sales floors, and you’re wondering what this whole dabbing thing is all about, how to dab, and why people do it.

Sure, dabbing can be intimidating, but once you’ve perfected the routine, you’ll have a high-powered method for getting lots of cannabinoids into your body quickly. And for our sweet customers seeking relief from a stressful day, to soothe angry joints and muscles, or simply a restful sleep, vaporizing cannabis concentrates smacks you in the face with high-octane cannabinoids that hit your system fast.


If smoking cannabis flower is like sipping a beer, dabbing cannabis concentrates is like shooting whiskey! A “dab” is a small amount of cannabis oil, concentrated from parts of the pot plant that affect your nervous system, like the cannabinoids THC or CBD, for example. Terpenes and flavonoids are found in most concentrates, as well, which help inform the taste and effect of the strain.

A small chunk of oil – aka, a dab – is pressed to a piece of titanium or quartz that has been super-heated with a torch. The concentrate vaporizes, and the vapor is then inhaled. The smoker gets a potent hit with high cannabinoid percentages anywhere from 50-90% or more, inducing euphoria, relaxation, energy, or whichever effects are typical to the strain. All you need is a tiny piece to blast off, especially as a new dabber – this is where we get the adage, “A dab’ll do ya!”

For a more detailed guide on taking the perfect dab, stay tuned for our upcoming blog post in this dabbing series!

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People dab for a lot of reasons. Smoking weed for extended periods of time builds up cannabinoids in your system, raising your tolerance so marijuana flower that usually tests at 18-28% no longer gets you as high. Concentrates that regularly test upwards of 70% can get the job done. Dabbing will continue to increase your tolerance, so tolerance breaks a couple times a year really help to reset your levels.

(Read some tips from Leafly on taking a successful tolerance break!)

Others prefer oil & wax to flower because smoking bud can be harsh on the lungs. Plant matter that gets incinerated when you roast a bowl can irritate the respiratory system on inhalation, while (good quality) concentrates have had that irritant removed. (There is an art to smoking a nice, smooth, low-temperature dab for maximum flavor and minimal coughing, and we’ll go into some of those tips & tricks in a later post.) And without the plant matter, cannabis vapor, like that which you get when dabbing, tends to be less odorous and lingering compared to cannabis smoke from bud. This is handy for people with families or roommates who don’t like the smell of pot, or who want to avoid getting smoke build up in their homes.

(Ever make a sploof? A toilet paper roll stuffed with dryer sheets to mask the pot smell? Upgrade your sploof to a Smoke Buddy filter – up to 6 months of smoke and odor filtration in each unit! Grab one at The Herbery!)

Some customers use cannabis for various wellness reasons, and after experimenting with different product types, they’ve determined that they need really high levels of cannabinoids and terpenes really quickly for the particular relief they are looking for. Dabbing concentrates helps to get them to a place where their aches are at bay, or they can sleep, or can eat despite a low appetite, where flower may not be powerful enough or fast enough to do the job.

(Read about why this Leafly writer loves CBD dabs!)


Jamin at The Herbery – 164th: Been dabbing for 4 years, loves the efficiency of the process

Aisha at The Herbery – Chkalov: Loves the efficiency of dabbing & packing a little more punch in my hits

Collin at The Herbery – St. Johns: Loves that dabbing gives less carbon, longer & stronger effects, and less smoking


Explore the styles of concentrates you want to try, discuss with your HerbTender℠ what supplies you need to get started, and discover this high-powered way of enjoying weed!


  • Types of concentrates
  • How to dab


Sub-Ohm Concentrates

The Best Refill For Sub Ohm Tanks: Sub-Ohm Concentrates

Ever tried screwing a vape cartridge into a e-cig box battery and ended up COMPLETELY RUINING A FULL GRAM OF BEAUTIFUL CANNABIS OIL?

Anyone? Anyone? Bueller?

Well, I’ve heard this story around the stores enough to know that this happens pretty frequently – I’m guilty, it happened to me, too. If you don’t know that e-cigs traditionally burn too hot for cannabis vape, you end up wasting a perfectly good cartridge and the money you’d spend on it.

But as vaping has gotten more popular, people have been working on ways to bring together the intoxicating effects of cannabis with the extensive world of vape mods. And the newer sub-ohm vaping – vaping with an atomizer with less than one ohm of resistance – is the crossover in the e-cig/marijuana vape venn diagram.

Here in Washington’s I-502 market, Sub-Ohm Concentrates has developed a vape oil to satisfy both worlds.

Sub-Ohm Concentrates

Processed with flower from Green Brothers Farms, Sub-Ohm Concentrates are 100% activated distillate. That means the cannabis concentrate is processed multiple times to remove all the debris from the initial oil, leaving you with an exceptionally pure product, and also activated so that you can even eat the oil to feel the intoxicating effects.

However, Sub-Ohm Concentrates were developed to be used in e-cig builds. They come packaged in a plunger with a syringe tip so that you can easily top off the tank for your vaporizer. But hey, if you’re off the nicotine and just on the weed, it’s really easy to refill a cartridge with the syringe set-up, too.

Sub-ohm vaping typically delivers thick clouds and rich flavor, and this oil doesn’t disappoint. Like a low-temp dab, your tongue gets to experience every bit of the terpene profile, but unlike a low-temp dab, your eye gets a treat, too, with impressive smoke trails.

Each of Sub-Ohm’s strains boast 75-85% total cannabinoids and up to 15% strain-specific terpenes. And they don’t use any fillers like you might find in e-juice.

Sub-Ohm Concentrates are compatible with all e-cig tanks and refillable cannabis cartridges, and if you’re in need of a quality refillable vape set-up, we love the Aspire Breeze ($32 at The Herbery). Its tank can hold up to two grams of oil, and its petite size and shape make it feel great in your hand and your pocket.

Sub-Ohm Concentrates visits The Herbery for vendor day and weekend sale!

Our friends at Sub-Ohm Concentrates are stopping by all three Herbery locations this weekend, and if you have any questions on their distillate or getting your vape set-up locked in, stop by to chat at one of our Vancouver stores this Saturday, Oct. 27, 2018!

  • The Herbery – 164th Ave: 11a-1p
  • The Herbery – Chkalov: 130-330p
  • The Herbery – St. Johns: 4-6p

As a bonus, we’re taking 20% off all of the Sub-Ohm products!! Normally one of our best-priced distillates at $32/gram, you can take home a gram for $25.60 Friday through Sunday (10/26-28/2018)! 

View the menu for your Favorite Herbery location: St. Johns (West) | Chkalov (Central) | 164th (East)

And don’t miss Abby and Trevor showing me how to refill cartridges and the Aspire Breeze with Sub-Ohm Concentrates in our latest video!

Pricing is set for October 26-28, 2018. Subject to change.