Dab rigs are pipes used to vaporize cannabis concentrates. They are similar to bongs because they allow the vapor to filter through water at the base before it is inhaled. But the difference between a dab rig and a bong is that a dab rig is optimized for concentrates. It uses something called a nail rather than a traditional bowl. The nail is heated with a torch, and a dab of concentrate is placed on the heated nail to create a vapor that is inhaled.
An electronic dab rig “E-rig” is a dab rig that uses electricity or a battery to heat the nail. While dabbing has become a big part of cannabis culture over the past decade, many people don’t want the hassle of using a torch. Electronic dab tools solve this problem and make dabbing easier, safer, and more accessible. E-rigs are often stylishly designed, lightweight, portable, and have various heat settings for a customized experience. And for those who don’t want an entirely new setup, e-nails are available for use in place of the bowl in many traditional bongs.
Cartridge vape systems are one of the easiest ways to use cannabis. These systems use a “vape cart,” which is a cartridge that is pre-filled with cannabis oil, live resin or rosin. This oil comes in many combinations of cannabinoids and terpenes and different ratios of THC and CBD. The cartridges work with vape pen batteries that power an atomizer that heats up the oil, creating an inhaled vapor. Unlike other inhalation methods that require some setup, vape carts only need the push of a button. Vape carts make dosing easy, and their small and sleek design allows for portability and discreet vaping. They are becoming the go-to concentrate product for both beginners and enthusiasts.
An infused pre-roll is a joint that comes with an added concentrate inside or on the surface. Because concentrates are more potent than flower, the addition of a concentrate to a joint increases the strength of the effects. Infused pre-rolls are popular with experienced cannabis users who like an added boost of THC to their flower.
While most concentrates are dabbed or vaped, they can also be smoked. Both hash and kief are popular concentrates that are often smoked alone in a bowl or a joint. But many people like to add them as a topper into a joint or bowl packed with flower. Some experience cannabis users even like to sprinkle concentrates like crumbles or wax onto the flower they smoke, significantly increasing the potency.