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How To Measure A Dose of Concentrates and Oils For Dabbing

August 2, 2017

If you’re an experienced smoker and you’ve consumed edibles before, you may think that trying concentrates or oils is no different, but that’s not the case. Concentrates and oils are very different than other forms, and unfortunately, these products often don’t contain dosing information on the labels. Because of this, it’s important to learn how to measure a dose before you try dabbing with concentrates or oils for the first time. Follow these tips:

Read the packaging.

Concentrates and oils are typically sold by the gram or half gram. The first thing that you should do is read the packaging to determine how much of the product is inside. Then, look for information on the product’s potency. The label should tell you how much THC is used in the product so you have a better idea of how potent it is. Potency is expressed as a percentage, and most concentrates will fall between 60-90% total cannabinoids. The higher that the potency percentage is, the less of the product you should use for your first time.

Break up the product.

Once you know the potency, you should be able to figure out how to divide the product into single serving sizes. Single servings of edibles contain 10mg of cannabinoids, so your goal should be to break up the concentrate into individual units that each contain 10mg of cannabinoids. How can you do this? Let’s say the concentrate has a 60% potency. This means there is 600mg of cannabinoids per gram. If the concentrate is sold by the gram, you can divide it into six portions that each contain 100mg of cannabinoids. Then, break down one of these pieces even further so you have 10 small pieces that each contain around 10mg of cannabinoids. See why THC dosage for concentrates can be sticky business.

Some concentrates are more difficult to break apart than others. Shatter is among one of the most challenging to break up, but if you’re struggling, simply heat up a dabbing tool and use it to split the concentrate. Choose a dabbing tool with a broad tip instead of one with a pointed or scooped end to make it even easier.

Start small.

The concentrates sold at the best dispensary in Denver, Altitude Dispensary, are much more potent than other forms of marijuana. As a result, dabbing even a small amount of these concentrates could be enough to give you a strong high. If this is your first time dabbing, start off slow and work your way up to a bigger dose. It’s recommended that you begin by using a piece of the concentrate that is about the size of a grain of rice. This may seem like nothing, but you may be surprised at how little it takes to affect you.

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