Dabbing Cannabis Extracts

With Legal marijuana gaining market the lions share in the Canadian and US market as the first or preferred choice of the masses, guaranteeing quality, transparency, strength and availability, customers have started looking for new methods of ingesting and inhaling extracts and concentrates for improved absorption and the so called “KICK”.

Dabbing which used to be a thing only among a select few is gaining popularity especially with customers at the We store’s various locations, which is why we thought of coming up with a little tutorial on Dabbing and how to do it the right way. 

 “what on earth is this DABBING stuff anyway”. 

Dabbing cannabis simply is a method of inhaling the cannabis vapors produced by fast vaporization, which in simpler terms is similar to using a bong but in finer details is miles apart in that bong uses flower or herb while a dab rig essentially uses the extracts to attain the desired results.

The process of dabbing works by heating the concentrated extracts in a dab rig using convective heating at lower temperatures which doesn’t burn the active ingredients which makes it healthier, smoother and more effective for regular airheads. This involves a few steps viz:

  • Heating the banger using a butane torch for 30 to 60 seconds and wait another 60 seconds to simmer it down to desired temperature.
  • Placing a dab of extract, the size of lentil seed on the banger which produces vapors due to convective heating.
  • Inhaling these vapors to get a high like never before and enjoying your day.

With a lot of different types of dab rigs floating in the market the basic setup of each remains the same. The general construction and parts of a dab rig are as shown in the above figure. 

With an understanding of how a dab rig works, let us now understand the important precautions to be followed while using your dab rig for puffing your favorite herb.

  • Ensure filling water in the base chamber only up to the marked level and not above that.
  • For manual dab rigs let the banger cool down for at-least 60 seconds for better vaporization of your extract without burning the terpenes to savor the taste and aroma of your weed.
  • Make sure that you start with smaller quantities of extract and gradually raise the bar. As extracts have higher potency in the range of 60- 90 % THC while dried flower has a typical THC content of 20-25 % so a dab will hit much stronger than a regular puff of your bong or joint or blunt or edibles.
  • For manual dabbing use carb caps to ensure better bang for your buck and enjoy your day.
  • Ensure that you thoroughly clean your dabbing rig after inhaling using a cleaning solution and swab out the banger of any residue.
  • Let the dab rig cool down for some time after use as touching a hot dab rig might cause serious burns.
  • Carb caps help regulate air flow and hence are a great tool in cutting down the amount of dab gear.
  • All dabs are sticky so you need a tool to get the dab out of its container and in to the hot nail/ banger without making a mess. These tools may be metal or ceramic or glass and in shapes of scoop, spatula, shovel, nail etc. based on the type and consistency of concentrate being used.

You can easily find an assortment of dabbing tool and gears best suited to your needs at THE WE STORE near you. For a hassle free experience at The We Store, a locally owned and operated marijuana dispensary, providing the largest and well curated selection of CBD, THC, Craft strains, traditional strains, Indica, Sativa, and hybrid strains, Pre-rolls, 510 cartridges, PAX cartridges, disposable vapes, vapes, lotions, oils, capsules, concentrates like shatter, rosin, resin, hash, hash rosin, keif, gummies, baked goods, cookies, chocolates, drinks aka CBD/THC/ Cannabis infused beverages rec., products which are of the highest quality and go through strict quality testing by the OCS and Health Canada.

  • When it comes to dabbing, always ensure that you get your dosing correctly because a small miscalculation in dosing might be the difference between a day well spent or a day of nausea/ anxiety. A simple example would be: 
  • 1-gram of live resin/live sugar/TERP slush/ Caviar purchased from THE WE STOREfollowing this link which contains 90% THC would have 900mg of THC. If that sugar is split into 9 equal portions, each part would contain 100 Mg of THC. And for comparison edibles with the highest conc. Of THC like indica capsules contain 10 mg of cannabinoid per capsule.
  • So to get 20 mg of dab you would have to split either of the 9 parts of those portions into 5 equal parts or the entire 1-gram piece of live resin/live sugar/TERP slush/ Caviar in to 45 equal parts with each part containing 20mg THC each with twice the potency of edibles available in the market.

         So next time you have a party over at your place or are just casually getting high over your marry-jane, read our guide to better use your dabbing rig, do visit the we-store near you to pick up the largest variety of Concentrates including Resin, Rosin, Has Rosin, Shatter, Live Resin, Badder, Wax and endless variety of Dried Flower, Pre rolls Eedibles, vapes and much more and have a blast of party and enjoy your day.

If you are looking for dried flower aka marijuana, the WE Store has the largest variety available at the nearest We Store outlet including popular strains like pink kush, indica, sativa, hybrid, jean guy, wedding pie, girl scout cookies, afghan kush, blueberry, purple, sour, haze in 3.5g, 7g, 14g, 28g at the best price.

Just type thewestore.com or search for “THE WE STORE NEAR ME” to talk to one of the many talented and knowledgeable budtenders and cannabis enthusiasts to cater your needs.

A Beginner’s Guide To: Cannabis Extract Accessories

The legalization of cannabis and the onset of a wide variety of products based on constant research and development in the industry has led to a revolution in the health and wellness industry with a brand new and cutting-edge accessory used in consumption of cannabis almost every week now. This increase in the use of different forms of marijuana i.e. vape products, oils, edibles, wax, rosins, resins shatters, hash, badder, diamonds and other live extracts.

         The most commonly used marijuana/ cannabis accessories include rolling papers, filter tips, weed grinders, bongs, dab rigs, vapes AKA vaping pens, smoking pipes, lighters, butane torches, dab-tools, storage containers, 510 vapes et-al. with such a wide variety of accessories available in the market the types of cannabis extracts available in the market form a plethora of products including but not limited in sub categories to flowers, oils, extracts, concentrates, edibles, topical creams, lotions and more. The list further includes maintenance products such as cleaning kits for better hygiene and cleanliness of our smoking areas and-or rigs.

         If you are just starting your cannabis journey, there is an enormous selection of  accessories available at your nearest The We-Store outlet. At The We-store we have the most knowledgeable and friendly budtenders to get you the right product. The product offerings at The We Store, a locally owned and operated marijuana dispensary, providing the largest and well curated selection of CBD, THC, Craft strains, traditional strains, Indica, Sativa, and hybrid strains, Pre-rolls, 510 cartridges, PAX cartridges, disposable vapes, vapes, lotions, oils, capsules, concentrates like shatter, rosin, resin, hash, hash rosin, keif, gummies, baked goods, cookies, chocolates, drinks aka CBD/THC/ Cannabis infused beverages rec., products which are of the highest quality and go through strict quality testing by the OCS and Health Canada.

         With this in mind let us now examine the various types of cannabis extracts available with us and the types of accessories needed to better enjoy the product we have.

  • Dab Rigs: AKA water pipe, is used to consume cannabis extracts like resin/rosin/ wax caviars/ shatter etc. by heating the extract through convective heating and inhaling the resulting vapors.
  • Bongs: Similar to dab rigs, bongs are used to consume cannabis buds by vaporizing them and smoking them. These are amongst the earliest accessories the usage of which dates back to ancient civilizations.
  • Smoking Pipes: A small hand-held device used to smoke weed, has a bowel shape area that holds your dried marijuana which is then burned for smoking. They come in a wide variety of shapes including but not limited to hand pipes, electric pipes, Steam-Rollers, One-Hitters, etc.
  • Vapes: The simplest method of consuming liquid cannabis extracts like distillate is using cannabis vapes AKA vaping pens. The different types of vapes include Single-use vapes, reusable vapes, 510 thread or closed loop formats etc.
  • Rolling Paper Et-Al: Used in conjugation with filter paper, weed grinder, etc. or without them, rolling paper has been used since time unmemorable for rolling a simple joint or stub in the old fashioned manner to enjoy your cannabis. If rolling your weed by your own self feels cumbersome one can always purchase pre-rolled joint from our store and light up your magic herb on the go. 

image with 6 cannabis accessories

The accessories described above are a select few of a large variety of craft and regular accessories available at The We-Store near you.

In light of the above accessories one must never forget the hygiene and cleanliness when it comes to your environment. The We store offers you all the popular smokeware i.e. bong, pipe, dab rig cleaning solutions, products and kits. For a hassle free and secure storage of your weed air tight and non-stick containers are a must, also available at the We Store near you. These prevent your weed or its extracts from moisture and give them a longer life.

One must also make sure of cleaning the accessories. Cleaner accessories including pipes, dabs, bongs etc. lead to a longer life of the product, a better taste and extended usages of your weed paraphernalia. 

If you are looking for dried flower aka marijuana, the WE Store has the largest variety available at the nearest We Store outlet including popular strains like pink kush, indica, sativa, hybrid, jean guy, wedding pie, girl scout cookies, afghan kush, blueberry, purple, sour, haze in 3.5g, 7g, 14g, 28g at the best price.

Just type thewestore.com or search for “THE WE STORE NEAR ME” to talk to one of the many talented and knowledgeable budtenders and cannabis enthusiasts to cater your needs.

How To: Rolling A Joint

For every weed connoisseur consuming their favorite product let it be cannabis flower, or resin, or vapes, or gummies, or other infused products brings its own charm, aura and pleasure but in spite of all the modern advances in marijuana processing and craft marijuana products the most commonly used, easiest, readily available, and time tested method for consumption of this magic plant has always rolling the dried flower and igniting it to inhale is the most common.

A joint is one of the most iconic ways of consuming cannabis, is an old school method which has stood firm in spite of the availability of bongs, pipes, vaporizers et-al. A joint is the most discrete, convenient and easily disposable method of consuming the devils’ lettuce.

Anyone with a sworn allegiance to the art of pot blazing is very well aware of a large number of crazy ways of rolling their stash, and the art of perfectly rolling a joint is widely met with admiration and a craft in itself. For the unaware and especially beginners rolling a joint requires very few items and a bit of practice.

image of a joint with text on it that says supplies for rolling a joint

The best part about rolling a joint is, you don’t need anything besides a rolling paper and dried flower to roll a simple joint. For a laymen user the basic supplies needed include dried weed flower, rolling paper, filter paper or tip, and weed grinder. With an abundance and variety of materials available the most comprehensive and reliable supply of materials are easily available at The WE STORE outlet near you.

  • Rolling paper: The mostly underrated part of rolling a joint is the rolling paper used. By far the type of paper used is the most crucial for a joint. Simple rolling paper or wood pulp is the one used since time immemorial. Now a days rolling papers made out of rice pulp and even hemp papers are available. The bud tenders in THE WE STORE will be more than happy in helping you select the best type of rolling paper as per your needs.
  • Cannabis flower: An entire book describing mood specific cannabis strain’s is insufficient to fully explain the different varieties and types of marijuana strains available for your use, but rest assured that at THE WE STORE you get accurate marijuana information and guidance as per your age, gender and physical needs with a commitment to sensible pricing, and utmost respect to community values and prioritizing customer time *(the less time you spend buying weed, the more time you will have for enjoying it).
  • Weed Grinder: Another criminally under-appreciated aspect of a smooth joint is the grind or rather the consistency of crushed cannabis bud used in a joint. Coarse ground or uneven packing of bud may lead to an uneven burn while a very fine ground weed leads to difficulty in smoking it. You can give it an old hand grind or a minor investment in any marijuana grinder may lead to better results. An assortment of these grinders are easily available at the we store near you.

You can easily find a selection of weed grinders, pre rolled joints, etc. for a hassle free experience at The We Store, a locally owned and operated marijuana dispensary, providing the largest and well curated selection of CBD, THC, Craft strains, traditional strains, Indica, Sativa, and hybrid strains, Pre-rolls, 510 cartridges, PAX cartridges, disposable vapes, vapes, lotions, oils, capsules, concentrates like shatter, rosin, resin, hash, hash rosin, keif, gummies, baked goods, cookies, chocolates, drinks aka CBD/THC/ Cannabis infused beverages rec., products which are of the highest quality and go through strict quality testing by the OCS and Health Canada.

image of a rolling tray with marijuana on it and text that reads "steps to roll a joint"
  1. Grind your weed using a weed grinder to getconsistent size or break the bud lightly by hand and remove any stem or seeds found in the bud. Don’t overfill the grinder, the ground material should no be powdery but in small pieces.
  2. Make the filter tip using an index card or heavy paper by making a “W” at one end and rolling the rest of the paper around it, or use ready to use rolling tips available in the market. Filter prevents the dried flower pieces from escaping into your mouth and protects the fingers from burning.
  3. To fill the rolling paper, take out a rolling paper sheet from the ream and ensure that the shiny side or glue is facing upwards towards you. Fold it and make a crease in the centre, this acts as a guide for rolling and filling the joint. On one end place the filter you made or the pre rolled filter tip you purchased and fill the rest of the rolling paper with ground cannabis leaving some space on the top end.
  4. Fold the non-glued side towards the glue side and roll it inside using your thumb and index finger to form a cylinder. Try not to press on the flower and roll it by rocking it back and fourth for properly packing the grind cannabis in the joint.
  5. Moisten the glue using your tongue or moist fingers and tuck it on the rolled cylindrical joint to tightly back the joint.
  6. Gently fold and twist the open end opposite the filter tip to tightly close it and prevent any cannabis from escaping.

If you are looking for dried flower aka marijuana, the WE Store has the largest variety available at the nearest We Store outlet including popular strains like pink kush, indica, sativa, hybrid, jean guy, wedding pie, girl scout cookies, afghan kush, blueberry, purple, sour, haze in 3.5g, 7g, 14g, 28g at the best price.

Just type thewestore.com or search for “THE WE STORE NEAR ME” to talk to one of the many talented and knowledgeable budtenders and cannabis enthusiasts to cater your needs.

Debunking Myths and Misconceptions About Cannabis

It has been a historic irony for cannabis/ marijuana that, the most versatile and precious gift of mother nature has always been covered in veils of misconception and myths. Marijuana as a plant which finds its roots in almost any climate and environment has been bound in shackles by the misconceptions and myths shrouding it. Such misconceptions have resisted human beings as a species from reaping the full benefits of such a versatile plant.

Cannabis also known as marijuana or weed or pot, or grass, or ganja or whatever one likes to call it, is a true gift of nature where each part of the plant has its own uses and benefits.

In-spite of having such a tremendous variety of uses it has always been associated with other psychedelic plant and drugs due to the false information and misconceptions spread around the globe by certain peer groups due to their lack of knowledge and unwillingness to accept things as a matter of facts.

Let us now without further delving into the different facets of reasons try to differentiate some myths and misconceptions attached with cannabis and bring out the facts related to cannabis/marijuana.

  • Synthetic weed is safe: MYTH, MISINFORMATION, MISCONCEPTION

————-Unsafe, Toxic, Fatal, Illegal, Harmful—————-

Synthetic weed also known as spice/ K2/ fake weed- is a concoction made of illegal and hazardous substances which causes harmful and fatal effects on human body. It is almost 100 times stronger than natural weed which could be laced with highly toxic materials, opioids, varnish removers etc.

  • Cannabis can kill you: MYTH

One simply cannot overdose cannabis like other opioids. Studies have found that the amount of weed required to fatally overdose on cannabis is equal to consuming approximately 14000 pounds of weed in under 30 minutes. Since this is practically impossible and hence fatal overdose of cannabis is highly unlikely to occur.

  • Cannabis causes Psychosis and Bipolar disorders: MISCONCEPTION

This is perhaps the highest contested claims about marijuana but any such case where Psychosis or bipolar disorders are caused as a direct result of marijuana use has always eluded experts and researchers.  On the contrary anecdotal testimonials of cannabis users have indicated that medicinal use of cannabis has always played a major role in stabilizing a patient’s mood and countering the symptoms of depression.

  • Weed munchies aren’t real: MISCONCEPTION

Cannabis as a matter of fact affects the hypothalamus part of your brain and makes you acknowledge what your body needs even if you don’t feel like needing it. Weed in a way hijacks your brain making you hungry, horny, and tired…

  • Weed now isn’t as strong as it was before: MYTH

Botanists have growers have gone to the extent of producing selectively bred cannabis plants with much higher THC (the star of the getting high show for cannabis) and a blunt and dirty fact is that the concentration of THC now is much higher than it used to be back in the days of your fathers or grandfathers.

But

As it is said “potency doesn’t always equal dose” which people sometimes get confused with, i.e. stoners today might smoke less weed to achieve the same high or vice versa. 

  • You can cheat a urine test: MISCONCEPTION

There might be tons of products in the market which advertise their ability to flush the weed out of your system, but the only true way to cheat a urine test for weed is to not give one. Depending on the level of consumption by any person THC LEVELS in urine remain detectable for the following amount of times:

  • Using weed daily: up to 15 days
  • Multiple times per day: up to 30 days
  • Upto 5 times a week: 7 days
  • 3 times per week: 4 days

What detox products really do is dilute your urine, which again is another red flag to render the sample invalid and demand a new sample.

  • It is OK to drive when using CANNABIS: MISINFORMATION

Marijuana remains in your system even after you don’t notice its effects, and one may still be impaired for hours after you no longer feel the high. The safest decision would be not to drive till the next day. Regular cannabis users have a consistent higher level of marijuana in your body making it illegal to drive. People who do so can be charged and face penalties under the lay and receive legal punishments.

  • You can’t overdose on Cannabis: MYTH

 Overdose simply means consuming more than normal or recommended amount, so one can easily overdose marijuana, but it can never reach fatal dosages of intoxication. The simple and most easily recognizable symptoms of pot overdose include:

  • Anxiety
  • Dizziness
  • Paranoia
  • Loss of coordination
  • Rapid heart rate or chest pains
  • Pale skin 
  • Hallucinations or delusions
  • Headaches or blood pressure spikes
  • Unresponsiveness to common sensations
  • Vaping and smoking Cannabis are equally harmful: MISINFORMATION

Vaping burns cannabis at a temperature lower than its combustion point and hence doesn’t produce smoke and hence the harmful products of combustion like tar et-al are not produced. Thus, vaping is considered as a safer form of using cannabis.

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