Some people consume cannabinoids via “dabbing.” Describe this method of consumption.
Basically, with dabbing, a cannabis concentrate is applied to a hot platform and the cannabinoids are volatilized. The vapor then passes through a water-pipe device and is inhaled by the consumer. The hot platform (commonly called “the nail”) is usually constructed from quartz, ceramic or titanium. This nail is heated, often with a blow torch, and after the nail is hot, a small amount of cannabis concentrate is applied. Vaporization of the cannabinoids is immediate. Inhalation by the consumer during application of the cannabis concentrate draws the vapors from around the nail into the water pipe.
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