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Dabbing Dictionary: Live Sauce, Terp Jelly, Bubble Hash, Dab Rig - What is all this stuff?

A strange thing has happened alongside the phenomenon of marijuana legalization. A lot of us old timers who have been smoking weed for literally decades are suddenly feeling a bit out of the loop. With marijuana legalization and the opening of marijuana dispensaries in Denver and other places where weed is legal has come a plethora of new products and new terminology-- especially when it comes to dabbing, which is becoming extremely popular among the younger set of marijuana enthusiasts. What is live sauce? What is terp jelly? What is bubble hash? The younger generations and the dude at the weed store definitely seem to know, at least, because these concentrates are flying off the shelves. There’s no real reason why older people don’t tend to be as interested in dabbing, except for possibly confusion over all the new terminology that can make dabbing seem more complicated than it actually is. I mean, I’m used to packing a bowl and smoking it, or rolling a joint and smoking it. When I first heard of dabbing, I didn’t understand why I would ever want to have a special device called a dab rig and something called a nail, and even a miniature blowtorch in order to get high. It just all seems so...complicated. Until you try it, and discover that you can get incredibly high with just a couple of hits. Dabbing is a way to achieve a more intense high more quickly, so if you don’t like to feel like you’re wasting a lot of time smoking weed, dabbing will make getting high a quick and easy minute-long procedure. If you’re wondering where to start or what some of the dabbing terms mean, here is a dictionary of common terms you will see relating to concentrates and dabbing.

What is Live Sauce?

Sauce is a type of concentrate that has a texture similar to sugar wax, which is somewhat grainy, except that it also has a liquid layer on the top. Live sauce just means that the resins are extracted from fresh marijuana as opposed to dried marijuana.

What is Terp Jelly?

Terp jelly is a concentrate made with pure cannabinoids so you get more of the isolated terpenes in the final product. If you want to try terp jelly, one of the best terp jelly deals in Denver right now is at Lightshade where they have Black Diamond terp jelly for just $40 with the CannaSaver coupon, which is a $10 savings off the usual price.

What is Bubble Hash?

Bubble hash is a concentrate made by processing marijuana in ice cold water. It produces an interesting texture and pure product that is free from harsh chemicals. If you’re looking for bubble hash near capitol hill in Denver, AMCH has deals for bubble hash, five grams for $100, tax included. AMCH is a Denver dispensary near capitol hill that sells both recreational and medical marijuana.

What is a Dab Rig?

A dab rig is a type of smoking accessory that is used for dabbing concentrates. It looks similar to a bong, only the bowl--which has a part called a nail--is different. It has a little post type thing in the center of the bowl which is heated, then you touch the concentrates to the hot post and then proceed just like you were using a bong. CannaBotica, a Denver dispensary near Sports Authority Field at Mile High Stadium, has a sale on dab rigs right now for $18.

What is the Difference in BHO Concentrates vs Co2 Concentrates?

These terms are pretty self-explanatory, really. It’s just what you think it is. BHO concentrates are extracted with butane, whereas CO2 concentrates are extracted with CO2. Many people feel there is not much difference in the end product, but if you are concerned about chemical residues, CO2 concentrates are the more popular choice for those who want a purer product. Curious to try for yourself? Check out this Golden Barn CO2 oil deal available at CannaBotica,or head to Doc’s Apothecary Northglenn dispensary for a 500mg Lucky Turtle CO2 vape cartridge deal for just $25--a twenty dollar savings off the usual price! Just mention the deal you saw on CannaSaver.

Where can I get more deals on concentrates?

CannaSaver is the best source for deals on concentrates, because you get deals from many of the best dispensaries all in one place so you can comparison shop and find the lowest prices on concentrates in Denver with just a quick glance. Unlike other sites that have a lot of ads and pop-ups, CannaSaver is clean and user-friendly, and you only see the deals that you want to see, like BOGO concentrates deals and ounce specials and such. If you want to get the best prices on concentrates and weed deals galore, CannaSaver is the way to do it. There’s also lots of information about concentrates, dabbing, and the latest deals and news in marijuana that you can find here on the Savvy Stoner Weed Deals Blog, so you can get up to date with all the newest and best in cannabis culture.

May your adventures in dabbing be merry!

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Dab Price List

Posted by CANNASaver on Monday, 01 February 2021 in Canna Blog

There are few worse things than coming home after a long day, pulling out you’re dab rig and then realizing you’re fresh out of wax. Time to buy some more; but with the pandemic, staying frugal is important to almost everyone. To make things easier (and cheaper) we’ve compiled a list of some of the best deals on dabs and where to find them. Here is the ultimate dab price list.

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Best Dab Deals

The Lodge Cannabis has two locations in Denver: one on Federal Blvd and the other on High Street. Current deals on dabs include:

High West Cannabis has one location off 51st Ave. Their store is open from 9 am – 9:45 pm on Monday – Saturday and 10 am – 7 pm on Sundays. Some deals going on right now are:

AMCH Denver is located in Capitol Hill off 13th Ave. The store is open Monday – Sunday from 10 am – 8 pm. Some of the deals you can find on dabs here are:

The Stone is a Denver dispensary located on Morrison Road. They are open from 10 am – 10 pm every day. Some of the current deals are:

 KrystaLeaves is located in Commerce City on Vasquez Blvd. They’re open 10 am – 8 pm on weekdays and 10 am – 9 pm on Friday – Sunday. Some dab deals include:

Trenchtown Dispensary is located off Sheridan Blvd in Denver. They’re open from 10 am – 6:45 pm every day. Some of the best deals at Trenchtown right now are:

Reefer Madness Dispensary, open every day, is off 46th Ave in Denver and has some great deals on dabs going on right now:

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Keeping it Cheap with Dabs

“Those deals up there are great, but I don’t have that much scratch right now.”

That you?

No worries, money problems are going around these days. Here are some of the cheapest dabs you can find in Colorado right now:

·         Cherry Peak Dispensary has a deal for $18 grams of wax or shatter.

·         Doc’s Apothecary is selling Summit concentrates for $22 a gram.

·         There are Full Spectrum Diamonds available for $25 per gram at Lodge Cannabis.

·         Pure Marijuana Dispensary on Bannock Street has a deal on mix-n-match wax or shatter grams for $12.95.

·         KrystaLeaves is selling Habana Extracts live resin at $25 per gram.

Buying Dabs In Bulk

Ever been to Costco? People who go there swear by it.

They say something about how buying in bulk saves money in the long run. The same principle applies to weed: sometimes it’s smartest to pick up a grip at a time. If you’re looking to stock up for the long run, we put together a few of the best deals the bulk buyer could ever hope for (keep in mind that most require a medical marijuana card):

·         The Little Brown House is selling Lazercat Cannabis Crystal Water Hash for $1,200 an ounce. You can also grab an ounce of VIOLA live resin for $800 or find a deal on shatter, budder, or wax at 20 grams for $240.  

·         Reefer Madness dispensary has CGC Black Label Live Rosin on sale right now for $1200 an ounce.

·         Kind Meds in Denver has a deal on distillate syringes for $476 per ounce. There’s also a deal on an ounce of live resin for $461. Crumble, sugar, and shatter are on sale as well at $325 an ounce.

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Dab Deals for Non-Denver Folks

The deals mentioned above are great, but won’t do you much good if you don’t live in Denver. Here are a couple deals that you can get outside Mile High city limits:

·         Organix dispensary in Breckenridge currently has a deal on West Edison wax and shatter. You can get it for $14 a gram, but only on Sundays.

·         At Rocky Mountain High in Stapleton you can get four grams of any wax or shatter for $60.

·         Chronic Therapy in Wheat Ridge is selling a four gram bucket of concentrates for $45.82.  There’s also a deal on four grams of Chronic Creations Silver Concentrates at $50.

·         Twin Peaks Dispensary in Longmont has a great deal on wax or shatter, selling for $18 a gram.

Still Nothing?

If you made it through the whole list and still didn’t find a deal that called out, we applaud you. Those deals are the frugal stoner’s heaven. But if you’re determined to seek out an even better deal, more power to you.

         Check out  Cannasaver for the best local deals.

Stay cheap and stay high!

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Wax Dabs

Posted by CANNASaver on Thursday, 24 June 2021 in Canna Blog

Cannabis concentrates are becoming a staple to the marijuana industry. With marijuana use increasing around the country, more people are aware of “dabbing” or “dabs” With 7/10 around the corner to celebrate marijuana’s “OIL” products such as wax, shatter,  hash oil, and live resin. Whether you're a newer consumer or an old-school consumer being introduced to the term dabbing, you may have questions.

Dabs come in several different sizes, shapes, and ultimately, forms. Dabbing can reference many kinds of THC concentrates; from shatter to live resin. But today, we’re going to look at my favorite concentrate known as a wax dab.  

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The Titular DAB

A dab can essentially be seen as the measurement to which people dose out their marijuana concentrates. Depending on their consistency, these marijuana concentrates are also commonly referred to as wax, shatter, live resin, etc. These kinds of concentrates are heated on a hot surface, a banger/e-nail, and then inhaled through a bong-like device known as a dab rig. The term has been used for about a decade or so. 

Dabs are made by pouring butane over marijuana. This process allows the THC to leave the marijuana plant and dissolve into the butane leaving a gummy, somewhat solid product that contains high amounts of THC.

What is This?! Wax Made From Bees?!

Wax, despite its name, is not made from beeswax. This type of marijuana gets its name from the concentrate’s texture and appearance. Varying between being relatively gooey being incredibly brittle; wax has an opaque appearance that appears throughout.

Depending on moisture, temperature, and techniques used to extract wax; the concentrate can take on many different forms in the outcome. When the wax is a gooier wax, that tends to be a budder. The other end of that breeds consistencies like crumble.

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Different Types of Wax

BHO - Butane Hash Oil, extracts various cannabinoids. Extracting wax, using BHO, is a way to cultivate leftover parts on the marijuana plant remaining after trimming; like leaves or stems. This is why it's cheaper and easier to find.

BUDDER - Considered the cleanest and most wanted wax concentrate. Budder closely resembles butter you would put on toast. Budder is smooth in texture and a highly potent concentrate often hitting 90% THC potencies.  The process is a difficult one due to the process requiring strenuous whipping during the extraction process.

CO2 - solvent-free and tends to be pricey. Produced without toxins, while retaining terpene flavors. Extraction is pricey due to needing specialized equipment. But delivers in terpenes and cannabinoids.

CRUMBLE - Crumble is made from BHO. Crumble is made during the process of purging oil in a large vacuum oven. In the process, the extraction develops a soft consistency but maintains an extremely brittle consistency which can crumble when being prepared. Crumble is a favorite for vaporizers.

PHO - Propane Hash Oil, is an extraction method using propane instead of butane. Everything else is pretty much the same. Some people prefer it because it can be made into a pretty good budder (kind of creamy/buttery concentrate) with vigorous whipping. Experienced PHO makers note that, depending on the strain, it’s possible to get more terpenes and fewer residuals by using propane.

WAX -  Resembles honey which is where it gets its name. Wax concentrates have a very high content of THC and other cannabinoids (much higher than regular buds or trim runs) and need to be handled carefully. If you’re not used to vaporizing something so potent, the best advice I can give you is to start slow.

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How To Dab That Concentrated Wax

Unlike smoking a bowl, you are going to need a specific set of tools. Tools that will make any wax concentrate cower in fear of you.

TOOLS:

  • Dab rig - A small, bong-like smoking apparatus 

  • Nectar collector - A straw-like smoking device

  • Vape Pen - Concentrate vaporizer

Some consistencies of concentrate are easier to consume using all the various ways. Brittle/crunchy concentrates, like shatter, are easier to smoke when dropped onto a hot banger. It’s also worth noting that the higher the temperature you burn the nail, the much more harsh your smoke will be. When temperatures remain lower, the more flavor and cloud production.

When using a Nectar Collector, specifically designed trays/dishes are a must. These kinds of products are made out of glass, quartz, or silicone. After putting a small dab onto the container, blowtorch the tip of the collector. While heated, drag the hot nail across the wax while sucking through the mouthpiece. 

Health and Dabbing Wax

Dabbing wax is arguably one of the healthiest ways to smoke marijuana, although there haven't been too many studies quite yet. For us, it is a bit lighter on the throat and lungs (depending on how hot you prefer to dab).

Benefits of Dabbing

Cannabis enthusiasts will find some advantages to dabbing if they maintain clean and tested products. Dabbing is known for its quick onset time and lasting powerful effects on the user. For those who deal with chronic pains, use dabbing as a guaranteed way to obtain swift, effective bodily relief.

When properly made, dabs can be a product that’s much easier on the lungs than a typical cannabis flower. When smoking, burnt buds create resin which isn’t great for your lungs. Concentrates tend to destroy most unwanted resins while providing terpenes and other helpful cannabinoids into your body.

Dangers of Dabbing

Now for the bad news. Dabbing is, in fact, more dangerous than normal for the average smoker. To those unfamiliar with dabbing, heating a banger with essentially a flamethrowing lighter may appear dangerously off-putting. Though as tech moves forward, devices like an e-nail are eliminating the use of crazy torches. And trust me, I’ve burned many things (including my actual body) that I most certainly didn’t want or intend to.

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Deals on Wax In Denver

The Lodge has two dispensaries locations in downtown Denver.

Current deals on WAX are:

Herbs 4 you is located in the Capitol Hill Area.

Current deals on WAX include:

Chronic Therapy has a location in Wheat Ridge and Cortez.

Current deals on WAX include: 

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