If this is your first time using concentrates, make sure to start slow. Doing a big dab your first time might make you green out, even if you’re accustomed to smoking joints. It’s the same thing with edibles. All of the different ingestion methods provide different experiences. Tolerance levels in one arena does not necessarily affect the others.
What are the effects?
Dabbing extracts (also called concentrates) provides increased cerebral effects. Colours brighten, time warps and senses heighten. You may notice new sounds, smells or textures. If you are prone to anxiety, make sure to start slow, and use indica, not sativa. Higher concentrations of THC found in extracts will elevate the experience.
Medicinal and recreational users normally use extracts for the same reason. That reason is a more potent experience. To put it in perspective, shatter usually tests around 65-80% THC. The strongest flower (dried bud) available reach up to 30% THC. Using shatter with a vaping apparatus can help increase dosage for a medicinal patient. At the same time, you’re vaping, and not inhaling smoke. This makes dabbing a healthier option than smoking joints.