In case you are unfamiliar with the term, “dabbing” is a fairly new method of CBD consumption that involves the vaporization (or actually sublimation) of highly-concentrated, highly-potent cannabis waxes and resins.
Unlike the plant’s flower buds which may only contain cannabinoid levels upwards of 30%, concentrates (such as live resin, BHO wax, shatter, etc) routinely have cannabinoid concentrations well in excess of 90%. In other words, they are MUCH more potent than traditional smoking or even vaporization methods.
Typically, the act of dabbing is done with super strong THC-concentrates in order to get incredibly high. The raw marijuana flower is processed via a range of different methods in order to extract the plant’s active compounds (either THC or CBD) into their pure, concentrated form.
So why would anyone feel the need to “dab” CBD for maximum potency, if they don’t even get a psychoactive response from it?
Here is your answer: because CBD does not directly act on receptors in the brain like THC does, it does not get you high. Rather, it works by influencing receptors and neurotransmitters throughout the body’s immune system, cell tissues, and organ systems to promote general homeostasis (definition: relatively stable equilibrium especially by physiological processes) and a wide range of health benefits.