A dab pen takes pure cannabis concentrate that has no extra additives. The heating element of a dab pen uses a conduction system that allows the concentrates to be heated slowly and accurately to a specific temperature that is ideal for vaporization.
The black market has counterfeited reputable brands of dab carts. Along with the additional waste they create, these lower quality imposter varieties have landed people in the hospital because of careless ingredients used to make them.
There is a balance between toking up and the time you spend doing it. Each way of smoking or vaping falls somewhere on a spectrum of potency, time spent, and how long the high lasts.
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