The High Times Guide to Dabs & Their Consistencies

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Depending on the ratio of cannabinoids and terpenoids, the temperature used (as well as the amount of air left in the final product), all of these factors come together to determine the consistency of a concentrate.

Wax

wax-(single-piece)

Dry and crumbly; first dubbed “earwax” due to the resemblance.


Budder

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Wetter than wax and often whipped into a creamy, peanut-butter-like texture.


Oil 

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Runny and viscous, like olive oil.


Sugar

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An appearance like wet sugar, with the THC crystals slowly separating from the terpenes.


Shatter

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A stable and glasslike concentrate that shatters into tiny shards when broken.


Snap-and-Pull

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Looks like shatter, but stretches like taffy when pulled. Also called “sap.”

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