The latest trend of extreme dabbing explained

Published Dec 11, 2020 02:00 p.m. ET
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Cannabis enthusiasts are always up to something new and exciting, but the latest trend of extreme dabbing is drawing both awe and criticism from those who hear about it. We’ve long seen the love that some consumers have for their everyday dabbing, which we already thought was pretty impressive. Still, it turns out that someone took the idea and ran with it to the extreme, and the results of that are catching on with a significant number of users.

What is extreme dabbing?

First of all, if you don’t yet understand the process of dabbing, then we highly recommend you check out our guide on the subject because you’ll need to know the basics of how it works to understand how crazy this thing is. Picture regular dabbing, which already requires insane amounts of heat to do, only with 3, 5, 6, or even 10 times the amount of concentrate that you’d typically use in dabs. That’s right, extreme dabbing is the same thing as regular dabbing, only you’re using way more product in each hit.

Why it’s done

Some dabbing enthusiasts have taken to extreme dabbing because it offers a personal challenge to keep working at. Over time, they have to increase the amount they’re inhaling with each breath slowly, and that’s a lot harder than it sounds. Others, including several popular Youtubers, saw extreme dabbing as an opportunity to put on a visual show that could get clicks, likes, and followers.

Is it effective?

Whether or not it’s an effective means of getting high is highly debated because most consumers would slowly break apart one or two dabs and consume them over a week. Therefore, there is no way that it’s going to help you to conserve your stash, but some say that the benefits outweigh the negatives, and here, we’re going to break them down so that you can decide.


  • Fun
  • Intense high
  • Attention-grabbing
  • Competitive


  • Clogs up devices
  • It’s hard on the throat and lungs
  • Extreme dabbing is expensive

Is it better than regular dabbing?

Whether or not extreme dabbing is right for you will be a personal decision, but it’s generally not worth the extra effort and time that it takes to do for the majority of dabbers. However, one thing is guaranteed, and it’s that dabbing is undoubtedly far more intoxicating if you’re doing it with several grams at a time, rather than in small increments. To some hardcore, more seasoned users, this is viewed as an excellent thing. But strength alone doesn’t make extreme dabbing better.

Should you try extreme dabbing?

If you’re bored, looking for a personal challenge, or just want something different to try, then you should test out extreme dabbing for yourself. Still, if you do, you might also want to take in a few YouTube tutorials on the subject first because it takes a certain skill level with a torch or access to an electronic dab rig to pull it off. With patience, it can be a whole lot of fun. It’s just not something that most cannabis consumers will want to do full time.

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