Can you eat dab?

In this brief guide, we will answer the query, “Can you eat dab?”. We will also talk about what dabbing is, what dab is, and how to effectively use a dab.

Can you eat dab?

Yes, you can eat a dab but it won’t get you high as eating the concentrates or cannabis wax does not have the same effect as when you smoke or eat cannabis wax. It is a total waste of money if you are thinking of getting high by eating dabs.

The THC in cannabis is a psychoactive compound that is only active when heated up. That is why when you are dabing or vaping the wax, you get the results. 

The golden honey colour of dabs makes it tempting to eat but there are zero psychoactive effects after eating them as it is. If you really want to eat and get high on dab, adding them to edibles when you bake your space cake would do wonders.

What is a dab?

Dab is a concentrated form of Butane Hash Oil (BHO) that contains THC and CBD, the cannabinoids that are found in cannabis. It is also called cannabis wax and is used for dabbing to get high. 

The cannabis wax or dab is the most potent of the concentrates available in the market and is used for recreational and medicinal purposes. The cannabis wax has 30-90% THC levels which are really high compared to other cannabis-derived producs.

Decarboxylation is the process that changes the THCA into THC by changing the chemical compounds from their carboxylic acid state by releasing carbon dioxide to release its psychoactive effects. 

What is dabbing?

The most popular way of consuming cannabis concentrates such as cannabis wax is dabbing. A dab rig is required for dabbing which has a nail made out of glass, ceramic, or titanium. The nail is heated as the dab rig is heated and the wax or dab is applied to the nail turning the concentrate into vapor. The vapor is inhaled by the user to experience the effects of cannabis wax.

How to effectively use dab?

Dab or honey oil or cannabis wax can be consumed in different ways to get the psychoactive effect it is used for. The use of dab is very popular as it has more potential and can get you high rather quickly as compared to smoking weed. 

The THC levels in dab are normally 30-90% and have a higher rate of absorption in the body. The high can last for 1-3 hours and can start the effects as quickly as possible.

The ways of using dab are discussed below.


Vaping is a popular and easy way of getting high with cannabis wax or bad. All you need is a vape pen and a dab. It operates with a battery and heats up the cartridge with wax and releases vapor which the user inhales to experience the psychotic effects of cannabis.


When smoking a joint, top the joint with a bit of cannabis wax to get better results and get high quicker. Adding the wax to the joint can increase the potency of the weed and add extra flavor too.

Adding to edibles 

The dab or cannabis wax can be added to the edibles such as brownies and cakes or cookies to get the most out of it if you are into eating cannabis to get high. But one should keep in mind that eating a dab can take longer to get high as the stomach and liver have to process the cannabinoids and passed to the brain through the bloodstream to get high.

Using the dab or wax instead of cannabutter or cannabis oil can make a good brownie or cookies but be mindful of decarboxylation of the wax beforehand to release the THC.


In this brief guide, we answered the query, “Can you eat dab?”. We also talked about what dabbing is, what dab is, and how to effectively use a dab.

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