And so much less intense than a standard dab rig.
Dab syringes can look bad. If you haven’t seen one yet, they are real syringes (without the needle) filled with concentrate that elicit extremely high d.a dose of THC on a dab-rig of sorts, which, let’s face it, is the closest we can get to freebasing weed. I’m not knocking, but they are certainly not for the faint of heart. Either way, the syringes are messy and they can accidentally get you too high.
But the Jetty Dablicator is different. This patented gadget from the folks at Jetty Extracts eliminates the need for dabs with a remarkable tool that works like a mechanical pencil full of viscous, powerful oil. The metal tip makes it easy to apply to a hot surface, but the coolest thing about it is the way you can distribute the stuff. When you turn the tip, a small button snaps up from the top and marks a 5 milligram dose that appears on the other end as a sticky bead when you press the button.
The oil is “decarboxylated” – also referred to as “activated” – meaning that the psychoactive properties are unlocked through the application of heat, so you can also ingest the extract and get extremely high. Lucky for me there is one too Dablicator CBD. It’s the same device as the original, but it contains a blend of terpenes, various cannabinoids, and non-psychoactive vegetable oils and resins that add up to 54 percent THC and 10 percent CBD.
In my experience, eating any form of cannabis should be approached with caution, no matter how CBD-heavy it is. But reviewing weed is a great gig, so I immediately dived into a standard single dose with reckless abandon.
I clicked on a Carr’s Table Water Cracker with blue cheese on it. After I ate it, I realized I was making save-the-dates for my wedding, and suddenly I felt like I was in a race against time. I thought I had about an hour, and I started working hard on the spreadsheet in front of me.
But it all worked out. After about 30 minutes I started noticing the suspicion of a high, and from then on I felt a sense of calm. An hour later I definitely felt it throughout my body. But it wasn’t all CBD. I was definitely high, but in a very manageable way.
So while I ate my dose like a true WASP – someone who was literally planning his wedding – I have to note that one of the coolest things about this device is its versatility. It’s portable and relatively discreet, and it makes it easy to put a few drops in tea, give a joint a special glaze, apply it to a bowl or, of course, take a dab. The click-and-push feature is inspired and tackles the problem of getting too damn high extracts the right way.
Next time I might use it on an oyster.
Potency: 54 percent THC, 10 percent CBD
Odor: Greasy and resinous
Taste: I ate it with cheese and crackers, but then tasted a little bit. The taste is not bad or good.
Appearance: A funny, squat-looking pen.
Medical Application: Use this for all your CBD related needs.
Effect: Extremely pleasant body sensation and very relaxing. A little psychoactivity, but nothing that completely turns the angle into outright grittiness.
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