There are a lot of things in the marijuana world that have existed for a very long time, but due to the increasing spread of marijuana information and new names being applied to old things, it seems like there is new stuff being invented/created all the time when it comes to marijuana. The truth is, most if not all things in the marijuana world have existed for decades. For instance dabs are not new in the marijuana world, even though most mainstream media outlets act like dabs were just discovered yesterday.
I remember the first time someone asked me if I wanted a dab hit. I had never seen it done with a torch and nail before, but the product itself (hash made with a solvent) I had seen many times before. In Oregon a lot of the old schoolers I knew would make what they called ‘honey oil’ that they would apply to the outside of joints for special occasions. I remember asking ‘what are dabs?’ After I got the explanation, I remember thinking in my head ‘oh, you mean hash that was made with blasting.’ I have obviously found out that the processes being used to make today’s solvent hash is far more complicated than what my older friends were doing back in the day, but the product existing itself was nothing new.
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