The cannabis concentrate used for dabbing has many names, although the popular names are wax, budder, shatter, or depending on the extraction method, Butane Hash Oil (BHO). The concentrate can be extracted from the cannabis plant in two ways. The most common way of extraction is through blasting butane through the plant, hence the BHO. Butane is pushed through the cannabis plant material, leaching out the essential oils. Those are collected and the butane evaporates.
Dabbing allows the user to experience an almost instant high that is much more powerful and lasts longer than regular highs. This is because the dabbing concentrate is extremely potent and can have up to 70-90% THC per dab. Also, it can induce a high using a smaller amount of the substance.