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Dabs Are Becoming More And More Popular In Maine

bho shatter dabs concentratesIf you don’t know what dabs are, you really need to do some research, because you are missing out. Dabs are growing in popularity across America, and Maine is no exception. A big reason for an increase in popularity for dabs is the rise of vape pens. I used to only consume dabs on a weekly basis because getting out the torch and rig and buying more butane for the torch was an inconvenience. If I wanted to get really high I would break out the gear, but for the most part it just didn’t sound as appealing as taking a quick waterfall or bong hit.

That all changed when I got my vape pen. Now I can hit concentrates almost anywhere and anytime in a quick, efficient, discreet way. When you combine the fact that vape pens are sweeping the nation with a change in Maine’s law, it has created the perfect storm for a dab invasion. Per Sun Journal:

An amendment to the Maine Medical Use of Marijuana Act that allows the use and sale of concentrated marijuana went into effect in August.

Maine voters first approved medical marijuana in 1999, which allowed patients to grow their own supply or select a caregiver to grow it for them. In 2009, the law was expanded to include more permitted medical conditions and to allow patients to buy from eight nonprofit, government-sanctioned clinics and marijuana cultivation centers.

Maine’s medical marijuana law was amended again in 2011, eliminating the need for patients to register with the state, and again in 2013, adding post-traumatic stress disorder, inflammatory bowel disease and other illnesses to the list of conditions for which a physician may prescribe medical marijuana.

Do you live in Maine? If so, do you consume dabs? If so, do you prefer it to flower? Why or why not? If you are not familiar with dabs, check out an article I wrote titled ‘What Are Dabs?

  • ted mishler

    Sounds great for the folk in Maine.
    Indiana?
    Well, i won’t be here much longer, i miss denver, and can’t wait to get back

    • David

      Denver seems to be a draw for those moving from the plains and Midwestern states. Seattle /Washington draw more from other far Western states. Just a casual observation.

  • Silverado

    I’m telling you, here in Washington state, vape pens and the prefilled cartridges that go along with them are BIG trend setters here right now. They’re hot and getting hotter and the reasons are convenience and ease of use, along with the stealth feature where there’s really no smell to speak of. And the prices are right. Here most half gram tanks or cartridges are about $30 to $35 a pop with full grams to be had for $40 to $50. Did I mention the variety to be had?? Wow!! Last time I bought at the local dispensary and on “Vapor Thursdays” you can get 4 half gram carts of the O.Pen brand for $100, so if you plan your purchases right you can save money too. I’m thinking they had probably between 100 and 150 carts total at this particular dispensary from 4 or 5 different manufacturers so the deal can be had on any brand purchased. They’re divided into the Indica, Sativa and Hybrid categories, some even have flavors (if you’re into that) and all their (O.Pen anyway) carts seem to be strain specific and are fully tested with ALL that info on the back of the cart package. I’ve introduced all my friends to the vape pens and I haven’t had one senior citizen (such as myself) or anyone else say no or turn buying one of these down. While there’s always a deal somewhere the common one with these vape pens is on the package price of buying the actual pen (which is basically just a battery and it’s charger) and one cartridge of your choice all for the complementary price of $50. I was at a Farmer’s Market yesterday near Black Diamond where a vendor was selling their PRIME Co2 extracted FULL GRAMS of tested PREMIUM oil with the gram of your choice loaded into a likewise PREMIUM cartridge, where you get to step outside and do a test of your own before paying and any of these were similarly priced at $50 a pop – and business looked to be…brisk. Anyway, if you haven’t had the absolute PLEASURE of trying these vape pens and you get a chance, I’m predicting another satisfied vape cartridge and pen user. Just like what’s going on here in my small circle of friends. So in closing if it sounds like I like my vape pen and the HUGE variety of TASTY (my favorite so far? A sativa strain they called Cascadia – WOW tasty is right!!) prefilled carts that are available while offering relative ease of use and stealth while using you would be absolutely correct. And everyone else loves them too!!

  • David

    I have switched to vape pens over flowers recently too. I agree my Seattle dispensery stocks a huge selection of strains. I like Openvape cartilages. They’re made here in Seattle. For price, convenience and intensity, they are hard to beat ands they do indeed taste great.

  • David

    Is it the cites in Maine that voted to legalize, in much the same fashion as San Jose CA.? I don’t recall hearing the State has legalized besides medical?

    • StonedInMaine

      Portland and South Portland voted for it to be legalized for recreational use for adults 21+ hopefully by 2016 the state will be all on board

      • David

        Thanks, good luck !

  • StonedInMaine

    I’m from maine and have seen dabs gaining popularity a year back I was still introducing others to dabs now I’m seeing more people knowing what they are but quality oil is a big issue here that hopefully will change for the better soon