Is Smoking Dabs More Environmentally Friendly and Healthier Compared to Smoking Flower?
From the elections of 2016, through to the 2018 midterms – the legislature seems to be pointing heavily in the favor of universal legalization, and therefore states and municipalities are beginning to assess the impact and ramifications of the drug. Thankfully these new players in the cannabis game have many case studies to look at already.
When comparing the benefits of dabbing and smoking flower it is important to focus on the specific ways smokers consume both substances. When discussing environmental impact, the same concept holds true. Here at WaxNax, we believe there is one clear frontrunner. Keep reading as we break down the differences between consuming dabs and flower and their respective effects on sustainability in our fragile world.
What is Dabbing?
Consuming Flower and Its Environmental Implications
Consuming dried cannabis through the use of a pipe or bong may also be quite direct when desiring quick pain relief. However, the health risks associated with direct inhalation of butane fumes, in conjunction with the resin build-up in the device certainly are detriments to the medicinal nature of the herb.
Environmentally, the act of smoking flower can be quite negative. Many everyday smokers rely on the use of paper via blunts and joints. While there are more and more hemp-based paper solutions available, in general the wood pulp-based standard of rolling paper wastes trees, the discarded guts of cigars litter our streets and fill our waste-baskets, creating more unnecessary production and pollution that our planet can no longer sustain.
Dabs, The Environment & Your Health
Environmentally, the impact of consuming dab-ables is quite minimal when comparing it to its highly wasteful and polluting counterpart. Smokers who dab are not only preventing unnecessary waste & pollution, they are also doing their part in not participating in the destruction of forests. Thus, dabbing increases the oxygen in our air, and with products like WaxNax, it’s ease of use and disposability will surely put at rest the worried mind of any environmentally-conscious discerning toker.
The WaxNax Advantage
And that’s not all! We also offer sustainable packaging. However, unlike other industry packaging (such as dispensary take-home bags), our cases offer much more than recyclability. Sure, the cases our glass inserts come in are indeed fully ‘RE’cyclable and are made out of food grade polypropylene, but the real advantage comes in the form of ‘UP’cycling. This term refers to the repurposing of recyclable materials. Our child-safe packaging can be used for many things, such as stashing your dab tools!
The answer here is quite clear. When assessing environmental & health benefits of smoking flower and smoking dabs – dabbing comes out on top. At WaxNax, we believe that universal self-care and patient comfort, although paramount, should not come at the expensive price of health risks and environmental damage. Luckily, with the ever-expanding “Green Rush”, we are beginning to see exponential growth in innovation and sustainability. We cannot wait for what lies ahead.
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