Dab carts, also known as dabbing kits and rigs, are an increasingly popular way of smoking marijuana concentrates such as wax, shatter, and hash oil. Dabbing kits consist of a water pipe (often with a unique tube angle for better inhalation), several pieces for loading marijuana concentrates, and often premium accessories such as quartz bangers or titanium nails.
Additionally, many modern dab rigs come equipped with multiple pieces and can be used with both dry herbs and waxes.
Dab carts are rising in popularity among cannabis connoisseurs due to their design which allows larger hits to be taken than is possible when smoking marijuana flowers and buds. Furthermore, many users prefer to vape rather than smoke cannabis due to health concerns; this issue is largely nullified when utilizing a dab cart.
In Canada, there are several regulations that dictate the sale of dab carts like other smoking apparatuses as they must meet certain safety standards in order to be legally sold in the country. Depending on the product chosen (manufacturer) price may range from affordable entry-level units (~$50) to premium models retailing over $500 CAD.