CBD dabs are made the same way as regular dabs with THC, which begins with selecting strains that are higher in cannabidiol such as AC/DC or Charlotte’s Web. Instead of using the (female) cannabis plant, these concentrates use (male) hemp which contains little to no THC.
The next step is extracting the cannabidiol and terpenes from the plant matter, which can be done a number of ways. One of the “cleanest” methods is CO2 extraction, which requires no additional solvents. Other popular methods include alcohol, butane or rosin-press extraction.