Cannabis concentrates provide consumers with a stronger experience with far more aroma and flavor than any other consumption method. Most concentrates are extracted with solvents or solvent-less, each producing unique experiences. While concentrates can seem intimidating for first-time users, there are plenty of benefits people can derive from them. Long-time cannabis smokers often build up a tolerance to smoking flower, no matter the strain. Concentrates including shatter, rosin, BHO, wax, tinctures, and capsules and more provide speedier and more intense effects. Keep in mind, however, one can consume too much, too quickly with uncomfortable, but mild effects.
Strength and Potency
Instead of smoking multiple joints to achieve a desired effect, concentrate consumers can get more intense effects with a single dab or hit from their portable vaporizer pen. Smoking cannabis flower can also burn off cannabinoids needed to produce psychoactive and non-psychoactive effects. For those with serious conditions with intractable pain, concentrates offer a high amounts of cannabinoids to alleviate pain, inflammation, headaches, and anxiety. The potency for flower ranges between 10-30% THC, while concentrates range between 50-95% THC. There are also plenty of CBD-rich concentrates for a non-psychoactive experience.
Consumers don’t need costly equipment to try cannabis-infused extracts. “Dab rigs” include a glass pipe, a titanium, ceramic, quartz, or glass nail, and a blowtorch. Users can smoke concentrates by heating the nail with the blowtorch to a temperature that vaporizes the concentrate on contact. Users can inhale through a glass pipe or electronic vaporizer, depending on their preference. Concentrates also come in tincture and sublingual extract form. Tinctures don’t involve smoking, but instead absorb directly to the bloodstream faster than edibles. Consumers can also choose to go with CBD-rich tinctures, oils, wax, and more to smoke or ingest as needed.
Flavor and Aroma
High-quality concentrates give consumers a distinct cannabis flavor, including the aromatic terpenes found on the resinous glands of the cannabis plant. When smoked, these terpenes are overshadowed by the taste of burning plant matter. Avoid the smoke and resin with concentrates including live resin. Live resin is extracted from fresh, harvested cannabis flower that is frozen to retain terpene content. The traditional drying process can reduce the aroma of the cannabis flower, affecting the flavor. Concentrates like live resin offer a better flavor and more comprehensive terpene profile.
When consuming cannabis concentrates for the first time, begin with a very small amount. Cannabis strain, concentrate type, extraction method, and solvent can affect everyone differently. Cannabis concentrates offer an alternative cannabis experience with a focus on flavor, strength, and easy-of-use.
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This product has intoxicating effects and may be habit forming. Smoking is hazardous to your health; risks associated with consumption of this product. Should not be used by women who are pregnant or breastfeeding. For use by adults 21+. Keep out of reach of children and pets. Marijuana can impair concentration, coordination, and judgement. Do not operate a vehicle or machinery under the influence of this drug. Nothing is for sale.