One of the many amazing things, when you buy weed online, is that you have access to a multitude of consumption methods. Online stores sell standard pot products like herb and edibles, but they also sell less common options like concentrates. Here’s everything you need to know about cannabis concentrates and how they differ from other forms of marijuana.
What exactly is a cannabis concentrate?
A cannabis concentrate is a highly potent pot product made by extracting THC or other compounds from marijuana plants using solvents like butane or ethanol. Shatter, wax, crumble, sap, and oil are all different subcategories of concentrates, with their own textures and consistencies.
How are cannabis concentrates produced, and how does the manner of production affect the product?
In the extraction process, plant material is removed and the cannabinoids you use as medicine (THC and CBD) are isolated and preserved. What this means is that when you indulge in concentrates you’re not consuming the leafy plant matter that makes your pipe or bong all dirty with residue. If you enjoy smoking chronic but find the tar and smoke hard on your lungs, concentrates might be ideal for you.
How potent are cannabis concentrates?
This varies from one product to the next, but generally speaking, concentrates tend to fall between 50% to 80% THC. Compare this to bud, which is usually in the 10% to 25% range, and it’s easy to see that concentrates serve up a strong dose. Thus, knowing precisely how much to use requires some practice.
How do you use cannabis concentrates?
One popular way to indulge in concentrates is dabbing: applying a hot nail to the substance and inhaling through a glass piece. You can also use a vaporizer or a pen to heat your concentrate, or even grind up the extract and sprinkle a little in with your bud the next time you roll a joint. Try every which way and see which one is your favorite!
Check out the myriad choices we have available in the concentrates section of our store.
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