Entering the world of marijuana concentrates can be intimidating. Here’s how you can grasp this process in its simplest form.
Marijuana concentrates are extractions from the cannabis flower, resulting in powerful goo that contains around 70% or more of concentrated THC. By contrast, a really strong strain of flower can have a concentration of up to 30%. Concentrates can be extracted through different methods, with the most popular ones being through the use of butane and ethanol.
It’s important to know that concentrates are much stronger than the average marijuana plant, so even if you’re a seasoned cannabis smoker, don’t be embarrassed if you want to start off slow. Like with every new method of consuming cannabis, there’s a learning curve.
Strength Of Concentrates
Since these products have become very popular, dispensaries have a lot of options in terms of the amount of concentrates and their levels of THC. Start of cautiously, with a maximum concentration of 70%, dabbing slowly and letting the cannabis do i’s thing. You don’t want to ingest a lot and then end up freaking out.
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The more potent the concentrate, the more expensive it’ll be, ranging from $30 to $70 a gram. This stuff is more expensive than the average marijuana plant, but it also lasts much longer considering that you don’t need to take as many hits to get high.
Types Of Concentrates
There are different kinds of concentrates, such as RSO, Live Resin, Bubble Hash, etc. The most popular ones, however, are shatter and wax, which are different from each other.
Shatter is pure and potent, where the cannabis materials endure a double extraction process where all impurities are removed and a glass like material is the result. Wax is formed through a heating process that has more cannabis fat than shatter concentrates. The texture is crumbly and easy to work with, being able to be consumed on its own or as an added kick to your joints.
With these tidbits of information, you should be able to go to your nearest dispensary and have a successful first dabbing experience. Don’t be afraid to ask questions and to be curious. The world of concentrates is evolving and growing, and it’s never too late to join the party.