A cannabis concentrate is a highly potent THC- (tetrahydrocannabinol) based resin that is extracted from the marijuana plant. Concentrates are produced by using solvent-based or solventless extraction methods. The end product is a potent, honey-like substance that can be vaporized or dabbed.
Checkout this video:
Introduction to Cannabis Concentrates
Cannabis concentrates come in many forms including oils, waxes, shatter, and live resin. They are also sometimes referred to as “dabs.” Cannabis concentrates are a great way to consume cannabis as they offer a high level of THC.
What are cannabis concentrates?
Cannabis concentrates are much more potent than traditional cannabis flower. They’re made by extracting the THC-rich resins from the plant and can vary in their consistency, depending on the extraction method used. Cannabis concentrates can be either solid or liquid, and their THC content can range from 20-80%. This makes them much more potent than regular cannabis flower, which typically contains around 10-25% THC.
There are many different ways to consume cannabis concentrates. You can smoke or vape them, use them in edibles or topical products, or take them sublingually (under the tongue). The most popular way to consume cannabis concentrates is by smoking or vaping them. This allows you to feel the effects almost immediately.
If you’re new to cannabis concentrates, start with a low dose and go slow. It’s always better to err on the side of caution when trying something new, especially if it’s more potent than what you’re used to.
Types of cannabis concentrates
Cannabis concentrates come in many forms including oils, waxes, hash, shatter and live resins. Each type of concentrate has its own unique attributes which may appeal to different users.
Oils: Cannabis oils are one of the most popular types of concentrates. They are produced by extracting THC and other cannabinoids from the cannabis plant using a solvent like CO2 or butane. Oils can be consumed directly, used in vaping devices or added to edibles.
Waxes: Waxes are another popular type of concentrate that can be consumed in a similar way to oils. They are produced by extracting THC and other cannabinoids from the plant material using a solvent. The final product has a waxy consistency and can be either soft or hard.
Hash: Hash is a type of cannabis concentrate that is made by separating the trichomes from the cannabis plant and then pressing them into a block. Hash can be consumed on its own or added to other forms of cannabis for an extra boost.
Shatter: Shatter is a type of cannabis concentrate that is made by extracting THC and other cannabinoids from the plant material using a solvent. The final product has a glass-like consistency and can be either hard or soft.
Live Resins: Live resins are an exciting new type of cannabis concentrate that is made by extracting THC and other cannabinoids from fresh (not dried) cannabis plants. This type of concentrate typically has a higher concentration of THC than other types of concentrates.
How to Use Cannabis Concentrates
Cannabis concentrates are becoming more and more popular as the legalization of cannabis becomes more widespread. These concentrates are a great way to get the most out of your cannabis experience. However, they can be a bit confusing to use if you’ve never used them before. In this article, we’ll go over everything you need to know about how to use cannabis concentrates.
Preparation is key when it comes to using cannabis concentrates. Some concentrates, like isolates and distillates, can be used on their own, while others, like wax and budder, need to be prepared before they can be used.
Isolates and distillates can be used in a variety of ways, including smoking, Vaporizing, and baking. They can also be added to other products, like edibles and topical products.
Wax and budder need to be prepared before they can be used. They can be melted and added to other products, like edibles and topical products. Or they can be smoked or Vaporized on their own.
Cannabis concentrates come in many forms and can be consumed in a variety of ways. It’s important to know how to dose concentrates properly to avoid any unwanted side effects.
When consuming cannabis concentrates, it’s important to start with a low dose and increase gradually as needed. A good rule of thumb is to start with 1/2 gram or less, especially if you are new to concentrates. Some people may find that they need more, while others may find that they need less. it’s best to err on the side of caution and start low before increasing your dose.
It’s also important to be aware that different methods of consumption will result in different onset times and duration of effects. For example, smoking or vaporizing cannabis concentrates will result in almost immediate onset of effects that will last for 1-3 hours, while consuming edibles can take up to 2 hours for effects to be felt and last for 4-6 hours.
If you are new to cannabis concentrates or have never used them before, it’s best to start slow and increase your dose as needed. This will help you avoid any unwanted side effects and ensure that you enjoy your experience.
There are a few options when it comes to consuming marijuana concentrates. The most common method is smoking or vaporizing it. However, there are other methods that don’t require heat, such as ingestion or topical application.
Smoking or vaporizing
The most common way to consume cannabis concentrates is by smoking or vaporizing it. This can be done with a pipe, bong, dab rig, vaporizer, or joint/blunt.
If you’re using a pipe or bong, you can add the concentrate directly to the bowl. If you’re using a vaporizer, make sure to purchase one that is compatible with concentrates. Some vaporizers have special chambers that need to be filled with water in order to diffuse the concentrate’s effect.
To consume cannabis concentrates with a joint or blunt, you first need to mix it in with your ground weed. This can be done by sprinkling it on top of your weed before rolling, or by adding it directly into the joint/blunt after you’ve already rolled it.
Another way to consume cannabis concentrates is by ingesting them. This can be done by adding them to food or drink, or by taking them directly (under the tongue or inside the cheek). When consuming cannabis concentrates this way, the effects will take longer to kick in but will also last longer. Start with a small amount and wait at least an hour before consuming more.
You can also apply cannabis concentrates topically (on the skin). This method is most commonly used for treating pain and inflammation. The effects of topically-applied cannabis concentrates will not be felt immediately, but should kick in within an hour or so.
Now that you know the ins and outs of cannabis concentrates, it’s time to get out there and start exploring! Remember to start slow and go low — especially if you’re new to concentrates. And most importantly, have fun!