Those looking to fully appreciate the diverse world of cannabis often find their way to cannabis concentrates. Cannabinoids and terpenes are responsible for the effects, aroma, and flavors you might experience with any cannabis product. By creating a concentrate, one can zero-in on the best parts of the cannabis plant. Concentrates are usually three to five times more potent than the average THC- or CBD-rich flower equivalent.
Concentrates are available in a multitude of forms and textures. Badder, budder, diamonds, hash, kief, crumble, live resin, rosin, RSO, sauce, shatter, and sugar are all types of concentrates.
What are Cannabis Concentrates?
Cannabis concentrates are the result of eliminating excess plant material and distilling it down to a concentrated amount of the most coveted compounds. You get a higher proportion of cannabinoids and terpenes than with raw flowers, which translates into enhanced aroma, flavors and effects. Cannabis concentrates come in a variety of forms and a wonderful variety of textures, ranging from honey to butter to hard candy.
The term “extract” is often used interchangeably with “concentrate,” but they are in fact slightly different. Extracts are a specific type of concentrate made using a solvent. So, while all extracts are concentrates, not all concentrates are extracts.
How to Consume Cannabis Concentrates?
Though inhalation is the most common way to consume cannabis concentrates, they are also frequently incorporated into tinctures and edibles, applied as topicals, and more. Certain cannabis concentrates like hash, kief, and crumble can be sprinkled into a joint or on top of a bowl for a quick and easy increase in potency. Other concentrates, like rosin and shatter, are best vaporized in a process called dabbing.
What is Dabbing?
Dabbing is the process of inhaling vaporized concentrates with specialized equipment called a dab rig. Concentrates themselves are often referred to as dabs, hence the name. There are many dab rigs available these days, from traditional glass dab rigs to electronic rigs, as well as an assortment of portable options.
Ask HerbNJoy about THC and CBD Concentrates
To buy a concentrate, reach out to your nearest HerbNJoy store. Check out our large selection of strains with varying effects. Speak with one of our cannabis consultants on what might work best for you. Ask questions, for more in depth information on our wide selection of products and strains. Make the most of our knowledgeable and professional staff, who are always eager to help.