Cannabis has become the hottest thing lately and dabbing concentrates is fast becoming one of the most popular ways to enjoy cannabis. For those new to cannabis, the huge variety of different products such as live resin, sugar, and badder can be overwhelming and confusing. Ant Farm Delivery is here to guide you in consuming, celebrating, and creating your own. Stay tuned and read what are concentrates, and how they are made.
What are Cannabis Concentrates?
Cannabis concentrates, also known as extracts, are cannabis products that contain additional cannabinoids and terpenes for added potency and flavor.
They are a more concentrated form of THC. There are several different methods of extracting the concentrate and each method produces a different consistency, flavor, and THC percentage. Typically a high THC percentage is between 50%-90% THC. They’re up to 5 times more potent than vape supplements – each rice-sized grain contains about 25mg THC, which is why marijuana is considered a macrodose option.
Concentrated products can be vaporized or smoked in various ways like flowers. Concentrates take many forms depending on how the resulting crude extract is manipulated; Shatter, crumble, distillate, and rosin are common forms. The final form varies in texture, but the dosage remains the same in all variants.
Types of Marijuana Concentrates
Nowadays cannabis dispensaries are stacked with a huge classification of different concentrates and extracts. In addition, there are many differences as well as similarities between the types of concentrates, including texture, flavor, color, and extraction process.
If you’re new to the world of cannabis, then bifurcating between them can be really confusing. Here is a short list of the most common THC concentrates:
Shatter is a cannabis extract known for its luxurious appearance, named so because of its extremely delicate glass-like consistency. It’s reminiscent of stained glass that’s not quite opaque, not quite transparent. Often referred to as Shatter Weed, Marijuana Shatter, or Shatter Wax, Shatter is different from any other marijuana product available on the market. This BHO solvent-based extract may not be as terpene-rich as living resin, but it’s seriously potent.
There is a form of rosin concentrate that does not use any solvent for extraction by squeezing the resinous trichomes out of plant material using a piece of equipment called a rosin press. It is a highly aromatic concentrate that is a good solvent-free alternative to live resin. Taffing is required to ensure an even distribution of cannabinoids and terpenes, as well as to get the texture right.
Budder and Badder
Budder and Badder is a concentrate that has more of a whipped butter-like consistency and is slightly thicker than a sauce, has a soft wax-like texture with a wet appearance, and it is an intensely flavored and delicious macrodosing option.
Cannabis Distillate is created by a highly refined extract that separates the cannabinoids and terpenes from cannabis plant matter to leave behind an isolated form of THC. It has a more liquid and honey-like consistency and will usually be lighter in color. It is commonly used to make vape cartridges and edibles.
Crumble is a potent and strain-specific extract that summarizes the essence of nature’s most sought-after flower into a pure, fragrant dab, making it a great choice for sprinkling some wax into a joint, blunt, or bowl. This delicious extract has a honeycomb-like texture that is light and airy.
Sugar also known as Sugar Wax is a remarkable and versatile solvent-based cannabis extract, that has an unmistakable purity and mouth-watering taste experience that will delight even the most discerning connoisseur. It can vary in color from light yellow to deep amber or yellow/orange.
How to use Cannabis Concentrates?
There are many different ways to consume cannabis concentrates.
Dabbing is the act of heating a cannabis concentrate to the point of vaporization and then inhaling the vapor it produces. To dab a concentrate the old-fashioned way, you need a dab tool, a rig, a torch, and a timer. People prefer this method because it is more discreet and the effect is faster and lasts longer.
It is much easier to collect smoke than to spray smoke on them. Adding concentrate to a bowl, pipe, blunt, or joint can make whatever you’re smoking last longer, feel more powerful and burn more evenly. Start with a small amount—you can always add more on your next hit if needed.
Vaping concentrate is the most discreet way to consume the concentrate. To vape concentrate, load your concentrate into the chamber of your vaporizer, heat up the device, and inhale through the mouthpiece. More portable and without so many different parts, the concentrate would vaporize just like dabbing.
4- Topicals from Concentrates
Full-spectrum cannabis oil and distillate are used to make the topical. This is a great way to enjoy the different effects of concentrates without feeling overly relaxed. People prefer topicals for pain and swelling, burns, psoriasis, scrapes, insect bites, and straight high infections. They are used by applying them directly to the areas of pain and inflammation in the body.
What is the best option for me?
Concentrates involve extensive testing for any cannabis product to be released. Many people prefer concentrates over extracts because they contain no added chemicals and have a higher potency. Finding the right product and dosage is a personal journey.
We are dedicated to helping you find the best concentrate, oil or extract for your needs. Call us today to learn more about our products.