What are concentrates

As I’ve gotten more respected and comfortable with different types of cannabis consumption methods, I’ve become more adventurous, then rather than strictly smoking flower, I’ve tried numerous tinctures, edibles plus vapes.

Just recently, I started looking into concentrates.

There are so many possibilities for concentrates that it’s a little scary. I did some research plus l gathered that a cannabis concentrate is made by removing excess plant matter. The cannabinoids plus terpenes that are left behind offer a much higher potency. THC levels can average somewhere from 50 to 95%. Traditional flower usually range between 10 to 25% THC. Concentrates also provide exceptional flavor plus odor. Most concentrates are created through either solvent-based or solventless extractions. A solvent-based extraction uses butane, carbon dioxide, ethanol or propane to dissolve the plant and allow the cannabinoids plus terpenes to be stripped out. Live resin, shatter, wax and badder are examples of solvent-based extraction concentrates. Solventless extractions avoid chemicals, insteading using physical methods that apply pressure, filtration or temperature to the plant material. Budder and rosin are examples of solventless extraction concentrates, once I choose the style, texture plus strain of concentrate, I then need to figure out how to consume it. Some concentrates, such as kief, can be sprinkled on flower plus smoked for some added flavor. Concentrate oils can be vaped by way of a disposable or refillable cartridge. Concentrates can also be dabbed using a dab rig plus a nail. I’m not ready to try this out yet. Although our local dispensary includes a dab lounge where I could get some help, it just sounds a little too difficult.

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