I learned later on that it’s not so much about the THC content in cannabis concentrates as it is the terpenes for determining whether something is going to feel “potent” or not.
I tried cannabis hashish for the very first time when I was a freshman in college. Back then we only had access to the lowest quality black hash, that was in reality more like extremely dark green instead of black in the classic sense. Although I didn’t know it at the time, this was probably a low potency hash that had a lot of plant material leftover from the filtering process during hash production. There was one friend in my building who would buy a cheap bag of black hash and would offer to sprinkle it on a bowl of cannabis flower buds if someone else was willing to pack one. I didn’t fall for this trap, especially knowing how cheap that is to do to your friends. The next time I tried hash it was brown hash of a much higher quality and its effects were much better than the black stuff. I learned later on that it’s not so much about the THC content in cannabis concentrates as it is the terpenes for determining whether something is going to feel “potent” or not. The percentage of terpenes is going to tell you how strong or potent a batch of cannabis concentrates is going to feel like, while the specific terpenes present will give you a sense of the kind of effects that you can expect. For instance, if you see an over abundance of beta-myrcene, there’s a good chance that the concentrate is going to be relaxing or sedating. If there is a ton of limonene or terpinolene, it will probably exhibit stimulating and mind-focusing effects by contrast.