How Potent Are Concentrates?
Concentrates are a macrodose product. Each grain of rice-sized piece is roughly 25 mg of THC, which is five times more potent than a dose of vape or flower. Because of their high doses, concentrates are not for beginners.
How Do You Consume Cannabis Concentrates?
As with many cannabis forms, you have a few options. Dabbing is the most common form of concentrate use. Dabbing utilizes high temperatures to vaporize the cannabinoids and terpenes to be inhaled, done so either with a dab device or traditional dab rig.
You can also add concentrates to cannabis flower, just be sure to place the concentrate between layers of flower to avoid directly burning the concentrate.
How Should I Store Cannabis Concentrate?
Store your chosen cannabis concentrate in a dark, cool, place so as not to compromise the consistency. Concentrates not stored properly will oxidize, or darken in color, over time.
What Do Solvent-Free and Solventless Cannabis Concentrate Mean?
Some processes use a solvent to extract the cannabinoids. And, others do not. A solvent-free process DOES initially use solvent to extract sought ingredients. However, the solvent is then removed through an added process called purging.
A solventless process, such as creating rosin, uses no solvent at any point. Sought after THC, CBD, and terpenes are extracted using only heat and pressure to extract the THC, CBD and other cannabinoids, providing a true-to-flower dab experience.
What is Cannabis Resin?
Resin is the sticky substance found on the trichomes of cannabis plants. This sap-like plant byproduct delivers the prime majority of the psychoactive compound THC and is considered the most valuable part of the plant. Resins can be harvested in several different ways to produce concentrates such as butane hash oil, live resin, and rosin.
What Makes a Cannabis Concentrate “Live”?
Liive cannabis products are produced using a unique extraction technique that involves freezing fresh cannabis before the extraction process, skipping the drying and curing phases. The terpene content of live cannabis will vary from strain to strain and even plant to plant, but freezing the live plant preserves the plant’s living terpene profile, which lends the term “live.”
What Are Types of Live Concentrates?
The most common consistencies of live concentrates are rosin, resin sugar, badder, budder, diamonds, and sauce. Shatter is another very common and popular type of cannabis concentrate, but live resin in shatter form can be harder to find.
What are Nug Run Dabs?
“Nug run” refers to the starting material used to craft cannabis concentrates.
It is not uncommon for trim to be used to craft concentrates as it maximizes the amount of cannabis used per harvest, but results in less-than-desirable concentrates.
Nug run concentrates, like Verano extracts, are made from extracting cannabinoids and terpenes from whole bud flower.
What is Ethanol Cannabis Extraction?
Ethanol extraction describes the use of ethanol as a solvent. Cold ethanol is selective in what it extracts; it is ideal for extracting cannabinoids and terpene profiles for concentrates such as shatter and crumble. Room temperature ethanol, on the other hand, captures everything – the fats, the chlorophyll, and the lipids of the plant, making it an ideal solvent for RSO.
What is BHO or Hydrocarbon Cannabis Extraction?
Hydrocarbon or BHO extraction describes the use of butane, propane, or a combination of the two to isolate the desired cannabinoids and terpenes. Due to their nature, butane and propane solvents must be used in what is known as a closed-loop system, which ensures no air comes into contact with the solvent or the extraction process.