Cannabis concentrates are becoming more and more popular each day. But if you first start out, their potential, number of varieties and unknown form can be dazzling and intimidating in the beginning.
Many weed users hold on to what they know. They never feel compelled to deviate from their good old flowers. That is too bad, because marijuana concentrates (or extracts) have many benefits. A concentrate, for instance, can strike cleaner and softer. Concentrates also offer the user more discretion, because evaporators are usually handy in size, and portable.
So many concentrates it can be confusing
The number of available varieties of concentrates can make your head spin. The umbrella term ''concentrates'' refers to all kinds of different marijuana extracts. As a beginner you get a fairly good idea what a concentrate is about, looking at its name and appearance, but how it was produced and what the effects will be is still confusing and unclear.
Cannabis concentrate names
Concentrates have given a lot of different names, but many of them are the same. Here are a few: tinctures, rosin CO2, cubs, hash, capsules, silver, wax and BHO. So if these complete line-up is on offering, where to start and what to choose?
So first, let's put a little structure in it. Oil, juice, sugar, wax, splinter, honeycomb and crumbles are concentrates that refer to the texture of a concentrate. For many users the solvent used is important, because this also influences the way the concentrate can be consumed. Keep in mind that concentrates tend to have an explosive amount of THC that does not always match the best experience.
The most cannabis concentrates are extracted with the help of CO2, water, alcohol, hydrocarbons or heat.
The solvent-free concentrates that are made with water (like hash) or heat (like resin) are a good choice for users who are aware of the negative effecst of using solvents.
Cannabis concentrates and consumption methods
So, if you want to dab a concentrate, you can use live resin, rosin or shatter. Are you more into vaping? Then you have to look out for a cartridge containing a liquid to suit your needs, in terms of effect and aroma's - there is a lot to choose from. Be aware to choose a cartridge that is compatible with your vape. Or are you more interested in ingestible cannabis concentrates? Then there is an extensive collection of oil capsules and tinctures waiting for you to try.
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