Cannabis concentrates are becoming extremely popular, and it’s easy to see why. So what makes concentrates so great compared to cannabis flower? While traditional flower is still one of the preferred methods of consuming cannabis, concentrates offer benefits like pure flavor, high THC levels, and a flexible variety of consumption methods. For example, cannabis concentrates can be vaporized for clean hits without the need to smoke anything combustible. If you’re looking for a way to get high levels of cannabinoids without blowing through a lot of flower, cannabis concentrates may be the answer for you.
How Are Cannabis Concentrates Made?
Cannabis concentrates are made by extracting some of the most desirable elements from cannabis flower. In other words, these products contain extremely high levels of cannabinoids and terpenes, which makes for an efficient and flavorful experience. These organic compounds are extracted from flower using pressure, temperature, solvents, or some combination of the three. The way they’re treated will affect the type of cannabis concentrate they ultimately become.
The final cannabis concentrate will also be affected by the type of cannabis flower that went into it. Since the cannabinoids and terpenes are extracted, the concentrate will produce an experience that mirrors what you would expect from the strain used, just with a higher concentration of cannabinoids and a more refined flavor. In other words, you can still enjoy your favorite strain while also getting all of the benefits of concentrates.
Wax is one of the most common types of cannabis concentrates. As the name implies, it has a soft and waxy texture. This makes it relatively easy to work with, especially if you’re new to concentrates or don’t have a lot of equipment. Cannabis concentrates can be dabbed, and many people also like to take advantage of the soft texture by adding some wax to a bowl or joint. If you’re relatively new to the world of cannabis concentrates but still want to try a product with multiple applications, this is a good place to start.
Shatter is similar to wax in terms of THC concentration and flavor, but it’s physically harder. The texture of shatter concentrates is somewhat stretchy, but also breakable (like hard taffy). Most people who like shatter typically use a dabber tool to break it apart into smaller pieces. Though shatter is a little bit more difficult to manipulate than wax, it will also last a little bit longer before it goes bad. This makes it ideal for people who are experienced with concentrates, have the tools to work with shatter, and want a type of cannabis concentrate that will last longer so they can buy larger quantities at once.
Compared to some other forms of cannabis concentrates, THCA diamonds don’t have the richest terpene profile. The reason for that is simple– there just isn’t room for a lot of terpenes because this type of cannabis concentrate is intended to deliver nearly 100% pure THC. Some people like to combine their THCA diamonds with terp juice to customize the flavor, while others appreciate the experience of vaping straight THC. These diamonds are mostly tasteless and odorless, which makes them very discreet for those who have close neighbors. This is the strongest type of cannabis concentrate available.
THC Vape Oil
Choosing a cannabis oil vape is one of the easiest ways to enjoy cannabis. You can buy cannabis cartridges that have been pre-filled with THC vape oil, which makes for an especially convenient experience. You can screw one of these distillate cartridges onto your existing vape battery, and you’ll be ready to go immediately. There are no concentrates to work with or special equipment to buy. Your device will heat the cannabis concentrates and deliver clean puffs of pure vapor.
Best Concentrates in the Mat Su Valley
Here at Bad Gramm3r, we serve people from all over the Mat Su Valley. With two convenient locations, it’s easier than ever to come stock up on your favorite concentrates. Visit our Wasilla dispensary or our location in Palmer, and a knowledgeable member of our team will be able to walk you through some of the best concentrates in Alaska. Check our dispensary menu online, or come visit us in person to see our full selection of cannabis products for yourself.
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