Powerful Cannabis Extractions
“Concentrates” are made by any plant extraction method that concentrates the plant’s chemical compounds. The chemical compounds, or cannabinoids, concentrated in the extraction process include the notorious high-inducing cannabinoid THC. While flower potency generally ranges from 10-25% THC, concentrates commonly range from 40-80% THC.
Concentrates are growing in popularity among connoisseurs who are looking to increase their high and savor the terpenes (flavor profile) inherent to the plant. For medicinal users, CBD rich concentrates are becoming a popular choice.
Cannabis concentrates are extracted through processes that involve either the use of a chemical solvent like butane or CO2, or a non-solvent process like ice water, tumbling, heat, or pressure. The differing extraction methods create a variety of concentrate products that vary in consistency and appearance; scroll down to learn about popular concentrate products.
Concentrates are most commonly consumed by dabbing or vaporizing. Dabbing involves the use of a customizable dab rig and a butane torch for heating an element (nail) to evaporate the concentrate for inhalation. Vaporizers use convective heat to heat a controlled chamber to temperatures that vaporize the concentrate without direct heat being applied to the concentrate. Handheld vaporizers offer discreet and portable convective heating methods for most concentrates. Concentrates can also be used as a “bowl-topper,” but most concentrate consistencies will not combust properly this way.
To preserve freshness and consistency, it is best to store concentrates in a cool, dark place. Silicone containers are a popular storage container, and they can be purchased at The Greenery.
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