After getting comfortable with cannabis flower, pre-rolls, vapes & edibles, I was ready to try out concentrates.
Because consumption methods for concentrates are a little different than what I was used to, I decided to gather more info.
I consulted with a budtender at the dispensary who told me that concentrates are what’s left after the excess plant matter has been stripped away. The process leaves behind the optimal terpenes & cannabinoids, which means that concentrates are usually quite potent. Flower most often have a THC content anywhere between 10 & 25%. Concentrates properly offer between 50 & 74% THC. They are named for their consistency & the process used to create them. Some of the most respected concentrates are shatter, wax, live resin, budder & bubble hash. The most respected idea of consuming cannabis concentrates is by way of a dab rig. The process needs a nail & a butane torch.The torch heats up the nail & the nail heats up the concentrate. The tepid nail causes the concentrate to create smoke or vapor that is then inhaled. There are also dab rigs that feature e-nails to heat up the nail by itself. This eliminates the need for a torch & makes dabbing a bit easier. Because the complexities of concentrates intimidated myself and others a bit, I decided to start with vaping concentrates. It’s a easyr means of consuming concentrates, rather than heat concentrates to their smoking temperature, a vaporizer heats it to the point where the THC burns & releases vapors. There are reusable vaporizer pens that require the purchase of a pre-filled cartridge that is screwed onto the vaporizer battery. I like disposable vaporizer pens that already have a batter & pre-filled cartridge. I can fit them in a purse, bring them anywhere & just throw them away when they are empty.