Mini Guide to Concentrates

  • Posted by agency-it
  • On January 26, 2018

As opposed to regular types of bud, concentrates are highly potent forms of marijuana with an enhanced THC content. They are obtained by extracting bud from the flower using butane or ethanol. The result is cannabis oil that is high in cannabinoid content.

In fact, THC levels in concentrates can range anywhere between 70-90%. They are a popular option for users who wish to increase the intensity of their high while taking fewer hits. They are also popular among users who are particular about their flavors and wish to taste more exquisite profiles during use.

Types of Concentrates

Rick Simpson oil (RSO)

Rick Simpson oil is a type of concentrate that is extracted by heating cannabis flowers and leaves in a solvent. The solvent is normally a high proof alcohol (such as grain alcohol) to yield the best results in the concentrate. RSO can be taken by squirting small quantities under the mouth using an oral syringe.

Live Resin

Live resins are a type of concentrate that is high in flavor. After harvesting the bud, they are leaves and flowers are quickly frozen and then extracted. The freezing process preserves more of the cannabinoids and terpenes in the extract. When dabbing live resin, users enjoy more flavor.


Shatter is one of the most potent and purest extraction materials. This is why it is popular for dabbing because it gives users strong results after use. To extract shatter, the process involves a double extraction that removes most of the fats and other plant particles to yield extracts with as high as 80% THC content.

How to Consume Concentrates

There are many ways to which you can enjoy the more potent effects of concentrates. 3 of the most popular methods are consuming it with cannabis, using a vaporizer, or by dabbing. Mixing concentrates with cannabis is a great way for beginners to start building a tolerance towards concentrates. Users simply top up the bowl with their concentrate of choice before taking a hit.

Vaporizers have also become a popular and effective way of consuming concentrates. They give users the option of selecting different heat options and adding various concentrations of the substance into the unit.

Dabbing has always been the time-tested way of consuming concentrates. Users have many different options to dab as well as units to dab from. The customization allows for varying results of flavor and potency.

How to Store Concentrates

The key to storing concentrates is to prevent them from drying out. Silicone containers, parchment paper, and plastic/glass are great for preserving the freshness of concentrates.

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