Maryland medical cannabis patients have many choices for cannabis concentrates. These choices can feel overwhelming. This article educates on what these products are, how to consume them, and provides examples of popular ones.
What are Cannabis Concentrates?
Simply put, cannabis concentrates are products containing a concentrated form of marijuana. In recent years, concentrates have become the preferred way to consume for many connoisseurs because of their taste and potency.
These highly potent products are produced using a process known as extraction. This process removes the excess marijuana plant matter, leaving behind a concentrated form of THC. THC is the main psychoactive compound in cannabis, which is another way of saying it’s mind-altering.
Before you buy cannabis concentrates in a Maryland medical marijuana dispensary, be sure these products were made at a licensed extraction lab. Pharmkent Wellness only sources our cannabis concentrates from the highest quality extraction labs.
How are Concentrates Consumed?
If you’ve heard someone use the phrase ‘doing dabs,’ they are referring to inhaling a cannabis concentrate like shatter or wax. The glass devices used to consume them are called dab rigs, resembling traditional water pipes.
Dab rigs are typically best suited for home-based consumption since they are not very portable. While dab rigs will get you medicated faster, portable vaporizers are much easier to use. These devices are called wax pens or vape pens.
Examples of Cannabis Concentrates
Cannabis concentrates come in many different colors and textures. The color and texture of a product you’re looking at on a shelf might not necessarily indicate its potency, flavor, or smoothness upon inhaling.
Now that we have a better understanding of what cannabis concentrates are, let’s explore some of your options.
Perhaps the most popular of these products, cannabis oil is most often consumed in vaporizer cartridges. You may also hear them being called ‘vape carts’, and are loved by many consumers because of their ease of use and tasty flavors.
Live resin is a cannabis concentrate made from flash-frozen, freshly harvested marijuana plants. Unlike other of these examples, the source plant material used for live resin has not dried or cured. Many consumers believe this leads to a product that is closest to the original strain of cannabis flower.
Wax gets its name from its sticky, gooey texture. This texture makes it easier to handle than shatter or oil. Some patients like to place some wax on a glass pipe of flower for some increased potency.
The cannabis concentrate known as shatter is yellow, translucent, and has a brittle texture. When studied closely, shatter resembles dried honey, getting its name from snapping and breaking easily.
Of course, there are many other cannabis concentrate products, these are just the most popular. Other examples include Rosin, Budder, Distillate, Sauce, and THCA-Diamonds.
Wrap Up: Introduction to Cannabis Concentrates
Feeling overwhelmed about cannabis concentrates as a patient in Maryland? One of our knowledgeable team members at Pharmkent Wellness is ready to help simplify your medical cannabis experience.
One of our staff will provide you with a 1-on-1, in-store consultation before shopping for products. We are committed to ensuring you get the relief you deserve, and excited to share our passion for cannabis medicine with you!