There are numerous ways of consuming cannabis. For one, you can get it in edibles and topical products. For a better experience, however, concentrates are the way to go. If you’re new to the market, cannabis concentrates appear in many forms. Getting one that’ll suit you can get tricky if it’s your first time.
First off, cannabis concentrate is made from concentrated extracts from a cannabis plant. As mentioned above, you can find cannabis concentrates in oils, waxes, hash, budders, etc. Any plant matter is scraped with concentrates, leaving only cannabinoids and terpenes. Compared to a flower with only around 10%, most concentrates’ THC level can exceed more than 80%. If you’re new to the world of concentrates, here are some ways you can consume them:
We all know vaping is the craze right now, but a return to our roots from time to time isn’t a bad idea. If you like to go back to smoking or want to try smoking concentrates, you definitely can.
You can easily roll up a joint or sprinkle some on a bowl and smoke it. However, if you’re after a cleaner and multipurpose method to smoke, you should get an oil burner pipe. You can use these durable pipes for flowers or concentrate such as hash, wax, or oils.
No, it’s not a popular dance move, but dabbing is also a popular way to get the most out of your concentration. If you want to get the best out of wax, resins, rosins, and budders, then dabbing is the optimal method to use. Do be careful as dabbing creates more intense effects compared to smoking.
If you’re new to dabbing and concentrates, try starting at lower doses until you can get an idea of your tolerance levels. Starting too high can get instantaneous highs and other effects you’d feel on usual pacing from smoking. Also, don’t overheat your dab. Instead of vaporizing it, your concentrates might combust due to the sudden extreme heat you’re applying.
Another popular way of consuming concentrates is through edibles. Edibles are any food that contains cannabis. There are also capsules filled with THC oil that you can take, just like a vitamin or supplement. Popular edibles are space brownies, gummies, chocolate bars, and tonics. Like dabbing, you need to start slow if it’s your first time dealing with edibles.
A small dose of 10-20mg is ideal for newbies. If you can tolerate that amount, you can slowly increase the dose, stopping at the ideal level you want. It takes about 30 to 90 minutes for the effects to kick in when using edibles. Don’t try to eat more if you don’t feel anything within that time frame. Consuming more than you can handle is a good way to go green out and have a bad time.
One of the reasons why people consume cannabis is because of its soothing and healing effects. For example, a good way to ease pain or treat a skin condition is by using cannabis-infused topicals. These topicals can help with reducing pain, swelling, and inflammation.
Cannabis topicals can also be used for insect bites, skin infections, arthritis, myalgia or body pain, and sports injuries. The next time you go for a massage, try giving your therapist cannabis lotion. You’ll immediately feel the difference between using an ordinary lotion or oil and using cannabis topicals.
Instead of outrageous flavors like Roast Chicken, Bacon, and Wasabi-flavored e-juices for vapes, why not go for a more natural high and use concentrates instead? Vaping often involves heating concentrates at controlled temperatures so you’ll have more control over how much you’re taking in.
Lower temperatures ranging from 350-400F usually create better flavors. However, going higher can quickly burn the terpenes and give you a nasty, burnt, smoky taste.
With cannabis consumption at an all-time high(no pun intended), many consumers are looking for options on how to consume cannabis properly. With concentrates and extracts, you’re getting more THC than plant matter.