Cannabis Concentrates - What They Are & How To Consume
Wednesday, Dec 20, 2017

Everything starts off with cannabis plant material. The cannabis plant’s flower buds, leaves, and stems are collectively referred to as the starting, or input material. The input material can alter the resulting cannabinoid and terpene profile of the cannabis concentrate. Additionally, the quality or grade of the input material also affects the potency and flavor of its resulting concentrates.

Cannabis concentrates are products created by the accumulation of trichomes (the gland that makes the cannabinoids and terpenes). There are a variety of ways to separate the trichomes from the starting material. Each of these processes needs its own specific materials and/or physical actions, or methods, in order to produce a concentrate.

Once the cannabinoids and terpenes have been removed from the plant material, the resulting solution can take a variety of forms. These forms allow patients and consumers to pick and choose their preferred texture of the concentrate product; they aren’t necessarily an indicator of how the concentrate will taste or affect an individual.

The many concentrate consistencies From left: Carb cap, quartz banger, titanium nail, dabber with carb cap, dab rig with quartz banger The strain of the cannabis plant used was “Blue Dream” “Nug run” indicates that the plant material used to make the extract was dried and cured flower The extract has a “shatter”-like consistency and texture Clockwise from top: Shatter, badder, budder, crumble Clockwise from top: Sugar, crystalline, sauce From left: Bowl filled with flower topped with crumble, Twax joint with glass mouthpiece From left: Torch, dabber and carb cap combo with a dab on the end, dab rig with quartz banger Closed-Loop system