Ways To Consume Marijuana | DOPE Magazine

Tuesday, Feb 21, 2017

As the legal cannabis industry expands, more and more cannabis products are emerging on the market and atop dispensary shelves. The most common methods of consumption are concentrates, edibles and the ever-popular flower.

Concentrates are procured during an extraction process in which unnecessary plant matter is separated from medically beneficial compounds including cannabinoids and terpenes. This results in a concentrate that is packed full of cannabinoids and much more potent than flower.

Cannabis concentrates are categorized as either solvent or non-solvent based. This refers to the extraction process. Some of the most popular solvent concentrates are created using butane, CO, alcohol and/or ethanol. This process results in the most common solvent concentrates such as shatter, wax, hash oil and crumble, to name a few. Non-solvent concentrates are extracted naturally, and some of these practices have been around for centuries. Non-solvent concentrates include ice water hash, rosin and kief.