WHAT ARE CANNABIS CONCENTRATES?
A cannabis concentrate is a highly potent cannabinoid produced via extraction. THC, when produced naturally by the cannabis plant, might account for 20% of total volume. Cannabis concentrates extract the cannabinoids from the plant material to achieve a product that might be 80% or higher in THC content. A cannabis concentrate is simply highly concentrated cannabinoids.
CANNABIS CONCENTRATE TYPE
Cannabis concentrates can be found in a variety of forms depending upon the extraction method. They vary according to consistency and other physical properties, tending to have names that reflect these characteristics:
Oil – Maybe you have pinched a cannabis flower to feel its stickiness? This is cannabis oil’s consistency. Cannabis oil is extracted from the flower to produce concentrates. Rick Simpson Oil (RSO) is a cannabis plant essential oil. It has a black-tar consistency and includes the full cannabinoid spectrum. This raw material is the foundation of making edibles, tinctures, vape cartridges, and other cannabis products.
Hash – Arguably the most well-known cannabis concentrates, especially among our true hippy clients, is hash. Before complicated cannabis oil extraction processes commonly found today, the only option was hash. Hash is simply a concentrated collection of the cannabis flowers’ trichomes full of THC. There are several ways to produce hash, but it is ultimately a concentration of the crystal-like resin produced by the cannabis flower.
BESTSELLING CANNABIS CONCENTRATE PRODUCTS AT STRAINS DISPENSARY
Here is a sample of our bestselling cannabis concentrate products:
Get Zen High THC RSO – This is a full spectrum cannabis oil extract featuring multiple indica strains. It has an approximate THC concentration at a robust 65% commonly used for pain, sleep, mood enhancement, anti-nausea, and appetite stimulation for cancer patients.
PFS ICC#8 Budder – ICC stands for Ice Cream Cake and is a rare indica-dominant hybrid strain with a sedating, relaxing effect. This is a popular concentrate due to its interesting taste and relaxing effect known for helping clients fall asleep.
Dosi Kush Live Resin Sauce – A popular concentrate due to its powerful effect, this live resin delivers 76.2% THC for a remarkable effect often described as long-lasting relaxation. It is also popular among pain patients due to its powerful and long-lasting effect.
What Is Marijuana Concentrate?
Marijuana concentrates fall into two categories; solvent-based extract methods and solventless extract methods. While solvent-based extracts are highly engineered to ensure there is no leftover solvent in the final product (except in the cases it is intended to be left, like alcohol-based tinctures), some users prefer solventless extracts, which are made using only heat and pressure.
Regardless of how they’re made, marijuana concentrates extract cannabinoids like THC, CBD, and various terpenes from the plant to form a highly potent, highly concentrated cannabis product.
Despite the extraction process, concentrates, especially live resin concentrates, still take on most of the characteristics of the marijuana strains they’re made with.
Different Types Of Marijuana Concentrates
There are seemingly infinite options to choose from when it comes to marijuana concentrates, including:
Tinctures – Highly concentrated cannabis in an alcohol solution
Capsules – Typically filled with cannabis-infused oil
Vaporizer cartridges – A type of marijuana extract that comes in cartridges which are designed specifically to be used in a vaporizer
Wax – A soft, malleable concentrate that is smoked with a dab rig
Shatter – A marijuana concentrate which resembles the consistency of hard candy and is also smoked using a dab rig
HCFSE – High cannabinoid full-spectrum extract, which is a THC-rich, terpene-loaded extract
HTFSE – High terpene full-spectrum extract, which is a flavor and aroma-rich terpene-heavy concentrate, featuring roughly half the THC and CBD of HCFSE
Sugar – An extract that features a homogenous, terpene-rich sauce with small cannabinoid crystals
Batter – Cannabis batter is similar to cannabis wax that undergoes a different post-processing technique to produce a cake batter-like consistency, and also is made using fresh frozen vs. cured material
Apothecary Farms carries all of these and more, but our specialty is the trademarked, live resin line of marijuana concentrates called “Ambrosia™”