Concentrates | Noun

/ˈkänsənˌtrāts/

  1. Recently concentrates have boomed amongst consumers that are currently consuming cannabis for both recreational and medicinal purposes. Like all aspects of marijuana, there is a wide range of different types of cannabis concentrates. This ranges from the specific strain used to make the concentrate, the form that the concentrate is in, and like mentioned above, how it was made.

Shatter: Shatter gets its name for its glass-like consistency because it frequently shatters into small pieces when broken apart. Being understood as one of the forms of concentrated bud, shatter is clear or amber in color. It maybe a little sticky is also smooth, solid and is made into sheets much like hard candy. This type of concentrate is created with BHO extraction, which means butane is the most important extraction solvent. It goes to ensure it’s a product that is powerful and pure.

Wax: This concentrate, unlike shatter, is waxy in nature. The consistency is similar to since they can be extremely sticky candle wax and certain kinds will need to be handled using a tool. Wax is yellow in colour and can be smoked out of a rig or vaporizer. There are slight variations of wax concentrates ranging from the ones that are crumblier to wax that is more honey-like in texture and less tacky. This variation in the consistency needs to do with the moisture and warmth levels used during the extraction procedure. Waxes therefore are known as budder and are made from oils. Brittle waxes are referred to as crumble or honeycomb

Rosin: Rosin is made without the use of a solvent such as butane. It is made with heat and pressure applied to the marijuana buds, kief, or trim to remove the plant resin. Rosin can be made at home with parchment paper and also a hair straightener. The result is a concentrate that’s oil-like, sappy, and golden.

Oil: Cannabis oils are commonly found in vape pen cartridges or in syringes and they have a unique taste that differs from concentrates containing BHO like wax and shatter.