The main reasons why weed consumers love concentrates are:
1. Higher Potency
When smoking cannabis flowers, the intensity is about 10-25% THC. However, concentrates are usually 50 to 80 percent, and some can be as high as 99 percent. Through the extraction process, it only consumes terpenes and cannabinoids, as well as non-flammable plant materials.
2. More Efficient And Economical
The cost per gram of concentrate is higher than that of flowers, but for the average consumer, the concentrate is much longer-lasting and therefore more valuable. Concentrates also have a longer shelf life than flowers. The product can be used for several months when stored in a cool, dark place such as a refrigerator or freezer (although it can deteriorate if the terpene is not used for a long time). In general, concentrates are much less noticeable than using flowers, just because they are much less irritating. You need to set up the dubrig, but using a simple dub pen is sufficient and you can avoid delays in setup time.
3. Concentrate Provides Quick Relief
If you are a painful medical marijuana patient, the last thing you want to do is wait 30 minutes to 2 hours to feel the release from the food infused with marijuana. Flowers give faster highs, but still not as fast as concentrates. In addition, many consumers of concentrates report that they are experiencing clearer, less foggy heights than flowers. Higher potency is also a benefit for medical patients who may need to use high doses of cannabis for relief.
4. It’s All About Terpenes
The concentrate is collected from the plant material by the extraction process, leaving cannabinoids and terpenes. Over 100 of them have been found in cannabis plants. Terpenes are aromatic compounds that affect the taste, aroma, and effectiveness of cannabis strains.
For example, common terpene-rich concentrates can help improve mood, reduce stress, and reduce depression and anxiety. Concentrates can also have a “full-spectrum” effect when extracted from whole plants, and all the beneficial molecules of cannabis such as CBD, THC, and terpenes come together to potentially enhance cannabis. It has a wide range of effects.
At first glance, the concentrates may look intimidating, and they are certainly not for beginners. If you want to include the concentrate as part of your cannabis consumption routine, talk to an experienced consumer to show the concentrate suitable for beginners or to guide you to a trusted cannabis enthusiast.