An aptly-named cannabis delivery system, concentrates are concentrated combinations of the cannabinoids and terpenes extracted from the cannabis plant. Both concentrates and extracts (a.k.a. distillates) vary in texture depending on the extraction methods and solvents used during production, but both are significantly stronger than flower.
Extracts are specific types of concentrates that are made using solvents. While all cannabis extracts can be considered concentrates, the same is not true of the reverse. We offer several different types of concentrate and extract at Reverie 73.
Due to the equipment needed for use and their strong effects, they are typically preferred by individuals who have more experience with canna-products. Of course, we will teach you anything you need to know if you’d like to give them a try. If you would like to explore your concentrate options or have questions about the different forms that we offer, feel free to chat with one of our Reverie 73 Muses.
Much more potent than flower, which typically contains between 20 and 30 percent THC, concentrates can range from 40 to 99 percent. This means that a little bit can go a long way, which is why we suggest speaking with one of our Muses to determine how much THC is right for your needs and how much of a concentrate you should be using at a time.
The consistency and form of each type of concentrate is dependent on the extraction method and the source material used during production. While the results all qualify as high-quality, potent canna-products, different people prefer to use different forms. Some common types of concentrate include shatter, wax and butane hash or CO2 oil.
Another concentrated form of cannabis, hash is made by separating trichomes from plant material and pressing them into a solid form or shape. Traditionally consumed orally, hash can also be smoked and, depending on the variety, vaped. All hash is still a cannabis concentrate that is much stronger than flower, so remember to start low and go slow!
Shatter and wax are butane hash oils (BHOs) that are consumed with a vaporizer using a dab rig. The difference between the two is how the product was handled during production. Shatter is allowed to fully set undisturbed after extraction, which results in glasslike transparency and breakability. Wax, on the other hand, is stirred or agitated while it sets. This produces a gooey and sometimes flakey final product.
THC and CBD oils are just that — liquid oil extracts — that are usually put into vape cartridges, tinctures or capsules. The raw oil contains the plant’s most valuable vitamins, minerals, terpenes, flavonoids and cannabinoids, amongst others. This form of cannabis can be up to four times stronger than other forms you find within the dispensary.