5 Key Things To Know About Cannabis Concentrates


This article was originally published on The Fresh Toast and appears here with permission.

When you are young, you can experiment, but as you age – you want to minimize the after-effects…we got you when it comes to the next step with marijuana

High school and college were the days of experimenting. Lessons lead to stories about crazy things and some unfortunate times. But as you age and move to a more sophisticated self, it is important to understand what goes into your 420-infused fun. Marijuana has become mainstream and some are moving into a connoisseur phase.  This encompasses flavor, impact, and potency. In this journey, here are 5 key things to know about cannabis concentrates.

It Is Not For Beginners

Concentrates are extremely potent. This is helpful for cannabis enthusiasts who have built up a high tolerance and know how marijuana affects them. However, it can overwhelm people who are still new to consuming.  Don’t rush into the max and until you have gotten your weed legs steady. Dabbing is the way to consume concentrates and is a bit more of a process.

Concentrates May Or May Not Be Better Flower

There is a myth concentrates are better than flower, but it depends on the person consuming it and the effect that they’re looking for. If by “better” you mean “stronger,” then yes, concentrates are stronger than cannabis flower. There’s a higher THC potency in concentrates than the one a joint or a bong hit could provide, but there are also plenty of differences between the two. While you’ll likely have a stronger high when consuming concentrates, smoking flower is more flavorful and easier to manage, which is why some people prefer that method, just like other people prefer to consume edibles. Like most things cannabis, it all depends on personal taste.

You Can Have A Bit Of A Longer High

Similar to smoking/vaping, the effects of dabbing usually last 1 to 3 hours. If using a high THC concentrate, you could feel the effects for 10-12 hours. If you are feeling uncomfortable or worried, the best thing to do is take a nap and sleep it off.

Concentrates Are To Be Respected

You can find a ton of misinformation surrounding the dabbing process, some reports claim overdoses have been influenced by the recent popularity of concentrates. While there might be an existing relationship, marijuana advocates claim concentrates are safe and produce the same positive results as cannabis flower. Even if you get too high from ingesting the wrong dose, no one has ever died from consuming them.

Concentrates Are Like Other Products

While the process of making concentrates involves the use of complex chemicals, facilities are equipped to handle these solvents and are very strict when it comes to how they’re produced. All the information should be clearly stated on the product’s label, and concentrates should be made by professionals who are working responsibly. In short, dangerous concentrates are rarely found in a regulated, legal market.

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