I’ve been shopping for unusual methods of consuming cannabis at the Muskegon dispensary since their grand opening almost numerous years ago; I’ve tried pre-rolls, all unusual varieties of edibles, beverages, tinctures & vapes, but until just recently, I was a bit intimidated by concentrates, however they look certainly exotic on the shelves & come in a crucial selection of forms, including oils, budders, shatters, waxes, rosin, sauce, hash & kief.
There are so numerous consistencies & flavors, & they are way more potent than dried flowers, then concentrates are made by stripping away the excess plant material & leaving behind nothing but cannabinoids & terpenes.
The THC levels range from 60 to 99%; Flower properly offers around 10 to 30% THC. It requires less of a concentrate to achieve the same effect as smoking flower & the effects tend to last longer. Concentrates also don’t odor as strongly as flower. They can be smoked, vaped or dabbed, however dabbing is a bit intimidating & complex but also the best way to appreciate concentrates. The process requires a dab rig, a quartz nail or banger, a dab tool, a torch, a carb cap & around a gram of a concentrate. The dab tool is used to scoop out a small amount of a concentrate & apply it to the bottom of the banger. After capping it with the carb cab, it’s necessary to apply heat by way of the torch, then once the concentrate vaporizes, I inhale through the dab rib. The effects are super intense. For my first try at dabbing, I rented gear at the dispensary & was thankful for the dab lounge. I had the help of a know-howable budtender.