I’ve been shopping for odd methods of consuming cannabis at the Muskegon dispensary since their grand opening almost many years ago, but i’ve tried pre-rolls, all odd varieties of edibles, beverages, tinctures and vapesâ€¦ Until just recently, I was a bit intimidated by concentrates, they look very exotic on the shelves and come in a sizable selection of forms, including oils, budders, shatters, waxes, rosin, sauce, hash and kief.
There are so numerous consistencies and flavors, and they are way more potent than dried flowers, and concentrates are made by stripping away the excess plant material and leaving behind nothing however cannabinoids and 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 and the effects tend to last longer. Concentrates also don’t stink as strongly as flower. They can be smoked, vaped or dabbed. Dabbing is a bit intimidating and complex however 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 and around a gram of a concentrate. The dab tool is used to scoop out a small amount of a concentrate and apply it to the bottom of the banger, however after capping it with the carb cab, it’s necessary to apply heat by way of the torchâ€¦ 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 and was thankful for the dab lounge. I had the help of a know-howable budtender.