Cannabis, marijuana concentrates, or cannabis extract, are unique and potent THC (tetrahydrocannabinol) or CBD (Cannabidiol) resolute mass. Blessed with wildly varying THC levels, researchers opine that the THC in cannabis concentrates ranges between 40-80%. These mouthwatering THC levels make cannabis concentrates at least four times more potent and rich in THC than its top-shelf cannabis counterpart, which comes with just 20% THC.

Types of Marijuana Concentrates

  • Wax

Wax is a cannabis concentrate that looks almost exactly like honey. These concentrate comes with high levels of THC and other cannabinoids and must be handled with care.

  • Budder

Widely regarded as the cleanest and most sought after cannabis concentrate, the budder gets its name from its resemblance with the regular butter. This cannabis concentrate is unique and potent, with a mouthwatering THC that averages 90-99%. Making it part of the reason why this concentrate is so expensive.

  • Butane Hash Oil

Butane hashish oil or BHO emanates from Butane, and acts as a solvent that is used to extract all the juicy and terpenes in cannabis. While this process isn’t complicated and dangerous makes it a popular option for its users because of its high levels of THC. It is worth noting that; the BHO is also used to produce concentrates like nug run, hash, budder, shatter, and more.

Shatter is a marijuana concentrate extracted from BHO and PHO and comes with high levels of THC and CBD. With over 80% cannabinoids, the shatter is adored for its extreme purity and can’t be smoked easily because of its high evaporation point

  • Dabs (dabbing)

Dabs is a concentrated dose of cannabis produced by extracting THC and other cannabinoids. All of which is achieved by using a solvent like Butane or carbon dioxide, which will result in sticky oils. With that in mind, other marijuana concentrates include

  • Black Glass
  • Butane Honey Oil (BHO)
  • Ear wax
  • Honey oil
  • Nug Run

How Concentrates Are Used

While rolling a joint is the most used method of consuming cannabis, bongs and other mediums are used to consume cannabis concentrates. It should be worth noting that orally infusing marijuana on certain foods and drinks is the most consumed form of marijuana concentrate.  Although using water or oil pipes is regarded by many as the most popular technique for the consumption of concentrates doesn’t make it the only method available.

Unlike concentrates, smoking cigarettes, for instance, leave behind small traces of odor or smell. Concentrates, unlike rolling a joint, requires heat as well as a vaporizer or e-cigarette before it can be consumed. Vaping produces vapors capable of giving a high like no other to its users. Haven said that it is worth noting that ingesting marijuana concentrates with the aid of a vaporizer or an e-cigarette/ is tagged as vaping or dabbing.

Marijuana Concentrates and its Effects

Unlike raw cannabis, the concentrated nature of cannabis concentrates is responsible for its unique and potent nature. Giving it a high feeling is far stronger than that which is achieved from smoking cannabis. Although very little is known about cannabis concentrates, the long-term effects associated with the use of concentrates are still to be discovered. However, researchers opine that the consumption of cannabis concentrates can leave its users

  • Paranoid
  • Anxious
  • Suffer from Panic attacks
  •  Hallucinations
  •  Increased heart rate and blood pressure
  •  Addiction problems.