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7 Benefits to Cannabis Concentrates

Cannabis concentrates

Traditional cannabis concentrates, also regularly referred to as “dabs” or “dabbing”, are a form of using cannabis that is gaining popularity due to its potency and effectiveness.  

Cannabis concentrates are made by extracting active ingredients, such as THC and CBD, from the plant using solvents or mechanical methods to produce a concentrated form Cannabis enthusiasts dab the concentrated oil, hash, or live resin carts by vaping, or sometimes adding it to food or drinks. 

Here are 7 reasons to use concentrates:

1. Potency

Cannabis concentrates are significantly more potent than traditional cannabis flower, with some extracts containing up to 90% THC. This means you can get a much more powerful high with a smaller amount of product, making it a cost-effective option. 

This is definitely recommended for experienced users – talk to one of our budtenders to see where you fall on the cannabis consumption spectrum to ensure you get the best product!

2. Fast-Acting

Concentrates or dabs are also known for their fast-acting effects. When consumed through dabbing or vaping, the active ingredients are quickly absorbed into your bloodstream, resulting in an almost immediate onset of effects. This is also referred to as the “cannabis head-high”.  

It’s a great option if you’ve been advised by a medical professional to use concentrates for fast relief for conditions like chronic pain, anxiety, or insomnia. Concentrates also offer relief faster than edibles, making it a good choice if you are looking for initial immediate relief, rather than a slow onset based product.

3. Reduced Lung Irritation

When you smoke cannabis flower, the combustion process can sometimes irritate your throat and lungs. However, using cannabis concentrates through dabbing or vaping eliminates the need for combustion, which reduces your risk of throat and lung irritation.  

It’s always important to talk with a licensed physician to see if this method of cannabis consumption is right for you.

4. Discreet

Another benefit of cannabis concentrates is their discrete nature. Unlike smoking traditional cannabis flower, certain types of cannabis concentrates produce very little odor. This makes it a great option if you want to be discreet about your cannabis consumption.  

These options include syringes or tinctures, which can be smoked or ingested. It also allows for more flexibility in terms of where and when you can use it because it can be easily added to food or drinks without major drawing attention. 

5. Versatility

You can use cannabis concentrates in a variety of ways, which makes it a versatile option. You can be consumed through dabbing, vaping, or added to food or drinks. This allows you to customize their consumption method to suit your individual preferences and needs.

6. Cost-Effective

While the initial cost of purchasing concentrates may be higher than traditional cannabis flowers, the potency of concentrates means that you can achieve the same effects with much less product.  

It’s a cost-effective option in the long run, as users will need to purchase less product to achieve the same results.

7. Medical Benefits

Finally, cannabis concentrates may be prescribed by medical professionals to help alleviate symptoms of conditions such as chronic pain, anxiety, depression, and insomnia.  

By consuming concentrates, you can achieve a higher concentration of active ingredients, potentially providing greater relief, if recommended by your doctor. 

There are some potential risks associated with consuming concentrates, like overconsumption and the use of potentially harmful solvents. But these risks can be mitigated through proper education and responsible use.  

Overall, concentrates are a valuable addition to the cannabis market that offers you a wide range of benefits and a customizable experience.

Learn more about alternative ways to consume cannabis.

About Olive Jar Cannabis Store in Toronto

Olive Jar Cannabis Store is your new go-to neighborhood weed dispensary located in Toronto, offering a wide selection of high-quality cannabis products to residents of Runnymede, The Junction, High Park North, and other areas in the city.

We take pride in offering a wide variety of hand-selected organic and craft sativa, indica and hybrid flower, as well as elusive and highly sought-after strains of concentrates, vapes, and edibles.

Don’t hesitate to stop by (bring your dog!) and experience the difference for yourself. We look forward to serving you!