THE CONCENTRATES EDITION – The Benefits of Alternative Cannabis Consumption Methods
Traditional cannabis concentrates, also regularly referred to as “dabs” or “dabbing”, are a form of cannabis consumption that is gaining popularity among users due to its potency and effectiveness. The consumption method involves extracting active ingredients, such as THC and CBD, from the plant using solvents or mechanical methods to produce a concentrated form of cannabis. This concentrated form is then consumed through various methods such as dabbing the concentrated oil, hash, or live resin carts, vaping it, or sometimes even adding it to food or drinks.
There are several benefits to consuming cannabis concentrates, including:
Cannabis concentrates are significantly more potent than traditional cannabis flower, with some extracts containing up to 90% THC. This means that users can achieve a much more powerful high with a smaller amount of product, making it a cost-effective option for those looking for a more potent experience. 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’re getting the best product!
Concentrates or dabs are also known for their fast-acting effects. When consumed through dabbing or vaping, the active ingredients are quickly absorbed into the bloodstream, resulting in an almost immediate onset of effects. This is also referred to as the “cannabis head-high”. This makes it a great option for users who have been advised by a medical professional to use the concentrates for fast relief for conditions such as chronic pain, anxiety, or insomnia. It is also faster relieving than edibles, making it a good choice for someone who is look for initial immediate relief, rather than a slow onset based product.
Reduced Lung Irritation
When smoking cannabis flower, the combustion process can sometimes irritate the throat and lungs. However, consuming cannabis concentrates through dabbing or vaping eliminates the need for combustion, reducing the risk of throat and lung irritation. It is always important to talk with a licensed physician to see if this method of cannabis consumption is right for you.
Another benefit of concentrates is their discrete nature. Unlike smoking traditional cannabis flower, certain types of cannabis concentrates produce very little odor, making it a great option for users who need to be discreet about their 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 it can be consumed, as it can be easily added to food or drinks without major drawing attention.
Cannabis concentrates can be used in a variety of ways, making it a versatile option for users. It can be consumed through dabbing, vaping, or added to food or drinks. This allows users to customize their consumption method to suit their individual preferences and needs.
While the initial cost of purchasing concentrates may be higher than traditional cannabis flowers, the potency of concentrates means that users can achieve the same effects with much less product. This makes it a cost-effective option in the long run, as users will need to purchase less product to achieve the same results.
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, users can achieve a higher concentration of these active ingredients, potentially providing greater relief for these conditions, if so recommended to them by their doctor.
In conclusion, cannabis concentrates are a potent, fast-acting, versatile, and cost-effective option for users looking for a more potent and discrete form of cannabis. While there are some potential risks associated with consuming concentrates, such as the risk of overconsumption and the use of potentially harmful solvents, these risks can be mitigated through proper education and responsible use. Overall, concentrates are a valuable addition to the cannabis market, offering users a wide range of benefits and a customizable consumption method.
If you’re interested in learning more about alternative ways to consume cannabis read our blog on edibles.