When I first began shopping at the nearby cannabis dispensary, I strictly purchased pre-rolls, tinctures, topicals, vapes and edibles.
- They are all self-explanatory and require no additional paraphernalia or skills.
It took me a while to work up to trying concentrates. Because of the wide variety and extreme potency, I was a bit intimidated by them. However, concentrates offer some unique advantages. They are derived from the cannabis plant by isolating the most desirable compounds. The cannabinoids, such as THC and CBD, as well as the terpenes are extracted from the resto the plant matter. The name of the concentrate concentrate most often represents the texture. The dispensary carries budder, wax, shatter, oils, kief, crumble, live resin and sauce. They can be consumed in numerous ways, including vaping, dabbing or adding them into edibles. One of the selling points of cannabis concentrates is the precise dosing ability. Concentrates offer significantly higher levels of cannabinoids compared to flower. A smaller amount achieves the same effects. Accurate dosing is important to prevent a bad experience. It also helps with treating specific health issues effectively. Cannabis concentrates deliver rapid onset of effects. When inhaled or vaped, the active compounds are quickly absorbed into the bloodstream for near-instant relief from pain, nausea or anxiety. I was interested in concentrates to help with nocturnal leg cramps. I wanted a strain that would help me relax and sleep while also alleviating the inflammation and pain in my muscles. The budtenders at the dispensary helped me get comfortable with choosing concentrates that worked best for me. So far, I have only vaped the concentrated oil. I am planning to try dabbing within the next year.