cannabis concentrates
cannabis concentrates

I am a person of refined taste. I like my coffee black, my whiskey unadorned, and my cannabis concentrates pure. But what happens once you’ve purchased your first-ever concentrate? How do you consume it? Do you smoke it out of a pipe like the OG stoners from Reefer Madness? Will that get you high? Well, friends, read on and let me walk you through the steps of breaking down a dab so that we can all enjoy our products to their fullest potential!

What are Concentrates?

The potency of concentrates can vary greatly, depending on how they were made. Some forms of concentrate are more potent than others, so it’s important to be aware of what you’re getting into when using them.

Concentrates are a potent form of cannabis that is made by extracting the cannabinoids and terpenes from the plant material using different extraction methods such as butane or CO2 extraction. This process creates an oil-like substance that contains many times more THC than regular dried flower would have. Because these concentrates are extracted from cannabis flowers and plants with high cannabinoid content (such as marijuana), they contain significantly higher levels of THC compared to dried marijuana buds—which usually contain up to 30% THC by weight but can range anywhere between 15% – 35%.

Who is this for? Beginners to intermediates and how to become an expert.

So, you’re a beginner and you’ve decided to get into cannabis concentrates. Good for you! I’d like to tell you that learning how to use these products is easy, but it’s not. There’s a lot of information out there and some of it can be hard to understand.

So what are the benefits of being an expert? Well, if nothing else they will teach the basics and help with any confusion that may arise during your first time using these products. You’ll also learn all about what kind of equipment is needed for each method; this includes everything from grinders and vapes (like my favorite Pax 3) all the way up through refining machines and water pipes.

This is important because it’s not just about what type of product you want to use, but also how much time and effort you’re willing to put into it. So let’s get started!

The first thing you have to know is what type of concentrate you want. There are many different types, each with their own benefits and drawbacks. For example, there’s wax and shatter; these are both extracted from cannabis leaves and buds but they usually come in different consistencies. If you’re looking for something that has a hard shell like candy or a solidified liquid that looks like honey then shatter is the way to go.

But if you’d like something that looks like honey then wax is probably your best bet. It’s important to note that some of these products can be mixed together; this is especially true for shatter and wax. However, it really depends on the type of concentrate itself as well as how much time and effort you want to put into making it.

Sativa, Indica, and Hybrid concentrates. What are they? How do they effect you?

If you’re new to the world of cannabis concentrates, you might be wondering what these terms mean and how they impact your experience. Here’s a quick breakdown:

  • Sativa vs Indica

The two main types of marijuana are sativa and indica. They differ in how they affect your body physically and mentally. Sativas tend to be more energizing while indicas tend to be more relaxing. Aside from their effects, there are also different tastes between the two strains as well—indicas generally taste earthier than sativas which can have floral or citrusy notes depending on what kind it is (e.g., “Blue Dream” has citrusy undertones). Generally speaking though, if you want something uplifting then go for a sativa; if you need something mellowing out then try an indica instead!

  • Hybrids (aka crossbreeds)

Some hybrids have mixed genetics from both parent plants so they share traits from both parents such as smelling like pine trees or tasting sweet like berries instead of smelling earthy like an old forest floor with berry hints thrown in!

Products to pair with your cannabis product. Where can you get those products?

Now that you have your concentrates and are ready to dive into the world of vaping, it’s time to pick out some accompanying products. While there are a few different ways to use concentrates, we’re going to focus on dabbing first.

  • Wax Pens: A wax pen is a vape pen designed specifically for concentrates and oils. They’re small and portable, making them perfect for taking with you anywhere!
  • Dabbing Tools: The most common tool used with dabbing is a torch lighter or an e-nail (a nail heated by electricity). These tools will help get your concentrate nice and hot so that all its THC goodness can be vaporized into delicious vapor!
  • Dab Rig Setup: This setup includes special glassware like bongs or bubblers that use water filtration systems in order to cool down the vapor before inhaling it into your lungs. It also includes nails made out of titanium or quartz which act as heat sinks when heating up but won’t melt like metal ones would do over time due to high temperatures sustained during use–yikes!

If you’re looking to get the most out of your concentrates, I’d suggest going with a dab rig setup. This will allow you to cool down the vapor and make it easier on your lungs while still getting all the THC goodness out!

Where to store your cannabis and concentrates and tips on what to look for in storage solutions.

You should store your cannabis and concentrates in a cool, dry place. It’s best to keep it in an airtight container, away from children and pets. If you’re using a plastic bag for storage, be sure to put it inside another container like a jar or Tupperware.

If you’re keeping your product in an airtight container, make sure there is no excess moisture on the lid before sealing it shut. This can lead to mold growing on the seal and ruining the contents inside!

If you’re storing your cannabis in an airtight container and it starts to smell funny, it’s probably best to throw it away. This can be a sign that mold has begun growing on the surface of your product. If you’ve ever seen mold growing on bread or fruit, then you know how dangerous it is!

Smoking, Vaping, Dabbing and the cannabis accessories you may need. Which do I choose?

Smoking, vaping and dabbing have been around for a while. They’re all forms of consuming marijuana that work by heating the plant material enough to release its active ingredients (cannabinoids) into the air where you can inhale or ingest them.

Vaporizers are a more modern alternative to smoking that heats plant material without burning it—you get to enjoy your weed without all those harsh fumes getting in your lungs.

Dabbing is even newer than vaping: It’s basically just heating up concentrated extracts of THC and other cannabinoids on a hot surface until they vaporize into an oil-like substance with a higher concentration of THC than regular bud has (around 80%!). You then use some kind of special device called an “oil rig” or “dab nail” (or something similar) to inhale this stuff straight into your lungs!


With so many options out there, it can be hard to know where to start. If you’re new to concentrates and don’t know where to begin, we recommend starting with a vape pen (if you’re looking for something discreet) or a rig (if you prefer something more powerful). Whatever your needs may be, there’s definitely something out there for everyone!

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