After the legalization of cannabis, the popularity and demand for cannabis concentrates have increased enormously. This dramatic growth of the cannabis industry has refined extraction methods to innovative levels, explaining why so many exciting forms of concentrates are now available.
Today, most producers make cannabis concentrates using modern technology and extraction techniques. However, these concentrates have a pervasive and interesting history. The first known use of concentrated marijuana was in China, dating back to 10,000 B.C.
Soon, we will review the essential chemicals in diamond premium cannabis concentrates and answer some frequently asked questions about how consumers use these concentrates.
With its well-known potential to manage medical issues such as chronic pain and mood disorders, CBD (cannabidiol) is now considered a cure-all cannabinoid for many. Since the legalization of cannabis, its users now indeed deserve to enjoy high-quality products.
Cannabis concentrates are perfect products for experienced consumers who want to increase the intensity of their “high” and for connoisseurs seeking to taste the most exquisite terpene profiles. Furthermore, medical marijuana patients who need relief have turned to concentrates for a straightforward and economical solution to their ailments.
Some reports have highlighted the lack of sufficient information that parents have about CBD. For instance, it was indicated that a third of surveyed parents believe consuming CBD is similar to using marijuana. This shows a significant gap in the overall knowledge of many parents about CBD products.
Even though we lack detailed research, it’s unwise to dismiss the myriad testimonials from CBD-consuming patients regarding managing various ailments, such as anxiety, high blood pressure, and depression.
The absence of terpenes and THC in some cannabis products isn’t necessarily bad or alarming. The isolation of cannabinoids allows for unprecedented control over the purification, allowing extracted products with favorable blends to have exact CBD, THC, and terpenes ratios.
Difference Between Shatter, Honeycomb & Crumble
Beyond consistency, there’s no significant difference between shatter, crumble, honeycomb, or budder concerning BHO.
The level of moisture and the molecular (chemical) disturbance determine the oil’s consistency. If the extracted cannabis is agitated during the extraction process, it may lose its transparency and become a waxier, softer texture.
Some strains tend to “sugar up” when processed into concentrates due to their lipid content. Changes in humidity, temperature, and oxygen exposure may also affect consistency. Some dabbers prefer sugary concentrates because they often taste better due to terpene preservation. But beyond that, the texture shouldn’t cause too much concern.
For instance, Diamond Premium Extracts Wax is a potent cannabis concentrate that becomes agitated during the extraction process, causing the product to crystallize and solidify. The texture can range from gooey or creamy (aka budder) to something harder and flaky, called crumble or honeycomb. Higher-quality waxes are sometimes softer and amber-toned.
Dabbing Terms Glossary
Here below are some popular dabbing terms. This list of jargon may look a bit long, but let it confuse you. Many of these are just different names for the same thing.
- Butane Hash Oil (BHO) is the most commonly used concentrate folks use for dabbing. BHO utilizes butane to strip favorable cannabis compounds like THC, CBD, or terpenes from the plant material, concentrating them in varying textures (e.g., shatter, budder, and pull ‘n’ snap).
- Concentrate broadly refers to any cannabis-derived substance that concentrates favorable cannabinoids and terpenes from raw plant material.
- Budder is a cannabis extract that takes on a butter-like consistency.
- CO2 oil is a cannabis oil that uses pressure and CO2 to concentrate cannabinoids (e.g., CBD) and terpenes from the plant. This type of cannabis concentrate is usually soft or runny and has an amber color.
- Dab, Dabbing refers to how concentrates are applied to a hot surface and then inhaled. Moreover, “dabs” refers to any concentrate you utilize for dabbing.
- Crumble refers to extracts with a soft, crumbly texture.
- Dab Rig is a water pipe with some dabbing attachments (see also: nail).
- Honeycomb is a cannabis extract with a soft, honeycomb-like consistency.
- Pull ‘n’ Snap is an extract with a taffy-like consistency that can “snap” when bent.
- A nail is the metal, glass, or ceramic spike attached to a water pipe. Dabs are applied to the nail once heated by a torch or electronically.
- Purging: is the process of removing solvents during extraction methods. Remember that high residual solvents can be unsafe for consumption. Hence, make sure the purchased product has been lab-tested.
- Rosin is a solventless extract obtained using heat and pressure to concentrate essential cannabis compounds.
- Shatter refers to cannabis extracts with a transparent glass-like consistency. The differences between live resin and shatter stem from how they have cured the plant matter before extracting. We often talk about the curing and drying process of cannabis and how this needs to take a while if you want a potent product full of flavor.
- Wax refers to extracts with a soft, waxy consistency.
- A solvent is a chemical compound (e.g., butane, propane, alcohol) that strips cannabinoids and terpenes from plants. Some concentrates are called “solventless” extracts produced through heat, pressure, and water. Examples are rosin and ice hash.
FAQs About Cannabis Concentrates
Here are some of the essential FAQs you may come across when consuming cannabis concentrates:
What Tools Do I Need To Dab?
THCA diamonds are characterized by their crystalline look. Once they accumulate tetrahydrocannabinol to its purest state, crystallization occurs. And the result is a substance that warmly shines like no other extracted cannabis on the market.
Before buying your dabs (such as live resin or diamond concentrates), you need to ensure you have everything you require. The traditional dabbing setup includes a water pipe, nail, dome, and torch.
How Long Will A Gram Of Concentrate Last?
We should answer this question with, “it depends.” A half gram of a typical extract can tide an occasional dabber over several weeks, but a high-tolerance user might blow through that in a day or two. Depending on the quality and size of your oil, a half gram can usually provide up to 20 dabs.
How Can I Determine Purity & Potency?
You can determine a concentrate’s quality by multiple means, many of which cannot be evaluated by the naked eye. Light, gold-coloured oils are often a mark of quality. However, contrary to popular misconception, consistency doesn’t signify purity.
Believe it or not, there’s no other surefire way of measuring contaminants, residual solvents, or cannabinoid content. The essential step for determining the quality of a product is to have the product lab tested.
How Do I Store Dabs?
While you usually purchase dabs in plastic containers, you might prefer to store them in silicone containers afterwards. Dabs don’t stick to silicone; hence, it’s a great way to prevent wasting your oil and keep your container free of annoying sticky stuff.
What Types of Concentrates Are Safe to Dab?
Your local dispensary or online shop might offer various cannabis concentrates on the shelf, but remember that not all are suitable for dabbing.
For example, alcohol-based extracts such as RSO (Rick Simpson Oil) and tinctures are appropriate for oral ingestion, and you should never dab or smoke them. When uncertain, check with your budtender to see if the oil you’ve selected is safe for dabbing.
Will All Dabs Get Me High?
Undoubtedly, manufacturers mostly make dabs with high THC concentrations. Nevertheless, some producers use low-THC, high-CBD strains to create oils with little to no intoxicating effects.
Some induce almost no cerebral euphoria. Instead, they provide immense relief for muscle tension and pain. They may be ideal for those who require a potent and fast-acting medication.
With concentrate use on the rise, certain strains of cannabis are becoming more popular for wax extraction. Folks choose these strains for their high THC concentrations and trichome and terpene content. Creator’s Choice delivers high-quality concentrates and top-of-the-line accessories with a significant market as Canada, leaving satisfied customers coughing in its wake from coast to coast.
All our products are lab-tested for CBD & THC percentages and include a complete product description covering flavors, aromas, effects, strain genetics and parenthood. Our distillates, diamond concentrates, live resins– and other concentrates you can buy today– deliver a highly personalized experience.
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