For Sale in Massachusetts
Concentrates are highly concentrated extracts derived from cannabis. Broadly speaking, concentrates contain cannabinoids and terpenes but have been mostly stripped of unnecessary plant material. For this reason, concentrates contain a much higher potency level of cannabinoids and possibly terpenes, some as high as 90 percent or more. However, the exact potency levels can depend on which type of concentrate and how that product was made.
Cannabis concentrates take on several forms depending on how they are made. Some of the most common concentrates include:
- Live Resin
Each concentrate has its own consistency and typical cannabinoid and terpene content. For example, wax can have higher THC levels than rosin.
Extracts and concentrates are two terms that often are used interchangeably. However, there is a slight difference to consider.
Extracts are usually made using either a solvent or distillation process; concentrates may be made using mechanical processes or solvents. Therefore, extracts are technically concentrated, but not every concentrate available could be considered an extract. For example, RSO (Rick Simpson Oil) is considered an extract and a concentrate, but something like rosin is only a concentrate.
Concentrates make it possible to enjoy the effects of cannabis in another way beyond simply smoking or ingesting the flower. Many medical cannabis users prefer concentrates because the high potency allows them to feel the desired effects with very little product. Likewise, concentrates can be beneficial to people who are looking for higher potency to target pain or other ailments.
Most cannabis concentrates are usable with a dab rig, which is a device that is a lot like a standard bong but has an extra fitting to place the heated concentrate on for smoking. However, concentrates may also be ingestible, possible to use with a vaping device, and even mixed with flower for smoking.
It is important to note that concentrates can have THC levels as high as 90 percent; most flower will not be over 25%. Therefore, it is important to use the tiniest amount of concentrate so you don’t inadvertently use too much.
As of 2016, MA has had adult-use cannabis legalized. For neighboring states without cannabis legalization, like New Hampshire, buying concentrates in Massachusetts offers a dependable option for high-quality products.
Concentrates are available through Uma Flowers and other licensed dispensaries in the state of Massachusetts. Due to the fact that concentrates are often made using solvents, it is important to trust only well-sourced products. Responsible concentrate manufacturers take extra steps, such as testing products for residual solvents, to ensure the products are safe for consumers.