I have been shopping cannabis at a local dispensary in Whitehall for quite some time.
At first, I was only comfortable with buying pre-rolls and topicals.
I gradually got into edibles and tinctures. While I was really interested in concentrates, I was a bit intimidated by them. They tend to be extra potent. However, concentrates offer all sorts of unique benefits. There are a wide variety of cencrates that are especially flavorful, aromatic and full of terpenes. They include an abundance of cannabinoids which are helpful for medicinal purposes. Cannabis concentrates are created through a distilling process that extracts the most valuable compounds and leaves behind the extra plant matter. The trichomes are separated out. These trichomes contain the cannabinoids and terpenes. The result is a concentrated form of cannabis with extremely high THC percentages. While marijuana flower might offer 25% THC, concentrates offer up to 95%. Shatter, hash, diamonds, sauce, budder, badder, wax and crumble are just a few of the different types. I finally got the courage to ask a budtender for some recommendations. Some of them work better with vapes while others cater to dabbing. They tend to minimize the amount of carbon monoxide produced, providing a healthier alternative. Because of the high THC levels, I don’t need much to achieve the desired effects. I am fortunate that my favorite dispensary in Whitehall includes a vape lounge and dab bar. It’s the perfect setting to experiment and get comfortable with concentrates. I’ve found that concentrates are great for improving my mood, inspiring creativity or socializing.