If cannabis concentrates seem intimidating to you, you aren’t alone. The idea of a highly concentrated, extra strength form of cannabis is scary to a lot of newcomers. But most of the fear comes from lack of knowledge. That’s why we decided to write this article! Learn the different types of cannabis concentrates and what is best for you.
In this article we will break down some of the most popular cannabis concentrates on the market and recommend some products for you to try offered at Buddy Boy Brands. Each product is made using a specific technique, all with their own unique benefits, from convenience, to purity, to flavor.
Being intimidated by concentrates will keep you from exploring a whole world of incredible THC products. Let this serve as a gentle push to try something new! And if you have any more questions, stop by Buddy Boy Brands and ask one of our knowledgable budtenders.
Note: No one should attempt to make their own cannabis concentrates. Leave it to the professionals!
Cannabis CO2 Oil
CO2 Oil is by far one of the most popular extraction methods. To make CO2 Oil, some serious machinery utilizes the power of carbon dioxide and pressure to extract the natural chemicals in cannabis. The end result is a seriously potent product that is most often found in vape pen cartridges.
One thing that people really love about CO2 Oil is that it is a more natural extraction method than most. With CO2 Oil, you don’t have to worry about harmful, synthetic solvents or additives. CO2 extraction is so safe that it is among a short list of FDA-approved processes for things like coffee, vanilla, tea, omega-3 oils, fragrances, and more.
Try an Indigo Pro CO2 Oil Cartridge
Indigo Pro is quickly becoming one of the country’s most popular vape pens and for good reason. The cartridges use a ceramic atomizer, heating their pure CO2 oil (comes in sativa, indica, and hybrid) to the perfect temperature so there is no burnt taste. It’s a great setup for those new to vaping, too. The pen subtly vibrates so you know you are actively inhaling product.
If you are looking for a super potent product, cannabis distillate is going to be your new best friend. Distillate can sometimes test as high as 99% THC, so beware! Even if you think you can handle it, it’s still smart to start slow when trying distillate for the first time. This type of extraction hits you quick, great for medical cannabis patients. Distillate is also a relatively clean extraction process, although some can include solvents like Butane.
One fascinating characteristic of cannabis distillate is that it is virtually odorless and flavorless (unless artificial flavoring is added). Some people love this because it is extremely discreet. Others hate it because they enjoy the smell and flavor of cannabis. You be the judge!
Try O.Pen ISH Preloaded Distillate Pen
O.Pen ISH pens are preloaded with distillate in 3 flavors: blue raspberry, watermelon, and Bavarian cream pie. Their oil tests around 85% THC and has minimal marijuana flavor or odor, making this a good starter distillate. The pen itself is incredibly discreet and sleek, fitting easily into purse or pocket. Just like the Indigo Pro pen, the O.Pen ISH also has a ceramic atomizer so don’t worry about a burnt taste.
Cannabis Live Resin
If you are a cannabis aficionado that loves the plant’s flavor and aroma, live resin is going to be your favorite concentrate. Live resin is made with fresh, whole cannabis flowers that have been flash frozen, rather than using cured cannabis that has degraded from its original chemical makeup. Using flash-frozen raw cannabis, live resin retains its terpene profile. Terpenes give cannabis its unique taste and smell, making live resin one of the tastiest concentrates you can buy.
Try Bolder Extracts Live Resin
Bolder Extracts prides itself on creating clean extracts that go above and beyond what testing labs want to see, that’s why they are such a trusted brand in Colorado. Not to mention Bolder Extracts live resin is incredibly tasty! You can buy one of their strain specific live resins in Airborne, Blue Dream, Chemdawg #4, Cherry Diesel, Headband, and more at Buddy Boy Brands.
Cannabis wax is one of the most potent concentrates out there and is sure to provide a serious high. To make wax, cannabis buds are tightly packed into tube and then blasted with butane (a highly flammable gas) to extract the cannabinoids. When it comes to wax, you really want to make sure you are buying it from a reputable company. Ask your budtender for lab test results to make sure there’s no trace amounts of butane left in the wax you are buying.
Try Next1 Wax (Medical Only)
Next1 is the real deal. Their extraction team is made up of scientists that understand the importance of making high quality, clean products. You never have to worry that you are getting a bad batch because Next1 tests each and every batch produced in their state of the art extraction facility. If you are a cannabis patient looking for a highly potent and reliable medical marijuana extract, put your trust in Next1.
Hopefully this helps you feel a little more informed about different types of cannabis concentrates, dispelling the idea that they are scary and out of reach for you. When first trying cannabis concentrates, just remember to go slow, start with small doses, and ask your budtender what the best temperature is for the product you end up buying. Enjoy exploring a whole new world of cannabis options!