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What Are the Benefits of Cannabis Concentrate?

  • Cannabis concentrate packs a powerful punch, with 60% to 90% THC levels compared to the typical 30% found in flower products.
  • Concentrate comes in many forms, like shatter or budder. You can use dab rigs or vaporizers to consume it, or you can add it to your usual marijuana products.
  • If you prize fast-acting cannabis and its most potent effects, cannabis concentrate is for you.

Everyone could use an occasional mood or energy boost. Whether you’re lethargic from a poor night’s sleep or you live with the effects of depression, you’ve likely had days where you just can’t find the motivation to do what you want.

Fortunately, there are tools you can use to get back on your feet. If you haven’t tried medical marijuana yet, this may be your sign.

Contrary to common media portrayals, cannabis can help you maintain focus and motivation. It’s a mood booster that fights away the dragging effects of lethargy and may even feed your creative energy.

Of all cannabis products, cannabis concentrate offers one of the fastest delivery mechanisms. In this guide, we’ll take a dive into what cannabis concentrate is, how to use it, and what it can bring to your cannabis journey. We’ll also look at how to apply for your cannabis card online—a necessary step if you’re looking to ditch the black market for safe, regulated products.

What is Cannabis Concentrate?

If you’ve looked into medical cannabis before, you may be familiar with standard dispensary products. Cannabis often comes in the form of tinctures, transdermal creams, edibles, or smokable flowers.

Concentrates are a more potent form of cannabis, boasting THC levels of over 60% compared to the 10% to 30% found naturally in the flower.

Because of this high THC level, you’ll experience faster results and stronger effects. However, it’s also easier to green out when using cannabis concentrates, so take them with care. Read all attached labels, and always start with smaller doses to test your limits safely.

Types of Cannabis Concentrates

Not all concentrations are created equal. Some extraction processes involve solvents while others are solvent-free, for instance. These different processes can change how your body reacts; keep this in mind before choosing what to buy.

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  • Rosin: An oil extracted directly from the cannabis plant without the use of solvents
  • Crumble: A wax with a sand-like consistency
  • Sugar: Similar to crumble but comparatively damp
  • Hash: This method skips the solvents and simply uses ice water; the resulting byproduct is compressed into a ball
  • Shatter: A concentrate made from raw extract that resembles thin and brittle shards of glass (hence its name)
  • Budder: Also called badder, batter, or frosting, this wax is creamy and whipped rather than dry and sandy-like crumble

You can experiment to find your preferred texture and methods of consumption, but first, you’ll need your medical marijuana card.

TeleLeaf can connect you with a medical professional who will help you apply for your cannabis card online. This takes the stress out of the process and lets you focus on what’s important: working cannabis into your routine in a healthy, restorative way.

The Benefits of Cannabis Concentrate

When buying cannabis concentrate products, you’re guaranteed one thing: more cannabinoids and terpenes. These components give you a cerebral high, relax your body, and boost energy and concentration.

But there are other noted benefits of cannabis concentrate, such as:

  • A higher purity rating
  • Less odor, which is useful for those who want to consume discreetly
  • Faster results, benefiting people with chronic pain or health conditions
  • A more prominent plant flavor for those who savor the taste

THC also improves many symptoms related to health conditions. TeleLeaf clients (medical cannabis patients themselves) report that marijuana provides relief for everything from nausea to migraines, all while giving them the energy they need to get through the day.

Concentrates vs. Flower

In general, cannabis is useful for pain relief, whether it comes from concentrates or the flower itself. However, differences do exist, and concentrations are more suitable in some situations.

Plant Matter-Free Product

Smoking is the easiest way to concentrate. Burning plant matter (i.e., smoking flowers) can be harsh on your lungs, but concentrates don’t have any plant matter left after the extraction process. Because of this, concentrates are a favored alternative for people who don’t like smoking buds.

Higher Potency

As mentioned, concentrates range from 60% to 90% THC levels compared to the typical potency of bud.

This means that, compared to smoking flowers, you’ll likely experience:

  • Faster pain relief
  • Quicker mood boosts
  • More immediate bursts of energy

Improved Smell and Taste

Heat-based extraction processes can destroy some of the terpenes in a plant, which leaves behind a milder scent and flavor. This is good news if you have a sensitive nose or a tongue that makes it hard to consume pungent bud.

More Discreet

Dabbing and vaping concentrates are more discreet methods compared to smoking whole-plant marijuana; the latter produces noticeable smoke. Concentrates also come in other forms, like sublingual drops and pills, which are quick and easy to take.

But if you’re looking for a discreet option and concentrates aren’t your ideal product, consider:

  • Tinctures or oils dropped under the tongue
  • Edible products
  • Capsules
  • Topical products

Cost-Effective Option

If you’re looking for budget-friendly cannabis products, cannabis concentrates might be the ideal product for you:

  • Smoking flower can actually waste THC content via incomplete combustion; so, you may not always be able to consume the entire advertised concentration of cannabinoids in a traditional flower product.
  • Smoking concentrates, by comparison, produce less cannabinoid waste during combustion.
  • Since concentrates are highly potent and using them results in less cannabinoid waste, using them can be more cost-effective than smoking flowers.

CBD Concentrate

THC isn’t for everyone. While THC-forward strains can make you feel more energetic and lift your mood, they might also be too intense in a period of high anxiety or heightened emotion.

If that’s the case for you, look into high-CBD, and low-THC concentrates instead.

CBD concentrates have similar but more potent impacts compared to other CBD products, including:

  • Anti-stress properties
  • Anxiety relief capabilities
  • Pain relief support
  • Anti-inflammatory effects that can help with chronic pain

Like their THC counterparts, CBD concentrates are also fast-acting and have higher purity levels than raw buds. Concentrates offer a reliable, highly potent alternative to smoking flowers.

How to Use Cannabis Concentrate

How you use your cannabis concentrate will vary depending on the product you buy. Some of it just comes down to preference, too.

Let’s cover some of the most common ways to consume different types of concentrate:

  • Wax concentrates: Full-sized vaporizers, dab rigs, water pipes with an attached nail, or specialized glassware allow users to smoke wax without lighting it directly (a process that can destroy heat-sensitive terpenes).
  • Badder: This is one of the easiest products to work with. You can use it in a dab rig or vaporizer. You can also roll it into a joint, blunt it, or use it in a bong with ground flowers to ensure a proper burn.
  • Shatter: To reap the best effects from shatter, it needs to burn at a consistent and high temperature. Dabbing and vaping are the most popular methods since they heat shatter evenly without burning it.
  • Crumble: The dry and grainy texture makes it perfect to sprinkle on a joint or add to a bong. You can use standard vaporizers or dab rigs, too.
  • Resin: Smoking on a dab rig or vaping with a dab pen is best for resin, which is otherwise a little tricky to work with.

No matter which method you choose, you’ll feel the effects within minutes. If you’re pressed for time, dabbing is a fan-favorite method that produces fast, energizing results with minimal labor or preparation (though you’ll need some specialized equipment).

Get Your Medical Marijuana Card with TeleLeaf

Cannabis concentrate has the potential to be a useful tool on your medical healing journey. Enjoy more discreet consumption, higher purity, and faster results as you rein in scattered thoughts and elevate your mood.

Medical cannabis could offer the alternative healing path you’re looking for—one that offers a bevy of healing benefits with limited side effects and low dependence potential. The first step to starting a medical marijuana treatment course is applying for your cannabis card online.

TeleLeaf is the bridge connecting you to medical professionals who can help you apply for your medical marijuana card. With us, you can skip the long search for a cannabis-informed provider and get right to healing alongside a passionate, dedicated community of like-minded individuals.

If you’re ready to experience the healing power of medical marijuana, contact TeleLeaf today and take your health journey back into your own hands.


Sources: 

ACS Laboratory. Cannabis Concentrates 101: A Guide to Terms, Usage, Potency, and Testing
https://www.acslab.com/retail/cannabis-concentrates-guide

Deep Roots Harvest. What Are Cannabis Concentrates?
https://deeprootsharvest.com/concentrates/

MedicalNewsToday. What is CBD Concentrate?
https://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/cbd-concentrate#additional-benefits

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