OUR DISPENSARY'S MARIJUANA CONCENTRATES
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Concentrates is an umbrella term used to describe all sorts of hash, which are now further categorized into different types such as shatter, wax, budder, bubble hash, live resin, and more.
Hash can be processed from either trim or bud-run, the latter being the higher quality of the two. Because of this P.O.T. carries only bud-run concentrate in order to deliver you the purest, cleanest, strongest concentrates.
Shatter is a potent type of concentrate favored by many for it's smooth texture and clean flavor; this is due to a second filtration process that removes proteins during the extraction process. Shatter has a crisp, clean flavor that packs a punch. Characteristically testing between 65-90% makes this BHO product a favorite for all dabbers! Shatter can vary in texture from being slightly sticky to the touch, to being solid like glass and cracking when pressure is applied. This is due to the level of stirring or agitation during the cooking process; when left undisturbed, the product remains clear, which is a characteristic of strong shatter. Between both THC and terpene content, wax and shatter are typically very similar in terms of potency contrary to popular belief.
Wax is a type cannabis concentrate that is known for delivering strong and flavorful hits. This dabber's favorite is the driest of all concentrate in texture and typically crumbly and therefore easy to use with either your hands or a dab tool. During the cooking process, wax is stirred or whipped; this creates crystallization in the marijuana molecules and gives wax its dense, non-transparent appearance. Wax is a solvent extracted product, meaning that either butane (BHO) or propane is utilized in order to produce a properly dosed dab. Wax takes on various textures and color depending on variables such as temperature and moisture levels, in addition to the quality of the flower or oil that's used during the production process.
Much like wax, budder is a concentrate with a softer consistency often compared to ear wax or batter. Budder is typically produced with higher moisture content oils, resulting in its signature gooey consistency. Much like wax, budder is also extracted using a solvent such as butane, which is used to press out the extracted hash oil; this often results in a stronger end product. Budder retains a lot of terpenes from the cannabis, which are responsible for both the taste and potency of the end product. While wax can easily be broken up with your hands, budder is a stickier concoction that you'll want a dab tool to maneuver the product with!
Bubble hash is the flower smoker's delight! While you certainly can dab this product, bubble hash is usually used as a bowl topper and is very easy to handle with your fingers. Unlike its cousin, shatter, bubble hash is a NON solvent product, meaning the plant matter is purged with ice water or CO2 rather than butane. Bubble hash ranges in potency, with THC levels testing between 30-70%. Depending on the cannabis concentrate used, bubble hash can range in consistency between sand-like grainy pieces to small, easily breakable chunks. Neither of these are necessarily better than the other in terms of potency, it all depends on the user's preference. Bubble hash is a truly flexible concentrate that can be added to joints, pipes, or bongs to strengthen the high of any flower!
Live resin is another solvent extracted product much like shatter, wax, and budder. Therefore this too is a dabber's best friend, especially given the insane flavor profile of properly purged live resin! Live resin, also called fresh frozen, is processed using whole marijuana plants rather than dried and cured bud; this results in a more flavorful overall product. This process retains more oil from the plant matter than its dabbing counterparts like wax and shatter. By ignoring the curing phase in the bud and using fresh, frozen plants instead, many of the terpenes responsible for live resin's flavor and potency are preserved. THC levels are typically on par with other butane or propane extracted hash oils.
One benefit is, of course, the high; delivered in a strong punch, is capable of producing the most intoxicating buzz around.
More importantly, concentrates provide much needed pain relief for medical marijuana patients. Shatter, wax, and live resin can be a superior alternative to opiate derived pain killers due to the exceptionally high THC & CBD concentrations. Additionally, when wax or shatter is prepared properly, the terpene profile of the plant is preserved which which adds to the medicinal value of the concentrate.
TWO MAIN TYPES OF EXTRACTIONS
Much like marijuana is classified as either sativa or indica, concentrates are classified into categories as well.
These categories are solvent extracted and non-solvent extracted.
Solvent extracted concentrates are typically made using alcohol, propane, butane or CO2 and result in higher concentrations of THC. Solvent extracts are the most widely consumed type of concentrate, and include shatter, wax, budder, and live resin.
Non-Solvent Extracted concentrates use only ice or water, or in some cases nothing at all to produce a concentrate. For example, keif and dry sift use nothing but a series of fine mesh screens to purify the trichomes and separate them from the plant matter, producing a concentrate of THC typically testing between 40-70%. Ice and water are typically the cleanest way to produce a concentrate product, and these products can be refined to extremely pure levels of THC and CBD.
We send our flower to local extraction companies to get blasted into bubble hash, non-solvent hash, shatter, wax, budder, rosin and live resin. Our exceptional flower translates into extremely high quality concentrates.
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