Concentrates offer more ways of consuming weed. Although concentrates are available in a
variety of forms, they all contain almost the same potency levels. Because of their high
potencies, concentrates are ideal for people looking to stay high for long hours.
Various Types of Concentrates
Today, there are various types of cannabis concentrates to choose from. This creates more ways
for recreational users to indulge in their favorite strains. Similarly, thanks to concentrates,
medical patients have access to stronger doses for their health conditions. Common types of
marijuana concentrates include:
Butane Hash Oil
Butane hash oil, also BHO, is a term used to refer to concentrates such as wax and shatter.
Usually, BHOs are highly concentrated with terpenes, THC, CBD, and other cannabis
compounds. These compounds give BHO their effects and aroma.
Depending on the handling of BHO during the manufacturing process, the final product may
either be in the form of oil or a hard substance. Here are some common forms of BHO:
BHO can either be a CBD or THC concentrate. Most first timers don’t have any idea how to
consume concentrates. To consume BHO, you’ll need a vaporizer or a dab rig. Dab rigs look like
bongs and come fitted with some glass or metal thing where heat is applied to vaporize the BHO.
This process is called ‘dabbing’. Vaporizers are available in various shapes and sizes.
Live resin is a popular BHO known for its variety of flavors and high concentration of cannabis
compounds, including CBD, THC, and terpenes. Because of its high potency, Live Resin is
considered the ‘champagne’ of butane hash oil concentrates.
Kief and Hashish
Cannabis plants contain small resinous glands called trichomes. Dried trichomes are called kief,
and are some of the best concentrates available today. Kief can further be pounded to make
A solvent is used to extract cannabis oil from marijuana. Cannabis oil is very potent, and is
highly concentrated with either CBD or THC. Some oils have both CBD and THC.
Effects of Cannabis Concentrates
Like the name suggests, concentrates are highly concentrated with marijuana compounds, such
as THC, CBD, terpenes, among other compounds, than regular marijuana flowers. Concentrates
are also stronger, and this makes them ideal for users who want long lasting high.
THC Concentrate Effects
The amount of THC differs from one concentrate to another. While the THC level in a regular
cannabis flower may be somewhere around 10-20%, concentrates can contain 70-90% THC
concentration. Clearly, the THC effects from a concentrate such as butane hash oil (BHO) will
be extremely powerful than the effects from a regular cannabis flower.
CBD Concentrate Effects
Concentrates have more CBD percentages compared to traditional marijuana flowers. Some
concentrates contain up to 99% CBD. Such high CBD concentrations can result to intense
effects. Some users report feeling lightheaded after consuming CBD concentrates, while others
may experience a dry mouth situation.