With more options than ever for medical and recreational marijuana customers, Nevada dispensaries like Las Vegas ReLeaf have seen an increased demand for cannabis concentrates. Get the facts about marijuana concentrates from the first Nevada dispensary in Sin City.
Everything You Need to Know about Cannabis Concentrates
Cannabis concentrates include everything from vaporizable waxes and oils to kinds of butter that can be used for edibles. Also called ‘medical marijuana extracts,’ these concentrated forms of cannabis are the ideal choice for cannabis veterans and those new to smoking for a variety of reasons.
What are cannabis concentrates and how are they made?
Cannabis concentrates are made through various marijuana extraction methods used to pull concentrated forms of THC and other cannabinoids from cannabis plants. Cannabis concentrates have been around for thousands of years, with the earliest forms of pressed hashish appearing in India and Europe.
Today, cannabis concentrates are created using highly refined extraction processes and techniques to develop cannabis products that are more potent and pure than ever.
The flavor, purity, and potency of cannabis concentrates are particularly evident in Nevada because the Silver State has developed the most stringent lab-testing standard for its medical and recreational marijuana markets in the world.
What you need to know about extracting marijuana concentrates
Modern methods for extraction include using solvents like alcohol, carbon dioxide, and butane. Medical cannabis concentrates are made by removing resin glands from the cannabis by mixing the cannabis plant matter with a solvent. The solution created is then strained to strip all plant matter and other enzymes from the cannabis product.
Modern cannabis concentrate extraction methods:
- Supercritical CO2
- Water processes
- Agitation (kief, hashish)
The variety of extraction methods for concentrates also means that there’s a significant variability when it comes to potency. Depending on the product and it’s extraction method, cannabis concentrates can be anywhere from 30%-90% THC and other cannabinoids, making them far more potent than cannabis flower.
Different kinds of cannabis concentrate
Wondering ‘what is a dab?’ Dabs are typically used about single doses of cannabis concentrates. Smoking dabs using a vaporizer pen or a dab rig are two of the most common ways to consume cannabis concentrates.
Still confused about the different kinds of cannabis dabs? Here are some names for popular forms of cannabis concentrates you can find on our menu:
- Cannabis oil
- Butane hash oil
- Cannabis butter
- Bubble Hash
- ISO Hash
- Shatter/Sexy oil
- Scissor/ Finger hash
- Alcohol and glycerine tinctures
- Cannabis topicals
- Honey oil
- Live Extracts
- Rick Simpson oil