After a few visits to the dispensary, I decided to experiment with some different consumption methods.
- I just recently felt confident enough to try cannabis concentrate.
Cannabis concentrates are created by eliminating the excess plant material and distilling the plant down to nothing but the most desirable parts. What’s left is the cannabinoids and terpenes, making concentrate very potent and beneficial. The terpenes and cannabinoids are found in the trichomes of the plant and are responsible for the smells, flavors and effects. Concentrates are available in a wide variety of strains and textures. There are budders, wax, shatter, kief, live rosin, snap-and-pull and all sorts of options. It can be added to edibles, tinctures, topicals and more. It can also be vaped or dabbed. Dabbing is a process where a concentrate is heated to the point that it vaporizes. The vapor is highly potent and is inhaled. However, the dab tools are expensive. I’m sticking with vape carts and sprinkling kief on flower to add potency to a joint, blunt or bowl. These methods are more affordable and easier. It has been really beneficial listening to and trusting the recommendations of the budtenders at the dispensary. They suggest daily deals and know the terpenes I like best. They also convinced me to join a loyalty program that includes some really great discounts. Eventually, I will take advantage of the dab bar at the dispensary. I will let the budtenders teach me how to use a nail and all of the other necessary paraphernalia. Since I strictly use cannabis for social situations, stress relief and relaxation, I’m in no hurry.