Cannabis Concentrate In Idaho Springs

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Cannabis extract, or concentrate, is a popular alternative to flower, partly due to convenience and its higher concentration of psychoactive compounds. Some concentrates also provide a more purified, exact amount of the desired compound for precise amounts. To give our customers a greater choice in their cannabis journey, Dispensary Exit 243 maintains a consistent supply of cannabis concentrates, oils, waxes, and more at our convenient Idaho Springs location.

For newcomers and connoisseurs alike, we’ve drawn from some of the most insightful cannabis research and talented extract artists in the industry. Read on to learn more about the advantages of marijuana concentrates and how we will help you select the right product for you.

What Are Cannabis Concentrates?

Cannabis concentrates are made from concentrated marijuana or cannabis plants, often distilled through carefully controlled extraction methods. Most broadly, cannabis concentrate can also refer to more passively derived products, such as kief (the crystalline, high-potency powder that naturally falls off dried marijuana buds).

Cannabis and marijuana concentrates are characterized by their much higher percentage of THC, CBD, and other compounds that make cannabis desirable. Some concentrated cannabis products, such as tinctures, make it easier to verify the exact contents of more highly purified forms of cannabis compounds.

Types of Cannabis Concentrates

When shopping for cannabis extracts and concentrates, you’ll see numerous variations. Our knowledgeable budtenders will be happy to go over the defining qualities and differences of the cannabis concentrates we carry, including:

  • CBD extract
  • THC wax
  • Shatter
  • Hash
  • Live Resin
  • Marijuana oil (aka infusions)
  • Tinctures (like infusions; but with an alcohol-based extraction method)

The defining characteristic of cannabis extracts is their higher concentrations of psychoactive compounds.

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How To Use Cannabis Concentrates

Many prefer concentrated marijuana or cannabis to get more of the desired results in a shorter amount of time. Other customers want particular types of concentrates to maintain greater control over the amount and type of cannabis compounds. Tinctures, CBD extracts, and marijuana oil are prime examples of the latter, while cannabis wax and shatter sometimes vary in terms of exact potencies.

The easiest way to take a concentrate is with a tincture or infusion, held sublingually under the tongue before swallowing. The effects are faster than edibles, but they aren’t felt as strongly in a 1-for-1 comparison with edibles of equal strength. This is because sublingual compounds bypass the liver, which amplifies the outcome of THC through the action of certain enzymes. That may be preferable for some users, such as those hoping to gain medicinal benefits without as many cognitive effects.

Certain types of cannabis or marijuana oils can be used in electronic vaporizers, such as vape pens. Larger vaporizers, similar to those suitable for flower, can often be used for smokable types of cannabis extracts, like hash and resin.

Wax and shatter are commonly used in dabbing, a method of consuming concentrated cannabis extracts. Similarly, hash and resin can be smoked in the same manner as traditional flower or vaporized through the process known as “dabbing.” Dabbing involves preheating a specialized glass piece that resembles a bong, allowing the concentrated extracts to vaporize and be inhaled.

However, it is important to note that dabbing requires a certain level of experience and skill to achieve optimal results. Therefore, if you are new to dabbing, it is advisable to seek assistance and guidance from someone with experience in order to ensure a safe and enjoyable experience during your initial attempts.

Explore an Extensive Selection of Concentrates at Dispensary 243

At Dispensary Exit 243, we love sharing our passion for cannabis in all its forms. Our inventory includes a wide variety of cannabis concentrates, all readily available off the Idaho Springs’ I-70/Central City Parkway exit. To learn more about what makes cannabis extracts unique or for questions about how to use them most effectively, contact us and inform our friendly and knowledgeable budtenders about your cannabis preferences.