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Let’s Talk About Cannabis Concentrates

We here at Greeley Gallery’s recreational and medicinal cannabis dispensary offer several options for cannabis consumers. Dried cannabis flower and edibles are easily the most popular products customers opt for, which is great. But there are other marijuana consumption methods that intimidate some people, such as cannabis concentrates.

While concentrates have been on the market for a while, they’re still relatively new, and you aren’t alone if you have questions about them. There are already several myths about cannabis concentrates that may prevent you from trying them. But we’re here to tell you that Greeley Gallery is a big fan of cannabis concentrates. Allow us to tell you why.

What Are Cannabis Concentrates?

First, let’s start with the basics. Cannabis concentrates are made by distilling the most desirable parts of a cannabis plant – the terpenes and cannabinoids of the flowers while leaving out the excess material. The result is a far more proportion of cannabinoids and terpenes per ounce compared to cannabis flower. It’s these cannabinoids and terpenes that are responsible for the flavors, aroma, and experience you have with any cannabis product.

Concentrates come in several forms, including wax, oil, shatter, dabs, and resin, and can be consumed in multiple ways. For instance, you may be familiar with vaping cannabis which uses concentrated cannabis oil. However, dabbing – when you heat the concentrate to vaporize it – is the most common consumption method. Though, there are several other ways to enjoy concentrates. Wax and resin can be added in small amounts to marijuana flower to add a kick to your experience. You can also add concentrates to practically anything to make your own edibles.

Dosing Cannabis Concentrates

Customers new to cannabis concentrates are often bewildered when they see the THC levels on the products, usually double or more of the amount found in dried cannabis flowers. The thing is, while the potency of concentrates is higher than dried flower, it also requires far less concentrate to achieve the same effects from larger amounts of bud.

Many people assume that cannabis concentrates have higher potency levels, resulting in a stronger or more potent high. However, research from the University of Colorado Boulder found that higher potency levels don’t equal a stronger high. In fact, the high experienced from cannabis concentrates are on par with those who smoke cannabis flower. Despite blood test results showing higher levels of THC in the consumer’s system.

Regardless, we at Greeley Gallery always suggest starting with a low dose and going from there. Consuming it the same way you would smoking a joint or bowl of cannabis flower may result in an adverse experience. Remember, it only takes a small amount of concentrate to achieve effects.

Final Thoughts

Cannabis concentrates are one of the more understated cannabis consumption methods there is. Concentrates are discrete, with a variety of ways to enjoy them. In addition to being a fantastic option for getting high on a Saturday afternoon, they’re often used for micro-dosing to attain all the benefits of cannabis without the psychoactive effects.

Remember, our friendly and knowledgeable staff at our North Portland cannabis dispensary are there to help. Greeley Gallery takes pride in offering only the highest quality cannabis products. Our team is always happy to answer any questions you may have.


Katrina Paulson

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