5 important things to know about cannabis concentrates

When you're young you can experiment, but as you get older you want to minimize the after effects…we're here for you when it comes to taking the next step with marijuana

High school and college were the days of experimentation. The lessons lead to stories of crazy things and some unfortunate times. But as you grow older and develop into a more sophisticated self, it's important to have the knowledge of how to have fun. Marijuana has become mainstream and some are in the connoisseur phase. This includes taste, effect and effectiveness. On this journey, here are the five most important things you should know about cannabis concentrates.

It's not for beginners

Concentrates are extremely effective. This is helpful for cannabis enthusiasts who have built up a high tolerance and understand how marijuana affects them. However, it can be overwhelming for people who are new to consumption. Don't rush to the max until you've stabilized your grass legs. Dabbing is the way of consuming concentrates and is more of a process.

Concentrates may or may not have better flowering

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There is a myth that concentrates are better than flower, but that depends on the person consuming them and the effect they are seeking. If by “better” you mean “stronger,” then concentrates are stronger than cannabis flowers. THC potency is higher in concentrates than in a joint or bong, but there are also many differences between the two. While you'll likely feel a stronger high when consuming concentrates, smoking flower is tastier and easier to handle, which is why some people prefer this method, just as others prefer consuming edibles. As with most things with cannabis, it all comes down to personal taste.

You may experience a slightly longer high

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Similar to smoking/vaping, the effects of dabbing typically last 1 to 3 hours. If you use a high THC concentrate, you may feel the effects for 10-12 hours. If you feel unwell or worried, it's best to take a nap and sleep it off.

Concentrates must be respected

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There is a lot of misinformation surrounding the dabbing process. Some reports claim that overdoses have been influenced by the recent popularity of concentrates. While there may be a connection, marijuana advocates claim that concentrates are safe and produce the same positive results as cannabis flower. Even if you get too high by taking the wrong dose, no one has ever died as a result of taking it.

Concentrates are like other products

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While complex chemicals are used in the production of concentrates, the systems are equipped to handle these solvents and are subject to very strict requirements during production. All information should be clearly stated on the product label and concentrates should be prepared by responsible professionals. In short, dangerous concentrates are rarely found in a regulated, legal market.

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