The Basics – Concentrates 101

The beautiful thing about cannabis is the wide variety of cannabis products available accompanied by the method in which it can be consumed. You can smoke it, eat it, and even apply it topically — cannabis is a playground and we’re here to help you play in it.

Maybe you’ve been smoking cannabis in its flower form for some time and now you’re feeling adventurous. Curious about levelling up to concentrates? For all your burning questions about how it’s different from smoking flower, the types of concentrates available, or how to consume concentrates, we’ve got you covered.

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What are concentrates?

Cannabis concentrates come in a variety of forms and sometimes referred to as dabs, oil, or shatter. If you’re assuming they’re a concentrated form of marijuana, you’re smart AF. Long story short, it goes through an extraction process that leaves you with the best of the goods and the result? Higher potency.

The process of extraction basically keeps all the cannabinoids and terpenes of cannabis flowers and ditches the excess plant material. Cannabinoids and terpenes are basically the yin and yang of cannabis and they are what gives us the aroma, flavour and effects that we love so much. The two most famous compounds found in marijuana are THC and CBD and if you’re interested in a more in-depth look, make sure you check out our post on The Basics: Cannabinoids 101.

How do you consume concentrates?

The wonderful thing about concentrates is that you can experience the best parts of cannabis in so many different ways — all the textures, all the methods. Even though it is commonly consumed as “dabbing” aka dabs, the concentrate experience can be accomplished through vape pens, tinctures, topicals, edibles and more.

At Black Rabbit, we offer a variety of concentrates for you to choose from. Let’s take a look and determine which concentrate will catapult you to higher ground.

Full Spectrum Extract (FSE)

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Named to include a variety of cannabinoids, terpenes, and flavinoids in one extract, one primary difference between FSE versus a single cannabinoid extract is the power of the entourage effect. Simply put, it’s the interaction between cannabinoids that bring out all the therapeutic feels that help us reach a higher frequency. Imagine an orchestra; each instrument on its own is already beautiful as is. But when they all come together … Fantasia. Maestro, play my song.

How to consume: Dabbed, consumed orally, or vaped.

Check out our FSE products here.

Shatter

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If you’ve laid eyes on shatter, you’ll understand that it gets its name from its glass-like consistency which shatters into little pieces when broken apart. It’s generally amber in colour and is known as one of the most purest forms of concentrated marijuana. If you’re looking to also shatter yourself into oblivion for a hard-hitting high, shatter’s calling your name.

How to consume: Smoke it. Add it to a joint or cigarette, from a vape pen, with a rig, or with a dabbing tool.

Check out our shatter products here.

Hash

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It’s been around for quite some time but don’t let this OG concentrate fool you. It’s been warned that hashish is the most potent and concentrated form of cannabis and contains very high levels of THC. Less is more when you’re looking to consume hash, a little bit goes a long way and doesn’t take much to achieve its psychoactive effects.

How to consume: Since all types of hash are more potent than traditional cannabis flower, it’s often either smoked alone or mixed in with regular bud.

Check out our hash products here.

Diamonds

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Named after its crystalline structures, which is primarily THCA, the term diamond has a few different meanings and none of them have to do with the rocks found in jewelry. We typically know it as tetrahydrocannbainolic acid (THCA) crystalline, which is also known as THCA Diamonds or THC Diamonds.

Often times, diamonds can be found at the bottom of the container in a jar of sauce or as the pure crystalline THCA isolated from refined oil. The size and shape of diamonds don’t necessarily reflect the quality of input materials; it is influenced by temperature, moisture, chemical impurities, and solvents used in the extraction process.

How to consume: Dabbing (with terpene sauce on top), smoking, vaporizing, or consumed orally.

Check out our diamond products here.

Weed delivery Canada-wide

Now that you know a little bit more about concentrates, want to know how to get concentrates in Toronto and Canada-wide?

Black Rabbit has got you covered with same day weed delivery in Toronto and 15 other regions within the GTA. Don’t forget, we recently launched weed delivery Canada-wide with our new mail order program! See you down the rabbit hole.


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