If you’ve ever used essential oils, you already understand the concept of a concentrate. A cannabis concentrate filters out the useless plant materials, leaving behind a potent concentrate that offers an intense high unlike anything else you’ve felt before. It distills the cannabis down to its basic compounds and terpenes. The resulting product can be consumed in a variety of ways: either enjoyed by itself, or added to joints to increase their potency.
Cannabis concentrates come in many forms, but the most common types are wax, oil, resin and shatter. Each product can be used and manipulated in different ways to take your cannabis experience to the next level. You can make your own concentrate at home, but if you want to save yourself some effort, you can buy pre-made concentrates made from all your favorite strains. Some products contain as much as 80% THC, making this one high that you won’t soon forget. Shop concentrates on at our online store or stop by our weed shop near the Strip.
The world of concentrates can be a little complicated at first, but once you’ve educated yourself, you’ll be experimenting with cannabis in ways that you never knew were possible. Here’s our rundown on the most popular cannabis concentrates and what you can accomplish with them.
Wax is one of the most highly sought-after concentrates due to its incredible potency. Just one portion of wax can have as much THC as 15 joints. It’s a massive shock to your system that’s not recommended for beginners. But if you’re an expert in the world of cannabis, a wax concentrate might be just what you need to take your routine to the next level.
You can make wax at home, but it’s not recommended as the process is highly dangerous. Instead, you can buy high-quality wax concentrate from your local cannabis retailer. The wax looks like a hunk of ear wax, but don’t be intimidated by the appearance–it’s a potent blend of compounds and terpenes that’ll knock you off your feet.
To use wax concentrate, you can heat it up in a dab rig, ingest it with a vape pen, or crumble it over your joint before rolling it up. Wax is best used sparingly, as it can have negative health effects and cause paranoia when used in large quantities. Smoking dabs using a vaporizer pen or a dab rig are two of the most common ways to consume cannabis concentrates. Keep in mind that you’re using a product with much higher THC levels than a joint or edible, and even people who have been smoking for years can get caught off-guard by the effects.
Similar to wax, cannabis resin is a concentrate that’s rich in THC and offers a more potent high than smoking the entire plant. Resin is a sticky substance that’s produced by the cannabis plant to protect it against pests, insects, bacteria and harmful UV rays. This substance is full of terpenoids and flavonoids, offering a unique experience that you can’t get just from smoking bud.
You might’ve noticed that resin collects in the bottom of your pipe after long periods of smoking. However, this type of resin isn’t suitable for use. It contains insignificant levels of THC and can have negative health effects due to the thick, unpleasant smoke. Instead of smoking the resin in your bowl, you can buy high-quality resin from your local Las Vegas retailer.
Depending on the type of resin that you buy, you can smoke it in a pipe or joint or dust off your hookah. If you prefer using a dab, you might be interested in buying resin oil.
Cannabis oil is the basis for a wide range of cannabis products, including edibles, tinctures, vapes, topicals, capsules and much more. The oil is extracted directly from the plant and contains all the THC, CBD and other compounds that you need for that perfect high you’ve been chasing. If you experimented with CBD oil before moving on to marijuana, the concept is similar. However, you’ll need marijuana oil with THC if you actually want to get high.
While you can make your own oil at home, it’s much easier and more convenient to buy some from your local retailer. You can take it straight by placing a few drops under your tongue, or add it to your favorite foods or beverages. If you choose to add it to food, be aware that you’ll have to wait for the food to digest before you start seeing the effects. Remember to start with a small dose so you don’t get overwhelmed by the potency of cannabis oil.
Shatter might look strange, but as far as cannabis concentrates go, it’s one of the best options for dab rigs. Shatter is made through an extensive process that extracts cannabinoids from the plant, resulting in a brittle product that resembles prehistoric amber. Shatter offers high THC levels for a more intense cannabis experience. Due to the difficult process of producing shatter, you should never try to make it at home; instead, you can buy it from your favorite cannabis retailer.
To use shatter, you can heat it up in a dab rig and inhale the resulting vapor. If you’ve never used shatter before, make sure you start with a small dose, as excess use can cause anxiety and paranoia.
We carry a wide variety of other concentrates including:
Looking for concentrates in the Las Vegas area? Las Vegas ReLeaf offers a wide range of products extracted from your favorite strains, including wax, oil, resin, shatter and more. Stick it in your dab rig, smoke it through your vape, or add it to your favorite edibles. You can shop online or browse our selection in-person at our Paradise Road location, where our employees are always happy to help. We also offer free delivery and curbside pickup.
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