What Are Cannabis Concentrates?

What Are Cannabis Concentrates?

Cannabis concentrates go by a lot of names, wax, live resins, shatters, crumbles, sauce, batter, budder, distillate, and others. They are often used for vaping, in recipes, and in topicals, but what are they really? If you’ve been curious about cannabis concentrates, or you have some products you love, but want to know more, keep reading! The team at Green Goddess Remedies wants to help you better understand cannabis concentrates.

What Are Cannabis Concentrates?

Cannabis concentrates are just what they sound like, a more concentrated version of cannabis. More potent than a cannabis flower, cannabis concentrates are extracts that contain higher amounts of cannabis compounds, including cannabinoids and terpenes. They are often named for their consistency, and there are a lot of varieties available! The different classifications are created through different extraction methods. There are two main methods of extraction, solvent-based and solvent-less.

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Solvent-Based Extraction

Typically, ethanol, CO2, or butane is run through marijuana plant material to strip it of cannabinoids, terpenes, and other cannabis compounds. That solution is heated to remove the solvents. It’s important to buy your concentrates from trusted brands that produce pure and clean concentrates.

Solvent-less Extraction

You can also extract cannabis concentrates without the use of solvents, by using heat and pressure. A rosin press uses heated plates to squeeze the plant materials, whereas hash and kief can be collected by shaking and grinding the trichomes.

Types of Cannabis Concentrates

Trending Cannabis Concentrates at Green Goddess Remedies in Portland

Botanical Laboratories – 1g Shatter – Wedding Mimosa – 0576

Mimosa, also known as “Purple Mimosa,” is a hybrid marijuana strain made by crossing Clementine with Purple Punch. In small doses, this strain produces happy, level-headed effects that will leave you feeling uplifted and motivated enough to take on any mundane task. In large doses, Mimosa may make you feel sleepy and relaxed. This strain has a strong aroma and flavor that reminds you of its namesake – with notes of fruit and citrus flavors bursting through. Medical marijuana patients choose this strain to help relieve symptoms associated with depression and stress. Mimosa is a rising star in the cannabis community, so don’t pass up an opportunity to enjoy this special strain.

Buddies – 1g Premium Live Resin EXTRACT – In the Pines x Sour Tsunami – 4587

From Aficionado Seeds comes In The Pines, a sativa-dominant strain bred by crossing Pineapple Thai, Master Kush, and Pineapple. Tropical fruity flavors activate on the inhale and usher in this sativa’s invigorating, active effects. Clear creativity comes alive as the senses sharpen, making In The Pines the perfect companion strain for hobbies and productive afternoons.

Cosmic Extracts – 1g Shatter – Guava – 3295

A sativa-leaning hybrid from the Cookies Fam, Guava is a Gelato phenotype. Noted for its fruity and gassy aroma and flavor, this strain is great for anyone with a sweet tooth. Guava was selected and celebrated as a good strain to start the day with, so next time you have a busy Saturday, grab this strain to make it through.

Mana Extracts – 1g Sugar Wax – Orange Cookie Clementine – 0402

Sugar Cookie is a hybrid marijuana strain made from a three-way cross of Crystal Gayle, Blue Hawaiian and Sensi Star. Sugar Cookie provides calming body effects and will eventually lull you into a deep sleep. This strain tastes like tropical fruit and sweet, sugary berries. Medical marijuana patients choose Sugar Cookie to help relieve symptoms associated with insomnia.

Ready to explore cannabis concentrates in person? Stop by our Southwest Portland distillery and talk to one of our budtenders! We have the insight and experience to help you find your new favorite cannabis concentrate! If you have questions before you arrive, please contact us or give us a call at (503) 764-9000. We can’t wait to welcome you into Green Goddess Remedies!

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