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What Are Cannabis Concentrates?

Cannabis Concentrates | Source: The Happy Campers

Are you ready to learn about the amazing world of cannabis concentrates? Buckle up, because we’re about to take you on a wild ride!

Cannabis concentrates are like the superheroes of the plant world – they contain only the best and most potent parts of the cannabis plant, including all the juicy cannabinoids like THC and CBD, as well as the aromatic and flavorful terpenes that give each strain its unique personality. And get this – terpenes have even more amazing medical benefits than we thought, like anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties, and they can even help you catch some z’s.

But wait, it gets even better. The extraction process and final touches give each concentrate its own style – from colors as vibrant as a rainbow to textures as smooth as butter. And the best part? These concentrates can provide instantaneous relief while still preserving their amazing aroma and flavor.

So, let’s get to the good stuff – we’re gonna break down all the different types of concentrates out there and show you how they’re different. Trust us, after this, you’ll be a cannabis concentrate pro in no time. Let’s do this!

What are The Benefits of Cannabis Concentrates?

Cannabis Concentrates | Source: Unsplash

Concentrates are becoming increasingly well known due to the numerous advantages for medical patients. While still providing great taste with many varieties to choose from!

Healthier Option

By extracting all of the plant matter, like leaves and stems, from the marijuana flower, patients are left with only the cannabinoids and terpenes which is much healthier for your lungs. 

Avoiding consumption of the plant matter may reduce lung irritation for patients. When marijuana plants are subjected to a proper extraction process, the flower’s full cannabinoids and terpene profiles are preserved.

Faster Relief

Another advantage to cannabis concentrates is the speed with which the patient feels relief. 

Concentrates are a lot higher in strength than your normal cannabis flower; along these lines, the impacts happen a lot faster than utilizing buds. Besides, most cannabis packs come in prepacked doses which require almost no planning time before the patient as ready to consume.

Cost Effective

Concentrates offer much higher amounts of cannabinoids and terpenes in much smaller amounts of material. 

In most cases, a single dose of a cannabis extract is all that is needed for a patient to find relief. Patients simply do not have to consume as much material to achieve their desired level of relief. When considering strength and dosing amounts, marijuana concentrates may save patients money while still providing effective medical marijuana treatment.


Cannabis concentrates offer a wide variety of delivery methods. Patients have the ability to choose which method best fits their needs. 

Our product specialist are specially trained to discuss the delivery methods that may work best based on an individual’s needs.


Another great aspect of marijuana concentrates is the preservation of the terpene profiles. 

The terpenes provide the great flavor associated with medical marijuana along with many other benefits to medical patients.

Types of Cannabis Concentrates

Types of Cannabis Concentrates | Source: PPAC Central 

Non-Solvent Extraction

This extraction method involves using water, ice, pressure, and or heat to produce marijuana concentrate products. 

This method will usually result in a much smoother product while maintaining its cannabinoid and terpene profile intact. The non-solvent extraction process is used to produce:


This product is one of the most historical marijuana concentrates known to still be in use today. 

The process to develop kief involves using filters to extract the trichomes from the cannabis flower which produces a sticky, grainy type of substance that patients can add to their flower or consume on its own.

Bubble Hash

This product is made using ice, water, and bubble bags to separate unnecessary plant material from the cannabinoid and terpene rich trichomes. 

This extraction process is one of the safest types of extraction. Bubble hash comes in many different colors and textures, with most high-quality bubble hash featuring a tan or golden color.


This concentrate is produced by using heat and pressure. Like the other products in this category it also does not use solvents during the extraction process. 

Using only heat and pressure helps to keep the end product’s cannabinoid and terpene profile intact. Rosin is considered one of the purest forms of concentrates available.

Solvent Extraction

This method of extraction uses chemicals such as butane, CO2, propane, and alcohol to remove the cannabis flower’s unnecessary plant material. 

The process is designed to preserve the plants most beneficial compounds. Patients can be assured that solvent based concentrates have been rigorously tested and determined safe by an independent, state approved cannabis testing laboratory as safe and effective treatment. The solvent based process results in the following:

Wax and Budder

This is one of the most renowned marijuana concentrate products on the market. Wax and budder have a wax or hard butter like consistency with extremely high levels of potency. 

The only difference between wax and budder is moisture content which determines the final product’s texture.


This product resembles a more fragile version of marijuana wax. Crumble is subjected to an extra pressing step in the extraction process which gives it the unique honeycomb look and amber colors it is known for having. 

Patients will enjoy a strong taste, aroma, and effect when using this product.

Crystalline or Sugar

This product features isolated cannabinoids in their pure crystal structure. It not only keeps its cannabinoid structure intact, it also provides the full taste and smell of the plant from which it was extracted. 

Like some of the previous products, moisture content determines the final product’s texture.


The next cannabis concentrate is very new to the medical marijuana market. This product requires heat and specialized vaporizing equipment to produce. 

The finished product offers a very pure cannabinoid profile, which is then topped with a select terpene profile.


Cannabis Shatter is a translucent, brittle material that comes in different shades of amber and gold. 

The texture of this product makes it very easy for patients to handle while keeping its great aroma and flavor.

CO2 Oil

Commonly found in pre-filled cartridges for a patient to use with their vaporizer, CO2 oil provides a much easier and cleaner substance than most others on the market. 

Since CO2 is a natural substance produced by the human body, it is considered a safe and ideal option for cannabis extraction.

Rick Simpson Oil aka RSO

A highly potent cannabis concentrate with THC levels that can reach 90%. 

Micro-dosing makes RSO an effective way to combat many different conditions which is why it has become a favorite in the medical community. 

Key Takeaways!

Cannabis concentrates are like superheroes of the plant world, containing the most potent parts of the cannabis plant, including cannabinoids and terpenes with amazing medical benefits.

● Extraction and processing methods give each concentrate a unique style, from colors as vibrant as a rainbow to textures as smooth as butter.

● Concentrates offer numerous advantages for medical patients, including healthier consumption, faster relief, cost-effectiveness, variety, and preservation of terpene profiles.

● Non-solvent extraction methods involve water, ice, pressure, and heat, and produce products such as kief, bubble hash, and rosin.

● Solvent extraction methods use chemicals such as butane, CO2, propane, and alcohol, and produce products such as wax, budder, crumble, crystalline or sugar, and distillate.

● Cannabis concentrates provide effective medical marijuana treatment and are rigorously tested and determined safe by independent, state-approved cannabis testing laboratories.

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