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Types and Applications of Cannabis Concentrates

Jan 17

As the cannabis industry expands, so does the variety of its products. Increasingly, customers have access to various and inventive methods of consuming this wildly popular plant. Cannabis concentrates, a product derived from extracts of the plant's flowers or buds, are becoming an increasingly popular option among these numerous alternatives.

What Precisely Are Cannabis Concentrates?

Cannabis concentrates are produced by distilling the plant to extract all except the most desirable components. The result is a product that is more potent than raw flower yet retains all of the cannabinoids and terpenes.

How do you consume concentrates?

Using a glass dab setup, users have traditionally evaporated concentrates by heating a nail or other tiny surface with a torch. They then apply the concentrate to the surface and breathe in the vapor created.

Electronic vaporizers and e-nails, which are gaining popularity, are favored by less conventional users.

What types of cannabis concentrates are available?

There are a variety of concentrations accessible since people are constantly finding new ways to obtain their desired effects from the cannabis plant. And they do it with or without the assistance of chemicals such as butane and carbon monoxide.

Here are some of the most popular forms of concentrate:

Live Resin

During the extraction method, cannabis is frozen to subcritical temperatures at several points to make live resin. It is typically easy to manipulate and has a dark yellow hue.

Manufacturers can avoid drying and curing, which can affect the terpene profile and flavor of cannabis, by freezing the buds.


In the wax extraction procedure, butane hash oil is utilized (BHO). In contrast to certain concentrations, this substance has a waxy consistency. However, it is extremely sticky, which makes it difficult to handle without the appropriate dabbing tools.

Oftentimes, wax contains a high THC content, resulting in a potent, long-lasting high.


The concentration known as rosin is extracted by subjecting dry cannabis buds, trim, kief, or hash to pressure and heat. As a result, no solvents such as butane are required in its production. The appearance of rosin might vary depending on whatever part of the plant it is extracted from.

Rosin is an excellent choice if you're searching for a more pure, natural, flavorful, and potent concentrate.


Budder, which is extracted using BHO just like wax, is one of the most popular concentrates. It has an opaque look, a light amber hue, and a texture like butter in terms of softness and minimal oiliness.

Budder has a rich terpene profile and is easy to load into a pipe or vaporizer due to its consistency.


There are notable differences between the extraction of sauce and other solvent-based extracts, despite the similarity of the processes. This allows the cannabinoids to crystallize and separate from the terpenes during production of the sauce. It can vary in tint and texture.

Because terpenes and cannabinoids are present in varying amounts within the same batch of sauce, each time you smoke you may experience a new flavor.


The trichomes, which cover the surface of cannabis flowers, are used to manufacture hash. It can be removed by gently shaking or cooling the flower to cause the trichomes to separate. The kief, or leftover material, is then rolled and burned to create hash. The hash is viscous and vivid brown.

Hash is a viable option due to its high strength and organic cultivation methods.

If you're looking for more ideas on the different types and applications of cannabis concentrates, feel free to read this blog from Helping Hands Cannabis.