The term “concentrates” encompasses a class of potent cannabis products that are extracted from the cannabis plant. Concentrates, also called extracts, have a high concentration of the plant’s compounds, such as cannabinoids and terpenes. These products are most often vaporized using a vape pen or dabbed using a dab rig, and they tend to deliver stronger effects than cannabis flower.
Some concentrates you might see at a dispensary include distillate, wax, shatter, rosin, budder, honeycomb, and live resin. All are made using a variety of different methods, but concentrates are typically divided into two different categories: solvent-based and solventless.
Many people consume concentrates because they don’t produce smoke.
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Cannabis science is one of the fastest moving frontiers medicinal sciences in the world. The pharmacology behind it has been accelerated by the realization that we’re all already marinated in cannabis-like molecules (endocannabinoids) and their receptors.
Endocannabinoids help regulate many physiological processes such as your mood, memory, appetite, pain, immune function, metabolism, and bone growth to name a few. Consuming cannabis also modulates this endocannabinoid system in many ways. The effects can be benevolent, although sometimes problematic.
Understanding the science behind cannabis is a key factor in being able to fully enjoy its medicinal value.
People have been using cannabis as medicine for thousands of years. The plant has also been widely used clothing, fuel, food, fiber, and medicine.
Cannabis contains more than 120 different cannabinoid molecules. But, as far as we know, only one gets you high: THC. The plant itself contains a huge amount of cerebral, non-intoxicating THC cousins with emerging medicinal potential. Their abbreviated names are often: CBD, CBG, THC-V, CBC, and CBN to mention a few.
Data Last Updated 06/06/2023
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