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Concentrates, Oils, and Extracts. Oh My!

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Cannabis concentrates, oils, and extracts are all wonderful ways of consuming cannabis that differ from smoking your typical flower. They can be easier, more precise when it comes to dosing, and have fun flavors that you can enjoy. In this blog post, we will be discussing what these forms of cannabis are and how to understand them better. Keep reading to learn more! 


Cannabis concentrates, oils, and extracts all serve as the umbrella terms for an abundance of different products —products like vape oils, hash, tinctures, dabs, CBD oil, and other products that are produced by cannabis chemists. All of these products are derived from the cannabis flower and then processed into a concentrated form, hence the name concentrates. However, each type of cannabis product is different and unique, so it’s important to understand them all. 


Another reason why people tend to swing in the direction of these products over your traditional flower products is because these concentrated products may have other benefits that they can offer you in a more direct form. Of course, it’s important to remember that there is no scientific research that proves that cannabis or CBD products can be used as a cure for any medical condition. Remember to always consult your primary physician when using a new cannabis product! 


Flowers Are Great. Why Should I Use Anything Else? 



One of the great benefits to using concentrated products is that they are much more smoke-free that your typical flower joint. While some people enjoy the smoke as part of the overall experience, concentrated products can be great ways to enjoy cannabis if you’re around people who don’t want to inhale secondhand smoke. If you live with a roommate or want to be considerate of someone else in your smoking environment, try a concentrated product.


More Accurate Dosing

We’ve all been there before. You think that you’re not experiencing that high as much as you want to, you smoke some more, and suddenly you’re way too high. This can be an uncomfortable experience, but in one of our latest blog posts, we discuss how to combat that feeling. Click here to read more about that. 


With concentrates, you’re able to control the dosing, which may be easier to understand. Theses concentrated products also tend to be more efficient, so it takes less product to achieve the desired experience. If it’s your first time using this type of product, we recommend that you start lighter. Remember, you can always add more! 


Giving You A Smoother Inhale 

Extracts are refined, meaning they may be able to give you a smoother and cleaner feeling inhale. If you’re using products like essential oils and cannabinoids, those are separated from the plant material which gives them that smoother feeling. However, if you’re buying these types of products, make sure that you’re getting the best quality of cannabis oil and concentrated products. Poorly crafted products are unfortunately easy to come by and can contain contaminated ingredients, so make sure that you’re buying from a trusted supplier in order to avoid that. 


If you’re looking to purchase any type of concentrated products, like the ones we’ve discussed today, look no further than Empire Health and Wellness. As a Top Rated Local cannabis store located in Modesto, we’re happy to offer you both knowledge and top-notch products. From concentrates, edibles, prerolls, flowers, and so much more, we know that you’ll find something you love. Stop by our store, or look online. If you’ve got any questions, don’t be shy, give us a call today! All of our budtenders are extremely experienced and will help you find your perfect product. We can’t wait to see you, and remember, it’s always 4:20 somewhere!