Cannabis concentrates is a concentrated, high potency, or ‘hotter’ version of cannabis, made by separating the cannabis plant’s flower and leaves, and then boiling and drying them. Concentrates are also sometimes used to simply create the impression of the cannabis plant’s flowers and leaves; and in some cases, to make cannabis oil. However, the most common concentrates are sold in capsules, tinctures (liquid concentrates) or gel forms. Although they all serve the same purpose, there are differences between each type.
Caffeine and THC Concentrates.
Some cannabis concentrates, such as marijuana concentrates and marijuana capsules, have more distinct effects on the body than others. Many concentrates contain a higher level of THC, the chemical in marijuana that produces the best high; while others have a lower level of THC. Some cannabis concentrates also contain lesser but powerful Cannabinoids, the compounds that work against the harmful THC in marijuana.
The main difference between various cannabis concentrates lies in their production. While some are extracted through the normal means of hydroponic or aeroponic growth, others must be created through a more sophisticated means. While some concentrates, like marijuana, are derived from the cannabis plant, others are taken from either the stems (trichomes) or the leaves (cannabis leaves) of the plant. Other concentrates, such as buddle (butane hash), are derived from the stems, twigs, and leaves of the cannabis plant, as well as other plants. And, finally, other concentrates include oils, waxes, and essential oils, all of which are high in specific chemicals, and therefore affect different people differently.