What are concentrates?
Concentrates—also known as hash—are a popular way to consume cannabis. Concentrates are created by stripping the marijuana plant matter of its psychoactive and medicinal cannabinoid resin properties, also known as trichomes. The most popular and well-known cannabinoids are THC for its psychoactive properties, and CBD for its medicinal properties, however marijuana contains at least 66 cannabinoids. Typically, all of the cannabinoids that are in the plant’s profile are extracted and end up in the hash during the concentrate extraction process. The fresher the plant material when it is extracted, the higher the quality of the resulting hash.
Consuming marijuana in a concentrated form allows users to receive a stronger dose of cannabinoids while avoiding inhaling burning plant matter. Concentrates are growing in popularity as more consumers are recognizing the benefits of cannabis, but weary of the side effects of smoking marijuana.