If you’re anything like us, you’ve probably looked into new methods of obtaining a pleasurable, legal high from recreational marijuana. If you’re looking for an effective and potent weed smoking alternative, then marijuana concentrates provide a great solution for your needs. But what are marijuana concentrates, how do they work, and how do you consume them? Here are a few things you need to know before trying out these products.

What Are Cannabis Concentrates?

Concentrates are essentially extracts of marijuana; which contain a much higher concentration of THC than regular marijuana flowers. Thanks to this extra potency, they’re a great option for those seeking a more intense high. They’re created via an extraction process using a gas solvent, which extracts the compounds from the flower. The solvent is then evaporated; which leaves the concentrate itself. They come in many different shapes, sizes, colors, and textures, with names such as ‘shatter’ and ‘wax’ coming about as a result of their appearance.  Here’s a bit more about them:

  • Marijuana Shatter – this is one of the most potent concentrates, and can contain as much as 90% THC. With a translucent appearance, it is often compared to glass, and gets its name based on its brittle nature, and what would happen to it if dropped.


  • Marijuana Wax – another popular option, wax is slightly less potent than shatter (although still containing around 70% THC) and gets its name, predictably, because of its resemblance to actual wax. Different forms of wax concentrate vary slightly in texture; from sticky/moist, to more dry and crumbly.


How to Consume Them

There are a few different ways to consume your weed concentrate to get the best results. In order to enjoy these products fully, you’re going to need some extra equipment, such as a vaporizer or ‘dab rig’. While you can just add it to a joint, this isn’t the most effective method and you won’t experience the full potency of these products. Here’s how to use your marijuana concentrates:


  • Vaping – using a vaporizer is a simple, and healthier, way of consuming cannabis concentrates; and it also ensures that you get the full effects without any side effects from toxins associated with combustion, or wastage. Using a vape pen with cartridges specially designed for it gives you a portable and convenient option when it comes to enjoying your weed concentrate.
  • Dabbing – similar to using a weed vaporizer, dabbing involves inhaling the vapor made when your concentrates are heated up. Dabbing gives much more potent effects; equivalent to several drags from a traditional bong or pipe, so it’s a great way of getting the most out of your experience as long as you’re careful.



Where to Get It

Now you’ve learned all about what medical marijuana concentrates are, if you like the sound of them and want to pick some up for yourself, then Shango provides a comprehensive and convenient solution. We’ve got high quality shatter and wax marijuana concentrates available in our stores, and we use only the finest strains of Sativa and Indica plants – even some of our private reserve collection. Head over to your nearest store to see which products are available.

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