Cannabis Concentrates for Beginners

July 9, 2019

Cannabis concentrates, oils, and extracts offer many unique benefits that you won’t find smoking flower. From easy, precise dosing to clean and refined flavors, concentrates focus on the ingredients in cannabis that matter most. In this 4-part series, you’ll learn the fundamentals of concentrates, explore product options, discover how extracts are made, and more.

The world of cannabis concentrates can seem vast and overwhelming, but don’t let that intimidate you: Many products out there are perfect for beginner consumers such as yourself. In this second part of the series, we’ll introduce you to some of the most popular products for concentrate novices.

Looking for symptom relief without the buzz? We’ll get into that, too.

Once you’ve learned which concentrates are easiest to use and dose, you’re likely to keep one of these in your steady stash rotation—because who doesn’t love a smoke-free alternative?

Find the Right Dose, Potency, and Effects

A concentrate can provide a euphoric high, gentle relaxation, or non-intoxicating symptom relief—it all depends on its ingredients.

For a potent and euphoric high, look for an oil high in THC.

For a balanced and gentle high, try an extract with an equal mix of THC and CBD.

For therapeutic relief without the high, you’ll want a high-CBD, low-THC product.

If using a high-THC product, remember to dose modestly until you’ve dialed in that perfect dose. Remember that even tiny doses—or microdoses—may be all you need to achieve your desired effect such as anxiety relief, focus, or creativity.

With CBD products, getting too high may be a non-issue, but the dosage is still important. Some consumers, depending on their desired effect or medical condition, may require very high doses of CBD while others may benefit from lower doses.

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