What are cannabis concentrates?

Concentrates consists of purest and most desirable form of any substance. The cannabis concentrates include aroma, flavor and other desirable ingredients while leaves, stems and other unwanted stuff is left out.

The cannabis plant consists of multitude of chemical compounds that can be used in variety of products. These compounds give cannabis its aroma, flavor, look and texture as well as they are responsible for the physiological or psychoactive effects of the plant. The most desirable compounds found in the cannabis plant are small, sparkling structures called trichome. The accumulation of trichomes from the cannabis plant results in cannabis concentrates.



The trichomes with their frosty appearance are found on the entire surface of the plant especially flower buds. The trichomes contain cannabinoids such as THC, CBD and terpenes that shape the unique aroma and physical effects of different cannabis strains.

Comparing with raw plant, the cannabis concentrates are more high, quick action and comes in range of consumption methods. Depending upon individuals’ consumption preference and tolerance capacity, the concentrate dose varies from person to person.

A multitude of cannabis concentrates are available which are used in wide range of products. One can enhance his/her cannabis experience by exploring the ideal combination of cannabinoids and terpenes to satisfy the taste and maximize the benefits.

The concentrates are distinguished from their appearance by using terms shatter, badder, crumble, sugar, oil and sauce. Basically, these terms inform us about the look and feel of the concentrate.

Shatter is brittle having glass-like texture. Its color usually ranges from bright yellow to bright amber throughout. Shatters usually have snap-and-pull consistency.

Budder or badder are known for their oilier and softer texture. These concentrates are malleable and easy to handle with sun yellow to bright orange coloring. It can be used in multiple ways such as a spread on joints or blunts, or can be used using a dab.

Crumble is a version of budder with crumbly-like honeycomb consistency. It has the same color as do budder but instead of having glossy texture, they show a matted shade of yellow.

Sugar refers to a concentrate with a consistency like that of a wet, sappy sugar. They are inconsistent in their nature and have color ranging from a bright yellow to deep amber.

Sauce is thicker having vicious texture and stickier looks. Its color ranges from deep amber to bright mustard. Both Sauce and sugar share similar consistency and color sauce’s uniform and prominent crystalline structure make it distinctive.

Crystalline is crystallized compound with white crystals. It vary in density and size from rock to power

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