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What are Cannabis Concentrates?

Exploring the World of Cannabis Concentrates

Welcome to the fascinating world of cannabis concentrates! What better time than with the 7/10 stoner holiday coming up? If you’re looking to elevate your cannabis experience, understanding these potent forms of cannabis is essential. Here, we will break down the differences between distillate, dabs, live resin, live rosin, kief, and hash to help you make informed choices during your visit to Elevated Roots. Make this 7/10 the best one yet!  


Distillate: The Tasty Powerhouse 

Distillate is a highly refined cannabis extract focusing on isolating a specific cannabinoid, usually THC or CBD, resulting in a highly potent product. Through distillation, cannabis oil is heated and cooled to separate and purify the desired cannabinoid, removing impurities. Distillate is known for its high potency, versatility in use (edibles, vape cartridges, tinctures, topicals), and often flavorless. Some brands use distillate with botanical terpenes to create those delicious flavors for the consumer. 


Dabs: A Potent Puff 

“Dabs” is a general term for cannabis concentrates vaporized using a dab rig, including products like shatter, wax, batter, and crumble. They are made using solvents like butane/ CO2 to extract cannabinoids and terpenes, which are then purged to remove residual solvent. They offer a powerful and immediate high, come in various textures, and are rich in terpenes for a flavorful experience! This stoner holiday is all about celebrating dabs, a great time to start your concentrate journey! 


Live Resin: Fresh Freeze 

Live resin is a concentrate made from fresh, flash-frozen cannabis plants to preserve the terpene profile. This process provides a more aromatic and flavorful product. The fresh plant material is frozen immediately after harvest and then extracted using a solvent, like butane. Live resin offers robust aroma and flavor, high potency, and freshness. While capturing the full spectrum of cannabinoids and terpenes, live resin gives you that immediate boost without added flavors!  


Live Rosin: Solventless Excellence 

Live rosin is a solventless concentrate made from fresh or flash-frozen cannabis plants, known for its purity and rich, terpy flavors. Using heat with hard pressure, cannabinoids and terpenes are extracted without solvents, instead they are pressed out like a juicer. Live rosin is prized for its flavor purity, high terpene content, and artisan quality. Rosin has taken the lead as a premium concentrate due to being full spectrum, its careful extraction process, and true to flower taste/ effects!  


Kief: Trichome Treasures 

Kief is the collection of trichomes (resinous glands) that fall off the cannabis plant, offering a simple yet potent form of concentrate. Typically collected by grinding cannabis flowers and sifting the trichomes through a screen, kief is known for its high cannabinoid concentration, and versatility as it can be used on your bowl or while cooking. It is the easiest concentrate to collect yourself and use while smoking, just open up that bottom layer of your grinder and see how much you may have gathered!  


Hash: The Traditional Treasure 

Hash is one of the oldest forms of cannabis concentrate, made by compressing and processing the kief we talked about above into a solid block or paste. Methods include hand-rolling, dry sifting, or ice water extraction (known as bubble hash). Hash is valued for its historical significance around the world, and high potency hits. Varieties of textures and strengths are produced by using different methods, and it is still the most used cannabis products across many countries!  


With 7/10 right around the corner, it’s the perfect time to explore and celebrate the diverse world of concentrates. At Elevated Roots, we offer a wide range of cannabis concentrates to suit all preferences and experience levels! Whether you’re looking for the discretion of distillate, the robust flavors of live resin/ rosin, or the traditional appeal of hash, we have something for everyone. Concentrates are a great way to feel elevated without as much smoking or wait-time. Remember, when it comes to concentrates, a little goes a long way! Visit us today and let our knowledgeable staff help you discover the perfect concentrate for your needs!


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