Cannabis concentrates are different from the dried marijuana flower product that most people think of when they hear the word marijuana.
Cannabis concentrates are made from the plant using extreme heat, cold, or pressure.
Cannabis concentrates can also be made using products like butane hash oil or carbon dioxide. These harsh chemicals have a tendency to destroy the natural plant terpenes. Live resin products using heat or cold press are best. Some of the best cannabis concentrates are live resin strains. Live resin strains are made from the plant while it is still alive. The plant is harvested and immediately goes right to the extraction process. Using either heat, cold, pressure, or solvents, the cannabinoids are extracted directly from the live plant material. Cannabis concentrates taste better than any other product. Some of my favorite sativa cannabis concentrates include blue dream and lemon haze. Blue Dream tastes like blueberries and it has a sweet smell and odor. Lemon haze tastes like lemons. It has an extra punch of limonene, which makes it taste like lemons. Terpenes like limonene, pinene, myrcene, and linalool are found in the cannabis plants and these terpenes can add great flavor to the concentrate when processed without harsh chemicals. A few weeks ago, I got a Super Lemon Haze strain that was especially pungent and lemony. The smell of lemons was strong when I took the top off of the container and every single dab was like biting into a sour lemon. I dabbed that yummy concentrate only in the mornings. I didn’t want to waste the strong sativa strain on going to sleep or staying at home.