The secret’s out — dabbing is no longer just for connoisseurs.
Experts predict the cannabis concentrate market will be worth $6 billion by 2025. To keep up with surging demand, fresh products are constantly hitting dispensary shelves.
Whether you want to dab sticky sauce or puff on blueberry-flavored vapor, you have a lot of options. There are even cannabidiol (CBD) waxes and oils with little to no delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) to try if you’re interested in cannabis concentrates but don’t want to get high.
Here are a few of the newest concentrates you can buy. (Please note that Extraction Magazine is not affiliated with these companies. These are just examples of the many products available to consumers.)
Live rosin is completely solvent-free. Papa & Barkley’s version is created from trichome- and terpene-rich Tropicanna bubble hash. This is the perfect concentrate if you’re looking for a complex flavor profile.
Diamonds are the latest concentrate craze. The crystal-like extracts are almost pure tetrahydrocannabinolic acid (THCa), therefore, they’ll lead to extremely potent dabs. To create cannabis diamonds, live resin is sealed in a pressurized container. Eventually, THCa crystals form and fall to the bottom of the container. The THCa will convert to THC when heated. You can also extract THCa diamonds directly using supercritical carbon dioxide extraction. THCa crystallizes in the separator.
Delta-8 THC is a newly popular cannabinoid. It’s especially popular in areas without legal cannabis markets because it can be derived from hemp.
Delta-8 is intoxicating, but it’s not as strong as regular delta-9 THC. Try these pearls if you need to relax but don’t want to be too intoxicated. It should be noted that the synthesis of delta-8-products can create chemical constituents that may or may not be in the final product depending on how a company chooses to purify the product once delta-8-THC is created.
There’s also CBD wax such as the product created by Cheef Botanicals. While the lab report on their website indicates no delta-9-THC, there is a small amount of THCa (0.09%). Despite that minimal amount, you shouldn’t get even a slight buzz. You will, however, get all the benefits of CBD. Many people believe CBD can help relieve pain and stress. Cheef Botanical’s products are third-party lab tested (as they should be), so you can be sure you’re getting what you pay for.
Sometimes, you’d rather vape than dab. Absolute Xtract’s live resin cartridge is perfect for people who love vape pens. The oil is created from superior, hand-selected flower. What’s new here is the revolutionary CCELL hardware featuring a ceramic heating element.
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