How We Get High: A little bit about ingesting concentrates
September 15, 2011 § Leave a Comment
‘Concentrate’ is an umbrella term for any product that is primarily made of cannabis resin glands, the trichomes. This can be water extracted hash, a solvent extract (such as butane or isopropyl), hash oil, budder, wax, shatter and so on.
Until the appearance of tools such as the ‘vapor skillet’ and ‘nail and dome’, high-quality concentrates were not as widely accessible as they are today.
Now these sorts of tools are available at local shops (Seattleites can head to Peace of Mind, but call your nearest location ahead of time first) and en masse at online shops like Cave Connections, Aqualab Technologies, and RX Industries.
Medicinally, concentrates offer hefty payloads of cannabinoids, the chemicals in cannabis that have medicinal properties as well as affect the way our mind and bodies feel after ingestion. This is especially helpful for patients in severe pain due to a previous injury or illness, patients suffering from major panic attacks or anxiety, or any other condition with acute symptoms.
Further, with the widespread availability of these tools patients that were before ingesting enormous amounts of cannabis in a day (for some patients, such as those in chemotherapy, medicating can take up an enormous amount of time) can now reduce their dosages and time spent dosing. Ingesting these high levels of cannabinoids so quickly increases the sustain of the effects considerably.
- You’ve Gotten Some Concentrates…Now What? (hailmaryjane.com)
- Elephant, Elephant Hash, Elephant Oil from AVCS (seattlecannabisjournal.com)