There are multiple extraction processes that are used to create a variety of types of cannabis concentrates. Each texture and consistency of concentrate offers unique characteristics that affect the experience. For example, there is full-spectrum cannabis oil that is produced by pulling out cannabinoids, terpenes and flavonoids. This full-spectrum oil is usually dark in color with earthy flavors. The oil is used as a daily supplement, ingested as a tincture, used as a topical or found in candies, capsules and other edibles. Another popular type of concentrate is cannabis wax. Wax is actually a broad term that covers a variety of badders, honeycombs and high potency concentrates. They can be buttery or crumbly and offer anywhere from 60 to 80% THC content.
They tend to work fast and are recommended for more experienced consumers. Wax is consumed by way of a dag rig, vaporized or through specialized wax vape pens. It is even versatile enough to be rolled into a joint or blunt for a more powerful yet slower burn. Another common variety is live resin, which is produced from fresh uncured cannabis flower. Any concentrate that is “live” has been extracted from fresh materials that were frozen directly after harvesting. For live resin, the bud is flash frozen and stored at sub-zero temperatures to preserve the terpenes and cannabinoids. Live resin is most often a golden color with a grainy texture. It can also be syrup-like and offer up to 80 to 90% THC. It is super potent and consumed with a dab rig. Live resin can be sprinkled over flower or added to a joint or blunt.