Although I have been a cannabis enthusiast for numerous years, I just recently discovered concentrates.
Before recreational cannabis was legal in my state, I would sporadically buy a tote of weed from a friend.
The bags weren’t labeled with any information. I had no idea of the strain, potency or freshness. Once I started shopping at a licensed dispensary, I was amazed by the improvement of quality. I was blissful to sample odd strains of flower. There is a nearly endless variety of indicas, sativas & hybrids. I gradually moved on to the substantial menu of edibles, collection of vapes & variety of tinctures. The wax, shatter, budder, live sauce, kief & crumble were a bit intimidating because of the potency, but concentrates frequently offer THC levels exceeding 90%. They provide a far more intense experience than smoking traditional flower. I wasn’t sure I could handle such strong psychoactive effects. However, I was interested in concentrates because of the immediate onset of effects & enhanced flavor profiles. Terpenes are the reason for the smell & taste of the strain. They play a part in the therapeutic benefits. Concentrates preserve terpene profiles better than other consumption methods, providing a more pronounced & diverse range of flavors. The stronger flavor improves the enjoyment of the experience. Another luck to concentrates is that a small amount goes a long way. This helps to offset the expense, then vaping or dabbing concentrates requires a lower temperature than smoking a joint. I would prefer to inhale vapor rather than smoke to protect my lungs, however with so numerous concentrate options available, I was happy to try them out.