I would prefer to inhale vapor rather than smoke to protect my lungs
Although I have been a cannabis enthusiast for many years, I just recently discovered concentrates. Before recreational cannabis was legal in my state, I would occasionally buy a bag 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 happy to sample different strains of flower. There is a nearly endless variety of indicas, sativas and hybrids. I gradually moved on to the huge menu of edibles, collection of vapes and variety of tinctures. The wax, shatter, budder, live sauce, kief and crumble were a bit intimidating because of the potency. 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 and enhanced flavor profiles. Terpenes are the reason for the aroma and 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 and diverse range of flavors. The stronger flavor improves the enjoyment of the experience. Another advantage to concentrates is that a small amount goes a long way. This helps to offset the expense. 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. With so many concentrate options available, I was excited to try them out.