What are Cannabis Concentrates?

Words like Moon Rock, Shatter, Wax, Live Resin, Rosin and many others have recently popped up in dispensaries making many consumers feel overwhelmed and confused. Simply put, these are all variations of concentrated forms of Cannabis. Modern technology has provided various extraction techniques that using a solvent like gas, water, or pressure can pull or push out the active chemicals (Cannabinoids) that are found in the Cannabis plant. When extracted these products come out in different forms, typically in the form of oil or when dried and purged of their solvent they can be similar in consistency to ear wax, resin, moon rock or glass. Each final product has taken on a name indicative of its form but all of them are basically a concentration of the Cannabinoids minus the plant material and inactive matter and thus range from 40-80% more effective than the raw Cannabis plant in flower form.

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