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Concentrates

At The Apothecarium Dispensary, we strive to make all our guests feel comfortable, welcome, and informed. Whether you are a first-time dispensary visitor, seeking relief from a serious condition, or a seasoned cannasseur of products and THC concentrate, we are here to help with free public educational events and one-on-one consultations with our highly trained cannabis consultants.

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What are Cannabis
Concentrates?

Cannabis, or marijuana plants, contain many chemical substances called cannabinoids and terpenes that give each variety its own particular aromas, flavors, and physical effects. Concentrates eliminate the plant material and other undesirable elements of the plant and keep the most beneficial compounds: terpenes and cannabinoids. The resulting concentrated forms of cannabis are used in hundreds of products for a variety of uses.

Depending on the form of concentrate you choose, there are several ways to consume or administer them. You may want to use oil concentrates exclusively. They may also be used in conjunction with the flower form of marijuana to increase the effects.

Are There Different
Kinds of Concentrates?

There are distinct types of cannabis concentrates. They differ by texture, and the consistency determines how they can be most effectively administered. The most common forms are oils, budder, and wax. Potency can vary depending on the form. Some can contain over 80% THC concentrate.

Hash & Hash Oil

Hash and hash oils have been used since ancient times. They can be vaped, eaten, sprinkled onto the flower buds and smoked, or rubbed onto the skin. Hash can come in many different formats and colors. From dark brown to blonde in color and formats ranging from traditional pressed hashes, sand-like granular water hash, to softer more malleable temple balls, they are strong and fragrant. Hash oils come in a variety of purity, translucency, textures, and colors, with some looking like molasses and others more like honey. Hash and hash oils are much more concentrated with cannabinoids than plain flower.

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Budder, Badder or Batter

Budder, also sometimes referred to as Badder or Batter, is a form of concentrate that has a similar to butter. This type of cannabis concentrate can take the form of shatter, a translucent that is named for its glass-like appearance and texture, or when whipped, it takes on the soft solid of butter. These are considered to be purer than hash when taken into the lungs as they contain less organic material.

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Wax & Dabs

Waxes or dabs can vary in texture from a gel consistency to a firm wax. They not only vary by appearance but in melting points and THC wax prices. A special device must heat dabs or waxes for consumption. When used in conjunction with an extract pipe, they deliver a more potent dosage of beneficial compounds like THC than a conventional pipe. Some also use dab extract to supplement joints, bowls or to add into food as an edible.

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Why Choose
Concentrates?

There are many reasons people may choose to use concentrates over smoking cannabis in a pipe or joint. can many benefits, including but not limited to:

  • Options – Some consumers may prefer not to smoke flower to get the beneficial effects of terpenes and cannabinoids.
  • Potency – Cannabis concentrates deliver more of the essential compounds than other forms. You can do more with less.
  • Discretion – The devices for smoking concentrates don’t resemble typical marijuana pipes, and the smoke and odor from vaporizing are minimal.
  • Flavor – Removing the unnecessary and unpleasant organic materials like chlorophyll allows the natural flavors and aromas of the terpenes to shine through.

Edibles

At The Apothecarium, we cater to all types of guests. From experienced cannabis users who want to buy marijuana edibles from a trusted source to first-time visitors to a dispensary, we have something for everyone. Our trained cannabis are here to inform, educate, and answer questions to make sure you get exactly what you need. Whether you are a non-smoker that wants to enjoy cannabis, or you are looking for a more discreet way to imbibe, weed edibles may be for you.

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What are Cannabis
Edibles?

What do you get when you combine culinary talents with expertise in marijuana extracts?

Delicious edibles and drinks that offer all the same beneficial qualities that you get from smoking, but in a discreet and portable form. Now that many states have legalized cannabis products, edibles have become a popular way for people who may never have tried them before, and to do so without the health concerns of smoking.

  • Chocolate & Candies – Edible sweets can come in chocolate bars, truffles, gummies, mints, hard candy, marshmallows and more.
  • Cookies – Who doesn’t love an artisan cookie? When you can feel relaxed, and relieved after having one, that’s even better.
  • Popcorn & Crackers – Having your dose of cannabis couldn’t be more convenient than when you are also satisfying your savory craving or having a quick snack.
  • Capsules – Ratios of THC to CBD and other cannabinoids are conveniently packaged in swallowable capsules for those who wish to consume but do so without tasting the cannabis or other ingredients.

What are Cannabis Drinks?

A great alternative to alcoholic cocktails, drinks infused with marijuana concentrates
create a nice lift and can contain both THC and CBD. From fizzy drinks to coffees, non-alcoholic beers, wines and teas- there is a drink for every taste. Faster acting than edibles, you will feel these products within 30-60 minutes and the effects last from 1-2 hours.

  • Coffees & Teas – Surprisingly, depending on the blend and THC level, you can have the stimulation of caffeine coexist beautifully with a mellow high. You can also find teas without caffeine as well.
  • Carbonated Drinks – From high dose to microdosing, if you are more into soft drinks than coffee, you can get the same experience as cannabis coffee with cannabis sodas.
  • Non-alcoholic Wines & Beers – These drinks have the alcohol removed, but still create a nice relaxed lift in a familiar format.

What are Sublinguals?

Held under the tongue or between the cheek and gum, sublinguals create fast acting effects by entering the bloodstream through the mucous membranes. Expect to feel effects within 15-20 minutes and for them to last between 3-4 hours:

  • Tinctures – Tinctures have various ratios of cannabinoids, making them versatile and approachable for anyone. They are lower in calories than other edibles and an easy way to quickly and discreetly ingest cannabis. Hold them under your tongue for 30-40 seconds before swallowing for best effects. Can be added to foods or drink as well.
  • Mints – Available in many different cannabinoid combinations and dosages, these can be chewed like a regular edible or dissolved under the tongue or between the cheek and gum for faster effects.
  • Strips – These are made of edible film like breath strips and are also available in many different cannabinoid combinations and dosages. They are dissolved under the tongue or between the cheek and gum.

The list is not exclusive. If you can imagine a food or drink, it can probably be made with cannabis extract. Have fun trying the different concoctions that ingenious gastronomes with an appreciation for Cannabis have perfected.

Are the Effects of Edibles Different From Smoking?

The therapeutic and psychoactive effects of smoking marijuana are almost immediate. However, it can take anywhere from 20-45 minutes or up to three hours to take effect with edibles. While it may take longer, the results of ingesting edibles and the way your body metabolizes the cannabis can be much different than smoking. Reactions to cannabis edibles last much longer than smoking.

However, microdosing (5 milligrams of THC or less), which is a common formula used in many edibles, can have a gentle, to low psychoactive effect. Effects could last from three to eight hours. Because of the long lasting effects of edibles, slow and low is always the way to go until you figure out what your optimal amount of consumption may be.

Can You Have Too Many Edibles?

If you are new to cannabis, you’ll have to experiment to see what works best for you. Many things, such as quality, potency, dosage, and metabolism, can affect how different people react. We recommend that you try the edibles sparingly at first and assess how you respond to them. When trying edibles for the first time, a good rule of thumb is to start with 2-5 milligram of THC. Wait at least two to three hours and increase the dosage in 5 milligram increments to see what works best for you.

It can be tempting to overindulge in the delicious treats or to mistakenly think it isn’t working. But just like alcohol, unfortunately, you can have too much leading to anxiety, rapid heart rate, or an extreme sedative effect called “couch-lock”. Take your time, wait a few hours, and you will be rewarded for your patience.

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Why Choose The Apothecarium Dispensary?

At The Apothecarium, we understand that there are many reasons our guests seek out cannabis products. No one should feel intimidated or reticent to explore the benefits and uses of cannabis products if they aren’t familiar with them. They should have a safe, reputable space to ask questions and learn. We were founded on the principle that everyone should have access to information, education, and guidance in choosing their products, whether they are recreational users or in need of relief.

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