It took me a while to get confident enough with cannabis to try concentrates.
When the most desired compounds are extracted from the extra plant matter, concentrates are created.
Because of this, they are especially rich in cannabinoids and terpenes. They tend to offer incredibly high THC levels. While concentrates can be rather expensive, a little goes a long way. When they are stored properly, they provide a long shelf-life. Shopping the cannabis dispensaries in Chicago, I have access to every imaginable type of concentrate. Most of them are named for their unique texture, such as budder, shatter, rosin, diamonds, sauce and hash. For an easy consumption method, concentrates can be vaped. I can buy a disposable or refillable cart that requires nothing more than a press of a button. Several of the local dispensaries include vape lounges that are a great place to relax and socialize. However, I really wanted to dry dabbing. Dabs are a bit more complicated and definitely not for the cannabis newbie. The one dispensary offers a dab bar where I was able to rent the e-nail and necessary gear. Plus, the budtenders were really helpful in guiding me through the process. A small amount of concentrated cannabis oil is dropped onto a hot surface and vaporized to provide especially potent flavor and effects. The level of terpenes was absolutely amazing, because the concentrate is so pure. Dabbing is actually cleaner than most other consumption options since the concentrates are free of harmful carcinogens. The Chicago dispensary where I shop provides concentrates that are totally free from pesticides, lab tested and consistent.