Medical Marijuana Concentrates

Cannabis concentrates are extracted, condensed parts of the cannabis plant that contain the highest concentration of THC.


What Are Cannabis Concentrates?


Most concentrates make use of extracted oils from cannabis, which are rich in terpenes and cannabinoids. These concentrated forms of cannabis come about via a plethora of extraction processes and manipulation techniques, so you end up with a full collection of consistencies, appearances, and qualities.

Are Cannabis Concentrates Safe?

Potent and Impactful

When used responsibly and sourced from a reputable medical dispensary, THC concentrates are safe. The extreme potency means you can use very little to experience intense effects.

If you’re trying concentrates for the first time, it never hurts to get a little guidance from an experienced concentrate user - or your friendly neighborhood dispensary agent!


Types of Cannabis Concentrates



Wax is, just as you would expect, waxy. The consistency is dense, and sometimes a bit granular, and the color is typically golden and opaque. It is most often consumed using a dab rig.



Shatter is a BHO concentrate and gets its name from the fact that it looks a lot like broken glass. The concentrate is thin and has the appearance of hard candy. It has a telltale amber color when it’s high quality.



Budder is an extremely potent, smooth concentrate with a whipped consistency comparable to butter. It is known for its high potency, but may not always have a lot of aromatics due to extra heating used beyond the extraction point.


Live Resin

Live resin falls on the consistency scale between sauce and wax. Live resin is sticky and potent. It’s chock-full of natural cannabis terpenes because it is harvested after freezing fresh cannabis plant - using a solvent to extract the cannabinoids and terpenes. Hence, the term “live”.



Distillate is thick, like honey, and is actually resin or rosin taken a step further for a more refined product. It is highly potent and is often what is found within vape pens and cartridges.

Concentrate Consumption Methods


Dab Rig

Most dab rigs are glass with nails made from either glass, ceramic, titanium, or quartz. While the traditional method involves heating the nail with a torch, there are many user friendly e-nails on the market now, too.


Top Your Flower

Adding crumbled wax or wrapping shatter around a joint can up the potency of your smokeables with little extra effort. These methods don’t require any of the expensive tools necessary to dab, while still increasing the potency of your smoke and adding extra flavor.


Vape Pen

They are high-quality concentrates produced from fresh cannabis plant material. Sometimes plant material from cannabis plants that were frozen right after being harvested will also be used.

Helpful Beginner Resources to Get you Started with Concentrates:

Patients with a qualified medical marijuana card are able to purchase a variety of high-quality concetrates from Bloom Medicinals.

If you’re interested in learning about the Shatter, Wax, and Badders that might be best for you, give your local Bloom Medicinals dispensary a call today to set up a free, one-on-one patient consultation.

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