Cannabis concentrates are several times stronger than cannabis flowers. They are made by separating the tiny crystals that sit on the surface of the plant—trichomes— from the underlying, inert vegetable material. Most concentrates are made with solvents like butane, but some are made simply with heat, pressure and water. Concentrates can be found in many different forms including shatter, wax, rosin and sauce. All concentrates at Silver Lake Caregivers have been rigorously tested to ensure they are free of any residual solvents.
Cannabis concentrates are usually consumed through a portable device or stationary rig (or “dab rig”) that vaporizes the concentrate at very high temperatures. Concentrates can also be mixed with flower to supercharge a bowl or pre-roll. Ask your Silver Lake Caregivers Cannabis Consultant if a concentrate or extract is right for you.
THC is one of the most commonly known cannabinoids, which are the active ingredients within the cannabis plant. THC-rich strains are euphoric, to varying degrees.
CBD is the other most commonly known cannabinoid and is less euphoric than THC, if at all. CBD delivers various restorative qualities, including inflammation relief.
Strains refer to the thousands of different varietals of cannabis flower, each with a unique flavor and different effect(s) based on their active ingredients.
Sativa refers to cannabis flower strains from closer to the equator and are believed to have more “energetic” effects.
Indica refers to strains cultivated from more northern latitudes and are believed to have more “relaxing” effects.
Hybrid refers to Sativa and Indica strains that have been cross-cultivated to produce cannabinoids with more balanced effects.
Terpenes are the oils secreted by cannabis plants that give each strain a unique smell and taste and may also enhance effects.
Dosing refers to the consumption of small doses of cannabis edibles, making it convenient and manageable per individual preference. In California, the “maximum” dose is 10mg of THC.