A lot of stuff has been said about cannabis concentrates with many praising how effective it is in providing relief and how only one dose is capable of providing a much stronger high than what you’d normally get with traditional cannabis flower or vape pens.
On the other hand, there’s a lot of misconceptions surrounding concentrates, with many claiming that they’re as bad as cocaine and crack and that using them is a dangerous and at times deadly practice.
Here are 4 myths about cannabis concentrates that we want to clear up:
Concentrates provide a stronger psychoactive experience than flower
A lot of people think that concentrates contain higher amounts of THC when compared to flowers, which isn’t completely off base but it’s also not completely true. In one dose of concentrate there could be the same amount of THC than in a larger serving of flower, and this is due to the fact that concentrates have a higher potency level than cannabis flower. Concentrates THC levels fluctuate between 45 – 99%, while flower levels usually stay on a much lower range, between 10 – 30%.
A concentrate hit will leave you high for days
While concentrate newbies might experience a really potent high because they ingested the wrong dose, this shouldn’t occur if you’re consuming concentrates responsibly and have done all the necessary research.
Concentrates are deadly
Since there’s so much misinformation surrounding the dabbing process, there have been some reports that claim that overdoses have been influenced by the recent popularity of concentrates. While there might be an existing relationship, marijuana advocates claim that concentrates are safe and that they produce the same positive results than cannabis flower does. Even if you get too high from ingesting the wrong dose, no one has ever died from consuming them.
Concentrates are filled with harmful chemicals
While the process of making concentrates is one that involves the use of complex chemicals, these facilities are equipped to handle these solvents and are very strict when it comes to how they’re produced. All the information should be clearly stated on the product’s label, and concentrates should be made by professionals who are working responsibly. In short, dangerous concentrates are rarely found in a regulated market.
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