So, you are ready to take the next step and explore the world of cannabis concentrates. It can be easy to become overwhelmed by the terms, tools, and products available on the market now, but we are here to help. This consumer guide covers everything you must know about D9 concentrates from The Hemp Doctor. Learn more below!
A Quick Rundown on Hemp-derived Cannabinoids
Cannabinoids are chemical compounds produced in the cannabis and hemp plant trichomes. Together with other substances like terpenes and flavonoids, these compounds can provide various health outcomes. Some of these compounds, including delta 9 THC and delta 8 THC, are famous for producing euphoric sensations. Still, these outcomes will vary across consumers depending on factors like product potency and personal tolerance. Hemp-derived D9 will have a low strength but can still be intoxicating for some consumers.
The Basics of Cannabis Extracts
Before we get started, the word dab is a slang term used to describe cannabis concentrates, known as extracts. It also references the size or quantity of the concentrate typically consumed, as dabs are usually very small. But don’t be fooled; this type of product can pack a big punch. Another variation of this term is dabber or dabbers. A dabber is simply a consumer who partakes in consuming these extracts.
What is a cannabis concentrate?
Concentrates are made from the cannabis and hemp plant trichomes, which include D9 and other compounds. This format is considered to be very potent due to its high concentration. Depending on the product type, concentrates usually have an amber color and can sometimes have a thick or sticky consistency.
How are D9 concentrates made?
There are many different methods used to make D9 concentrates. These processes can be broken down into two types. These are either physical separation (also called solventless) or chemical extraction. Some common solventless methods include dry sift, steam, ice-water, heat and pressure (using a mechanical press), etc. Chemical extractions use solvents like butane, carbon dioxide, ethanol, and propane. Both methods aim to separate the trichomes from the plant material to create various products.
Why do consumers use concentrates?
Each consumer has their preference when it comes to product type. Some advantages of consuming D9 concentrates include its strong effects and quick onset time. It can be convenient and discrete if this is what you prefer. Some consumers choose this method for enjoyment, as concentrates are known for their flavor. Quality concentrates will have a pleasant smell, will have a nice color, won’t have any unwanted plant material, and so on. Also, look for products that have been packaged recently and are fresh before you buy.
How do you consume D9 concentrates?
Depending on your style, consuming D9 concentrates can be both easy and complicated. Some common ways to consume concentrates include adding them to your dried flower, vaporizing in a pen, using a dab rig, or adding them to food (edibles). When consuming new products, particularly concentrates, start with a couple of small puffs and wait 30 minutes to feel its effects. Always consume concentrates with caution and be careful when using hot glass, etc.
Some of the disadvantages of long-term use of D9 concentrates include increased tolerance, which could be a source of harmful chemical exposure. To avoid this risk, always purchase your products from a legal provider.
Common types of concentrates include:
- CO2 Oil
- Crumble or Honeycomb
- Live Resin
- Rick Simpson Oil (RSO)
- Shatter (BHO)
Storage Tips: Keep your product away from heat and light. It is best to store your concentrates in an air-tight container for a longer shelf-life. Store your product securely away from children and pets.
The Legal Status of D9 Concentrates
Hemp-derived D9 products with a maximum of 0.3% THC are federally legal under current laws. Most states do allow the sale of these goods; however, the regulations specify that the THC potency must not exceed this limit on a dry weight basis. This makes it difficult to produce compliant D9 products like dried flower and concentrates. Therefore, federally compliant retailers such as The Hemp Doctor cannot legally sell these products at this time.
Can you find D9 concentrates on the legal market?
Technically, yes, you can find legal D9 concentrates in the US. States with medical cannabis programs do have these types of products, but the selection is limited to vape pens and cartridges. You can also purchase D9 concentrates in states where recreational cannabis is allowed. It all depends on where you are.
Interesting fact: The cannabis community has its annual 420 celebrations to gather and reflect. It is a day when people come together to recognize the benefits of the cannabis plant. It’s a day when people continue to advocate for the end of prohibition. But did you know the dabbing community also has its annual celebration honoring concentrates? This celebration happens on July 10, otherwise known as 710 (pronounced seven-ten). What this secretly references is the word oil upside-down. Oil being a form of concentrates. For those who are part of the dab culture, happy dabbing to you and your buds!
It’s What Consumers Demand
It’s no secret that D9 concentrates are among some of the most potent formulations. The popularity of these products isn’t going away either. Industry experts believe this trend is based on basic human behavior. The bottom line, consumers want to get the most out of their purchase. And rightly so! Legalization in the US would go a long way to improving overall consumer safety and provide the legal framework required to accommodate future markets.
Get in the zone! The Hemp Doctor believes in your ability to perform at your very best. So we provide only the highest quality hemp-derived cannabinoids for our customers, helping them reach their optimal performance. Shop for the best D9 available in the US today.
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