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Cannabis concentrates have lately been becoming increasingly popular. Produced through an elaborate extraction process, these concentrates often have a high THC (tetrahydrocannabinol) content and are used across a number of applications.

In this blog post, we will explore different types of cannabis concentrates, discussing their unique traits and applications.

Concentrated Cannabis Wax

1. Hashish

Hashish, often referred to as hash, is one of the most traditional forms of cannabis concentrate. It is created by gathering and compacting resin glands called trichomes, which contain concentrations of cannabinoids. These trichomes are commonly found on the surface of flowers.

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2. Kief

Kief refers to the powdery resin glands that naturally detach from flowers. Similar to hashish, kief primarily consists of trichomes and does not undergo any compression or processing. Kief can be collected by sifting dried cannabis flowers through a mesh screen or by using a specialized grinder designed for kief collection.

3. Shatter

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Shatter is a type of concentrate renowned for its glass appearance and texture. Its name stems from its brittle nature, making it prone to breaking into pieces when handled roughly or dropped. Shatter is created by extracting cannabinoids using solvents such as butane or CO2.

4. Wax

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Wax is another cannabis concentrate known for its sticky texture. This stickiness may remind you of candle wax. Wax is produced using extraction methods similar to the ones used for extracting shatter. However, slight adjustments in temperature and pressure are made during the manufacturing process. The resulting texture can range from crumbly to honey-like, depending on the production method.

5. Budder

Budder is similar to wax and has a texture that resembles the spreadability of butter or peanut butter at room temperature. This type of concentrate goes through a whipping process. This introduces air into the concentrate and helps create a fluffier texture.

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6. Live Resin

Live resin is a concentrate made by using harvested cannabis flowers that are flash-frozen instead of dried materials. Freezing the plant after harvesting helps preserve volatile compounds such as terpenes. This helps create final products with enhanced aroma and flavor profiles. Specialized equipment is typically required for the extraction method used in resin production.

Cannabis Shatter Extract


Cannabis sauce has been gaining popularity due to its high terpene content and thick consistency that resembles sauce! Cannabis concentrates are produced by extracting and separating cannabinoids and terpenes from components of the cannabis plant. This process results in a product that’s both flavorful and rich in terpenes.


8. Rosin

Another popular type of solventless cannabis concentrate is rosin. It is made by applying heat and pressure to either flower or hash. This causes the resinous oils within the trichomes to be released. The great thing about this method is that it doesn’t require any solvents, making rosin a clean option for consumers.

Cannabis Concentrate Live Resin

9. Distillate

Another pure form of cannabis concentrate is distillate, which undergoes a purification process to remove impurities and unwanted compounds. This thorough refinement results in a product with high THC levels. Distillates can be used in vape cartridges, edibles, tinctures, and topicals.

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Wrapping up

There is a range of cannabis concentrates available in the market. From options like hash and kief to contemporary creations such as shatter, wax, budder, and distillate—there’s a range of types to pick from.

Each of these concentrates offers unique qualities in terms of potency, texture, flavor profiles, and aromas. Like with any cannabis product, it’s important to get concentrates from sources that prioritize quality control throughout the manufacturing process. This can help you ensure you’re consuming products that give you the desired effects. 

Remember to start with smaller doses and increase consumption as you start finding comfort. Whether you’re looking for psychoactive effects or enhanced flavor profiles in your cannabis experience, the right knowledge will always be helpful.

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