There are a number of ways of consuming marijuana concentrates. The most ideal method will depend on your preference, the form of the concentrate and the method used to extract concentrates. Methods of consumption such as vaping and dabbing require specialized equipment while no equipment is needed for ingestion.
Concentrates can be smoked inform of joints or from bowls. Concentrates such as keif are very fine hence will burn fast when lit as a joint. To make them last longer, consider adding them to marijuana flowers blunts and joints.
T-waxing is one method of mixing concentrates with a joint. The concentrate is smeared, spread or sprinkled over a joint so that when one is smoking the joint, they also get a taste of the concentrate.
There are a number of ways to consume concentrates orally. Some concentrates are packaged as capsules which one can swallow. Others are available in the form of tablets which can be swallowed or placed under the tongue to infiltrate the bloodstream.
Cannabis oils are available as oral sprays in which case patients spray the oil under the tongue for fast pain relief. Most tinctures come in a bottle that has a dropper dispenser which makes it easy to squeeze a few drops on or under the tongue.
Another common method of ingesting concentrates is by adding them to or mixing them with edibles. Edibles specially made with concentrates are available in the market in various forms including cookies, cakes, brownies, drinks, chocolates, candy, and syrups. Tinctures can be added to drinks, both alcoholic and non-alcoholic.
Some people prefer to mix wax-like concentrates and cannabis oils with butter. Others add a bit of the concentrate to their food recipes. When adding concentrates to edibles at home, it is important to pay attention to THC levels in the concentrate to avoid overdosing.
Dabbing is a method of consumption whereby the concentrate is heated, and the vapor is inhaled. There is special equipment that has been developed to make dabbing safe, fast and convenient, e.g., dab rigs.
Dab rigs have a nail that is heated using a butane torch. The heated nail heats the concentrate generating vapor that is then inhaled by the consumer.
Dabbing is considered one of the safest methods of consuming concentrates. It is also ideal for concentrates that require to be subjected to heat for the THC elements to be active. Shatter, honey oil, wax, hash, and budder are some of the types of concentrates that are consumed through dabbing.
Dabbing temperatures vary for different concentrates. Higher temperatures are preferred because they vaporize the concentrate better and the vapor is smooth when inhaled.
Vaping is a form of dabbing whereby instead of using dab rigs, one uses a vaporizer to heat and inhale the concentrate. Both dabbing and vaping are popular as they are considered safer methods of smoking concentrates. This is because the user is not directly exposed to harmful aspects associated with smoking. Early on, vaporizers were big and portable but they have evolved to become small, portable gadgets such as vape pens and electronic cigarettes.
Cannabis oils are mostly administered intravenously for medicinal purposes in pain management among cancer patients.
• As suppositories
Marijuana concentrates are predominantly consumed as suppositories by cancer patients who experience severe nausea hence are not able to efficiently consume concentrates orally. They are also used by kids and adults who cannot consume the concentrates through smoking or swallowing capsules.
Cannabis suppositories are a preferred option in instances where one has undergone or is waiting to undergo surgery. Therefore, they are not allowed to ingest anything. They are also effective in the cases where a patient needs immediate relief from pain, e.g., women experiencing menstrual cramps.