Health & Safety

Environmental (recycling program)
Concentrates come in a variety of forms, including edibles, oils, and tinctures, so you can consume them in different ways. To take full advantage of your concentrate’s potency and purity, consider using a dab rig or a vaporizer.
Vapourizing vs Smoking
Because concentrates are just a condensed form of cannabis, they contain many of the same compounds in or on the original plant but at much higher potency. For example, while dried flower tends to have a 13-25% concentration of THC, concentrates contain closer to 80-94%. Choosing an organically grown variety will minimize your risk of accidentally consuming high levels of pesticides. To protect your health and safely manage dose, make sure to source your extracts from reliable retailers and trustworthy brands.
Vapourizing vs Dabbing
According to California marijuana laws, cannabis concentrates are defined as follows:

“Cannabis that has undergone a process to concentrate one or more active cannabinoids, thereby increasing the product’s potency. Resin from granular trichomes from a cannabis plant is a concentrate for purposes of this division. A cannabis concentrate is not considered food.”

As the definition suggests, cannabis concentrates are of exceptional potency when compared to their flower counterpart. Wax and shatter often exceed 70% THC; distillate can breach 90% or more. Oil cartridges usually range between 70%-80%, whereas flower is typically no more than 30%.

Many strains average around 20% THC in legal marijuana markets.

Cannabis Use - Harm Reduction

WARNING: The smoke from cannabis is harmful. Toxic and carcinogenic chemicals found in tobacco smoke such as polyaromatic hydrocarbons, aromatic amines, and N-heterocyclics are also found in cannabis smoke.
WARNING: Do not use if pregnant or breastfeeding. Substances in cannabis are transferred from the mother to child and can harm your baby.
WARNING: Do not drive or operate heavy equipment after using cannabis. Cannabis can cause drowsiness and impair your ability to concentrate and make quick decisions.
WARNING: Frequent and prolonged use of cannabis containing THC can contribute to mental health problems over time. Daily or near-daily use increases the risk of dependence and may bring on or worsen disorders related to anxiety and depression.
WARNING: Adolescents and young adults are at greater risk of harms from cannabis. Daily or neardaily use over a prolonged period of time can harm brain development and function.
WARNING: The higher the THC content of a product, the more likely you are to experience adverse effects and greater levels of impairment. THC can cause anxiety and impair memory and concentration.
WARNING: It can take up to 4 hours to feel the full effects from eating or drinking cannabis. Consuming more within this time period can result in adverse effects that may require medical attention.
WARNING: The effects from eating or drinking cannabis can be long-lasting. The effects can last between 6 and 12 hours following use.

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