Opinions about cannabis have shifted significantly over the last few years. Studies are finding that the plant can provide significant health benefits. Among them, research has shown that cannabis may help treat chronic pain, anxiety, nausea, seizures, and much more.
As cannabis use becomes more mainstream, it’s not facing the same demonization it did in the past. In fact, most states (including Florida) have legalized it for medical use. People are beginning to explore the plant and experience its benefits for themselves.
While cannabis use is becoming more popular and more widely accepted, not all products are receiving the same warm welcome. People are embracing flowers, vaping, tinctures, and edibles with relative ease. Concentrates, however, are being regarded with caution and even fear. They have a reputation for not being the most “friendly” cannabis products on the market, which has led to countless misconceptions about them.
With so many myths about concentrates floating around out there, it can be a challenge to know what’s true and what’s not. Here, you’ll learn about some of the most common misconceptions so that you can make a more informed decision about what’s right for you.
1. Concentrates are full of dangerous chemicals.
One of the most common misconceptions about cannabis concentrates is that they’re full of harmful chemicals. While many concentrates do rely on the use of solvents in their production, all products have to undergo rigorous safety testing before dispensaries can sell them. Additionally, all concentrates (and cannabis products in general) have labels on them that display their test results. So long as you check a product’s label and purchase from a trusted, licensed dispensary, you can rest easy knowing what you’re buying is safe.
2. It’s unsafe to smoke concentrates.
There are many ways to use cannabis concentrates. One of the most popular methods is dabbing. Many people believe that using torches and superheated nails to dab a concentrate is similar to doing hard drugs.
So long as you’re safe, smoking concentrates is a safe method of cannabis consumption. When you use a torch and dab rig properly, dabbing is no more dangerous than using a stovetop for cooking. Additionally, dabbing is only one of many ways to consume concentrates. You can sprinkle them over the flower in a joint or bowl or use them to make edibles. You can also get a concentrate vape pen and vape them.
3. Concentrates provide a stronger euophoria than cannabis flower.
Concentrates, as the name suggests, are forms of concentrated cannabis. In other words, they have more concentrated amounts of THC and other cannabinoids in them. Where flower can have as much as 30% THC, concentrates have between 50% and 90% depending on the type.
While concentrates might be more potent, your body processes the cannabinoids the same. In other words, concentrates don’t necessarily provide a stronger euphoria than flower. Nor will they cause you to become high for several days, as some people mistakenly believe. If you consume an equal amount of cannabinoids through concentrates that you’d consume through flower, you’ll have a similar experience. The main difference is that you only need a tiny amount of concentrate to achieve the same results you’d get through smoking your preferred buds.
4. You can only use concentrates recreationally.
Nothing says medical cannabis users can’t use concentrates or that they’re only for recreational users. In fact, no cannabis product is specifically “recreational use only” or “medical use only.” Just as medical users can use flower, vapes, tinctures, edibles, and topicals, they can also use concentrates.
So long as you start with a small dose and gradually work your way up to find what works best for you, concentrates can be an excellent product for your medical needs. They provide some of the fastest-acting relief of any other product on the market, and a little bit goes a very long way.
5. Concentrates are better than cannabis flowers.
Okay, this one’s more subjective than anything else. However, concentrates aren’t inherently better than cannabis flowers, just as flowers aren’t inherently better than concentrates. No product is better than the rest. The best products are the ones that you enjoy the most and that work the best for you. It’s all about what you prefer to use to achieve the desired results.
6. Concentrates are the same no matter where you go.
Many people believe that all concentrates are the same, no matter where you go. The truth, however, is that they’re all different. Some concentrates involve the use of solvents like butane or propane. Others use CO2 to extract cannabinoids. Some use no solvent at all.
Additionally, concentrates vary from state to state. For instance, concentrates like shatter and live rosin in Florida are different from those you’ll encounter on the west coast. In California and Colorado, these concentrates may use butane as a solvent in their production. In Florida, however, we aren’t allowed to use it. Instead, products that require a solvent involve the use of CO2. Further, you can find a wide range of products that don’t require any solvent at all.
Get Safe Medical Concentrates for Your Needs
While cannabis use is becoming more mainstream, some products still have a bad reputation. The myths about concentrates can scare many potential cannabis users away from them. Understanding the truth behind these myths can help you make a more informed decision regarding which products are best for you.
If you’re looking for quality medical cannabis products in Florida, VidaCann has what you need. We have a wide range of flowers, pre-rolls, vapes, tinctures, edibles, and topicals. We’re also working on expanding our selection of medical cannabis concentrates. With a VidaCann concentrate, you can rest easy and use your product with confidence, knowing what you’re consuming is safe.
VidaCann has online and in-person dispensaries throughout the state of Florida. Whether you want to check out the selection for yourself or you prefer dispensary delivery in Florida, we have you covered. Visit us online today to browse our products and see just what we have to offer.