Cannabis culture holds a lot of terminology that can be confusing to new users. Crumble, shatter, bud, resin, wax—it’s overwhelming. Concentrates hold roughly four times the amount of THC compared to your average dried flower. To put it in perspective, dried flower has an average THC content of around 15-25%, whereas concentrates can reach up to 85%. While concentrates aren’t for everyone, the potency makes it a desirable medium compared to dried bud.
Just like any concentrated substance, cannabis concentrates use the most desirable and potent part of the plant without any of the excess material. The smell, effects and flavours all come from cannabinoids and terpenes found in weed - these two elements are located within the small crystalline structures called trichomes. Concentrates are condensed versions of these structures - essentially cutting out the middleman and going straight to the source.