How to Use Concentrates

Cannabis concentrates are available in multiple forms, each with unique consistencies and flavors. Some are cured, others live, and there are numerous ways to enjoy them. With so many options available, even some of the most experienced cannabis consumers feel they don’t understand the world of concentrates well enough to justify deviating from their favorite pre-rolls or flower.¬†

We get it. 

Navigating such a diverse range of products can be overwhelming at first.

Cannabis consumers in Missouri have the advantage of discussing the finer points of using concentrates with experienced guides at Latitude Dispensary. 

They’re some of the most educated and compassionate professionals you’ll find. But until we see you in person, you may find it helpful to know what cannabis concentrates are and how the medical and adult-use consumers visiting our Osage Beach location enjoy using them.

What Are Concentrates? 

People often use the terms “extract” and “concentrate” as if they’re one and the same. But for cannabis consumers, they’re two entirely different entities. Extraction separates THC and the many other active components in marijuana from the plant’s biomass. Concentrates are made from cannabis extract. Some processes concentrate weed in a way that preserves the cannabinoids and terpenes in the same ratios as the original plant source; others concentrate weed in a way that delivers a purified form of THC on its own.

The products resulting from the range of processes used to concentrate weed can be thick and sticky, granular, liquid, or wax-like. Most are named according to their texture and general appearance. 

“Butter” and “Badder,” for example, are soft and somewhat oily.¬†

Shatter, on the other hand, is translucent, brittle, and almost glass-like in appearance, while “sugar” is rather sticky and has visible crystals.

How Cannabis Concentrates Are Consumed 

There’s no single method of concentrate consumption that appeals to everyone, which is why Latitude Dispensary in Osage Beach offers several options.¬†

After discussing your needs and preferences with one of our cannabis guides, you may decide to boost the impact of your favorite strain by adding a small amount of concentrate to a pre-roll or one-hitter from a syringe. 

You may prefer keeping things simple with sublingual absorption.

Of course, our knowledgeable staff will be happy to talk with you about your preferences and answer your questions about any cannabis-related topic. Until then, you may also want to consider a few popular alternatives. 

Vaping a Cannabis Cartridge  

Vaping delivers an effect similar to smoking without the combustion. Instead, your concentrate is transformed from a liquid state to thick plumes of flavorful vapor with a battery-activated heating element. Some medical and adult-use cannabis consumers enjoy the convenience of disposable vape pens, while others prefer securing a live resin cartridge to a rechargeable battery.

Dabbing a Wax Concentrate 

Dabbing is a popular concentrate consumption method quite similar to vaping. Most vape shops sell battery-powered “dabbing” devices.¬†

If you’re more of a traditionalist, you’ll need a “nail” and “torch.”¬†

After placing a small amount of cannabis concentrate on a heat-safe surface with a dab tool, you’ll use a torch (or lighter) to vaporize the wax.

Applying Concentrates Topically 

Topical application is ideal for targeted relief to a specific area of your body when you don’t want the high you’ll get from marijuana. When applied to the surface of your skin, THC does not penetrate deeply enough to absorb into your bloodstream.

Enjoying a Potent THC-infused Treat 

Concentrate-infused gummies,  chocolate bars, and mocktails are dispensary favorites. If you enjoy getting creative in the kitchen, you could also make your own THC-infused edibles using your favorite wax or cooking butter. Simply add your serving size of choice to your favorite recipes. The effects of cannabis edibles take longer to peak but can last up to eight hours.

Where to Buy Concentrates in Osage Beach 

Medical and adult-use consumers in Osage Beach buy cannabis concentrates at Latitude Dispensary. Our knowledgeable staff is well-versed in the finer points of concentrate consumption and will help you determine which cannabis strains, potencies, and product types are best suited to your needs, preferences, and lifestyle.  

Latitude is more than a dispensary. We’re a community of advocates, educators, and problem-solvers with a common goal: improving lives with the finest cannabis products produced in our state.¬†

If you’d like to speak with one of our guides, call 573-889-3091 or visit our retail location. You’ll find us at 3696 Osage Beach Parkway.


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