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How Do You Smoke Sugar Wax

How Do You Smoke Sugar Wax

Posted by CANNASaver on Tuesday, 17 November 2020 in Canna Blog

With every innovation in cannabis, consumers have to learn the lingo. Sugar wax is yet another term to add to the marijuana dictionary, and having a definition is a much different thing than having experienced it. That’s why we not only cover what makes the wax different from other cannabis concentrates, but also the different - and equally awesome - ways you can smoke sugar wax. So how do you smoke sugar wax?

We'll teach you all there is to know.

How Do you smoke Sugar Wax

What is Sugar Wax?

For every unique texture, refinement process, or technique to extract, there is a name for it. For casual or bargain cannabis consumers that are searching out the THC molecule, these distinctions do not offer much, yet for the engaged connoisseur, it can be the difference that builds brands.  

Sugar wax is no exception.

Sugar wax has a lower viscosity than other forms of wax and offers a robust aroma and flavor. The crystalline texture helps preserve the terpenes of the strain or strains the wax is extracted from, as does the agitation process during extraction. We will get into that later.

Sugar Wax Color

Sugar Wax describes a texture and a method of refining extracted THC and other cannabinoids from the cannabis plant.

Sugar wax can range in color - though is often amber to off-white yellow. 

Sugar Wax Texture

Have you ever had a really, really old bottle of honey? The viscous honey overtime has the moisture content removed and turns into wet-looking crystalline granules.

In many cases, sugar wax is similar - wet-looking sugar-like crystals. 

How is Marijuana Sugar Wax Made? 

It’s unsurprising, really. The fact that more varieties of cannabis concentrate continue to hop into the consumer view makes sense. Cannabis concentrates are a great way for consumers to achieve desired effects with less and for producers to maximize the value of every crop. 

Sugar wax is heat purged and vacuumed during the refinement process. This allows the product to gain the crystalline structure needed to become good and ‘sugary’. By encouraging nucleation, or the creation of crystal from a solution via heat and oxygen removal, producers are left with a beautiful cannabis concentrate full of the desired effect and with terpenes preserved. 

For more information on how cannabis concentrates are made, check out this guide for dummies (not that you’re a dummy by any means).

How to smoke sugar wax

How is Sugar Wax Different From Other Marijuana Concentrates? 

The vacuum and heat purge method used to create sugar wax most closely resembles how shatter, another cannabis concentrate, is made. The main difference is contained within the process of agitation. 

Agitation is the part of the extraction process wherein the cannabinoids and terpenes are stripped from the plant to create a concentrated version. 

Sugar wax uses substantial agitation throughout the extraction process, in combination with dialed-down temperature and lowered condensation when compared with other concentrates (thus the vacuum purge). This allows THC or CBD crystallization to happen more readily while keeping the terpene profile intact. 

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The Two Best Ways to Smoke Cannabis Sugar Wax

Sugar wax is like all other cannabis concentrates in that they can be smoked, vaporized, or included in edibles.
The difference in textures and consistency make some concentrates better than others for certain types of consumption methods. To truly grasp an appreciation of marijuana sugar wax, where flavor and aroma are maximized, the following two methods have been tested (personally) to great success. 

Dab Your Sugar

Dabbing is the standard when it comes to most concentrates. Smoking or, more accurately, vaporizing cannabis sugar wax via dabbing is one of the best ways to ensure the flavors and effects are fully appreciable. 

Why do you ask? 

Dabbing can be done using various types of apparatus and with numerous accessories. For instance, this writer chooses a rig - the most common consumption tool for dabbing - with an e-nail. E-nails allow dabbers to choose and maintain a temperature they dab at, while the rig itself allows the act of dabbing to occur. 

These work in tandem for a single reason: the melting points of terpenes and cannabinoids present in the wax you are smoking. Yes, the “chemistry in high school” melting points.  

The melting point determines the dab flavor and can affect the effects (yes - I wrote that bit to make you reread it.) 

Given the robust presence of terpenes found in sugar wax, dabbing it with an accessory like an e-nail makes for a consistent dabbing experience. Be careful though, the experience may be too glowing for your high eyeballs to want to look at. 

ALWAYS take it slow with cannabis concentrates. 

PRO TIP: Keep your e-nail somewhere between 500 and 750 degrees Fahrenheit for optimal use. Keep this scale in mind:

  • Lower temp: better flavor, higher potential for waste

  • Higher temp = bigger dabs, still excellent flavor, less potential for waste

Infuse Your Flower

It could be an experienced take, but I can’t see a reason to not pump up the volume on any flower I’m consuming. That means adding wax and other cannabis concentrates to the fresh flower. 

PRO TIP: Get concentrates and strains that align or complement. 

It’s not that this is a new idea. We just find it reliably produces a better flavor than even smoking weed through fruit. People have always added hash or kief or both (aka Moonrocks) to products - though it has become a lot more commercially available as of late.

There is a question that arises, however. And particularly in an environment where a buyer can get a 1/8th of weed and a gram of sugar wax (or other concentrates) for $30 or so dollars (in Colorado [Nov. 2020] low end and $100+ on the higher end.)

Some more experienced consumers may find the stellar in-house or branded infused joints and moonrocks to be just fine, but personally, I like to turn the dial myself. 

That is where infusing your own joint comes into play - and why it is such an awesome way to appreciate the robust and somewhat granular aspects of sugar wax within some of your favorite flower. 

Other Ways to Use Sugar Wax

Sugar wax can additionally be added to edibles, though it has to go through the process of decarboxylation first. You can click on that link of the term for more info. Once activated via decarboxylation, it can basically be added to anything. 

Did we just change how you use sugar wax? Let us know. 

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Should I Try Marijuana Concentrates?

Posted by CANNASaver on Monday, 31 October 2016 in Canna Blog

Is It Time for Concentrates?

 
Concentrates are a far more prevalent product in the current marijuana industry than they ever have been, but for new customers and tourists the idea can be a little daunting and much of the time not something that they are actually looking for. I have seen tourists drop hundreds of dollars on concentrates and the necessary apparatuses to consume them, just for a few days worth of their trip, when really they could have gotten more than enough regular marijuana to meet whatever chemical demands their body may have had.

While concentrates are understandably a more purified form of what we are all smoking anyway, they can bring with them some disconcerting effects. There is of course the stigma that if you’ve not done concentrates before, your first time dabbing can be a little ridiculous compared to smoking regular flower. The first time I dabbed was right when I first moved to Denver, and I was blisteringly high for almost three hours. But the first thing I noticed was after having dabbed, regular flower did not hit me the same way for a few days. Concentrates can wreak havoc on your tolerance, and if you get too used to doing concentrates you can find yourself not even getting anywhere smoking regular weed. This is one of the main reasons I don’t do concentrates, because I enjoy actual smoking too much to let it get ruined by that level of tolerance. Even things like disposable vape pens can do a number on your resistance to THC, though generally only the higher end pure hash cartridges, as some of the ones cut with polyethylene glycol come in only slightly above smoking normally.

But for some people, particularly those who genuinely use it for medical benefits and need an incredibly strong high as fast as they can get it, and after building up a tolerance to regular marijuana it can be the next step for people not interested in edibles or tinctures. It can be pretty depressing for medical patients to find that their tolerance has risen to the point that an intake method doesn’t work anymore, and having this next step option is a nice trade off, though it can get considerably more expensive if you do it very regularly. That being said, because of the new regulation on concentrates only allowed to be sold as attributing to 3.5 grams of your allowed buying quantity, many dispensaries are running sales on concentrates, since they used to be able to sell considerably more at a time under previous regulations.

Some new products have cropped up as well, making ultra purified concentrates that then have additional terpenes added back in for an even more enhanced effect. These are very clean compared to regular flower as with smoking weed or tobacco there is a good amount of plant matter you are dealing with in the process of trying to get your chemicals. Terpenes can sometimes get lost or lessened in the case of some concentrate production, which can take away from the complexity of the high, but these days extractors have gotten much more skilled than when this all was starting. For people with greater levels of health concerns as far as what they put into their body can find concentrates to be the thing they might be looking for, though intake methods can have a decent presence in this decision as well.

This also comes into play when selling to people in a dispensary, as sometimes the people that want concentrates are only going to be in town for a few days and aren’t going to want to spend a whole bunch on a reliable setup, making for a growth in the available vaporizer pens, varying in price and reliability from 13$ disposable pens to several hundred dollar gold plated options. I have used a few of the disposables and had a roughly $60 pen that worked fairly well, but it is definitely a learning process as far as how much each pen can functionally use and timing for good hits.

Ultimately concentrates are for those with an already established tolerance, or an option every once in a while to have slightly too good of a time. They are definitely a big choice to make if you plan on switching to them regularly, though the industry is constantly working to make them more accessible so who knows maybe that’ll be the only way we smoke in a year or two. Just be wary, they can often be more than anyone regularly needs. 

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Wax Strains

Wax Strains

Posted by CANNASaver on Saturday, 06 February 2021 in Canna Blog

For those about to dab, we salute you.

Concentrates are definitely fun for veteran smokers. Concentrates such as wax were made for a modern stoner wanting smoking potency and efficiency. Cannabis concentrates often hit between 60-80% in THC potency, sometimes hitting higher numbers.
With an onset time of 1-3 minutes, the effects can last a few hours. Concentrates maintain the terpenes from the marijuana plant thus adding to the overall cannabinoids being absorbed, natural taste involved, and controlling your overall high. 

But which wax strains are best when considering concentrates to dab or produce from? We’re so very glad you asked.

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How To Choose Wax Strains

Marijuana strains with a wide spectrum of compounds and good flavor/aroma are typically chosen for high-quality cannabis concentrate. Dispensary extraction specialists prefer to use strains producing a mass amount of trichomes (kief). But best strains are often subjective. So here’s a list of a mixture of Sativa, Indica, and hybrid concentrates that are guaranteed to be making you feel good.

Grape Ape

One of the rare purple strains, Grape Ape is an often sought-out Indica strain. Grape Ape is a much beloved and popular strain with some to do with its legendary Grand Daddy Purp and Afghani lineage. 

The strain in its wax form hits high potencies much like its flower form. The wax can reach between 70-80+% THC. Grape Ape is also a fast grower, only taking between 7-8 weeks to flower. This can lead to more wax being produced.
The grape Ape concentrate has a grape-like smell and flavor. The strain provides pain-relief and is a great sleepy time high.

Pineapple Express

Pineapple Express in its wax form will, simply put, make your day better. As Saul from the movie, Pineapple Express (2008) once said, “It’s hands down the dopest dope I’ve ever smoked.” 

The one and only satisfying Sativa is a cross between Trainwreck and Hawaiian. The strain, in its concentrated form, astonished with thrilling smells; comparable to an apple or mango. How yummy does that sound? The taste is as close to pineapple, pine, and cedar as you can get.

Pineapple Express wax gifts you with a long-lasting, energetic high while heightening the senses to their absolute fullest. The concentrate provides productivity and creativity to flow and flow. “It’s almost a shame to smoke it. It’s like killing a unicorn, with like, a bomb”.

Wedding Cake

Don’t worry, we don’t have to sit at a wedding for this one. Wedding Cake is one of the newest crowd favorites on this wax list. The strain is a hybrid. It’s a cross between Cherry Pie and Girl Scout Cookies. 

Wedding Cake concentrate is very potent, anywhere between 80-90%. With vanilla smells and berry taste, the strain provides long-lasting euphoria and happiness. It provides pain relief, reduces insomnia, and helps with appetite. 

Green Crack

Though sometimes an off-putting name, Green Crack is a Sativa fan’s best friend. Not letting the name fool you, this Sativa is 100% energizing marijuana and delectable flavor, especially in wax form. The strain has a fast 7-8 week flowering time which is always nice with production. Outdoor grows can reach up to 20 ounces per plant.

Green Crack wax is the definition of pure energy. Green Crack wax has a super surge of cerebral ripples and sharpened focus. The concentrate has mouth-watering fruity/mango flavors and smells potent enough to blast you into space. 

Green Crack wax is a great daytime concentrate which aids in the fight against fatigue and stress. We think we could all use a little of that these days.

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Harlequin

For those with a need for a CBD-rich strain, Harlequin is the gal for you. This strain is a high yield producer. With a 2:1 THC: CBD ratio, Harlequin provides a flavorful and balanced wax.

Harlequin is low on THC potency but very high in CBD. With some THC present, you can still get a little THC high but it's more there to interact with the CBD (entourage effect). 

Harlequin concentrate has aromas of cherry, pepper, with a slight earthiness. Medicinal users often use it for pain, inflammation, and muscle spasms.

Chemdawg

Ah, Chemdawg. This beautiful strain is a classic. It’s continually crossed to create some of the best strains around today. With a good yield, Chemdawg was basically made for concentrate production.

Enhanced Diesel scents spread throughout the room when the strain became an extract. It has an orange and earthy taste to it. Chemdawg also drips in the terpene caryophyllene which gives the concentrate some spice. 

The terpene also provides the benefits of being an anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, and anxiety/depression reducer.

Chemdawg is a well-known, euphoric strain; only enhanced through concentrate.

Sour Diesel

Incredibly popular, Sour Diesel is a 90% Sativa dominant strain with effects that are only enhanced through the concentrate process. Sour Diesel is a cross of Chemdawg and Super Skunk, making for one heck of a great smell. Sour Diesel flower can be produced as quickly as 11 weeks. 

Sour Diesel concentrates are typically full of citrus flavor and gassy smells. Really gassy! 

This fast-acting Sativa is great for an all-day bake of creativity and energy. Sour diesel is a long-lasting concentrate that will leave you happy, stress-free, and relieving any pain you may have.

OG Kush

Now if we may, I’d like to introduce a strain that needs no introduction really, the legendary OG Kush. OG Kush is a 75% Indica, 25% Sativa hybrid strain. With medium to large dense buds, OG Kush is perfect for making concentrates.

The concentrate packs high potency without ever feeling overly intense. OG Kush has very earthy smells with rich citrus, pine, and faint fruit flavors. 

OG Kush is great for the end of the day. Perfect for relaxing your body, surrounding you in calm, and leaves a smile on your face.

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Strawberry Banana

For me, taste and flavor are the number one factors I’ll choose a certain kind of wax/concentrate. That said, for those who value flavor in dabbing we bring to you, Strawberry Banana. This Indica heavy concentrate is rich in trichome/resin production. Also being a cross between Bubblegum and Banana Kush, this strain is the perfect candidate for a premiere cannabis concentrate.

Strawberry Banana has vibrant aromas of strawberry, banana, and other tropical fruits. The flavor follows suit, often being compared to the taste of a fruit smoothie. Yum!

Strawberry Banana provides a dreamlike head high, inducing creativity and sensory awareness. Sometimes even providing a slightly psychedelic experience. A lovely concentrate indeed.

Sweet Sweet

Speaking of such sweetness, we now bring to you a great strain of that “good good,” Sweet Sweet. This strain mirrors Strawberry Banana but for the Sativa lovers out there. The strain is high-yielding while producing beautiful trichomes. Perfect concentrate fit!

Sweet Sweet has a bubble gum aroma with tropical fruit flavors. It provides an energized and euphoric high that lasts for a long time.

Concentrates of Sweet Sweet can help combat headaches/migraines and drastically reduce stress.
So now we hope we’ve helped you select the best concentrate strains for you. 

Check out Cannasaver for the best concentrate deals out there. Select wisely and based on what kind of high will suit you best.

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Dab Price List

Posted by CANNASaver on Monday, 01 February 2021 in Canna Blog

There are few worse things than coming home after a long day, pulling out you’re dab rig and then realizing you’re fresh out of wax. Time to buy some more; but with the pandemic, staying frugal is important to almost everyone. To make things easier (and cheaper) we’ve compiled a list of some of the best deals on dabs and where to find them. Here is the ultimate dab price list.

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Best Dab Deals

The Lodge Cannabis has two locations in Denver: one on Federal Blvd and the other on High Street. Current deals on dabs include:

High West Cannabis has one location off 51st Ave. Their store is open from 9 am – 9:45 pm on Monday – Saturday and 10 am – 7 pm on Sundays. Some deals going on right now are:

AMCH Denver is located in Capitol Hill off 13th Ave. The store is open Monday – Sunday from 10 am – 8 pm. Some of the deals you can find on dabs here are:

The Stone is a Denver dispensary located on Morrison Road. They are open from 10 am – 10 pm every day. Some of the current deals are:

 KrystaLeaves is located in Commerce City on Vasquez Blvd. They’re open 10 am – 8 pm on weekdays and 10 am – 9 pm on Friday – Sunday. Some dab deals include:

Trenchtown Dispensary is located off Sheridan Blvd in Denver. They’re open from 10 am – 6:45 pm every day. Some of the best deals at Trenchtown right now are:

Reefer Madness Dispensary, open every day, is off 46th Ave in Denver and has some great deals on dabs going on right now:

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Keeping it Cheap with Dabs

“Those deals up there are great, but I don’t have that much scratch right now.”

That you?

No worries, money problems are going around these days. Here are some of the cheapest dabs you can find in Colorado right now:

·         Cherry Peak Dispensary has a deal for $18 grams of wax or shatter.

·         Doc’s Apothecary is selling Summit concentrates for $22 a gram.

·         There are Full Spectrum Diamonds available for $25 per gram at Lodge Cannabis.

·         Pure Marijuana Dispensary on Bannock Street has a deal on mix-n-match wax or shatter grams for $12.95.

·         KrystaLeaves is selling Habana Extracts live resin at $25 per gram.

Buying Dabs In Bulk

Ever been to Costco? People who go there swear by it.

They say something about how buying in bulk saves money in the long run. The same principle applies to weed: sometimes it’s smartest to pick up a grip at a time. If you’re looking to stock up for the long run, we put together a few of the best deals the bulk buyer could ever hope for (keep in mind that most require a medical marijuana card):

·         The Little Brown House is selling Lazercat Cannabis Crystal Water Hash for $1,200 an ounce. You can also grab an ounce of VIOLA live resin for $800 or find a deal on shatter, budder, or wax at 20 grams for $240.  

·         Reefer Madness dispensary has CGC Black Label Live Rosin on sale right now for $1200 an ounce.

·         Kind Meds in Denver has a deal on distillate syringes for $476 per ounce. There’s also a deal on an ounce of live resin for $461. Crumble, sugar, and shatter are on sale as well at $325 an ounce.

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Dab Deals for Non-Denver Folks

The deals mentioned above are great, but won’t do you much good if you don’t live in Denver. Here are a couple deals that you can get outside Mile High city limits:

·         Organix dispensary in Breckenridge currently has a deal on West Edison wax and shatter. You can get it for $14 a gram, but only on Sundays.

·         At Rocky Mountain High in Stapleton you can get four grams of any wax or shatter for $60.

·         Chronic Therapy in Wheat Ridge is selling a four gram bucket of concentrates for $45.82.  There’s also a deal on four grams of Chronic Creations Silver Concentrates at $50.

·         Twin Peaks Dispensary in Longmont has a great deal on wax or shatter, selling for $18 a gram.

Still Nothing?

If you made it through the whole list and still didn’t find a deal that called out, we applaud you. Those deals are the frugal stoner’s heaven. But if you’re determined to seek out an even better deal, more power to you.

         Check out  Cannasaver for the best local deals.

Stay cheap and stay high!

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Sugar Wax THC

Sugar Wax THC

Posted by CANNASaver on Thursday, 26 November 2020 in Canna Blog

The modern age of marijuana has a different look to it. It has taken many different sizes, shapes, and forms in how you can enjoy the medicinal plant. THC can be extracted from the plant in its purest form. Sugar Wax THC is one of the most popular ways to enjoy marijuana concentrates. 

Learning about all the different types of concentrates at once can be a bit overwhelming, so in this article, we’ll focus solely on a type of concentrate called sugar wax. 

What exactly is it? Let’s dive in. Here are the basics of what sugar wax is, how sugar wax is made, and where to buy sugar wax.

sugar wax

What is Sugar Wax?

As “dabbing” becomes increasingly popular, manufacturers of concentrates continue to develop different types of dabs. The many varieties of concentrates can be confusing and a bit overwhelming if you're new to dabbing. 

A few types of concentrates:

  • Shatter

  • Live Resin

  • Rosin

  • Ear wax

  • Ice wax

  • Butter – just to name a few. 

Generally speaking though, a dab is a dab, which is a concentrated marijuana extract. The many types of concentrates or dabs are all very similar really, and the differences are mainly (for the most part) superficial. Different classifications of concentrates are primarily based on how the concentrate is extracted and on the consistency and texture of the end product. 

As for sugar wax, it’s a more solid way of extracting THC into concentrates. Much like shatter, sugar wax is refined using heat purging and vacuuming, which gives it a more solid, ‘sugary’ texture. This allows the THC and/or CBD to crystallize while keeping the terpene profile(s) intact. The THC extraction into sugar wax concentrate is very similar to how sugar is extracted from sugarcane, which gives it its name and resemblance.

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How is Sugar Wax Made?

Here comes the “sciencey” part of our blog – sugar wax can develop naturally over time as the lipids in the wax begin to break down and separate from the cannabinoids, which causes the wax to crystallize. It can also result from condensation or other contaminants which get mixed in with the wax, or if the wax is overly agitated during production. 

Sugar wax can be the result of an accident or intention. Since many dabbers prefer the flavor and texture of sugar wax, some concentrate manufacturers intentionally produce it. Other times, what you see in the stores as sugar wax is of the accidental variety, resulting from a mistake in manufacturing or from an aging product

The quality of the sugar wax depends mainly on the potency of the marijuana from which it’s made, and not so much on how it's made, although a fresher wax is obviously preferable.

How is Sugar Wax Different?

Sugar wax is a marijuana concentrate with a full flavor and a slightly grainy texture. It replicates the look and feel of sugar, being cube-like in shape and being made up of tiny, glistening crystals. It's a little less messy than some of the other types of concentrates as it's a bit thicker and not quite as sticky. 

Many people prefer sugar wax for its richer, more complex flavor profile. Others will argue that sugar wax dabs are the best, as they’re easier to work with than other concentrates when it comes to using a dab tool. It also doesn’t take as much sugar wax THC to dab with – you can save the amount of concentrate you smoke by dabbing with sugar wax.

How Do You Smoke Sugar Wax?

Since sugar wax is a concentrate, you will want to smoke it, either through dabbing or vaporizing it or using it as a topper for any flower bowl or bong. While we don’t recommend the latter, sometimes it’s easier to carry around a glass pipe than it is a dab rig, unless you have a dab needle or something more portable.

Sugar Wax Weed

Don’t have a dab rig or perhaps you’re afraid of them for how high you get when using one? Then topping off your ground-up flower with some sugar wax is ideal – and cost-effective, as sugar wax and other concentrates cost less for the same amount of weed than flower usually would. This is one of the best ways to save money as a stoner. The other great thing about using sugar wax on your flower is that, since it’s not as viscous as other concentrates, it’s not going to make your piece so sticky. 

Sugar Wax Dabs

This is the most popular way to smoke sugar wax, is through “dabbing” or vaporizing. With an e-nail or coil pen that you can drop concentrate into, or a dab rig, which you can heat up and then drop concentrate into, sugar wax THC can be quite powerful, potent, and efficient. Less is more here, but it’s easy to just grab a few crystals at a time. You know the technique you use to tell the difference between salt in your cabinet and sugar? The same applies to when you’re dabbing sugar wax.

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Where to Buy Sugar Wax

If you're a med customer wondering where to buy sugar wax, check out the dispensary deals this week at RiverRock South. They have grams of sugar wax from 710 Labs for just $20 each with the coupon from CannaSaver. For a good dispensary deal on sugar wax for recreational customers, head to the Stone Dispensary with this Cannasaver $17 sugar wax coupon.

Sugar Wax First-Timer

If you're curious about sugar wax, visit a local dispensary and ask them to show you the different concentrates that are available. Many weed stores in Denver have dispensary deals that let you mix and match with different types of concentrates, so you can test out some sugar wax in addition to your usual concentrate of choice and see for yourself how it compares. 

You can also find daily specials, too, like the 10% off Wax Wednesday deal at Whole Meds. Just take a quick look at CannaSaver to find the best deals on sugar wax near you.

 

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Distillate Syringe

Distillate Syringe

Posted by CANNASaver on Wednesday, 02 December 2020 in Canna Blog

Often available in an oral syringe, cannabis distillate is a highly potent cannabis product that has more ways to use it than almost any other form of cannabis. In part, this is because the cannabis oil in a distillate syringe is already activated and ready to produce an effect - medical or psychotropic. The other? Imagination is the limit. 

The distillate syringe allows medical marijuana patients and recreational consumers to easily measure the dose of THC or CBD they are consuming while also keeping the sticky oil contained in an easy-to-dispense package. 

Unlike many other cannabis concentrates which form into wax and butter textures or shatter like glass, marijuana distillate is more runny and sticky. This renders the jars and packages that cannabis wax or shatter come packed in less viable. Putting distillate in a syringe allows cannabis consumers to push the viscous resin out without fear of dropping the entirety of it on the carpet or on a work shirt - and this is just a small benefit of the peculiar packaging.

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All About Cannabis Distillate

There are more types of cannabis concentrate than there are fingers on a human. You read that right – there are more than 10 varieties of weed concentrate, and more seem to show up each year. Each type of extract is produced using its own style and is often named for the finished texture or the method it is produced.

Cannabis distillate falls into the bucket of being named for its production method, which is distillation. 

What is Distillation?

Distillation is a widely-used technique and has been for hundreds if not thousands of years. Distillation is used to clarify, separate, or refine various products, foods, and drinks, often using heat and oxygen. The water we drink can be distilled, as is the gasoline that fills a car and the alcohol that you, I, or the Romans drank. Distillation is largely associated with the science of chemistry - where scientists use the process to separate substances for the purpose of refining, concentrating, mixing, or creating a specific chemical or substance. 

How is Cannabis Distillate Made? 

Marijuana producers refine cannabis into distillate by starting with a Co2 or hydrocarbon (butane, propane, etc…) cannabis oil extraction, which contains many of the cannabinoids, terpenes, and flavonoids found in the plant. 

Co2 hash oil is extremely common in hash oil pen cartridges while hydrocarbon-based concentrates are found more commonly in sugar, wax, and shatter. 

Once the raw flower has been concentrated, distillation uses temperature and molecular weight to separate the molecules that give cannabis its flavors and effects from one another. This process uses the boiling points of the various natural compounds found in the cannabis plant to accurately pull one from the other. This leaves THC separate from CBD, separate from CBN, separate from CBG, and across all terpenes and flavonoids. It also makes for a nearly odorless, mostly flavorless (but sticky) product. And it’s because of this molecular distillation that cannabis distillate is 90+ percent THC on average. Since the cannabinoids like THC have higher melting points than the terpenes, the terpenes must first get separated to produce cannabis distillate. This makes it really easy for producers to reintroduce terpenes and flavors and dial them to create complementing flavor and effect combos.

But enough about how awesome distillate is – let’s get into the best ways to use distillate syringes. 

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Four Ways to Consume Cannabis from Distillate Syringes

Distillate Syringes for Smoking

Using a distillate syringe can add to the potency of your favorite flower. Top your bowls or infuse your joints with the sticky oil. Cannabis distillate is often sold with terpenes reintroduced so that us consumers can have some excellent flavor and an excellent experience. By mixing your favorite cannabis strain with distillate, you have infinite opportunities to explore more potent flavor and effect combinations. The syringe allows you to easily coat the joint paper or dispense a dollop atop a bong bowl. 

distillate syringe on weed bowl

Using Cannabis Distillate for Dabbing

Dabbing is a bit different than smoking. In principle, both require heat and for the consumer to inhale. The difference is dabbing is not burning, but vaporizing the cannabis. Distillate syringes are ideal for dabbing because you can easily dispense a dollop on your dab tool. 

Distillate Syringes for Edibles

Distillate syringes are made to make it easier to dispense the resinous cannabis extract. The distillate, itself, is made to be consumable. It is activated and able to produce an effect out of the package. It should come as no surprise that this makes it an absolute winner when it comes to making edibles or adding cannabis to foods and beverages. With traditional concentrates, you’d have to decarboxylate the extract before it could pass into the brain. And while THC-a has some appreciable medicinal effects, it is THC that produces the lionshare of effects which cannabis is known to produce. Distillate syringes make it easy to add to anything. 

Pro tip: Add to smoothies and salad dressings. 

Eating Distillate from the Syringe

Initially setup to enable medical patients to be able to treat symptoms without having to smoke or inhale anything, distillate syringes allow the activated oil to be placed under the tongue, on the gums, or to be swallowed. 

cannabis from a distillate syringe

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Budder vs Shatter

Posted by CANNASaver on Thursday, 03 June 2021 in Canna Blog

Budder and shatter are both forms of cannabis concentrates. Budder and Shatter are two common concentrates, but others include live resin, wax, or sap. 

Cannabis concentrates are made by chemically extracting the beneficial cannabis compounds from the marijuana flower, like the cannabinoids and terpenes. As such, they tend to have much higher THC concentrations (anywhere from 80% to 100% THC) than traditional marijuana, which hovers around 15% to 20% THC depending on the strain. Essentially, cannabis concentrates are a pure, isolated form of all the great stuff within marijuana.

The high THC concentration also means that you have to smoke a lot less product to get the beneficial effects, which can be better for your wallet and your overall health in the long run.

Concentrate Extraction Methods

Extraction methods for cannabis concentrates vary, however they can generally be grouped into 2 major umbrellas: solvent-based and non-solvent-based.

Thinking back to high-school chemistry, a solvent is a substance or chemical that will dissolve a solid, leaving a liquid solution. In the cannabis world, common solvents used to create concentrates are butane, propane, carbon dioxide, or alcohol

On the other hand, solventless extraction techniques, of which there are many, do not rely on any solvent. As a result, the final product is extremely pure, and many users report enjoying solventless concentrates more. However, these products tend to be much more expensive, and both major extraction methods have been studied extensively to ensure they’re both safe to the user.

shatter wax

What is Shatter?

Shatter is one of the most popular forms of cannabis concentrate. It is traditionally made using butane as a solvent to separate a marijuana plant’s cannabinoids and terpenes from the actual plant. From there, the extracted chemicals are processed into a hard, brittle, amber-color material that is known as Shatter. Shatter gets its name from the fact that it is easily breakable. Shatter concentrates have extremely high THC amounts that vary depending on cannabis strains used and extraction techniques, but generally are at least 85% THC.

budder wax

What is Budder?

Budder, often also called wax, is another form of cannabis concentrate. It is also traditionally made with butane as a solvent. However, unlike Shatter, which is hard and brittle, Budder, in its final form, has a softer and creamier consistency. This means that Budder can be much easier to work with than harder forms of cannabis concentrate. However, since it's a softer material, Budder degrades more quickly and loses its potency faster than harder concentrates.

Budder vs Shatter

Similarities

Budder and Shatter share a lot of key similarities. Both are traditionally made by using butane as a solvent and therefore fall under the umbrella of being called a butane hash oil (BHO).

Additionally, both budder and shatter have extremely high THC concentrations. They also generally tend to cost the same amount and are much more cost-efficient than compared to traditional marijuana.

Right now through Cannasaver, you can get 4 grams of budder and/or shatter for only $38 at any Golden Meds dispensary in Colorado.

In comparison, to get the same amount of THC from traditional flower, you’d be looking at buying ¾ oz, which will cost close to double.

Differences

There are a few key differences when comparing budder vs. shatter.

For one, shatter is a much harder, brittle material than budder, which is traditionally softer and creamier.

Additionally, many people find shatter more visually appealing than budder, since Shatter is a shinier amber, whereas budder tends to be a duller color.

Lastly, Shatter will keep its potency longer than Budder. Since Budder is a softer material, it isn’t as stable as harder concentrates and will degrade more quickly.

Shatter can keep its potency for months and even years, whereas you will want to use your budder more quickly. 

How to Consume Budder vs. Shatter

There are a plethora of different ways that you can consume budder and shatter. A very common way is to use a dab rig or other vaporizing device.

If you prefer, you can also break off pieces of budder or shatter to put inside a joint or blunt when smoking.

Lastly, you can also use budder and shatter inside edibles, if that’s your preferred way of consuming marijuana.

budder vs shatter

Popularity

Both budder and shatter have been growing in popularity recently for a couple of reasons.

Firstly, with recreational marijuana being legalized in more states every year, the market for all things cannabis will continue to grow.

Additionally, cannabis extracts have been growing in popularity when compared to traditional marijuana. When smoked, budder and shatter have a much more muted smell than traditional marijuana, which lends well to users who prefer to partake in the comfort of their own homes.

There’s also a growing school of thought that concentrates are “healthier” than traditional flower. Not only do you have to smoke less to receive the beneficial effects, which can be good for those with sensitive lungs, but you are smoking pure THC, CBD, and terpenes.

Lastly, since concentrates are generally cheaper and keep their potency longer than traditional flower, they are a great choice for the budget-conscious cannabis user. 

Price Differences & Deals

Both budder, often also called wax, and shatter will generally cost you about the same amount.

As such, there’s no real price difference between the two, and whichever type you pick is simply down to personal preference.

Per gram, you’ll generally be looking to spend between $20 and $30, with a lower per-gram price the more you buy. Some people like budder more because it’s softer and more forgiving, whereas others may prefer shatter because of its long shelf life and beautiful amber color.

No matter whether you’re looking into trying budder or shatter out for the first time or are a seasoned user, Cannasaver has partnered with dispensaries to offer you great deals.

One deal that’s particularly great for someone just looking to get started is a $12.95 gram of either Budder or Shatter at all Pure Dispensaries in Colorado.

If you’re a more seasoned user, you might be interested in 8 grams of top-shelf wax or shatter for $99 at The Lodge Cannabis in Denver.

No matter whether you’re interested in budder, shatter, edibles, pre-rolls, or pure flower, Cannasaver is sure to offer fantastic deals for everyone.

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What is 710?

Posted by CANNASaver on Wednesday, 23 June 2021 in Canna Blog - Latest News

Believe it or not, July is only a week and a half away. You may be gearing up for fireworks on the 4th, but as we are cannabis consumers, did you know 4/20 isn’t the only stoner holiday? Rejoice! This July stoner holiday has become very popular over recent years in Colorado. While maybe not as well known as the mother of cannabis holidays, 7/10 is a relatively recently established day in which cannabis concentrates are celebrated. But what is 710?

what is 710

The Code: 710

As I’m sure you are aware, 420 is the key code for establishing whether something is marijuana-related and the day in April on which to celebrate. Along with that comes the phrase "420 friendly" which describes whether an event, business, or household is accepting of marijuana-related activities. It helped to link like-minded pot-smoking people together.

In the years of legalization, a different three numbered code has emerged among the marijuana culture. 710 has become the term used to define marijuana concentrates (wax, shatter, etc.) and thus the celebratory day in which to dab down good and heavy. 

710 was chosen because when flipped around, 710 spells “OIL”. OIL is a term that has become synonymous with cannabis concentrates. Cannabis concentrates or “oil” is found in products such as wax, shatter, or live resin and when all put together with the specific smoking method creates dabbing. Like 420 friendly, if someone is 710 friendly they are perfectly fine with marijuana concentrates being around.

How Was 7/10 Started?

The popularity of cannabis oils has only appeared in recent years. Like most things in cannabis culture, some rumors, much like with the code “420”, extend back to the Grateful Dead in their heyday. But being only rumors, whoever coined the term 710 in relation to concentrates is a mystery though the code is widely used. Most likely, the code 710 only started to appear in the last decade. It has been said that the first 710 celebrations took place in 2012 when a group of oil enthusiasts pushed concentrates to the mainstream limelight.

710 holiday

It’s 7:10 on 7/10, What Will You Need To Celebrate?

A proper 7/10 will have you smoking your favorite concentrates on July 10, optimally at 7:10 a.m. or 7:10 p.m. Traditional “dabs” or pinhead size portions of concentrates, such as wax or shatter, are normally consumed by the use of a rig (small concentrate bong). You are also going to want a dab tool to pick up your concentrate with a torch to cause combustion. If you’re extra fancy, you can also attach an e-nail for consecutive hits without constant relighting.

Vape pens and other portable dab vapes have become incredibly popular in the past couple of years. They have made dabbing even easier for you to consume your favorite concentrates. Current vaporizers and portables allow you to heat your concentrate to an idle temperature making the devices very refined. Temperature control allows you to have complete control of the flavor and smoke production during your sesh.

710 Product Guide

Cannabis concentrates are products that contain much of the plant itself and appear in an assortment of ways. The naming of specific cannabis extracts can be a bit confusing to understand at first so let’s look at some concentrates.

Wax

A soft concentrate that can look many different ways in terms of color, texture, smell, and looks. It comes in varieties known as crumble, badder, budder, and honeycomb.

Shatter

A harder concentrate, shatter is named based on its likeness to glass. Shatter is a hard, fragile amber-colored, and translucent substance. Shatter also has a variety known as pull-n-snap. This is a softer concentrate texture making it easier to break up for smoking.

Live Resin

This delicious concentrate is widely known as the highest quality of marijuana extracts. Live resin is created by extracting plant materials process the marijuana plant has been cured/dried. With the process of live resin, the concentrate maintains its fullest terpene profiles. Another iteration is known as "sauce. This consistency has a more watery texture which drowns in rich flavor.

710 concentrates

As marijuana legalization spreads its way across America, the code term, 710, continues to gain traction as the years go by. 7/10 is a way to celebrate marijuana’s “OIL” with products like wax, shatter,  hash oil, and live resin. Concentrates such as these can be found as high in percentage as 90% THC.

Never underestimate the power of concentrates, not all marijuana products are equal; with differences in consistency, effects, and texture. 

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Wax Dabs

Posted by CANNASaver on Thursday, 24 June 2021 in Canna Blog

Cannabis concentrates are becoming a staple to the marijuana industry. With marijuana use increasing around the country, more people are aware of “dabbing” or “dabs” With 7/10 around the corner to celebrate marijuana’s “OIL” products such as wax, shatter,  hash oil, and live resin. Whether you're a newer consumer or an old-school consumer being introduced to the term dabbing, you may have questions.

Dabs come in several different sizes, shapes, and ultimately, forms. Dabbing can reference many kinds of THC concentrates; from shatter to live resin. But today, we’re going to look at my favorite concentrate known as a wax dab.  

wax dabs

The Titular DAB

A dab can essentially be seen as the measurement to which people dose out their marijuana concentrates. Depending on their consistency, these marijuana concentrates are also commonly referred to as wax, shatter, live resin, etc. These kinds of concentrates are heated on a hot surface, a banger/e-nail, and then inhaled through a bong-like device known as a dab rig. The term has been used for about a decade or so. 

Dabs are made by pouring butane over marijuana. This process allows the THC to leave the marijuana plant and dissolve into the butane leaving a gummy, somewhat solid product that contains high amounts of THC.

What is This?! Wax Made From Bees?!

Wax, despite its name, is not made from beeswax. This type of marijuana gets its name from the concentrate’s texture and appearance. Varying between being relatively gooey being incredibly brittle; wax has an opaque appearance that appears throughout.

Depending on moisture, temperature, and techniques used to extract wax; the concentrate can take on many different forms in the outcome. When the wax is a gooier wax, that tends to be a budder. The other end of that breeds consistencies like crumble.

sugar wax

Different Types of Wax

BHO - Butane Hash Oil, extracts various cannabinoids. Extracting wax, using BHO, is a way to cultivate leftover parts on the marijuana plant remaining after trimming; like leaves or stems. This is why it's cheaper and easier to find.

BUDDER - Considered the cleanest and most wanted wax concentrate. Budder closely resembles butter you would put on toast. Budder is smooth in texture and a highly potent concentrate often hitting 90% THC potencies.  The process is a difficult one due to the process requiring strenuous whipping during the extraction process.

CO2 - solvent-free and tends to be pricey. Produced without toxins, while retaining terpene flavors. Extraction is pricey due to needing specialized equipment. But delivers in terpenes and cannabinoids.

CRUMBLE - Crumble is made from BHO. Crumble is made during the process of purging oil in a large vacuum oven. In the process, the extraction develops a soft consistency but maintains an extremely brittle consistency which can crumble when being prepared. Crumble is a favorite for vaporizers.

PHO - Propane Hash Oil, is an extraction method using propane instead of butane. Everything else is pretty much the same. Some people prefer it because it can be made into a pretty good budder (kind of creamy/buttery concentrate) with vigorous whipping. Experienced PHO makers note that, depending on the strain, it’s possible to get more terpenes and fewer residuals by using propane.

WAX -  Resembles honey which is where it gets its name. Wax concentrates have a very high content of THC and other cannabinoids (much higher than regular buds or trim runs) and need to be handled carefully. If you’re not used to vaporizing something so potent, the best advice I can give you is to start slow.

wax dab rig

How To Dab That Concentrated Wax

Unlike smoking a bowl, you are going to need a specific set of tools. Tools that will make any wax concentrate cower in fear of you.

TOOLS:

  • Dab rig - A small, bong-like smoking apparatus 

  • Nectar collector - A straw-like smoking device

  • Vape Pen - Concentrate vaporizer

Some consistencies of concentrate are easier to consume using all the various ways. Brittle/crunchy concentrates, like shatter, are easier to smoke when dropped onto a hot banger. It’s also worth noting that the higher the temperature you burn the nail, the much more harsh your smoke will be. When temperatures remain lower, the more flavor and cloud production.

When using a Nectar Collector, specifically designed trays/dishes are a must. These kinds of products are made out of glass, quartz, or silicone. After putting a small dab onto the container, blowtorch the tip of the collector. While heated, drag the hot nail across the wax while sucking through the mouthpiece. 

Health and Dabbing Wax

Dabbing wax is arguably one of the healthiest ways to smoke marijuana, although there haven't been too many studies quite yet. For us, it is a bit lighter on the throat and lungs (depending on how hot you prefer to dab).

Benefits of Dabbing

Cannabis enthusiasts will find some advantages to dabbing if they maintain clean and tested products. Dabbing is known for its quick onset time and lasting powerful effects on the user. For those who deal with chronic pains, use dabbing as a guaranteed way to obtain swift, effective bodily relief.

When properly made, dabs can be a product that’s much easier on the lungs than a typical cannabis flower. When smoking, burnt buds create resin which isn’t great for your lungs. Concentrates tend to destroy most unwanted resins while providing terpenes and other helpful cannabinoids into your body.

Dangers of Dabbing

Now for the bad news. Dabbing is, in fact, more dangerous than normal for the average smoker. To those unfamiliar with dabbing, heating a banger with essentially a flamethrowing lighter may appear dangerously off-putting. Though as tech moves forward, devices like an e-nail are eliminating the use of crazy torches. And trust me, I’ve burned many things (including my actual body) that I most certainly didn’t want or intend to.

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Deals on Wax In Denver

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Propane Hash Oil

Posted by CANNASaver on Saturday, 28 August 2021 in Canna Blog

We sure love our marijuana concentrates. Cannabis concentrates are a huge staple in the marijuana industry. With marijuana consumption increasing around the country, more people are either aware of “dabbing/dabs” or are currently hitting one.

Marijuana concentrates are made using a variety of marijuana extraction methods. 

Solvents such as butane, CO2, and propane are used to extract desired compounds from marijuana flower.

Concentrates come in several different forms, but today, we’re going to look at my favorite kind of concentrate known as Propane Hash Oil (PHO). 

Propane’s interesting chemical make-up gives this kind of hash oil potential for maintaining terpene compounds found in the trichomes

Let’s look at PHO a little closer (no, not the Vietnamese soup – although that sounds nice, too)...

propane hash oil

Clean Burning Propane: What is Propane Hash Oil?

If we’re anything like Hank Hill, we love our “propane and propane accessories.” 

Marijuana extracted through propane as the main solvent during the extraction process is called Propane Hash Oil or PHO for short. 

PHO is recognizable by its bright yellow color and is often known as “honey.”

It also tends to have a “buddery” consistency. 

PHO is made using only propane as a solvent. 

Propane’s extremely low boiling point, -43.6ºF, allows extraction specialists to separate more of the terpenes during the concentrate extraction. 

It also removes more of the solvent in the end.

PHO is consumed in a variety of ways: oil rigs, pens, or even joints

propane hash oil meme

PHO vs. BHO: What is the Difference?

Are you a BHO or PHO kind of person? 

What’s the difference? 

Well…

One big difference between PHO and BHO (Butane Hash Oil) is consistency

PHO more often than not will have a buddery consistency (softer) whereas BHO will more likely have a shatter consistency (glasslike, brittle).  

Another difference between the two is the boiling point. Propane has a lower boiling point (43.6º F) than butane (32º F) which means little heat is needed to purge the solvent. 

This temperature difference affects the consistency of the concentrate and makes it much richer in terpenes. 

Propane hash oil is also known for having fewer residual solvents in the concentrate. 

This is a HUGE deal.

PHO Safety

With concentrates, there is always a risk of a gas leak that could spark and cause an explosion. 

PHO extraction tends to be a safer means for companies to operate in a licensed facility. Closed-loop extraction systems ensure propane doesn’t leak. 

how to smoke propane hash oil

How To Smoke PHO

Unlike smoking a bowl, you are going to need a specific set of tools. Tools that will make any wax concentrate cower in fear of you.

The Tools Needed:

  • A dab rig - A small, bong-like smoking apparatus 

  • Nectar collector - A straw-like smoking device

  • Vape Pen - Concentrate vaporizer

When using a Nectar Collector, specifically designed trays/dishes are a must. 

These kinds of products are made out of glass, quartz, or silicone. 

After putting a small dab onto the container, blowtorch the tip of the collector. 

While heated, drag the hot nail across the wax while sucking through the mouthpiece. 

Deals on Concentrates In Denver

The Lodge has two dispensaries locations in downtown Denver.

Current deals on Concentrates are:

Herbs 4 you is located in the Capitol Hill Area.

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The Stone has two dispensary locations nearby: Denver and Lakewood. 

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Rocky Mountain High has 4 locations spread around Denver.

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Trenchtown Cannabis is located off Sheridan Blvd.

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Pure Marijuana dispensaries are located throughout the Denver area.

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Chronic Therapy has a location in Wheat Ridge and Cortez.

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RiverRock has a location in downtown Denver.

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