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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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Marijuana Sugar Wax

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:

best deals on dabs

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.

sugar wax thc

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.

distillate syringe

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. 

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What is 710? Dab Day 710 Events in Denver 2016

What is 710? If you're asking this, you're not alone. Many stoners have heard of 710 but are still wondering what it's all about and what are the origins of 710 as a marijuana holiday. Here's what you need to know about 710, along with some suggestions for celebrating with 710 events in Denver.

Why is 710 a marijuana holiday?

The idea for 710 originated in 2010 during a conversation on TinyChat between Dabbers Daily co-founder Taskrok and some friends from Healthstone and BeeHive Oil. Taskrok's friends were saying that smoking dabs should have its own special time of day, just like smoking weed is associated with 4:20. Taskrok had a flash of inspiration that 7:10 is the word “oil” turned upside-down, and the group agreed that this would indeed be the perfect time for ingesting dabs. (If you don't know already, dabs are marijuana concentrates in oil, wax, shatter, or resin form, that are smoked to produce a more powerful high.) The idea expanded to include not only the time 7:10, but also the date 7/10. When the idea first originated, it was already past July 10th, so the first official 710 festivities didn't take place until 2011.

The first public announcement about 710 as a new stoner holiday was a post made on Tokecity. The idea quickly spread and soon national media outlets like High Times were publicizing this brand-new weed holiday and cannabis companies were searching for ways to cash in. Events like the 710 Cup emerged, as well as strains, private clubs, societies, and more all bearing the moniker “710”. Taskrok had intended for 710 to be more of a grassroots movement, and had never expected or desired the commercialization of the holiday. Despite the commercial aspects, though, Taskrok remains a strong supporter of the 710 dab day holiday and seems pleased to have had a role in its creation. In an interview with Mitchell Colbert writing for The Leaf Online, Taskrok said in an interview that “became pretty excited as 710 grew in popularity.”

Of course, Taskrok was by no means the first person to discover that 710 spells “oil” if you look at it upside-down, but he does indeed seem to be the first to associate it with cannabis oil and accidentally/on purpose make a holiday out of it. Today, Taskrok continues making an impact on cannabis culture through HighlyEducated TI, which manufactures a line of dabbing accessories including nails, e-nails, carb caps, and more. He's also a rapper who, along with his friend Linus, released an album titled Task and Linus “The Movement” in honor of 710 and the dabbing movement in general.

710 Events in Denver

Unfortunately the Denver 710 Cup for 2016 has been cancelled due to “unforseen circumstances” according to the event's website, but there are still some fun 710 events in Denver you might want to check out.

Cannazaar:

710 events in Denver include the Cannazaar, a celebration of cannabis culture held at Cluster Studios in central Denver. This 710 event features live entertainment, outdoor games, food, vendors, art, dance, performance artists, theatrics, themed cannabis party buses from My420 Tours, and more. The My420 Tours cannabis buses feature different themes, from funk to edm to latin reggae. Tickets to the event are free but donations are welcome to benefit Denver Norml. The Cannazaar will be held on 7/10/16 from 12:00 p.m. to 6:00pm at Cluster Studios located at 3888 Steele St. in Denver.

Hash-making class:

Learn how to make dabs on Dab Day! What better way to celebrate 710 than with a hash-making class? Hosted by Colorado Cannabis Tours, the class includes a hands-on cooking demonstration where you'll learn how to make budder and hash as well as chocolates and tinctures. As long as you're a resident of Colorado, you will be able to take your creations home with you at the end of the class. The lesson costs $145 per student, but just think of all the money you'll save when you can make your own budder for the next 710!

Last-Minute 710 Party!

You can always host your own 710 celebration. Just don't forget to pick up some concentrates and have a few dab rigs on hand so everyone can indulge together. If you want to know where to score the best concentrate deals denver dispensaries have going for 710, check out CannaSaver for money-saving marijuana coupons and go to Weedmaps to find the nearest dispensary. You'll be able to choose the best dispensary for concentrates near you, and you'll know you're getting the best shatter deals in denver and the best wax deals denver is serving up this 710 holiday.

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