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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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Solventless vs. Solvent Free

Solventless vs. Solvent Free

Posted by CANNASaver on Friday, 26 February 2021 in Canna Blog

Rather than smoking cannabis flower, these days, cannabis-enthusiasts are preferring to vape or dab their favorite danks.

These smoking methods increase the bioavailability or the proportion of marijuana that enters the circulation when introduced into the body and to have an active effect. They also hit fast and effectively.

Given that ol' Mary Jane concentrates typically contain 65+% in THC, canna-consumers have never been getting so much bang for their buck. 

But as concentrates evolve every day, it can often be hard to keep up with all the lingo. Solvent-based extractions, solventless extractions, and solvent-free extractions? What’s the difference? Let’s dive in.

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A Closer Look at Concentrates

As with magical marijuana growth itself, concentrates come in many different forms and are made from a variety of methods.

Solvents

Solvent-based extracts first became a thing in the early 2000s. These are some of the most popular ways in which people enjoy marijuana concentrates.

Solvent-based extractions promote chemical solvents to expose the cannabis plant’s extremely potent resin glands.

BHO

Butane Hash Oil (BHO) utilizes the chemical, n-butane, which has a high purity compared to regular butane.

The common availability of the compounds of butane and propane (PHO) make solvent-based extractions idle for small to large scale productions.

Due to butane and propane being very flammable, BHO production is incredibly crude and extremely dangerous. Specialized professionals use a special closed-loop system to clean/purge any remaining BHO. Unrefined oils must be purged before any of it can be fit for consumption.

It then becomes...

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Wax/Budder/Crumble

Marijuana waxes are made by using butane or propane as a solvent. This will extract cannabis and its terpenes.

The result is a texture determined by heat, vaporization, chemical recomposition, and the purge of any residual chemicals. It turns the substance into a bee wax/ear wax-like matter of extreme potency.

Shatter/Sap/Taffy

Shatter’s production forms from separating raw cannabis through heat, compression. And inducing a solvent-lead vacuum chamber purge.

CO2 Oil

CO2 oil is a special solvent-based concentrate. The extraction technique ensures no unwanted plant-material sneaks into the batch. CO2 oil is made using high temperatures with high pressure, supercritical form of CO2 as the solvent.

The oil takes expensive, high-tech equipment to produce. CO2 is seen as a natural solvent and offers a low carbon footprint.

Solventless

Solventless extracts are, well, without solvents. This means that these are concentrates claiming to be absolutely solventless. Or rather, they have never contained any butane, propane, or similar solvents. These are the most “organic” of the marijuana concentrates. 

Kief

Kief is a craft-based approach to separating trichomes from marijuana plant material. This is created by the use of extremely fine micron screens and some good ol' elbow grease (grinder, anyone?). 

This style of solventless extraction is known as dry sifting.

Dried buds are rubbed over a screen to separate the trichomes. Back and forth, this turns surrounding trichomes into a pile of THC crystals or kief.

Fresh, dry sift kief is a great way to blitz out. Go ahead and sample that precious goodness collecting in the bottom of your weed grinder and remember why it's such a classic.

Bubble Hash

Bubble hash is a classic, high potency THC concentrate. The hash is made when the cannabis flower is submerged in ice-cold water and vigorously agitating the flower using fine micron bags (Bubble Bags) to filter out the plant material. The byproduct is a golden solventless delight that is safe for anyone to try making.

Rosin

Rosin is a highly versatile concentrate made from flower, kief, or hash. 

The concentrate is made from high temperature and extreme pressure. The reaction results in a gooey, solventless treasure that preserves more terpenes and cannabinoids than any other extraction methods.

A simple way to produce rosin is by squishing a bud, wrapped in parchment paper, with a hair strengthener. As for the professionals, they use specialized machine presses which allow for stronger temperature control.

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Caviar/Moon Rocks

Marijuana caviar and Moon rocks are a relatively new way to enjoy solventless marijuana extractions. They are high-quality marijuana buds that were dipped in hash oil and rolled in a fine layer of kief. This beautiful combination leads to potencies between 50-90% THC.

And, alas, the Solvent-free Extraction

You might be asking yourself, “didn’t we just go over solventless extracts? Isn’t that the same deal?”

I know, it’s confusing but solvent-free isn’t the same as solventless.

A solventless extraction never uses a single solvent throughout the production process. More organic if you will.

A solvent-free extraction is one that uses solvents and then purges the solvent at the end of the process. This wording can be a bit confusing but then again, the English language is weird as hell.

The end product is supposed to have 0 ppm (parts per million) of solvents present.

Distillate

Marijuana distillate is a golden delight and an example of a solvent-free extract. The distillate is made through the actual process of distillation, think the way whiskey is made. For cannabis, distillation is achieved through fractional, short-path distillation. 

It begins as crude cannabis oil (plant material still present) and is purified through winterization and decarboxylation. 

The crude marijuana oil is mixed with ethanol or alcohol. The mixture is then placed in a frozen environment for 1-2 days. When the distillate mixture is removed, impurities from the crude oil are separated and fall to the bottom by using colder temperatures. 

The solvent removal process occurs when heat is applied, heated to the point which eliminates specific acids. Such heat allows cannabis compounds such as THCa to change into 100% THC. THCa alone does not get you high until the actual decarboxylation occurs. The process helps cannabinoids interact and hit correct brain receptors in your body.

Health and Solvents

Because of the way they are made, solventless extractions are the “healthiest” way to enjoy your favorite concentrates.

They do not contain any contaminants such as butane or propane. But be wary of where you buy. Although lab-grade butane is nearly pure, it is expensive to buy and hard to find. Not every dispensary takes care when acquiring such high-grade materials. Concentrates are also a relatively new product. Concerns of inhaling residual solvents may be unhealthy long-term and are being further studied.

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