Many marijuana enthusiasts know concentrates as “hash,” but most of what you can see today in the shops differs from the hand-collected hash that takes its origin from thousands of years ago. The old generation of cannabis users knows hash as bricks of blond or black color that were smuggled into the USA from Nepal, Morocco, and other similar places. While some shops follow the traditional methods of making hash, the majority of modern producers of concentrates have discovered a new way—the extraction technique. It means that the oils of the plant are stripped with the help of a specific solvent or the combination of heat and pressure. Here are the most common concentrates you may find on the market:
If you are looking for the most innovative type of extract, then this is it—rosin wax. Let us explain what it is and how it is produced. Rosin can be extracted using only the combination of heat and pressure to squeeze the resinous sap from your raw marijuana. The most amazing thing about rosin is that it can be made with the help of the simplest objects almost anyone has on hand: hair straightener, parchment paper, and something for applying pressure. The process of making rosin wax is also extremely simple: you cover marijuana with parchment sheets, smash and heat it. That is it! Marijuana extrudes the oils that will result in a shatter of a golden color. If the process is executed correctly, the flavor and potency of the concentrate will take your breath away. Unfortunately, due to its novelty, rosin is not available in every dispensary, the data about it is still incomplete. For instance, there are numerous disputes about the probable potency of the product—it is claimed to be somewhere between 50 and 70 percent of THC.
This type of concentrate is the simplest one and the one with the lowest quality. The potency of kief is quite small in contrast to rosin wax—from 20 to 60 percent of THC. But it does not mean that you should not try it. Some top-flight extractors can produce kief of the purest flavor. The product is available in Colorado dispensaries, though it is quite difficult to find it because growers get a very small return from kief, plus solvent extracts are in a greater demand nowadays.