Why Consume Concentrates?
“Some people are intimidated by just the actual concentrate itself and what it looks like because it just looks so far from the cannabis flower that we all grew up knowing and loving. It’s not the flower you know, it looks like putty! It’s an isolated form of cannabis, but again I think that there’s also a misconception with the potency. For me personally (as an Ohio medical patient) I can consume an extract that’s 70% THC and it provides me with the benefit I’m looking for without some of the other undesirable side effects that I feel from flower. Everyone’s body chemistry is different. It’s one of those things where you just dip your toes in the water a little bit to actually figure out what works for you and what doesn’t.”
Wedding Cake Diamonds
History Overview of Concentrates
Wax, Batter, and Shatter
What makes Standard Wellness Concentrates Superior?
- “We are not afraid to be heavy with the terpene content! I know for a fact that we go a little bit heavier than some of the other companies out there. I used my experience back in Colorado, and did extensive research, I was really trying to figure out the optimal ratio of terpenes. There is a window! You can certainly have too much, and you can certainly have too little.”
- We don’t use Trim! “Many companies that are naked processors, like I was back in the day, are totally dependent on sourcing plant material. Many times, what they are running is bottom of the barrel trim to extract their terpenes, or flower strains that they’re purchasing may not be as desirable.
- We are Vertically integrated! “We have a greenhouse right down the hallway. We can be extremely selective about what strains we’re running. Another advantage is that we can be selective about when we’re harvesting our plants to maximize the terpene content and terpene preservation. We can treat the plant material differently from harvest and from every step of the way until it’s being processed. This preserves terpenes, and what I like to call the flavor matrix. It’s somewhat inaccurate to just use the term terpenes just because terpenes are only part of the overall labor where it comes from. There are alcohols, esters, terpenoid, flavonoid; all these compounds come together to create the wonderful flavors and aromas that we know and love.
How it all comes together
The information offered in this blog came from the brain of August Kaan and was supported by Mike Picciuto—part of the dream team in the MIP at Standard Wellness. Kaan an extraction artist expert, and Picciuto a scientist/mathematician. We have also included our own anecdotal and personal experiences. All to say we are not professional researchers, and the cannabis industry moves fast. This is our attempt to give patients the best and most accurate information that we currently have.