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Staying Lit & Staying Informed: All About Cannabis Concentrates

Welcome back, Fire Island fam! As THE premier cannabis dispensary in Gratiot County, MI, we’re committed to bringing our customers the best products along with the most valuable knowledge to help you make informed decisions. In this blog, we’ll get into cannabis concentrates: what they are, how to consume them, and all about proper dosing. 

Intro to Cannabis Concentrates

First, before we get in too deep, let’s set the foundation. Cannabis concentrates are created by extracting important compounds like cannabinoids and terpenes from the plant while leaving the leafy stuff behind. Different extraction methods create different concentrates, but all concentrates pack a potent punch. That’s basically the whole point!

Types of Cannabis Concentrates

Next, let’s talk about the different types of concentrates. These are some of the most common types of concentrates that you will find in your local dispensary:

close up image of cannabis concentrate

  • Shatter: This one’s got a glass-like consistency, often clear and smooth. Even though it’s fragile, it’s one of the most potent concentrates out there. Handle with care, and maybe don’t drop it on your tile floor.
  • Wax & Budder: These two are kind of like siblings in the concentrate family. While wax has a more crumbly texture, budder is creamier. Both pack a punch and can be used in various ways, from dabbing to vaping.
  • Crumble: With its unique, well, crumbly texture, it’s easy to sprinkle over your flower or consume in other creative ways. It’s the flaky pastry of concentrates.
  • Live Resin: Freshly harvested plants are flash-frozen to create this aromatic beauty. It’s known for capturing the true essence of the plant, which means incredible flavors and aromas — a real treat for your senses.
  • Rosin: The clean choice for many, rosin is made without using any solvents. Instead, heat and pressure are applied to squeeze out this golden concentrate. It’s gained quite a following thanks to its natural extraction method and rich taste.

Consumption Methodsgirl enjoying cannabis concentrate

So, once you’ve acquired the concentrate that catches your eye, how do you consume it? Just like there are a variety of concentrates, there are a variety of ways to consume them. These are the most popular:


To dab concentrates, you’ll need a tiny dab rig, a torch, and a small bit of concentrate. Heat the nail, drop in the concentrate, and inhale.


Now, you might’ve heard of vape pens and vaporizers, and no, they’re not the same thing. Vape pens are super portable, perfect for on-the-go, and use cartridges. Vaporizers, on the other hand, are a bit bulkier, letting you load up your favorite concentrates directly.


For an extra kick, some users add concentrates to joints or sprinkle it on top of their bowls before smoking. It’s like adding delicious toppings to an already delectable bowl of ice cream.

Oral Consumption

Ever heard the saying “a little goes a long way”? That’s the vibe when you consume concentrates orally. Effects take a bit to kick in, but once they do, you’re in for a lasting journey. Whether it’s in a capsule, oil, or edible, sit back, relax, and let the good times roll.


The Importance of Dosing and Potency

You know what they say: great power comes with great responsibility. The intensity of cannabis concentrates is not to be toyed with. It’s important for users to pay close attention to dosing and potency when using cannabis concentrates. Here’s how you can do that:

  • Determining Potency: With concentrates, it’s all about checking out the THC or CBD percentage. That little number will give you a hint about how strong it is. A microdose is considered anything 5 mg or less, and an average dose is usually 10 mg.
  • Starting Slow & Steady: Like with any great playlist, it’s all about starting off with a mellow tune and gradually building up the vibe. Start with a small dose, see how it feels, and then you can always go up a notch next time.
  • Overconsumption: With concentrates, overdoing it might mean feeling a bit too spacey or even a touch of paranoia. Keep it cool, know your limits, and always prioritize your well-being.


Fire Island Recreational Dispensary: Helping You Spice Up Your Cannabis Experience

Just as gold is refined to remove impurities, leaving behind a pure and valuable substance, cannabis concentrates offer the purest form of cannabinoids and terpenes. Cannabis concentrates are a great way to spice up your cannabis experience. If your canna-curiosity is kicking in, make sure to visit our menu, where you’ll find concentrates of all kinds.

*The contents of this blog are intended for informational purposes only. Always seek the advice of a physician or other qualified healthcare provider with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition.*


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