Concentrating on Cannabis: Butter, Oil, and Tinctures

Whether edibles, vaping, or dabbing, concentrates are fast becoming the go-to delivery method for many cannabis consumers. Packing a huge punch in a tiny package is only one of the many benefits concentrates offer. In this five-part series, I’ll take a closer look at this not-so-new trend, and how, in the legal era, classic techniques have been updated to yield maximum results.

If you are curious about making your own concentrates, there are thousands of tutorials online. But no matter what method you try, two factors will dictate your results: You must start with good plant material—no amount of simmering or soaking will extract more THC than what is in the plant—and you must know how to properly decarboxylate your pot. Don’t worry, it’s not as complicated as it sounds—it’s just the process of applying gentle heat to your plant material to cook off water before you begin.

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