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Extract Herbal Benefits: Many Forms to Suit Your Needs

June 28, 2016

It’s easy to feel overwhelmed and like a kid in a candy store the first time you walk through the doors at one of Colorado’s many recreational shops. With so many different options displayed in front of you, you might feel confused or curious about things you haven’t heard of -- especially concentrates. The best marijuana dispensary in Denver can help you understand different ways of consuming concentrates so you can figure out what might work best for you.

Unsure of what concentrates actually are? The term refers to any product created through an extraction process, where a solvent strips the compounds from the cannabis plant, leaving behind an ultra-concentrated mass with high levels of cannabinoids. Now that you know what they are, you can learn more about how to use them below.


Known by many as one of the healthier methods of inhaling marijuana concentrates, vaporizing has grown in popular in the last few years. Vaporizers, especially the portable kind known as “vape pens” are sold at dispensaries around Denver, making it easy to get in on the hype. What makes vaporizers so popular? They are designed to heat THC to the perfect point for inhalation, meaning that you’re less likely to deal with unwanted toxins -- or waste too much of the concentrate.


Dabbing is another method quickly gaining popularity in Colorado because of the ease of use, as well as the potent high delivered. Dabbing is made easy with attachments for water pipes or bongs that replace the bowl with something known as a “hash nail” or “skillet.” Much like vaporizers, dabbing generally burns the concentrate at a high enough temperature that you avoid the toxins and waste left behind from alternative methods. Dabbing often leads to an intense high, meaning that it’s recommended the most for people who are used to the effects of marijuana already.


Edibles are one of the most accessible forms of concentrate available in marijuana dispensaries in Denver, though some might not agree that they should be on the list. You might already be familiar with one form -- cannabutter, often used when making “magic brownies” or other baked treats at home with your friends. What you might not know is that edibles come in all kinds of forms, from gummy bears to chocolate bars to lemon drops.

While this definitely makes them easier to consume, it also brings the potential of consuming too much at one time. Often times, newcomers to edibles can underestimate the impact they might have on them by not understanding the right dosage to start. Add to that the fact that it takes them longer than most other methods to kick in, and you might end up knocked out on the couch before you can really enjoy the full-body high.

If you’re nervous about how much you should start with, stop into Altitude Dispensary to chat with us so we can help you figure it out!


Tinctures are made using alcohol to extract cannabinoids, and generally come in small bottles like eye drops might come in. When you open the lid, you’ll find an attached dropper. Once you’re ready to try the tincture, you place just one or two drops underneath your tongue, and you’ll begin to feel the effects. While this method might not seem as social as dabbing or vaping, it’s known as an easy, highly effective option for those who might not be interested in water pipes, vaping, or buying any kind of extra equipment.

If you’re still confused after reading through this list, come to Altitude Dispensary. Our staff is knowledgable, friendly, and attentive, and we’ll jump at the opportunity to help you figure out the best use for your concentrates. With three locations around Denver, we can help you find just what your medication purposes call for. Find us online or call 303-343-0166 for more information.