If you’re looking for weed concentrates in DC, you’ve come to the right place. Dreams Wellness carries premium DC concentrates like Trilogy 710 Hash Holes and solventless badders. These products are becoming increasingly popular and for good reason. They offer a more potent and efficient way to get high. Here are some of the best weed concentrates you can find in DC, along with some tips on how to stay safe and legal.
Technically, you can’t buy concentrates in DC — but you can give and receive weed. If that seems confusing, we’ll break it down. Stay with us through some legalese.
In 2014, DC voters approved Initiative 71 (I71), which legalized the possession of cannabis for recreational use. But there are a few parts of the law to keep in mind, including:
I71 is a huge step forward for the legalization of pot in DC. Though you won’t see recreational dispensaries like those in California, we’re doing this our own DC way. You can get all sorts of pot products, including concentrates, in I71 shops. Next, we’ll review how to go “shopping” for concentrates in DC.
For more information on I71, check out our detailed article here.
It’s crucial to only use legal weed from a reputable source. And we’re not just trying to save you from issues with the cops. You have no way of knowing if your off-market concentrate is laced or synthetic — both of which can be quite dangerous. When you buy from a reputable DC dispensary, you don't have to worry about legality and safety. Your caution will also be rewarded with the highest quality concentrates.
How do get weed from an I71 head shop? Under the law, these shops can gift (not sell) marijuana. To get a gift, you first buy another product from the shop, like an art print or a yoga class. Once you’ve made your purchase, the store will present you with a gift of a concentrate of your choice that you can enjoy safely in your own home.
An I71-compliant head shop does not require a med card. Based on the current laws, any adult above 21 can receive weed as a gift. Medical dispensaries in DC have different regulations and do require a med card.
Before perusing your options at a DC head shop, let’s cover the basics. A bud of weed is covered in tiny resin reservoirs that store terpenes and cannabinoids. Cannabinoids include psychoactive compounds like tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) and cannabidiol (CBD). Terpenes give the plant flavor and are why different strains of weed taste and smell differently. When you smoke bud, you burn the resin along with the rest of the flower.
Concentrates use a few different methods (water, solvents, and heat) to isolate the resin. Depending on the exaction process, you get different consistencies in the concentrates. The different textures each have their own name and have slightly different uses. But they all have extremely high THC levels.
If you’re looking for an alternative to traditional smoking methods, concentrates are a great option. To the casual pot user, they can seem intimidating at first. There are so many new products, it can seem like a new language. Here, we’ll review the different types of cannabis concentrates and how to consume them.
Wax is one of the most basic and well-known concentrates. A good wax will fall on the spectrum of opaque amber to gold. When making wax, the oils are agitated in a way that causes the molecules to crystalize. Like honey, it’s soft, malleable, and very sticky. This can make it tricky to handle. In general, we recommend using a dab tool to add wax to your pen or top off your joint. Typically, wax is consumed using a vaporizer or water pipe.
One theme among all weed products is they have a few names. THC badder wax is named for its similar texture to cake batter. It’s also called THC batter or budder. Its unique texture sets it apart from other waxes. Since badder is made at a higher temperature and whipped during extraction, it’s soft, spreadable, and a bit fluffy. What results is one of the smoothest concentrates on the market. To consume badder, try it solo with a dab pen or add a pinch to the top of your bowl for an extra boost.
Shatter looks like butterscotch. It’s amber-colored, hard, and translucent. But you won’t find shatter in your grandma’s candy bowl. At 80% THC, it’s one of the most potent concentrates on the market. One of the perks of shatter is its shelf life. Textured like glass, the cannabinoid molecules are tightly stacked together. As a result, the concentrate doesn’t break down as easily as the softer concentrates. However, products like shatter and crumble can be a bit trickier to use. Shatter won’t work in a dab pen like a normal wax. In general, you need a dab rig to melt one small piece at a time.
In texture, crumble concentrates fall in between wax and shatter. They're crumbly in texture, as their name implies. In contrast to budder, crumble is prepared on low heat so that the solvent can evaporate slowly. The result is a much more flavorful concentrate because crumble retains more terpenes.
Live resin is unique among concentrates. It’s made from cannabis flowers that are still alive, rather than dried out. Using a butane extraction to isolate the cannabinoids processing live resin completely avoids heat. As a result, the resin is full of terpenes and is one of the most aromatic and flavorful varieties of concentrate. Line a bit of this up on your dab rig for the most delicious hit of your life.
Dab pens are a style of vaporizer that release a cool mist of cannabinoids from a cartridge of concentrate. With a dab pen, you generally have precise control over the temperature. They don’t burn the plant matter, so each hit is silky smooth and has good flavor.
A hash hole (also called a doughnut joint) is not for the faint-hearted. It's a joint rolled with a piece of resin in the center. As you smoke the joint, the resin melts into the bud, leaving a hole in the center so it looks like a doughnut.
Also called caviar, moon rocks are an especially potent form of pot. A moon rock combines THC in three different forms and is so named because it will send you to outer space. A nug of weed is covered with a concentrate (like wax or live resin), then rolled in high-grade kief. You can smoke it in a glass piece or bong.
Just like how moon rocks build up their potency by combining the bud, hash, and oil, caviar concentrates also layer cannabinoids from different sources. Usually high in terpenes and cannabinoids, this is the créme de la créme of concentrates. It tends to be difficult to produce because it involves reinfusing the concentrate with terpenes.
The weed you consume all comes from two main species: Cannabis sativa and Cannabis indica. While growers cultivate specific traits in each of these, the two plants are often hybridized to create a mix of characteristics. Every individual strain has its own character, but there are some general trends that distinguish an indica concentrate from a sativa concentrate. Some people may prefer one type over another, or have a preference for using each at different times of the day.
When you just want to veg out on the couch, choose an indica concentrate. Typically, indica has a very relaxing effect. It's incredibly calming and leaves you feeling blissed out. It's also the go-to choice to reduce pain and nausea.
In contrast, sativa strain concentrates produce a more energizing high. These are the strains that give the weed user the characteristic creative and giggly energy. If you want to feel inspired and amped up after using a concentrate, opt for a sativa strain.
There are many different types of concentrate products available on the market today. With so many choices, it can be hard to know which one is the best for you. If you’re feeling lost, here are a few quality products that can get you started.
We can’t have a list of the best concentrates without a mention of solventless products. That means that absolutely nothing was added to the bud to extract the resin. If you enjoy the flavor of pot, look for “solventless” products that only use water to extract the resin. The Trilogy 710 Solventless Live Resin Badder is smooth and flavorful. It will give you a potent and enjoyable high.
The combination of bud and concentrate is truly celebrated in Trilogy 710’s hash hole. These hash holes combine 1.5 grams of premium designer flower with one grass of quality hash oil.
If you enjoy the convenience of a dab pen, check out Muha Meds. Using 100% organic cannabis, they offer quality cartridges.
Overall, quality and reputable concentrate products are becoming increasingly accessible in the DC area. Concentrates come in many different varieties, so you can find the one that best suits you. The scene of DC concentrates has plenty to offer. At Dreams Wellness, our knowledgeable staff will help you choose the concentrate gift that's right for you. Check out all the options and our excellent selection of prerolls at the best wax dispensary in DC.