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Ganesh Vapes & GreenRush Concentrates A Winning Combination

BHO concentrates are a staple in the recreational scene. Many of the notable extraction companies use butane to extract the THC, CBD, and terpenes from the plant material which leaves the final solvent that is dabbed. The excess butane and other impurities are purged out with heat and what’s left is your concentrate.

Slight variations of extraction variables paired with different cannabis strains is what gives you all of your many concentrate varieties. The Oregonian released a story citing a study by Portland State University chemistry professor Robert Strongin. The article states carcinogens are released when terpenes present in butane hash oil (BHO) are vaporized on nails at temperatures above 750 degrees Fahrenheit and 932 degrees Fahrenheit.  Methacrolein and benzene are the carcinogens in question, respectively.

The Oregonian doesn’t specify what brand of concentrates were used in the study, only the terpene profiles and that they were BHO. “We don’t want to say things like this are just bad,” Strongin told The Oregonian. “It really depends on the user.”

The most popular type of equipment used for low temp dabbing is a type of nail called a “quartz banger,” which is a small bucket that you scoop your dabs into. Pair this with carb cap that acts as a seal to retain as much heat in the nail as possible to melt the dab and cut down on waste.  Quartz is the most popular because it heats up relatively quickly and has great retention properties.

The temperature goal for successful low temp dabbing is between 350 and 400 degrees Fahrenheit, High Times reports. This allows the cannabinoids and terpenes to melt all the way; providing the full spectrum of the strain’s effect without burning your throat and scorching the flavor.

The smaller the dab, the less you will want the nail to heat up, and vice-versa. You will know if your nail is too hot because the remnant oil will be a singed and black instead of warm and brown. It should be easily cleaned up with a Q-tip. Cleaning your nail after every dab will keep your nail fresh for months and keep your dabs tasting clean. An electronic nail provides an easier way to experience low temp dabs, but it can be costly if you want a reliable set-up. Consistently dabbing a torch and nail at low temperatures is absolutely possible, it just takes research and practice.

“Preference is part of it, but you never want to get any concentrate too hot, Linn said.” “It burns away the terpenes, which in effect takes away from the taste and the potency of the product.”

There are several factors to consider when your cooling down your nail, but the most important part is to have the same starting point for every dab; so heat the nail red hot, until it’s slightly glowing orange. A nail that is visibly glowing orange or red will be around 800 degrees Fahrenheit, per High Times. Let it cool down from this point for anywhere from 45 seconds to a minute and 30 seconds depending on the thickness of your nail and the size of your dab. Linn explains there will be a trial and error period for each nail and type of solvent (rosin, distillate, shatter, etc,) to zero in the heat to maximize the taste and effect.

“Most people take minimally sized dabs compared to some of the dabs I’ve taken,” Linn continued, “it depends on where people are at with their tolerance level.”

GreenRush Cannabis is a WA i502 producer-processor located in the scenic Snohomish Valley. We produce a clean, sophisticated crop that has become a preferred brand for a number of top shops in Washington state known for our consistent terpene flavor, high quality, and deep impact.

Support Your Local Roots and Ask For GreenRush

One of our most trusted retail partners is Local Roots. Learn more about their company using their website and the information below.

“Hailing back to beginnings as “Northwest Cannabis Market” in the medical marijuana scene, the principles of our business have remained steadfast through the years. We provide knowledgeable staff offering a wide range of quality products while following all safety and state guidelines.” – Local Roots 

We’ve established a great relationship with Local Roots and take pride in offering our customers a high quality offering of retail partners. At the Local Roots locations, they have a wide variety of products to choose from at a range of prices. Just like us, they have high standards for quality and safety that all products are expected to meet. We trust that they try every sample from us before it makes it to their shelves. As usual, you can always ask your budtender what their current favorites are.

With over 900 different “producers and/or processers” in the state of Washington, selecting the best partners for our customers is our priority. We are happy to answer any questions you might have about the retailers we work with!

We encourage you to become familiar with some important information regarding cannabis. Thank you to Local Roots for putting together such a helpful frequently asked questions page.

Support Your Local Roots and Ask For GreenRush

Frequently Asked Questions – Local Roots

Do I need a medical card to shop at Local Roots?
Nope! All Local Roots locations offer recreational marijuana and are open to the public, 21 & over with a Valid ID.   

How does Local Roots obtain it’s cannabis?
In accordance with state law, we do not grow our own cannabis and/or produce any cannabis products. Instead, Local Roots works closely with numerous farms and producers across Washington to bring you a wide range of high-quality cannabis products. Steps are taken to ensure that all product coming through our stores is safe, legal, and, of course, something we would enjoy ourselves.  Every product offered at Local Roots has been tried by someone in the company to ensure quality before being sold.

Can I purchase cannabis seeds or clones or plants?
Currently, no. Local Roots stores only carry and sell closed and sealed cannabis products in accordance with WA State law.

Cannabis is an annual flowering plant in the Cannabis genus. Humans have harvested it throughout time for industrial fiber, oil, recreation, spiritual pursuits, and as medicine. Cannabis is categorized into two types for consumption: Cannabis Sativa and Cannabis Indica. These plants contain cannabinoids, which are the active ingredients in cannabis. The most commonly known cannabinoids are THC, CBD, and CBN.

How do I determine the proper dosage?
Edible forms of cannabis are measured into milligrams (mg). For people with a low tolerance, a recommended starting dose is 5-10mg. Other forms of cannabis (flower, joints, concentrates like wax, shatter, etc.) are sold by the half-gram(0.5 g), full (1 g) gram, an eighth (3.5 g), a quarter (7 g), half-ounce (14 g) and full ounces (28 g). Due to personal body chemistry and individual tolerance levels, other forms of cannabis intake (smoking, vaporizing, dabbing, etc.) will vary considerably from person to person. Please feel free to ask your budtender any questions you might have about marijuana dosage!

Your products have percentages of THC/THCA/CBD listed. Why is that and should I care about it?  
In accordance with WA State Law, all farms and producers are required to responsibly tests their cannabis for levels of cannabinoids such as THC and CBD called a potency analysis. At this point, the product(s) are also treated to a microbiology and foreign matter screening to gain quality assurance ratings. Only “Class A” ratings are allowed to be sold for any cannabis product in accordance with state law. Potency analysis test results are listed daily on our menus and can always be found on the product packaging. Microbiology and foreign matter test results are available upon request.

“THC” refers to the amount of THC in the trichome crystals on the outside of the plant. “CBD” , likewise. The “A” sometimes listed with these percentages refers to the “Active” amount or the actual amount received by the individual during the act of burning and inhalation. At this point, lab analysis varies between labs and there is no state oversight of the labs yet, thus these percentages (especially on flower) don’t often reflect the strength or effects of the corresponding high.

GreenRush Cannabis is a WA i502 producer-processor located in the scenic Snohomish Valley. We produce a clean, sophisticated crop that has become a preferred brand for a number of top shops in Washington state known for our consistent terpene flavor, high quality, and deep impact.

Low Temp Dabs: What You Should Know

Anyone who has been dabbing or smoking concentrates for a long time has most likely taken dabs off a hot nail. Red hot, or even being close to red hot, isn’t the proper way to dab.

Nobody knows any better at first. You attempt to dab like you smoke weed, just put heat to solvent and get high, but through the years of trial and error and learn there is a lot more subtlety and technique to dab the correct way.

If you’ve ever heard of low temp dabbing, now is the time to learn what’ve you’ve been missing. The easiest way to make sure your dab is low temperature is simply by using your stopwatch app on your smartphone. Set it up and fire up your torch. Heat your torch up and when it starts glowing red/orange, hit the lap button.

Now you’re letting the nail cooldown watch your timer.

The amount of time you let the nail cool down really depends on the type of nail, let’s just say it’s quartz. Most quartz nails take at least 45 seconds to cool down before you hit the correct temperature.

If it’s thick like a 4mm, then you will want to wait up to a minute and thirty seconds.

There will be a three to five dab practice period when you’re zeroing the timing of your nail.

If you see the remaining oil in your nail is black or its crusted to the nail, it was too hot when you did you dab. You want a warm brown puddle for remains. This will make for easy clean up with Q-tips. If you didn’t get it all cleaned quite quickly enough, you can burn off the rest with your torch with ease.

Learn more about the benefits of low-temperature dabs and techniques with these materials.

Why Low Temperature Dabbing Is Important For Safety and Experience

*GreenRush Cannabis is a WA i502 producer-processor located in the scenic Snohomish Valley. We produce a clean, sophisticated crop that has become a preferred brand for a number of top shops in Washington state known for our consistent terpene flavor, high quality, and deep impact.

Things To Know When Buying Dabs In Washington

Even when it comes to concentrates and other extracts, many people are currently visiting weed stores and asking for whatever has the highest THC. While the THC percentage is in fact a vital part of the purchasing experience, there is more to value than just high percentages.

One of the first and most important things you should be looking for at weed stores is who the experts are.  You’ve got to find budtenders you can trust!

Identify Dabbing Experts

By now you should be shopping for dabs and have gotten used to asking the budtender for information about what they like. If you don’t ask the budtender about what they’re smoking or dabbing, how can you know that they’re not feeding you a blind recommendation? Always engage in a thoughtful conversation with your budtenders so that they can identify themselves as dabbing experts or send you to the right person.

When it comes to RSO, CBD, and other medical marijuana-centric products, it is especially important to ask for a staff member who has experience using and selling these types of items.

It is extremely important to look and listen for a budtender or manager that is educated about the products people are asking about. If a staff member can only describe the products as dank, top-shelf, great, fire, super good, awesome, or any other basic positive adjective, double down on another question to see if they really know if it’s worth spending money on.

Consumers aren’t able to view the product outside of packaging in Washington state so it is extremely important for cannabis industry staff to be able to communicate accurate information. Overdosing on cannabis can ruin someone’s perspective and is one of the major hurdles holding many people back when it comes to legalization.

I follow this simple rule when it comes to dabs. If the budtenders haven’t tried it and nobody actually knows if the product is effective or tastes good, I’ll generally pass until next time. When it comes to our products though, GreenRush extracts with flower and our price point is usually cheaper than other top-shelf extract companies.

Brand Knowledge

There are seemingly thousands of brands that work in cannabis here in Washington. Many of these companies, ours included, offer cannabis in flower and oils. Some even take it a step further by creating edibles, lotions, topicals, and other cannabis-based products. If you keep an eye out for brands that focus more on education, flavor, experience, or lifestyle, you should be able to set yourself up for success.

GreenRush’s extracts are pesticide-free and our facility is known for cleanliness. If you’d like to know specific terpene profiles for our flower or oils, send us a DM on Instagram or Facebook.

Flavor & Terpenes Matter More Than THC %

For the last two years, Washington’s cannabis industry has battled with the importance of the THC percentages. All cannabis in Washington has to get tested at an accredited facility and there have been quite a few issues with this process thus far. Although THC predominately focuses on psychoactive effects, terpenes and THC combine to create a synergistic effect that can dictate specific types of effects or highs.

 

Adults 21 and over can purchase up to one ounce of usable cannabis flower, 16 ounces of cannabis-infused edibles in solid form, 72 ounces of cannabis drinkables, and 7 grams of cannabis concentrates.

If you’re a registered medical cannabis patient, the limits are:

Three ounces of usable cannabis flower, forty-eight ounces of cannabis-infused edibles in solid form, two hundred sixteen ounces of cannabis drinkables, and twenty-one grams of cannabis concentrates, per the Washington State Department of Health.

Learn About Dabbing Tools

Cannabis can be smoked, dabbed, eaten, drank, and even turned into other things. When it comes to dabbing, it is important to know what all of the tools are and how they are used. This will help ensure the best possible experience.

For people that enjoy cannabis concentrates or are interested in trying it, they will have to use a dabbing tool to effectively inhale the extract. Choosing the tool that works best for each individual can be difficult, and if often requires a person to try multiple types of tools to determine the best fit for them. In addition, there are two main variables that each individual has to fully think through: this includes the type of concentrate and the correct tool to match it.

For each method and tool explained below, the durability will fluctuate based upon the price of the tool, frequency of maintenance, and the number of times it is used. While there are many variables involved, the main thing to keep in mind is that the cheaper the tool, the more likely it is to break or have replaced. Learning about the different tools takes time, and aside from researching various options, it’s best to develop multiple opinions from experienced individuals to figure out what is the best fit.

Nails

Nails, often referred to as “bangers”, come in two different types that are either titanium or quartz nails. While the two different types are almost the same, the cannabis industry leans more towards the quartz nail simply due to durability and flavor. For titanium nails, they are known to wear down faster. One of the biggest things to consider with this piece of equipment is the overall price. With any type of nail, the price can get expensive fast and it’s important to know what is preferred before investing in a certain product.

To elaborate on the quality of a nail, the more you pay the better quality you will get. Cheaper nails will always break faster, as more quality nails will last a longer amount of time. Maintaining the overall rig including the nails is important because it can extend the life of certain parts.

At the same time, the most durable nails can break if dropped or not treated properly, so it’s best to be mindful of how fragile these pieces can be when consuming. Depending on the nail, some can break easier than others depending on the type and quality of each type.

Dab-Rag/Mat

No matter what route and individual takes when dabbing, it can at times be messy. While it may not seem like it each time a person dabs, it can be messy over a longer period of time. Many companies make custom designed mats that also can clean the dabbing equipment. For first time dabbing users, this is not essential. For individuals that dab frequently, this product would be a solid investment.

Dab Rig

The dab rig is one of the most popular forms of dabbing. It’s essentially a water pipe that vaporizes the cannabis concentrate at a high temperature. Rigs themselves come in many different shapes and sizes and vary depending on function, water volume, portability, and durability. For first time users of cannabis concentrates, a dab rig is one of the best options because there are many choices in regards to pricing and sizes. In addition, they are one of the most popular pieces of equipment for consuming concentrates because they are easy to set up. Depending on the rig nails such as glass, titanium, and quartz can be used.

When dabbing with a rig, there are two steps included. The first is to heat the nail with a torch until it’s very hot, while the second step is to press the concentrate into the hot nail and inhale. While the steps may be slightly different from one rig to another, the method of heating a nail then consuming by pressing the concentrate into the hot nail will stay the same.

Carb-Cap Dabber

The carb-cap dabber is essentially a skinny nail that maximizes the flavor of the concentrate. One of the biggest advantages with this piece of equipment is that it cools the temperature while maintaining the flavor of the terpenes. This also works well with various types of concentrates that including shatter and multiple oils.

Additional Information

For individuals looking to dab for the first time, it’s important to fully research and receive multiple opinions before choosing a certain concentrate and product. Unlike buying a joint or an edible, dabbing requires a lot of different types of equipment for a person to consume cannabis with this method.

When trying to dab for the first time, one of the best ways to get a feel for certain products is to try a friend’s equipment or certain products in-store that have water in them instead. While just having water in a certain rig isn’t quite the same thing, it will at least provide an idea for how a particular product feels.

As the consumption method is more complex compared to other forms of consumption, the key is to receive options from multiple people who are industry professionals. The most accessible individuals to gain different perspectives from are Budtenders. They are an excellent resource for choosing the right equipment to simply learning about how to correctly consume concentrates. Aside from giving suggestions, they work with all different types of customers so they will always be both open-minded and understanding towards each individual and how they are feeling.

In addition to consuming concentrates, it’s important to know that it provides a more intense high compared to smoking from a joint or bong. For first time consumers, the best thing to do is take a single hit and wait before having more. While this can waste a portion of a concentrate, it’s significantly more important to have a good experience and get comfortable with a consumption method that hasn’t be used before. The best thing a first time dabber can do is listen and keep an open mind. While certain individuals may have fantastic suggestions, it comes down to each individual to choose the right fit for them.

GreenRush Cannabis is a WA i502 producer-processor located in the scenic Snohomish Valley. We produce a clean, sophisticated crop that has become a preferred brand for a number of top shops in Washington state known for our consistent terpene flavor, high quality, and deep impact.

Learn About Dabbing & Concentrates

Dabbing has seriously taken off in popularity over the last few years. For all kinds of people, they are a simple and easy way to smoke. They allow you to save weed while getting really high. This method of smoking concentrates offers a variety of types of oil that can be smoked. While some might be better than others, there are enough consistencies or types to meet everyone’s needs and desires.

How Concentrates Are Made

Concentrates are created by extracting the THC off of the plant matter. This can require the use of Butane, or another solvent, although there are other methods of extraction as well. Commercial companies utilize a system referred to as a “closed-loop system.” This means that the system has no openings for the flammable gas used during extraction to leak out. Before the commercialization of cannabis extraction, people would use cans of Butane and glass tubes to extract their own concentrates. This is exceptionally dangerous and should not be tried at home.

In a “closed-loop system” though all of the solvents are placed in a tank that has been pressurized. This tank is hooked up to a tube holding the plant matter. The solvents are then pushed through the extraction tube pulling THC off of the cannabis and into a catch jar. This has one huge advantage according to High Times, the solvents can be recycled.  

How To Dab

In order to take a dab you need a dab tool, usually has a pointy end and a spoon on the other depending on the type. You can also buy glass dabbers that are a little bit fancier, but look better when paired with a hand-blown rig. To go with the dabber you will need a quartz banger or titanium nail. Your local smoke shop or rec store should be able to set you up with all of the necessary materials.

Dab rigs also come in a variety of shapes and sizes. Silicone rigs that are portable and indestructible can be purchased on Amazon for as low as $20. Hand-blown glass rigs vary in price and size dramatically, although entry-level models can be found for as low as $30 at some stores. You can also choose to buy a high-quality rig and spend your entire life savings. The choice is yours. I use a custom disc golf piece that was blown by a friend.

 

A rig and a dabber leave you wondering where your concentrate is supposed to go. That is where a quartz banger or titanium nail comes in. Personally, I prefer a quartz banger over the titanium nail because the flavor of the cannabis is preserved better. They do not stay hot for as long. Titanium nails have a bad habit of getting stuck inside a rig, which can lead to breaking at that joint. Titanium nails do have a durability advantage over quartz, but the choice between the two is personal preference.

 

You are now almost ready to dab! Lastly, you are going to need a propane or butane torch to take a dab. Heat either your nail or banger up for 5-10 seconds, maybe less depending on how hot your torch is. Take the concentrate that you have placed on the dab tool and drop or scrape it onto the nail or banger. Now inhale! Those sweet terpenes should begin filling your lungs. Careful, your first dab will probably kick your ass.

Concentrate Types

Concentrates come in a variety of forms. Textures vary based on extraction methods used and the temperature at which the product was purged of any impurities.

 

Butane Hash Oil (BHO), is the most common form of the concentrate. It has a gummy texture to it. Think honey with THC in it. The same consistency and stickiness, but you can smoke it. This form is hard to handle and can be difficult to separate into manageable dabs. The temperature at which the product is purged influences the consistency of the product. Because of its sticky consistency, oil has a tendency to be the most affordable of the concentrates. There are other consistencies that BHO can come in.

 

Shatter starts out as a slab of concentrate spread out on a sheet pan. Usually in one solid piece. It is then broken down into single grams to be sold to consumers. Honeycomb BHO looks exactly how it sounds. This type of BHO can easily be worked with because it is a lot less sticky than oil. Finally, depending on the extraction method,  BHO can also turn into a crumble. Crumble looks like crumbs of THC that can be easily scooped to dab.

 

Cannabinoids can also be extracted using CO2 as the solvent. Utilizing high priced botanical extractors with a combination of pressure and carbon dioxide to divide plant matter, according to Leafly. Hands down, one of the best ways to convert cannabis into usable compounds. This method leaves behind an oil of amber colors that can be smoked using the ever popular vaporizer pens.

 

Possibly my favorite way to dab is with Rosin. This method utilizes both heat and pressure to pull vaporize the terpenes off the plant matter. You can create Rosin at home, according to Leafly, with a hair straightener and parchment paper, although you would have better luck purchasing it from a marijuana store. The result is collected into parchment paper. This technique does not require ANY solvents. Meaning, all you are smoking is THC. This is method retains the most flavor in the cannabis. You truly get to experience all of the terpenes within the strain.  

Clean Your Banger

Remember to keep your banger clean. You can do this with Qtips and 99% isopropyl alcohol. This helps preserve the flavor of whatever you are dabbing and prevents flare-ups when heating your banger.

Dabbing might be the most cost-effective way to smoke. You don’t waste weed like with blunts. You experience all of the terpenes within the cannabis without that nasty lighter taste. Finally, you get exceptionally high off just a bit of weed.

If you’re a registered medical cannabis patient, the limits are three ounces of usable cannabis flower, forty-eight ounces of cannabis-infused edibles in solid form, two hundred sixteen ounces of cannabis drinkables, and twenty-one grams of cannabis concentrates, per the Washington State Department of Health.

Our products have intoxicating effects and may be habit-forming. Marijuana can impair concentration, coordination, and judgment. Do not operate a vehicle or machinery under the influence of this drug. There may be health risks associated with consumption of these products. For use only by adults twenty-one and older. Keep out of the reach of children.

Living In Yakima? Ask For GreenRush Cannabis at Happy Time!

Yakima’s Happy Time is one of our newest retail partners and the only one currently in Yakima, WA. Having been lightly introduced to the 509, the GreenRush brand is excited to bring more pesticide-free cannabis products to the area. We are excited to provide more diamonds and more terp sauce to the people of Yakima!

If you haven’t already visited their store, you know that the Happy Time crew comes highly recommended and that they selection is second to none in the area. The selection at Happy Time is pretty extensive. Give them a call to ask about what they have!

Now that Happy Time is offering a smal variety of our extracts, daily dabbers will have access to pesticide-free concentrates with 95%+ THC and high percentages of terpenes. If you’re looking for diamonds, terp sauce, sugar wax, live resin, distillate, pull n snap, or shatter, ask for Happy Time to carry it and we’ll make sure to deliver only the best.

When you’re shopping for cannabis, follow our advice below for the best experience.

Be A Shallow Shopper

Not all cannabis is equal. In Washington state, the way certain brands produce and process cannabis can be the difference between sitting on a shelf for a year or selling out in a single day. If the weed looks good and you can smell it through the bag or through the glass, buy it. When it comes to GreenRush, there really is no question. When retailers place their order, we package fresh cannabis flower or fresh cannabis extracts and send it right on over.

If the cannabis buds you see in the store are covered in trichomes or if the flowers feel or sound dense when you shake the container,  buy it. Even if the cannabis ends up being a poor smoke, you’ll at least know more about what you’re going for. Good looking weed with lower THC numbers is generally always a better situation than higher THC cannabis that is cheaper, more dry, and outdoor.

  • Who is allowed to enter?

    • Adults age 21 and over with a valid ID. 

  • How much can I buy?

    • Once a day, adults age 21 and older may purchase up to one ounce of usable marijuana (flower), 16 ounces of solid edibles, 72 ounces in liquid form, and 7 grams of concentrates.

  • Where can I consume this?

    • A private home would be your best bet. It is currently illegal to consume cannabis in view of the public.

  • Can I take this out of state?

    • No. It is illegal to bring cannabis outside of Washington State.

Adults 21 and over can purchase up to one ounce of usable cannabis flower, 16 ounces of cannabis-infused edibles in solid form, 72 ounces of cannabis drinkables, and 7 grams of cannabis concentrates.

If you’re a registered medical cannabis patient, the limits are three ounces of usable cannabis flower, forty-eight ounces of cannabis-infused edibles in solid form, two hundred sixteen ounces of cannabis drinkables, and twenty-one grams of cannabis concentrates, per the Washington State Department of Health.

Our products have intoxicating effects and may be habit-forming. Marijuana can impair concentration, coordination, and judgment. Do not operate a vehicle or machinery under the influence of this drug. There may be health risks associated with consumption of these products. For use only by adults twenty-one and older. Keep out of the reach of children.

What Is Shatter? Learn About Dabbing Cannabis Shatter Extracts

Did anyone else dab out for April 20th? In addition to all of the crazy flower we tried, there was zero chance we were going to leave out the dabs. In fact, we’ve got some new shatter this is KILLING the game right now. First, let’s get into some quick details about what shatter really is.

Cannabis concentrates have typically used solvents to remove the cannabinoids from the plant matter. For shatter, butane, CO2, or propane is run through the buds to extract the desired chemicals from the cannabis. The solvent(s) are then removed and we are left with an extract that could potentially get someone very high depending on the THC content.

 

 

GreenRush Strains For Cinco De Mayo - Shatter
These days, shatter is no longer the most popular form of cannabis concentrate. Live-resins, THCa diamonds, and vaping have become the hottest trends in dabbing. For shatter, this is a frequently used term to refer to the type of GreenRush product pictured above.
Shatter usually looks like golden honey unless it is of lower quality. Depending on the cannabis flower you’re extracting, shatter typically looks like a beautiful sap with varying degrees of transparency and color profiles. When this extract is “fresh out the oven” the consistency is very thick, but when it’s warm, the product turns into more of a glass. When we’re breaking apart the sheets of shatter, the glass-like substance shatters apart into small pieces for us to weigh out and bag up.

 

What are your thoughts on shatter? Is this a cannabis product that you enjoy? Do you have experience extracting cannabis? Let us know your thoughts in the comments!

If you’re a registered medical cannabis patient, the limits are:

Three ounces of usable cannabis flower, forty-eight ounces of cannabis-infused edibles in solid form, two hundred sixteen ounces of cannabis drinkables, and twenty-one grams of cannabis concentrates, per the Washington State Department of Health.

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A Real Review Of Blue Rush OG THCA Crystalline

Don’t let these little crystals scare you. It’s only cannabis despite its appearance. This is what happens when you legalize cannabis, science gets involved. These crystals are pure THCA. Most people don’t know what THC is, it’s the main psychoactive chemical that gets you high. THCA is actually non-psychoactive until it’s decarboxylated. That’s a fancy word for saying burning or vaping. Heat turns the THCA into THC, allowing you to get stoned. Ingesting THCA crystals wouldn’t get you high.

THCA is created in an interesting way. The base extracted material is placed in a climate controlled environment and the crystals grow out of the material like icicles in a blizzard. THCA Crystalline is a pure isolated version of the chemical. It provides a strong high that is almost void of any terpenes. This product is all about its effects.

These crystals present a pleasantly sweet flavor that I wasn’t expecting. The high hits you directly in the dome, like a Halo 2 headshot. The high comes on fast and lasts a while. What I love about these crystals is how well they mix with other concentrates. Find a nice terpy sauce to pair with the THCA crystals for a flavorful and extra potent dabbing experience.

 

A Real Review Of Blue Rush OG THCA Crystalline

 

Cannabinoid Breakdown

  • Total THC: 86.6%
  • Total CBD: 0.00%
  • Total Cannabinoids: 96.77%

A Real Review Of Blue Rush OG THCA Crystalline

 

Overview

  • Hybrid
  • Genetics: Blue Dream crossed with Pineapple OG
  • Aromatics: Gentle floral cannabis aroma. Almost void of terpenes
  • Flavor: Despite lack of terps, there’s a pleasantly sweet flavor.

A Real Review Of Blue Rush OG THCA Crystalline

GreenRush Cannabis is a WA i502 producer-processor located in the scenic Snohomish Valley. We produce a clean, sophisticated crop that has become a preferred brand for a number of top shops in Washington state known for our consistent terpene flavor, high quality, and deep impact.

Learn About Low Temperature Dabbing

The Oregonian released a story citing a study by Portland State University chemistry professor Robert Strongin. The article states carcinogens are released when terpenes present in butane hash oil (BHO) are vaporized on nails at temperatures above 750 degrees Fahrenheit and 932 degrees Fahrenheit.  Methacrolein and benzene are the carcinogens in question, respectively.

BHO concentrates are a staple in the recreational scene. Many of the notable extraction companies use butane to extract the THC, CBD, and terpenes from the plant material which leaves the final solvent that is dabbed. The excess butane and other impurities are purged out with heat and what’s left is your concentrate. Slight variations of extraction variables paired with different cannabis strains is what gives you all of your many concentrate varieties. The Oregonian doesn’t specify what brand of concentrates were used in the study, only the terpene profiles and that they were BHO.

“We don’t want to say things like this are just bad,” Strongin told The Oregonian. “It really depends on the user.”

The temperature goal for successful low temp dabbing is between 350 and 400 degrees Fahrenheit, High Times reports. This allows the cannabinoids and terpenes to melt all the way; providing the full spectrum of the strain’s effect without burning your throat and scorching the flavor. The most popular type of equipment used for low temp dabbing is a type of nail called a “quartz banger,” which is a small bucket that you scoop your dabs into. Pair this with carb cap that acts as a seal to retain as much heat in the nail as possible to melt the dab and cut down on waste.  Quartz is the most popular because it heats up relatively quickly and has great retention properties.

Will Linn is the Senior Vice President of Sales and Marketing at Northwest Cannabis Solutions. He’s an experienced concentrate connoisseur and knows the importance of regulating the temperature on your dab rig nail.

The smaller the dab, the less you will want the nail to heat up, and vice-versa. You will know if your nail is too hot because the remnant oil will be a singed and black instead  warm and brown. It should be  easily cleaned up with a Q-tip. Cleaning your nail after every dab will keep your nail fresh for months and keep your dabs tasting clean. An electronic nail provides an easier way to experience low temp dabs, but it can be costly if you want a reliable set-up. Consistently dabbing a torch and nail at low temperatures is absolutely possible, it just takes research and practice.

“Preference is part of it, but you never want to get any concentrate too hot, Linn said.” “It burns away the terpenes, which in effect takes away from the taste and the potency of the product.”

There are several factors to consider when your cooling down your nail, but the most important part is to have the same starting point for every dab; so heat the nail red hot, until it’s slightly glowing orange. A nail that is visibly glowing orange or red will be around 800 degrees Fahrenheit, per High Times. Let it cool down from this point for anywhere from 45 seconds to a minute and 30 seconds depending on the thickness of your nail and the size of your dab. Linn explains there will be a trial and error period for each nail and type of solvent (rosin, distillate, shatter, etc,) to zero in the heat to maximize the taste and effect.

“Most people take minimally sized dabs compared to some of the dabs I’ve taken,” Linn continued, “it depends on where people are at with their tolerance level.”

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