Holyoke Cannabis Dispensary: How to Use Cannabis Concentrates

How to Smoke Cannabis Concentrates

Cannabis concentrates might be intimidating products for average consumers to get into. Not only are they very strong, but using them tends to require some form of preparation. Depending on the concentrate this could vary from simply changing your normal bowl packing process, to buying entirely new rigs and equipment. The easiest concentrate to get into is one many people might not consider a concentrate, and that’s kief.

“Kief” is a loose pure and clean collection of cannabis trichomes. Trichomes are small stalks that grow on cannabis flower and have the highest concentration of TAC (Total Active Cannabinoids) in the plant. This includes chemicals like THC and CBD. To smoke kief you just need to pack a bowl or bong like you normally do with any cannabis strain. After packing just sprinkle some kief on top like an ice-cream sundae and smoke like you would any other bowl. This should produce a much stronger hit and experience than the average bud.

Another well known concentrate is “wax” which is a solidified form of THC that is produced through an extraction process. It’s waxy texture can make it tricky to smoke, and many people purchase dab rigs specifically for this concentrate. Wax can be vaped, or infused with flower and is one of the strongest forms of cannabis concentrate you can buy. A dab rig is essentially a bong with a titanium, ceramic, quartz, glass nail or banger attached to it. First you’ll need a torch of some kind to heat the nail. After heating, you should wait for the nail to cool down a bit. Finally place your wax on the nail and inhale the vapor being produced.

Badder is a similar concentrate to wax, but it has a totally different texture and consistency. It has a whipped and smooth texture much like cake frosting. To smoke it you just need to set up the dab rig like you would with wax, and place the badder on the hot nail. Inhale the vapor like normal. You can also use badder in vape pens, or mixed with some with your flower in a blunt or joint. To store your badder, place it in a dark air-tight container in a cool environment. This should prevent oxidation and spoilage.   


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Here at Holyoke Cannabis our mission consists of bringing premium, recreational products of all forms into a friendly, well versed dispensary. Whether you are someone who enjoys throughout the day, or a first-time user you can rely on Holyoke Cannabis to elevate your recreational experience. We supply a diverse selection of flower, pens, edibles, pre-rolls, concentrates, everything!

Our friendly staff is here to help with any and all of your cannabis needs. With as much or as little hands on time with our budtenders and staff, you are left to choose what buying experience pleases you. Just browsing or do not need assistance? Not a problem! Just let us know when you are ready, and we will supply you with whatever you need. Paper menus and seating will be available around the shop. Come in today and see why we are your go-to Massachusett’s recreational dispensary!

Customer Safety During COVID-19

Holyoke Cannabis implements a wide range of sanitation and safety measures. Health and security are major priorities for their walk-in customers. “We are constantly sanitizing our sales floor and counterspace and offer both hand sanitizer and masks to all customers.” explains Jacob Black, Marketing and procurement Manager for Holyoke Cannabis. “Customers can also pre-order through our website www.holyokecannabis.com in order to decrease your time spent in store. We take our customers safety concerns extremely seriously.”.  If you have any questions or concerns, please call 413-322-8611 and a Holyoke Cannabis Bud Tender will have the answer you need.

Products and Education

Due to the previously mentioned influx of cannabis users joining the recreational market, one major goal of Holyoke Cannabis is to properly educate and inform for both its Budtenders and Customers. Holyoke Cannabis provides an extensive product guide that details/describes all major forms of cannabis intake from yummy edibles to old school buds and everything in between. If you are more of a person-to-person learner, the Holyoke Cannabis staff is more than happy to answer all questions in a warm and friendly environment.

Revitalization of Holyoke and Holyoke Cannabis

With so many amazing business’s moving into the beautiful Mill area of 380 Dwight Street, Holyoke Cannabis expects a bright future for economic, infrastructural, and social uplift throughout Holyoke and its surrounding areas. “Holyoke Cannabis is excited to be part of such a driven community of business owners” “We only see things going up from here” remarked Jaron as the sound of new construction rings out from outside.

Location and Access

Access to transportation whether it be long distances, or one town over can be a great concern for customers who wish to partake in cannabis product safely. Holyoke Cannabis and the 380 Dwight St. plaza is located only a short distance from both a train station and local bus stop and is available to all.

Located: 380 Dwight Street, Unit #3, Holyoke 01040, MA.

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