What is a Concentrate?

with Holyoke Cannabis

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The word “concentrate” is thrown around often within the recreational cannabis scene and is growing quickly in popularity. There is even an entire section on dispensary menus dedicated to them, but what are they and how are they used? A cannabis concentrate is cannabis flower that is processed into a heavily reduced form made up of mostly psychoactive ingredients like THC and CBD.


While cannabis buds can test anywhere from 5%-35% THC, a cannabis concentrate will generally test between 55%-99% THC. This will produce a much stronger effect with far less material. Many concentrates (depending on extraction method) will also have high levels of other beneficial terpenes and cannabinoids which we have talked about in previous articles. It is suggested when using a concentrate for the first time to start small to better understand how you will react.

How do I use it?

There are many ways to smoke a cannabis concentrate, and due to the almost endless list of different types (Check out our concentrate menu!) what you are supposed to do with it after purchasing can be confusing. Many users find it easiest to use a vaporizer cartridge and battery for their daily concentrate use. This will be the easiest, least involved, and most discrete way to enjoy. Others choose to “Dab” their products; this involves heating a small glass or metal element (generally a “banger” or “nail”) and touching your concentrate material to it while inhaling through a bong or reclaimer.

Join us next us next time for a breakdown of different concentrate types!




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.