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America’s most affordable THC wax, oil, and hash of 2020

Lean economic times are upon us, but thankfully cannabis extracts are cleaner, legal, and more affordable than ever before.

Independence Day and the 710 Oil Day holiday are here and millions of North American hash fans are scooping up some sweet, sweet bargains on vape cartridges, budders, rosins, and other dabbables.

Thousands of state-legal cannabis retailers from California, Florida, Oregon, Colorado, and Michigan offer steals, like buy two vape carts, get one for a $1. There are great concentrates for every tax bracket.

Here are the country’s leading economical extracts for celebrating, medicating, meditating—you name it, this heated summer.

Find deals in:

  • California
  • Florida
  • Oregon
  • Michigan
  • Colorado
  • Nevada
  • Illinois
  • Arizona

Half-price hash in California

(Courtesy of Raw Garden)

Legal since 2018, California is the red hot cherry at the center of the bowl of bargain hash in the US—with about 600 stores and delivery services selling the world’s purest extracts, third-party lab-tested for residual solvents, pesticides, and mold. More stores and brands launch all the time.

Cali vape pen cartridges

For penny-pinchers, seek out brand Flav, which offers products like the one-gram cartridge of Jack Herer oil (aka distillate), for just $13 in Los Angeles’ Green Cross of Torrance.

Similarly, oil carts from national brand Select start at $20 a gram for Mendo Breath Elite at Club78 in Reseda. Twenty bucks a gram is pretty much the national price floor for legal cannabis extracts.

Count on major cart brand Stiizy to run tons of cart deals, like Blue Dream one-gram carts for $20, or Birthday Cake distillate (“disty”) for $27 at their own store in Los Angeles. Stiizy’s Biscotti 0.5g disty cart is $20; Gelato is $25.

Moving up a notch, the highly regarded Pruf Cultivar brand has a classic Blue Dream 0.5g cart for $30; Moxie also has $30 0.5g Sour Apple Haze Dart pod, or a Member Berry 0.5g cart for $25.

Here’s a staple: AbsoluteXtracts’ Blue Dream 0.5g carts run $32. And for CBD lovers, ask for Care by Design—a 0.5g cart of 1:1 CBD starts at $29.21 at From the Earth in Pt. Hueneme.

When you’re ready to splurge, the Cali cart market tops out at:

  • $70 for a gram of Heavy HittersGelato #33 live resin, found at LA Cannabis Co in Inglewood
  • NuvataStrawberry Full Mind cart is .5g for $48.99
  • Legion of Bloom disty and live resin cart champs offer Lavender Kush .5g PAX pods for $30
  • Look for Phat Panda half-gram PAX pods for

Cali dabs, sauce, wax, and diamonds

  • Brand Clear Star offers $23 grams of Tropicana Zkittlez shatter, or Triangle Kush shatter—buy at Purple Star San Francisco.
  • Humboldt FarmsMimosa live resin grams go for $25 at Sherbinskis in LA.
  • AbsoluteXtracts’ Watermelon Kush live resin sauce goes for just $27 a gram at The Green Cross in SF.
  • Big brand Cresco brings the $30 grams of Alien Bubba live sauce via the Strains Dispensary in Perris.
  • Wox Extracts holds down the bargains with $32 grams of 24k Gold live resin sugar via Exhalence LA.
  • Also look out for: Summit Boys’ Sour Pie Caviar Crumble for $35 from Balboa Caregivers of Chatsworth.
  • 1Lyfe Lava Cake sauce and diamonds is a steal at $35 a gram at The Green Cross in SF.
  • And Eel River Organics offers bargain dabs like Fog Berry live resin grams for $37, sold at Green Cross of Torrance.

But let’s get real—California value belongs to the brand Raw Garden, whose $35 grams of live resin and carts are where savings meet quality Get the Raspberry Punch or Dosi Punch live sauce grams for $35 from The Pottery in Los Angeles.

There’s so much more in California. Love bubble hash? Seek out Biscotti Resina and stuff like their Banana OG 1g for $30, or their Headband Super Glue Chem sold at Sherbinskis. Statewide brand Cali Hash really holds down the bubble sector with $28 grams; spotted at Coast Coast Collective. And don’t miss Talking Trees kief for $20 a gram statewide.

Cali Hash Pineapple Cake unpressed bubble. (Courtesy Cali Hash)

Splurging a bit?

  • Raw Garden offers Fire Dancer diamonds for $50 a gram at Sherbinskis
  • $45 gets you a half-gram of GMO hash rosin dots from Reefer Madness of Palm Springs
  • And 710 Labs’ Blueberry Haze Live Rosin is $60 a gram, while their The Sweeties #7 Persy Live Rosin goes for $90 a gram—dang!

Value vapes of Florida

Florida’s medical cannabis program is nascent and its potential massive. Less than a dozen vertically integrated brands grow, extract, and sell concentrates to medical cannabis patients in Florida in 2020. That’s light-years better than even a few years ago in the state. Deals aren’t great, but it’s all relative.

Floridians’ medical marijuana extract entry point is a $30 Surterra Wellness 1:4 Zen Disposable Pen with 0.3g of oil, sold by Surterra Boynton Beach. See also their $40 Twisted Kush 0.3g cart or 1:1 Otto-Heal.

Curaleaf has a large lineup of oil carts like a 0.5g Blueberry OG disposable for $42 and a Gelato cart for $45, found at Curaleaf stores.

Next up, MUV Products competes with $60 G-Pen Gio pods of Jack Herer and other strains. They also offer a CBD-rich Canna-Tsu 0.5g cart for $50.

The cheapest full-gram cart might be rythm’s $100 Balance cartridge, featuring the strain LSD, sold at RISE Hollandale Beach.

For splurges:

  • Mary’s Medicinals has a wide range of awesome pods, like 0.5g 3:1 CBD PAX Pod for $75
  • Trulieve Blue River rosin cart is a deal at $60 for 0.4 grams. TruLieve excels in all extracts: TruWax, TruShatter, TruClear, and TruRosin

Bargain dabs of Oregon

(Grant Hindsley for Leafly)

Oregon enjoys a mature, extremely competitive legal cannabis market that has driven prices through the floor, benefiting bargain shoppers. You can easily page through dabs in Oregon on Leafly.

Carts start at a crazy-low $10 a gram for the Sauce Boss Acapulco Gold disty cart—buy it at The Link in Portland.

In second place, Buddies Brand has $20 grams of Blue Lemon Thai live resin; or $24 disty one-gram carts of Love Bucket at Green Front in Portland.

For CBD fans, look out for Willie’s Reserve‘s $20 gram carts of Harlequin, spotted at Reefer Madness in Salem.

Brand UKU also offers $20 gram carts of Tahoe OG at Curaleaf Portland.

Other brands with $10 half-gram or $20 gram carts: Phat Panda; Top Shelf; Bobsled Extracts, and Double Delicious.

Splurging around Stumptown?

  • Go for the Heylo Volume 1 PAX pod for $60 a 0.5g at High End Market Place in Vancouver, WA
  • Echo Electuary’s Huckleberry Web live CBD nectar cart for $60 a gram from Phresh Cannabis in Forest grove
  • House of CultivarChem Mint PAX pod for $50 a gram.

Oregon dabs, rosin, shatter

  • Affordable brand OG Processing is not messing around, with $9 one-grams of BHO Slymer, Purple Gelato, and more.
  • A $10 bill gets you a gram of Original Extracts‘ 501st OG Pull n’ Snap; PDX DabsPurple Punch hash; or Rosewalker shatter from HUSH.
  • And Hood Oil brand one-grams of Gelato shatter run just $12 at Homegrown Oregon in West Salem.
  • Brand Double Delicious doubles your fun with Purple Lemon Haze RSO grams for just $13 at Fire and Frost Cannabis in Vancouver. Crazy.
  • And places like Portland’s Diem delivery and Dab Factory have Forbidden Fruit shatter for $14.95 a gram. Whaaaat?
  • For non-solvent fans, Green Dragon Extracts has bubble hash grams at $15 at Happy Leaf.

Now that you’ve bargain hunted, ball out with:

  • Phat Panda’sFace Off OG live resin grams at $40—sold at The Herbery
  • House of Cultivar’s Strawberry Banana rosin grams at $60 at Greenhead Cannabis Vancouver

Affordable oils of Michigan

(Grant Hindsley for Leafly)

Just a year into adult-use sales, Michigan’s robust medical cannabis manufacturers are making the switch over to recreational sales. They’re running some of the best, most exotic strains through modern extraction processes. You’ll see all the flavors and textures of California, just at a higher price point.

Michigan vape carts

Look for the brand Flav in Michigan, with $35 gram carts of disty Fire OG.

Also scan for highly regarded PRUF Cultivar—they bring $35 gram carts of Blue Dream to Michiganders.

Forty dollars is really the price point, though: Stiizy has $40 gram carts of OG Kush. And Willie’s Reserve even brings out a Wedding Cake gram cart for $40.

Select oil Blue Dream carts start at $40 a gram, and dabbable Tropicana Cookies oil runs $40 a gram at Green Door Alternative in Detroit.

There’s also $45 grams of PMO premium dab dart from Great Lakes Natural Remedies. And Cannalicious’ 1:1 RSO grams start at $45 as well.

At the top, Mary’s Medicinals is a trusted national brand with Gelato Pax pods at $45 a half-gram, or Blue Dream PAX pods for $40 a half-gram. Airo Vapor carts of GSC run $35.84 per half-gram.

Michigan dabs

  • Over at Lake Effect in Portage, a trial pack of Hammerhead Dab Tabs start at just $13, and CBD isolate runs $20 a gram from Clear Water Concentrates.
  • It’s $15 for a gram of Sticky Kief made by Golden Harvests, on sale at Sticky Ypsi in Ypsilanti.
  • Brand Element has Peanut Butter Breath dab tabs for $15—that’s a 150mg trial dab.
  • Select might have the cheapest gram dabs in Michigan, starting at $40 a gram of Purple Punch dabbale oil at Green Door Alternative of Detroit.
  • Over at Apothecare Ann Arbor, Fwaygo carts run a fair $40 a gram.
  • At BotaniQ of Detroit, North Extracts has Orange Daiquiri or Lava Cake wax at $45 a gram.

Going big?

  • Gelato live resin from Monster Extracts at $50, down from $70
  • Brand Cannalicious has Pink Cookies Sugar half-grams for $36
  • Monster Extracts’ Lemon Tree Rock Sauce runs $135 for 2 grams, and Watermelon THC-A is $90 a gram
  • At Information Entropy, Element live resin carts of Skywalker go for $51.46; splurge on their GMO Live resin at $80 a gram
  • Get hype with True North CollectiveMotorbreath live resin batter grams at $55; Heaven Scent sugar sauce at $60 a gram from Sticky Ypsi
  • At Ann Arbor Wellness, Utopia Extracts Pineapple Skunk runs $30.87 per half-gram. Splurge on Big Gas live resin Zookies at $45.45 a half-gram
  • Cannalicious has high-end $80 a gram Berry Cobbler terp sugar

Economical extracts of Colorado

Colorado has arguably the most mature cannabis economy the world, with pure, potent, tasty hash for every class of head.

Colorado carts

Craft Concentrates Lemon G disty carts run just $10 per 0.5g at the store Kaya in Colfax.

Evolab’s Chroma carts start at $17 for 0.5g at Starbuds.

Wana Brands has the approachable disposable Hybrid Berry .3g for $24.98 from The Republic.

The Clear comes in with Lime Sorbet carts at $25 per 0.5g., buy at Quality Choice.

Going big for your birthday? The cart market tops out with The Clear’s Lobster Butter Elite carts at $60 a gram; buy them at Sunrise Solutions in Bailey, CO.

Colorado shatter, badder, diamonds, sauce

  • Dabbers can get $22 grams of Citrus Fuel shatter made by Concentrate Supply Co, sold at Ace’s Place in Ft. Collins. Concentrate Supply Co. will keep you supplied! They got $14.32 grams of Joker Kush shatter at Rocky Road on Platte in Colorado Springs.
  • Brand Binske has Sugar Rose badder grams for $23.37 at Lightshade in Aurora, CO. Whooo-wee.
  • Binske might have the cheapest diamonds in Colorado with Critical Phantom OG Diamonds & Sauce grams at just $31.16 from Berkeley dispensary in Arvada, CO.
  • At the same store, Craft Concentrates serves up a $22.24 gram of Commerce City Kush Live Resin.

Affordable hash in other states

(Patrick Bennett for Leafly)

In Nevada

  • NuLeaf Lake Tahoe has half-gram sauce carts for $19 and .3 gram disposable pens for 3 for $40.
  • Look for Melting Point Extracts deals statewide like Lava OG wax 0.5g for $21.22, or Vegas Alternative Medical Association carts and wax.

In Illinois

  • Look for Nature’s Grace and Wellness Joos carts
  • Verano has a splurge $65 0.5g reserve cart, and a Pineapple Diesel disposable .3 g for $120
  • Cresco liquid live resin goes for $60 for a half-gram; their High Supply indica oil pen is $30 for 0.25g, and Pineapple Express cart is $60

In Arizona

  • Brand DRIP Oils and Extracts
  • Plus, Wifi OG for $30 at Untamed Herbs
  • Wifi OG #43 terp cartridge 0.5g at JARS Cannabis
  • Jack Herer live sauce at The Mint, Tempe
  • Vapen Blue Zkittlez 0.5g for $30 at Herbal Wellness Center
  • Zodiak’s Moonrock brand is a splurge at $70 a gram for a Lynwood Lemonade cart at YiLo Superstore

And that’s it! The dab world is so vast and so dynamic, there’s no way we’ve captured all the savings out there for hash lovers. Click on over to the Leafly concentrates marketplace and seek out the fuego near you.

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The Beginner’s Guide to Buying Cannabis Extracts and Dabs

In the world today, dabs are the most popular method of consuming marijuana. Dabbing allows you to vaporize marijuana extracts. Marijuana extracts are also referred to as dabs or concentrates. The dabs are made using various processes that strip marijuana plants of their THC and cannabinoids. Besides, the dabs tend to have high levels of THC, which ranges from 50% to 95%, making them extremely potent. The THC potency of the concentrates makes dabbing the best way to get an intense high from a minute quantity of marijuana extracts.

To get the most out of dabbing, you need cannabis extracts that are pure and potent. There are several types of dabs, and their names correlate with their outer appearance and physical characteristics, or the process used to extract them. To get started, new users should buy the concentrates as well as the pieces of equipment required to set up a dab rig.

Consumers can choose from the list below when buying cannabis extracts:

Shatter

Shatter’s name correlates with its glass-like characteristics. When it is broken apart, it shatters into small pieces. Its color is clear or amber. It is stable, a little sticky, and its molded into thin sheet resembling a candy. Butane solvent is used to extract shatter and is filtered twice to ensure its purity and potency. The level of THC in shatter ranges from 70%-90%. Finally, it is wrapped in a parchment paper and stored at room temperature.

Budder

Budder is sometimes referred to as whipped wax. Its texture and appearance are like that of peanut butter. It can be molded into different shapes. Budder tends to change color from yellow, or golden brown.

Oils

Oils are produced using carbon dioxide (CO2). They are used in vape pen cartridges or stored in syringes. CO2 extraction of oil preserves terpenes because it uses low temperatures. The terpenes give the oil unique taste different from those produced with butane solvents. Fat is most common in CBD products, and it is used to make edibles.

Butane Hash Oil

Butane Hash Oil is popular among dabbers. It uses butane to strip the cannabis plant of its THC, CBD, and terpenes. The levels of THC in BHO ranges from 70% to 90%.

Crumble

Crumble is extracted using butane solvents. The THC levels range from 60%-90%. It is also referred to as sugar wax as it resembles sugar particles. It is the driest form of marijuana extract. It is stored in glass jars at high temperatures. Crumble can be dabbed or vaped.

Rosin

The method of extracting rosin is relatively easy. You can do it from home since no additives or solvents are used. It would be best if you had heat and pressure to dry the marijuana plant. It brings out the terpenes and cannabinoids in their cleanest form. Not suitable for mass production.

Wax

It is sticky, and it is likened to earwax. It is yellow in color and can be dabbed or vaped. Wax concentrates are either less sticky or stickier with a honey-like feel. Variation in texture is due to the amount of heat and humidity used during extraction.

Live Resin

Live resin is extracted through flash freezing the marijuana bud immediately after cultivation. This helps in preserving the terpenes and THC content of marijuana. Compared to other extracts, the live resin has a robust and intense flavor. It resembles a wet wax. It should be stored in silicon jars at room temperature.

Cost comparison of dabs and flower

One gram of concentrate costs more than that of marijuana buds. But it would help if you took note of the difference in potency. The THC potency in a bud ranges from 10% to 25%, while that of a dab can go up to 95%, and the lowest level of THC is at 50%, which is still higher than the flower. Although the cost of dabs is high, you will only need to use very little unlike buds while you need to smoke several joints. When buying concentrates, take note of potency to price ratio of both the bud and concentrate. Prices of dabs and flowers vary across markets and brands. Thus, it would help if you also compared the prices of different cannabis extracts and brands before buying.

The time factor of one gram of cannabis extract

The duration of one gram of marijuana concentrate depends on your THC tolerance and the number of times you dab. If you are an occasional dabber, then one gram can serve you for at least two weeks. But, if you dab and your THC tolerance are high, then no doubt, you will consume one gram in less than two days. If you use once daily and the concentrate is potent, one gram of hash oil can keep you dabbing for 20 days.

Determine the purity and potency

Before buying, you must determine how pure and potent your cannabis extract is. You can use several factors such as color, texture to assess strength, and purity. When buying oils, choose those that are light gold in color since they are of the best quality. The most accurate method of determining purity and potency of marijuana extracts is through lab testing. Through lab testing, you can measure the level of CBD and other solvent residues.

Safety

Dabber should buy their products from legal outlets and dispensaries for quality and safety. It is also important to note that not all concentrates are meant for dabbing. Alcohol-based marijuana extracts such as RSO, ISO wax, and tinctures are ingested. Always double-check with the seller to see to confirming how the concentrate is used before buying.

Effects of the Cannabis Extracts

Contrary to popular belief, THC concentration is not high in all marijuana extracts. Although most are made up of high levels of THC, some marijuana strains produce extracts with a high level of CBD and low levels of THC. This makes them non-psychoactive. An example of such strain is the ACDC Marijuana Strain. It is ideal for relieving pain and tension in the muscles. Extracts from ACDC are suitable for patients in need of potent and fast-acting medicine, which does not have to capacity to knock them on their ass since it’s not psychoactive.

Patients who are suffering from nausea, loss of appetite, insomnia, pain, stress can use dabbing to manage the symptoms.

Storage

Most retail outlets, such as dispensaries, sell dabs in plastic containers. But consumers prefer to store concentrates in silicon containers. This is because it does not stick to the sides. It is also a perfect way of preventing oil wastage.

After buying the concentrates, now choose the dabbing equipment from the list below

  • Oil rigs
  • Atom bomb rigs
  • Vape pen or vaporizers
  • Dabbing pens
  • Domeless nails

Benefits of dabbing

The concentrates used in dabbing have high potency than any other form of marijuana. And, through dabbing, consumers get an immediate effect. This makes it ideal for people looking for a quick fix or pain relief.

Dabs provide you with ways of controlling the dosage. This enables you to budget and plan your daily consumption. Dabs with high levels of CBD can be used for medical purposes.

Go and buy some concentrates and dabbing the equipment and start dabbing.

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