Different Types of THC Concentrates

Different Types of THC Concentrates

Medical marijuana patients are often looking for higher THC potency, so it makes sense that marijuana concentrates are more popular than ever.

Medical marijuana patients are often looking for higher THC potency, so it makes sense that marijuana concentrates are more popular than ever. As you explore dabbing and adding concentrates to smokable flower, you’ll find a wide variety of options at your disposal. It gets easier to find your favorite once you make sense of the concentrates menu at your local medical marijuana dispensary.

The Different Types of Concentrates

Depending on current supply and inventory levels, you might find any of the following at a medical marijuana dispensary in Pennsylvania. 


As you explore different types of dabs, wax might make for a good starting point. Wax is one of the easiest marijuana concentrates to work with (physically speaking) because of its soft texture. Even if you don’t have a dab rig, it’s very easy to mix wax into ground flower. Different types of wax dabs have different consistencies, but none are as brittle as shatter.


Shatter is a firm, brittle, almost glass-like concentrate, which is how it gets its name. Because it’s so hard, you might need a dab tool or something similar to manipulate the marijuana concentrate. If you’re having a tough time molding or shaping shatter, you might try heating it slightly by warming your dab tool.

Live Resin

Live resin is regarded as perhaps the most flavorful of all the different types of dabs. It generally has a saucy, sugary consistency. Give it a chance if you’re looking for a marijuana concentrate with lots of terpenes.

Rick Simpson Oil (RSO)

Rick Simpson, a medical marijuana advocate from Canada, developed this cannabis concentrate in the early 2000s. He used alcohol as a solvent to extract a full-spectrum marijuana concentrate from flower. As a full-spectrum concentrate, RSO contains all of a strain’s terpenes, flavonoids, and cannabinoids like THC.


THCA diamonds are in demand among medical marijuana patients who want the very highest THC potency available. These crystals are almost 100% pure THCA, which become activated THC when exposed to heat. You might also see this called THCA sand on your dispensary menu.


Isolates are very similar to THCA diamonds in that the focus is on achieving the purest THC potency possible. As the name suggests, isolates contain isolated cannabinoids. Because the THC (or another cannabinoid like CBD) has been stripped of flavonoids and terpenes, it’s not considered a full-spectrum product.

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There are many different types of dabs, and only you can decide which is best! Do you prefer high levels of THC above all else, or are terpenes important to you? Learn more about the different types of marijuana concentrates and their unique properties by visiting FLUENT.