Are you looking to elevate your cannabis experience and get the most out of your medicine in the Colorado area? Sounds like it’s time to explore cannabis concentrates like wax, shatter, resin, and others! Good Meds is here to help Colorado cannabis patients find their favorite types of concentrates.

What Are Cannabis Concentrates?

A cannabis concentrate is a distilled substance that contains potent levels of the most desirable parts of the plant. Like the name suggests, these products are highly concentrated, containing all of the cannabinoids and terpenes of the cannabis flower with none of the excess plant material. Extraction processes are designed to strip the trichomes; the small, sparkling structures from the plant material. These trichomes contain the active agents of the plant: cannabinoids and terpenes.

Why Choose concentrates?

A concentrate lets consumers enjoy the best parts of cannabis in a variety of ways. The potency and flexibility of these concentrates have made them extremely popular. Whether sprinkling concentrates on joints, vaporizing, or dabbing, cannabis concentrates deliver a high-quality experience.

Different Types of Concentrates

There are several forms of concentrates and extracts to explore. Depending on the experience you are looking for, the type of concentrate will differ, as will the method of concentrate consumption.

Live Resin

Live resin is a form of concentrate produced using fresh cannabis flower. The freshness of the flower allows the resulting resin to retain terpenes that are lost during the normal curing process. Live resin is produced by flash freezing fresh cannabis, then running it through a low-temperature extraction. Keeping the temperature low preserves the most desirable compounds of the plant and seals in the aromatic, full-bodied flavor. This is a labor-intensive process that produces connoisseur-level concentrates. Live resin comes in a variety of colors and forms and can be consumed with the use of a dab rig or vape, and it can also be sprinkled in with flower.


Shatter is a concentrate with a brittle, crystalline appearance. As indicated by the name, this concentrate will break like glass. Like other concentrates, shatter is produced using solvents to separate cannabinoids from the rest of the plant matter. Although visually many shatters appear to share a similar consistency, the texture and viscosity vary from product to product based on the concentration of THC. Shatter boasts a longer shelf life, making it a staple for many consumers. This concentrate is most regularly consumed on a dab rig but may also be wrapped around a joint if the patient is particularly dexterous.


Budder (or Badder or Batter) is a frosting-like concentrate. Made from trim and cured nugs, this creamy, buttery substance is potent, with a smooth, strong flavor. The extraction process is similar to that of shatter, but to give the substance its soft, rich texture, the extracts are whipped on a hot plate before being placed into a vacuum oven. Budder doesn’t have the shelf life of shatter, so it should be stored in an airtight container in a dark and cool environment. Most budder enthusiasts prefer to dab this extract with a handheld dab or vape pen. Selecting a vape pen with temperature control abilities will allow the user to maximize their enjoyment of the active terpenes.


Distillate is a clear, runny oil and is the go-to for easy consumption. Favored for its THC potency and versatility, this concentrate can be consumed on the go. Distillates are among the most common types of cannabis concentrates on the market, and they form the basis for most edibles and cannabis vape cartridges.


Sauce is less rigid than shatter. With a runny appearance, the terpenes and cannabinoids in this concentrate have naturally separated. Users can expect to see THCA diamonds mixed in with terp sauce. Its interesting consistency leads to unique dabs.

Best Colorado Dispensary for Concentrates

If concentrates seem like the next step in your cannabis experience, you can find a wide variety of these products at Good Meds. We offer a wide selection of premium Colorado concentrates, and our staff is committed to helping patients choose options that will suit them. Come visit us today in Lakewood or Englewood, Colorado.

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