Howzit Fairbanks? We have got a fun update for you this time around. Tomorrow we will have some new products on our shelves thanks to Einstein Labs down in Anchorage. In doing so will mark the first time a retail store in Fairbanks will have legal cannabis concentrates for sale. Many of you have been patiently waiting for this moment (as have we) and we are very happy to be able to tell you that there is only 1 more day until that moment finally arrives… Huzzah!
Cannabis concentrates is a wide-ranging term that refers to a number of different products: hash, oil, wax, shatter, etc. However, all concentrates are manufactured similarly by stripping the cannabinoids, such as THC and CBD, off the plant through the use of solvents such as CO2, butane and ethanol (even ice water can be used in the extraction process of making hash). Afterwards the solvents are purged from the product through the use of heat, pressure and evaporation leaving you with a product of various different consistencies of concentrated cannabinoids (THC and CBD). Oh and don’t worry, being that all marijuana product in Alaska is tested, any concentrates are guaranteed to be purged of any solvents to a safe level for consumption.
Over the last ten years concentrates have quickly grown to being one of the most common ways to indulge in cannabinoids for many reasons. First, there are implied health advantages when it comes to concentrates. They are easily heated to the temperature that they vaporizes at (284 degrees farenheit) so that it can be inhaled to get the desired effect. Vaporizing is comparable to water evaporating. No combustion (burning) is taking place, which means you’ll be inhaling vapor instead of smoke which is often smoother, more efficient and even tastier than traditional smoke. Another advantage is that they do not leave a lasting odor as smoke does. Therefore people like them for their home because they can vaporize all day without leaving that ganja smell for those of you who wish to remain stealthy. 🙂 Concentrates also have a level of convenience that people enjoy. By having a vape pen loaded with concentrates you have everything you need. You can simply pull it our of your pocket, take a pull and you are good to go versus carrying around some marijuana, a pipe and a lighter where you must load, light, cash and repeat each time you want to smoke. Due to the ease and quickness of use people love them for outdoor activities, such as hiking or snowboarding, when loading up a pipe and trying to keep a lighter lit just isn’t a viable option. Those who desire only CBD appreciate concentrates as well because they can purchase concentrates that isolate the CBD so there are no psychoactive effects from THC. We don’t have CBD concentrates at the moment but they will inevitably make their way into our store sometime in the near future. Concentrates are now being widely used for cooking/baking edibles too. Using a concentrate with a high THC percentage makes dosing much simpler as can be read about here. Annnnd the list goes on but I’m sure you understand why cannabis concentrates have become so popular so I’ll stop blabbing in excitement… Let’s get to revealing those new products!
We are very delighted to be working with Justin Roland and the rest of the Einstein Labs team down in Anchorage, AK. We were able to go visit their facility last month and we were blown away by the way they are building their business. To put it simply, they are doing it right! We all knew right away we could make big things happen by putting our heads together. So we did, and the first of those big things is providing concentrates to the people of Fairbanks. Mr. Roland is personally, and graciously, traveling to Fairbanks this week with some of their awesome products. On Friday we will have a limited amount of shatter. Shatter is Butane Hash Oil (BHO) that acts similar to a sheet of brittle glass in its stable form. It is easily broken, or shattered, at cooler temperatures into smaller pieces for smoking, whether to take a dab or load into a vaporizer.
Fun Fact: The word dab is sort of dynamic as it can be used in multiple ways. People use it to refer to concentrates in general or a specific amount of concentrates. However, earlier I was referring to a specific process of consuming concentrates. “Taking a dab,” involves touching a predetermined amount of concentrates to a surface that is heated enough to vaporize it instantly in its entirety so that it may be inhaled (one dab’ll do ya)
Einstein Labs will also be bringing E * Blunt pre-loaded vaporizer pens (www.eblunt.com) filled with their own 47% THC cannabis concentrate oil. E * Blunt, also an Alaskan company, manufactures vaporizer pens that are infused with flavors made from natural terpenes. We have Tropical Punch and Mango flavored Slims as can be seen below. We know these products are going to be a great addition to our store and we are eager to see how everyone responds to them. But be on the lookout! further down the line Einstein Labs will be providing us with edibles to sell in our store as well. The first of which will be something called Leaf Chews. Leaf Chews are similar to Starbursts and are infused with CO2 hash oil! Those should be in store in the next few weeks. We will keep you updated as that time comes closer.
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