Lifesaver: A Look into the Concentrates at Craft710

Craft 710 is based out of Denver and Pueblo Colorado, and the name “craft” suits them—as this brand has mastered the craft of concentrates, providing bright and tasty BHO, PHO, full-melt water hash, distillate, hash rosin and more to the recreational and medical markets since 2015.

They are offered in over 350 dispensaries throughout Colorado, accessible just about everywhere in the state. Craft 710 provides an option at both medical dispensaries with its “Panacea” line, as well as the “Sesh” Line, which is available to the recreational market.

The Panacea products released by Craft 710 are their in-house grown and extracted concentrates.

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Q-tip Tech

The optimal consumption for cannabis concentrates.

If you’re dabbing with a quartz banger — a glass bucket nail designed to vaporize concentrates at maximum temperature — and you haven’t already heard of “Q-Tip tech,” chances are you’re dabbing with a pretty dirty banger.

When you take dabs at a low temperature, you’re going to end up with at least a few drops of leftover melted material. If you don’t wipe the banger out before reheating it for your next dab, those drops can become unsightly deposits that will actually shorten the lifespan of your glass.

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The Importance of Cannabinoids and Pressing Hash

Frenchy Cannoli is a veteran hash maker, known world-wide for his love of, passion for and as a purveyor of the finest hashish.

There are many myths surrounding the correct way to make the highest quality hash possible, with confusion surrounding how to preserve volatile terpenes and cannabinoids in relation to heat. HIGH TIMES sat down with the man himself to clarify these myths and to get some tips on how to get the best out of your hashish making.

HIGH TIMES: There are many extractors now working with new methods to create solvent and non-solvent extraction. How important is working with correct temperatures when considering cannabinoids?

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Dabs in Rehab? Welcome to High Sobriety

Dabs in rehab sounds like an contradiction to some, but an emerging philosophy of harm reduction for people struggling with addiction has some clinics offering cannabis-assisted treatment.

Welcome to this surprise gathering of your family and (what’s left of) your friends. You’ve noticed we’re looking at you stone-faced or with practiced concern — and that it is not your birthday. Indeed, we are not here to celebrate. And yes, that’s a packed suitcase (of yours) waiting by the door.

You’ve guessed it: this is an intervention, and yes, you are going to rehab. What’s that? One more dab before you go? Absolutely — and bring the rig with you. It’s marijuana-friendly rehab!

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Searching for Dragon Ballz: How High-End Cannabis Concentrates Are Made

The HIGH TIMES team recently met up with our resident-in-dope Malcolm Mirage (@malcolmmirage) in San Francisco to learn more about the process of cannabis concentrate extraction. Malcolm brought us to the lab of one of the city’s premier extraction companies, Level Blends (@trylevel), who were gracious enough to give us behind-the-scenes access of their facility. So it’s only right we laced them up with some of our finest official HIGH TIMES gear.

Below, check out Malcom’s step-by-step account of Level Blend’s extraction process, and visit shop.hightimes.com for the freshest official HIGH TIMES merchandise.

Since the recent ‘Dawn of the Dab,’ Northern California and San Francisco specifically have been an industry leader in the cannabis concentrate community. In converted warehouses, garages and basements, there’s an underground race to create the most advanced cannabis extraction refinement techniques. The leaders are Ph.D chemists, bio-pharmaceutical techs, rocket scientists and D.I.Y average joes with a yen for potent-ass concentrate.

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Concentrated Cannabis, Pt. I: Extractions 101

Cannabis concentrates have been used throughout human history. Their current meteoric rise in popularity is due, in large part, to modern technology and the ingenuity of cannabis consumers, which have jointly ushered us into the golden age of concentrates. As one Michigan dispensary owner observes, “Concentrates have taken over the cannabis community.” According to Rhory Gould of the Arborside dispensary in Ann Arbor: “Concentrated cannabis can generate up to 40 percent of our sales in the form of wax, oil, hashish, kief, e-pens and edibles made with concentrates.”

Those are the facts. But exactly how and why this happened merits examination—and, most importantly, so does the question of what this means for the future of cannabis. Exploring the most popular types of concentrates, how they’re made, and the history of concentrating cannabis can provide a better understanding of the current market and where it’s headed.

A Brief History of Cannabis Concentrates

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High Buy: CloudV ElectroMini

This post is sponsored by CloudV.

Introducing the CloudV ElectroMini—the smallest and most powerful portable e-nail. Featuring a powerful 3300mAh battery and a stylish button that doubles down as a display, which allows you to choose the perfect temperature from 550°F to 1000°F.

ElectroMini includes large 16mm Titanium and Quartz nails that heat up in 15 seconds, allowing you to take torch-less dabs on the go. Thirty percent smaller than the original Electro, the ElectroMini—weighing one pound—makes it your perfect travel companion.

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Why The Rosin Revolution Is Real

This post is sponsored by Pure Pressure.

More often than not, the word “revolution” is used hyperbolically—i.e. very few things are legitimately revolutionary. Rosin extraction is an exception to the common misuse of this very powerful word.

The entire cannabis industry should take note: Rosin’s revolution is underway and will profoundly impact patients, consumers and businesses. Now emerging from relative obscurity in a concentrate market dominated by BHO, rosin is no longer confined to the realm of hobbyist’s hair straighteners and repurposed shop presses.

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