If you haven’t already, your exploration of cannabis products and dabs will lead you to come across terms such as “shatter,” wax, oil and “budder”.
Shatter is amber and brittle, but offers a long, strong high. However, this form of concentrate is more difficult to work with because it is both dense and hard. Breaking it apart is akin to shattering glass, hence the name: shatter.
Wax and budder, on the other hand, are butter-like in composition and easy to work with and smoke. Freezable Bongs
Oils can be a bit messy, but they are quite versatile and can be consumed in a number of ways. “Crumble” is more like sugar, or the crumbles of a piece of cake or cookie in texture. Finally, resin is what you find on the freshly harvested marijuana “buds” and is both dense and incredibly sticky.
It is important to note that no matter which type of concentrate you try, they are all incredibly strong and should be used in moderation, especially when first starting out.
If in doubt, start with a small dose and leave a lot of time in-between taking hits to assess potency and effect. Many concentrates also come with labels documenting the concentration of THC and presumed aftereffects.