April 24, 2023
Rosin and Distillate are two concentrates that are different in how they are produced and how they can be consumed. Where they overlap in similarity, is in their potency and ability to be consumed with cartridges. Read on to learn more about the differences and what is available for purchase at your local Temescal Wellness dispensary in Framingham, Hudson, and Pittsfield Massachusetts.
Distillate Vapor Cartridges are cannabis-infused oil-filled cartridges. Digging deeper into how this extract is processed, it takes additional time for further refinement of the cannabis oil, stripping out unwanted terpenes and cannabinoids. This ensures the product has the desired outcome of CBD, terpenes, and other properties, and essentially is as pure as it gets.
Rosin is a potent, gooey substance that comes from a combination of heat and pressure being applied to flower, kief, or hash. The production of Rosin is much simpler because of these special presses made for weed, leaving a solventless and chemical-free extract. Essentially, as clean as it can get.
Rosin can be vaporized in a battery-operated “pen” or consumed by “dabbing.” Dabbing is a more involved method of vaporizing because you need a dab rig to heat a glass, ceramic, or titanium “nail.” Then you need to apply the cannabis concentrate directly to the hot surface to create a cannabis vapor for consumption. If you’re looking to elevate your experience further, explore other ways to consume cannabis here.
Both Rosin and Distillate Cartridges are without a doubt considered potent. At the best dispensaries in Massachusetts, they both come in a variety of flavors and are also available as Sativa, Indica, or Hybrid strains. Each could have a different effect on your body, so it’s up to you to decide how you want your experience to be. Leafly, a leader in cannabis education, describes each as:
Regardless of the strain, the THC levels of Live Rosin and Distillate Cartridges can range from 70% to 90%. Massachusetts Cannabis Dispensaries’ inventory changes, so be sure to ask our friendly staff about the selection of Live Rosin Pods available.
Temescal Wellness produces high-potency, distillate THC VSPR Cartridges that range from 87.6% to 89.9%. Our carts are formulated at our production facility with strain-specific terpenes to maximize strain-specific entourage effects - and the distinctive tastes that come along with them. (Check out our blog to learn more about our VSPR Cartridges.)
Live Rosin is available as a pod or in the form of complete concentrate in quantities of .5 grams, 1 gram, and ⅛ oz. At your local cannabis shop:
Distillate Cartridges are available in .3 grams, .5 grams, or 1 gram. The VSPR vapes that Temescal Wellness MA produces come in a .5g cartridge (typically around $30) or a .3g rechargeable disposable.
So which of the two is best for you? If you’re shopping for recreational cannabis or medical cannabis, still consider your consumption habits first. Try Rosin which functions like shatter or wax if you’re a recreational user with a high tolerance that wants something stronger than flower, or a medical patient looking for a potent option for relief.
If you don’t want to inhale ash or plant matter, explore Rosin and Distillate Cartridges. Rosin will give you the cleanest, purest vapor, while Distillate provides an intense body high with smooth hits. Vape carts are useful when you’re on the go or want to consume discreetly. If you’re still curious about oil options available at pot dispensaries, here’s more on concentrates explained.
For more information on finding and preparing to visit the best dispensaries in Massachusetts, check out our Frequently Asked Questions page, and follow Temescal Wellness on Twitter and Instagram. You can also check out our online menus to find what is available at your Framingham dispensary, Hudson dispensary, or Pittsfield dispensary.