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CBD Edibles & Concentrates


CBD health benefits chart with marijuana leaf describing the effects of 7 of the main compounds found in cannabis

As the science of cannabis develops, we’re breeding cannabis for different levels of medical compounds – known as cannabinoids (CBD and THC being 2 of these compounds) – to make it better for treating specific ailments.  But what exactly they are, what they do and how they work is what you may wish to explore first.

Your Brain on Cannabis

While we’ve identified 483 different chemical compounds in cannabis the vast majority of the research is done on just the few that effect the brain.  The most recent review of the constituents of cannabis lists 66 cannabinoids (groups of chemical compounds).  But that does not mean there are 66 different effects or interactions. Most of the cannabinoids are closely related and they fall into only a few larger groups of which we have described the medical uses for the primary six.

Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC, THCv & THCa)
Cannabichromene (CBC)
Cannabidiol    (CBD, CBDv & CBDa)
Cannabigerol CBG
Cannabinol     CBN

CBD (cannabidiol)

This is known to have more of the medical effects associated with cannabis. It has very sedative effects, relieves convulsions, inflammation, anxiety and nausea. CBD has also been known to be a strong cancer fighter. Although found in much lower concentrates in recreational marijuana, CBD levels tend to vary in different marijuana plant strains. It has only been in the onset of the medical marijuana industry have breeders found new techniques, creating varieties of plants that have very high CBD levels and very low THC levels. Rare they may be, these CBD strains have become increasingly popular in the 21st century.


Edibles offer patients a wonderful way to get medicated. They can be extremely beneficial to cancer patients before any or while undergoing therapy, as well as those suffering from debilitating illnesses of the stomach, nervous system, or muscular system.  Edibles are not only a great tasting, safer alternative to smoking, but also a wonderful way for patients to introduce high levels of certain cannabinoids to the system. They are allowing patients to treat their illnesses with more efficiency than ever before.

For your typical recreational user, what could be more convenient for travel, concerts, or even everyday use than edibles?

A few important things to consider when selecting any edibles:
1. Less = more.  Start with a small dose. It is very important to pay attention to the potency of the product.  The effect edibles will have on you depends on several factors: the quality and potency of the edibles you are using, your tolerance, your body chemistry, and even how much you’ve had to eat. Because the effects of eating an edible differ greatly from the effects of smoking, many first time users are caught off guard by the stronger potency and long-lasting effects.

2. Because most edibles are exposed to some kind of heat during the cooking process, many of the inactive cannabinoids such as THC-a and CBD-a, are converted to THC, CBD and CBN.

Edibles come in nearly every shape and size from alcohol or glycerin tinctures, to lozenges, candies, bars, etc…  But you can save money and have fun by learning how to make your own by learning from the best at Simply Pure’s accredited cooking classes (coming soon!).

Simply Pure cannabis granola bars and snacks


Small containers of hash, shatter, and other cannabis products

Perhaps the most intimidating and mysterious aspect for new users is concentrates.  No worries though! We have your back. Unlike many stores, at Simply Pure you won’t be overwhelmed with a barrage of unfamiliar terms when you may already have little to no frame of reference for quality, dosage, expected effects or ways to consume.  Whether you already know what you like or you have absolutely no idea how to consume something like the wax or shatter that is now common on store shelves, our staff will help educate and remove some of the mystery from this emerging aspect of the industry.


The simplest of concentrates. Kief is composed of the trichromes (the crystalline structures coating the outside surface of the flowers) broken away from the dried plant material, usually via specialized filtering screens and a little elbow grease.
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The traditional hand-collected, mechanically-separated hash that has been produced for thousands of years around the world has now have mostly been replaced by solvent-based extractions (oils below).  However Simply Pure carries a variety of solvent-less products that simply use cold water technique, resulting in pure products such as Bubble Hash, Solvent-Less Wax, Ice Wax.  Basically, today’s hash is created by mixing plant material with cold water & ice, then agitating the mix to break off the now-brittle trichome heads.  After filtering this solution through micro screens we get a golden to brown-colored product with a granular consistency.
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The majority of concentrate producers have moved into solvent-based extraction techniques, where the essential oils of the plant are stripped using either a specific hydrocarbon (chemical) solvent or a combination of heat and pressure. Let’s break down the three (3) most common types of products:
Image: (crystalized BHO – shatter)
There are a number of variables one can manipulate that will affect the texture of hash oil. Physical agitation, temperature changes and moisture can all cause a translucent oil to change into an opaque wax. The agitation causes the THCA, which is a solid, to precipitate from the rest of the oil and crystallize. While wax and budder don’t contain perfect THCA crystals, the analogy applies. The change from translucent to opaque is the hash oil changing from a single-phase substance (transparent extracts) to a multiphasic, amorphous substance (wax and budder).

Butane Hash Oil (BHO)
BHO has a variety of names (wax, shatter, crumble, budder, oil, honeycomb, moon rock, nectar, etc.).  Butane is pressurized in a vessel and washed over dry plant material then the resulting solution is collected. This solution must then be cleaned by removing any residual solvent from this solution, so the next step generally is applying heat and vacuum in order to make this process easier and faster while retaining the highest amount of flavorful terpenes and cannabinoids in the finished product.
Image: (images sappy wax)

Propane Hash Oil (PHO)
Other hydrocarbons such as propane and hexane can be used in much the same way as butane, though the final product is different in color and flavor when using different solvents. Many manufacturers are starting to use blended gases to create signature products tailored to their desired consistencies and flavor profiles.

CO2 Oil
This variety of extract is created using carbon dioxide compressed at high pressures until it becomes what is known as a “supercritical fluid,” which then is able to strip the essential oils of the cannabis plant much like the hydrocarbon solvents above.
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The newest and popular type of extract right now is resin.  Either dried buds, trim, or lower-grade hash/kief is placed between parchment paper and some heat and pressure is applied causing it to extrude some of the essential oils present in the plant, resulting in a golden shatter or oil-like extract that looks similar to pressed high-quality hash or even solvent-extracted shatter.

When fresh-frozen whole plants are extracted instead of dried plant material, that process is called “live resin.”
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Refrigeration is key for preserving extracts, but it needs to be done right. Improper handling upon thawing can lead to the introduction of moisture and quick degradation of all your product.  Regardless of how you wish to use cannabis, the Simply Pure staff are seasoned professionals with concentrates and edibles and will be able to find you the product which suits you best.

Take a look at the wide variety of concentrates and edibles available in Simply Pure now.

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