Here’s a few key factors to look for when buying CBD Dabs:
Cannabinoid Content: If you are buying CBD concentrates, you are probably interested in high percentages of CBD. Look for a live resin concentrate that has at least 40% CBD along with a decent amount of other minor cannabinoids. Depending on your preference, you will also want to look at the THC content. For users that are sensitive to THC, be sure to look at both Delta-9 THC and THCa as THCa converts to Delta-9 THC when heated.
Extraction Method: If possible, it is always nice to find out how the CBD live resin was extracted. Some claim CO2 extraction creates the cleanest extracts and leaves no solvent behind. Ethanol and hydrocarbon extraction are also common extraction methods, but solvents must be purged completely. When buying these types of concentrates look for a residual solvents test before purchasing. And of course, stick with trusted sources such as Sauce Warehouse.
Terpene Content: Look for high terpene content. Certain strains usually have higher amounts terpenes, and you can seek these strains out when buying live resin. Terpenes contribute to a better a flavor and a powerful entourage effect when combined with a full spectrum cannabinoid profile. Myrcene, pinene, linalool, limonene, and humulene are all terpenes to look out for.
Certificates of Analysis: ALWAYS look for a certificate of analysis, or COA, BEFORE purchasing! These will display the cannabinoid content and allow you to see exactly what you are consuming. In some cases, vendors may also have terpene analysis, residual solvents analysis, and other useful lab results available.
Consistency and Color: Many desperate CBD companies out there are trying to pass off ‘fake’ live resin as real CBD live resin extracted from hemp. It is good to know what real and fake CBD live resin looks like. Fake CBD live resin is often very light in appearance, it may even look like isolate or isolate based shatter. In other cases, fake CBD live resin will simply be a very liquid-like golden CBD distillate mixed with terpenes. Real CBD live resin generally looks like a thick sauce or badder and is light blonde to golden orange in color.