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All about cannabis pucks

Published Jan 11, 2023 10:00 a.m. ET
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With more than 3,000 cultivars to choose from, all sorts of ideas surrounding the difference between Sativa and Indica, and hundreds of unique cannabis brands all vying for the attention of consumers, the average shopping experience for something as simple as flower can be difficult to navigate. Well, now there’s a new player in town called cannabis pucks, and they’ve got lovers of the plant including those with plenty of exposure to the industry asking questions.

What are cannabis pucks?

Cannabis pucks are discs of compressed flower combined with hundreds of THC-A diamonds to give each one a boost of potency that cannot be beaten by pure bud. Some compare the products to moonrocks or moon rockets, two flower-based cannabis innovations that also utilize the power of concentrates to deliver users a more elevated experience. However, despite the similarities, cannabis pucks never include concentrates that might require toxic solvents for the process of extraction, and that’s great news for health-conscious consumers.

How to use cannabis pucks

Cannabis pucks were designed with the most experienced vapers in mind, as a way to enjoy all of the many components produced by the plant in a more compact form that’s excellent for both portable and stationary vaporizers. Though the makers of cannabis pucks did create these beauties to work as a filler for vaporizers, they may also be smoked in a joint, bong, or any other flower-compatible device.

In a vaporizer

First things first. It’s important to make sure that your vaporizer works with dry herb. Once that minor inconvenience is out of the way, it’s time to get packing, and to do that you’ll need to unwrap the puck and break off a chunk that is as close to the size of your device's chamber as possible. Once it’s in, use the vaporizer just as you would normally, and you’ll have liftoff in no time!

In a bong or pipe

Bongs and pipes have excellent airflow, but if you want cannabis pucks to burn well in them, then you’re going to need to break those babies up a bit by hand with a small amount of pressure. It doesn’t quite have to resemble grind, but the more pieces the better and faster it will ignite, so keep that in mind.

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In a joint

Now, using pucks in vaporizers as intended, or in bongs or pipes with a large bowl is easy, but if you want to use one to roll joints then you’re going to need a grinder, or a whole lot of patience and a pair of scissors because you’ll need to break it down to a fine grind that will roll uniformly and burn evenly.

How to store cannabis pucks

Cannabis pucks like any other plant-based consumable must be stored in airtight containers that are UV-proof, preferably packed with humidity pouches to keep the ideal amount of moisture in.

Where to buy cannabis pucks

Sadly, cannabis pucks aren’t available everywhere just yet, and most makers of these amazing discs are US based. So, if you want to get your hands on some, the best way is by inquiring with your local licensed dispensary. If they’re on the market in your area, they should have some in stock, and if they don’t, your request might be enough to encourage hesitant retailers to order some.

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