A dab of data: A look at cannabis concentrates

Jul 8, 2021

To celebrate 7/10, we’ve developed a “dab of data”, or rather a brief overview that looks into the wonderful world of concentrates. To start, we review the various types of dabs and then dig into average price points for popular brands, while highlighting a couple of noteworthy dab brands concentrate connoisseurs will most definitely know of. Happy dabbing, everyone!

What are cannabis concentrates and how are they made?

There are many different types of cannabis concentrates, but here are a few popular types that are used for dabbing.

Flan

Flan is a solvent-less cannabis extract “Super Concentrate”, made from refined live hash rosin. It is made using advanced mechanical separation techniques (AMST), and held to the highest purification standards for potency, flavor, color, consistency, and overall effect.

Budder/Badder

This is one of the consistencies for cannabis concentrates. Unlike shatters, badder is malleable, and the way it looks and the consistency of the product varies depending on the method used for its extraction. Cannabis budder is one of the easiest consistencies of cannabis concentrate to dab. Badder or budder is extracted with solvents such as butane or propane, or solvent-less.

Live Rosin

Live Rosin is extracted from plant matter using a combination of heat and pressure. By using this method, producers can instantaneously extract a potent resinous sap from their dried plant matter, hash, or kief. This thick, gooey, full-melt hash oil extrudes from the plant matter without requiring any additional cleaning or removal of chemicals. This cannabinoid and terpene-rich, full-melt hash oil boasts a high THC percentage as well as a robust flavor profile

Honey Crystal

Honey Crystal is a fully dewaxed and winterized product, meaning that the naturally occurring fats, waxes, and other botanical impurities are removed from the essential oil. The removal of the impurities at a low temperature allows the flavor to come out clearly, while hitting smoother than other extracts. Since much of the impurities have been removed, total cannabinoid potency also increases.

What are some popular dab brands?

Of the many brands available across US markets, two brands stand out.

Oleum

Oleum Extracts is a pioneer in hydrocarbon and ethanol closed loop extractions, they pride themselves on producing and providing clean, pure, and potent high-grade cannabis concentrates; rich in THC, CBD, and other imperative cannabinoid compounds and terpenes.

Oleum operates in Washington and Nevada. Within the last 90 days, Oleum had $4.2M in sales with 217.1 thousand units sold. It seems like Live Resin is the most popular product out of their entire selection, with $3.3M making up the $3.8M from total concentrates sales.

STIIIZY

STIIIZY operates out of California and has expanded to Michigan, Nevada, and Washington. They hold 5.6% of the market in California alone, with $71M in sales within the last 90 days! STIIIZY products are priced around $30 for a gram (before taxes) in California.

How much does a dab cost?

To get a sense of average prices across the US market, we look at some popular brands and products.

1. Oleum Extracts

Blue Dream Honey Crystal (1g) - Average item price: $20.79

Overall there is a 41% margin in difference of price, since the average unit price is $12.73, and this product sells for $20.79.

2. Blue River

Banana Funnel Cake Live Hash Rosin Flan (1g) - Average item price: $85.60

Overall there is a 53% margin in difference of price, as the average unit price is around $45.80 and this product sells for $85.60.

3. 710 Labs

Banana Punch #4 Live Rosin (1g) - Average item price: $74.98

Overall there is a 42% margin in difference of price, since the average unit price is $35.12 and this product sells for $74.98.

4. Natty Rems

Peanut Butter Breath Budder (1g) - Average item price: $13.25

Overall there is a 55% margin in difference of price, as the average unit price is $9.38 and this product sells for $13.25.

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