New data published in the Drug and Alcohol Dependence journal revealed that almost eight in ten cannabis consumers prefer flower to infused concentrates, despite the popularity of concentrates in recent years. This is surprising data to some, as concentrates are typically stronger than flower.
The study’s authors stated: “Findings showing that marijuana produces greater positive effects than concentrates are consistent with cannabis administration studies documenting that moderate THC doses are preferred to high doses. … The present study suggests that, contrary to concerns, ultra-high THC cannabis, such as concentrates, might not produce greater positive, reinforcing effects relative to lower-THC cannabis, such as marijuana (flower).
“The main difference in the subjective effects of marijuana and concentrates is in terms of their positive effects, with marijuana producing greater positive effects than concentrates,” the study continued. “Negative effects of marijuana and concentrates were small, suggesting that extreme negative effects are unlikely for regular cannabis users.”
Flower Versus Concentrates
The study was conducted by Arizona State University and looked at 574 subjects from throughout the U.S. and their habits when it comes to consuming herbal cannabis and concentrates, as well as how those habits compare. In total, 78 percent of those polled said they