By Steven Voser

If you’re a big follower of cannabis Instagram pages or blogs, you’ve probably seen these before; whether you fully understood what they were, or had no idea what you were seeing was cannabis, now you have the chance to really find out.

By using an extraction process that removes everything from the cannabis plant except the cannabinoids themselves, a concentrate known as “The Clear” was born. It was created in Seattle by X-tracted labs. This concentrate is then poured into glass orbs, giving the breathtaking appearance of “Dragon Balls” (hence the name). The complete process of how they're made is top secret. What we do know is that these are 99% pure THC balls with a weight of 3,000 grams. That’s almost as heavy as the average weight of a newborn baby.

With all this information, you can definitely begin to understand how this form of concentrate is changing the game.

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For many novice stoners, the word “terpene” is a new addition to their dictionary. But that’s okay because Dragon Balls aren’t meant for the inexperienced stoner. This is a serious cannabis extract that requires serious knowledge to develop. But knowing about terpenes is essential for anyone who wants to learn more about how Dragon Balls are a crucial development in the industry.

Terpenes are found in a wide variety of plants, cannabis being one of them. These organic compounds are produced in the plant’s resin glands, creating the aromatic diversity of the many strains out there. Occurring in different combinations and concentrations, terpenes can produce a vast selection of flavours and aromas. Furthermore, they interact with THC, CBD, and other cannabinoids to facilitate different effects when ingested. One nifty interaction is the supposed potential of terpenes to modify the psychoactive profile of a plant. Depending on the terpene and its quantity, THC will affect you differently.

Because of their uniqueness and potential, terpenes are newly beloved by the cannabis industry. In many cases, terpenes are destroyed by the extraction process in order to obtain the purest solution of cannabinoids possible. This does not, however, mean that terpenes can’t be separately isolated and added to the solution afterward. This is exactly what the folks over at X-tracted labs did.

This process gives them much more control over the eventual effects the concentrate will have on the consumer. The final “Clear” concentrate of 99% pure cannabinoids is then mixed with different terpene combinations to mimic the effects of a specific strain. For instance, by adding terpenes from a Pineapple Kush genetic, you’ll be tasting its sweet, tropical flavours and be left with the uplifting high this strain provides.

If you’re interested in understanding more about terpenes and their specific psychoactive and flavour profiles, check out our blog here.


So now you understand what these concentrate wonder balls are and what they mean for the cannabis industry. But what do they mean for you? How can the average consumer benefit from this?

Let’s take a look at the methods of consumption available: dabbing and vaping. These are two methods of consuming cannabis that have become especially popular in recent years, following more widespread legalization and decriminalization. Dabbing involves heating up a cannabis concentrate to extreme temperatures. The fumes it produces are then inhaled through a dab rig. Vaping, on the other hand, does not burn the concentrate. Vaping will only heat the air around your concentrate to a temperature where the desired components are released without being combusted.

The most popular method of consuming “The Clear” is dabbing. With a tailored flavour palette, most consumers call these the best dabs they’ve ever had. That is because only the essentials from the cannabis plant are included. This leads to an extremely “clean” solution to smoke. You’ll be able to taste your favourite strains like never before.

“The Clear” extract is also sold in vaporizer cartridges. This makes it extremely practical and discreet to consume your favourite blend. The problem with many vape cartridges is that a lot of people don’t enjoy their flavour and feel like they can’t vape too much, or feel nauseated after extended periods of consumption. That being the case, it’s hard to find someone that vapes exclusively from cartridges. But “The Clear” has changed this. Now, vaporizing is tastier and more pleasurable than ever before. That is because this solution isn’t mixed with any synthetic solvents. Being that terpenes can somewhat replicate this effect, they’re the only thing used to turn the concentrate into liquid form.

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With access to completely customisable solutions, individuals will be able to tailor their ideal concentrate to their desires and conditions. As you already know, terpenes affect aroma, flavour, and high. But these compounds interact in different combinations with cannabinoids and other plant constituents to produce different clinical benefits. This gives medical professionals the possibility to tailor cannabis medicine to the exact symptoms of the patient. The possibilities are endless and we are sure to discover so many more in the near future.

We are only seeing the tip of the iceberg when it comes to cannabis and its full spectrum of applications. One thing we do know is that there is a lot of potential. Only further research will tell us more. Our job as part of the community is to help inform and spread real news.

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