Sorry smokers, flower is losing favor. Despite the age-old pleasures found in mastering the perfect roll and clearing a too-big bong hit, oils, waxes, and other vaporizable concentrates are quickly taking up an increasing amount of space in the marijuana marketplace.
But as legalization has made way for advancements in extraction technology that were seemingly unthinkable only a decade ago, it can be hard to keep up with the latest fads in rapid THC delivery, be it distillates, sauce, or crystal clear diamonds.
Thankfully, that’s where Ed Rosenthal comes in. Dubbed ‘The Guru of Ganja,” Ed is one of the founding fathers of High Times and the author of the only cannabis-specific horticulture book to be reviewed by the New York Times, “The Marijuana Grower’s Handbook.” His latest title, “Beyond Buds: Next Generation,” presents an encyclopedic amount of information about the continually emerging world of cannabis concentrates.
To learn more about what’s inside our vape pen, we got on the phone with Ed from California to discuss Beyond Buds, low temp dabs, prohibitionist fear-mongering, weed’s yeasty future, and more.