Photos: Ten best marijuana concentrates of 2013
Editor's note: William Breathes became the planet's first professional medical marijuana critic when he joined Westword in 2009, and since then, he's emerged as the local expert on all things cannabis.
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Today, he lists his ten favorite marijuana concentrates of 2013.
Check out his choices below, and click on the accompanying links to read his original reviews of the shops that made the cut.
Number 10: Dry-ice-extracted kief -- Pure
Pure specializes in ice water-extracted hash, including one blend that looked more like dark amber tree sap than hash. I was assured it was pure plant material extracted with water, then whipped into a taffy-like consistency. But to me, the dry ice hash was the standout. It was fairly priced at $20 a gram for the blended, eucalyptus-smelling red powder and it was the perfect addition to bowls and vape loads for an extra kick.
Number 9: Mixed hash -- Artisanal Medicals
I was interested in the $12.50-per-gram icewater hash, which I was told was "dab-able" on a skillet or nail. It looked the part and was broken down into shiny, waxy pellets that melted and bubbled on top of a bowl or screen but didn't really hit the dab-able mark. Nevertheless, it was some of the best-produced icewater hash I found all year.
Continue to keep counting down the ten best marijuana concentrates of 2013.