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Concentrate Packaging

Have you ever wondered what makes concentrates so desirable for modern smokers?

Concentrates isolate the most desirable components of marijuana, including cannabinoids and terpenes. When googling cannabis concentrates, you’ll see that concentrates come in different formats and colors. 

Non-active concentrates require heat for effects to be activated. Concentrates with active cannabinoids tend to be more distilled and can be used for cannabis products such as edibles as they don’t need heat to provide effects. 

Alternate names for concentrates include: 

  • Shatter

  • Sauce

  • Tinctures

With the rising popularity of concentrate products on the dispensary market, cannabis packaging has evolved from only supporting flower products to additionally supporting concentrates. 

Before we outline the different types of concentrate packaging and products that MJ Wholesale has to offer, let’s take a look at the history of concentrates to understand where we are today

The History of Concentrates 

Historians have evidence supporting that hashish concentrates were being used back in the 8th century CE period. Writings back these claims in Assyrian texts during the Common Era. 

While the exact origin route of hashish is unknown, historians believe that the concentrate spread through Asia to Persia and India. 

Hashish is made from kief by applying heat and pressure to the kief. 


Tincture concentrates describe marijuana concentrate that is contained in liquids such as alcohol or glycerin. Marijuana tinctures grew in prominence during the mid-19th century and were used as medicine in Western civilizations. 

By the late 19th century, Europe, the UK, and the United States were all using concentrate tinctures as a form of medicine. The use of concentrate tinctures declined due to inconsistency in effects. The discrepancy was due to the historical period’s limited ability to isolated specific cannabinoid compounds that yielded desired results. 

After morphine was introduced and stricter laws surrounding marijuana were put in place, the use of concentrate tinctures fell off the map. 

Concentrates Make a Comeback 

Future generations built upon the fallen nature of tinctures by creating resources to educate people on how to create extracts. D. Gold wrote a book in 1973 titled “Cannabis Alchemy: The Art of Modern Hash Making.” 

Gold was initially inspired to learn more about the process of extracts by hearing about the use of tinctures in the mid-to-late 19th century. 

The evolution of concentrates continued to unfold through the late 20th and early 21st century with new concentrates such as budder. Improved ways to consume concentrates soon followed with dabbing and vaping leading the way. 

With all the new and improved ways of creating different kinds of concentrates, it’s only natural that evolved concentrate packaging followed. 

Concentrates tend to be stored long-term in:

Utilizing parchment paper can serve as a short-term solution for storing concentrates. 

Now that we’ve given some background info on the origin and evolution of concentrates let’s dive into the top concentrate packaging and accessory products on the market today.

Modern Concentrate Tools, Accessories, and Packaging 

MJ Wholesale is proud to offer a wide variety of concentrate containers for your dispensary or processing facility. We even provide child-resistant concentrate packaging in both 5 mL and 9mL sizes.

Acrylic, glass, and silicone material containers are all readily available for bulk purchase at low wholesale prices.  

Available sizes for different material concentrate containers on MJ Wholesale include: 

MJ Wholesale provides an extensive inventory of concentrate containers so your dispensary can meet the current market demand for concentrate products. 

When your dispensary contains sufficient levels of concentrate packaging, the next step is to stock up on dab tools and accessories so your customers can adequately activate compounds within the concentrates. 

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