A Marijuana Guide: What Is Shake

August 8, 2018 Posted by Options Cannabis Company

Shake is one of the most versatile, and favorite, by-products of the cannabis industry. A solid understanding of shake can help to enhance your experience, stretch your budget, and help you to create intensely powerful medications at a fraction of the cost. Due to its popularity, finding a consistent deal on high-quality shake can be tricky, even in Denver. Thankfully, a few local shops always seem to have more than enough on hand.

Shake consists mainly of the small bits and pieces found in the bottom of the jar that aren't large enough to be considered a bud or a nug. Shake collected during harvesting and trimming is composed of the sugary leaf tips that protrude from the bud during the growth cycle. Because of the frosted appearance, this form of trim is known as Sugar Leaf. Sugar Leaf is an excellent way for newer smokers to experience top-shelf cannabis without the sometimes-overpowering effects.

What Shake Isn’t

Shake doesn’t work very well on its own, for those with a higher tolerance or medical needs, shake may not provide an adequate experience.

Shake may contain kief, but shake is not kief. Kief refers to the powered and fine-grained resinous material that often coats the inside of the jar. While shake does indeed contain a fair bit of the sugary delight that is kief, the amount is quite minimal in comparison to other products.

Shake is not worthless! A wide variety of tinctures, topicals, and tasty treats can be created with a bit of shake. Shake can be found in a wide range of applications and comes in several levels of quality.

What is Shake used for?

Shake is one of the most versatile components of cannabis. Higher quality sugar leaf and jar trim is ideally suited for joints, spliffs, and blunts. Some of the best pre-rolls in Wheat Ridge rely on this sweet and flavorful mixture to provide a more casual experience to smokers. Because of the lower cost associated with shake, it’s much better suited for processing into oils and edibles than for smoking. Especially critical for whole-plant nutritionists and medical patients, shake is an excellent source of potent, raw cannabis.

Find the Best Quality Shake at Options Medical Center Today!

While there are several places to find shake in Denver, Options Medical Center has quickly gained attention on the Front Range for their low priced, high-quality shake. With some of the best recreational flower prices around, they tend to have a more consistent supply of shake than other shops in the region. Great shake comes from great flowers, and Options Medical has some of the best flowers around. The budtenders are friendly and professional and love to chat about their products. For more information, be sure to stop in and say hello today.


While shake offers affordability and versatility, it's essential to be aware of potential risks associated with its consumption. Here are some considerations to keep in mind:

  • Variable Quality: Shake can vary significantly in quality, depending on the source and processing methods. Lower quality shake may contain contaminants such as stems, seeds, or residual pesticides, which can compromise safety and potency.
  • Inconsistent Potency: Due to its heterogeneous nature, shake may exhibit inconsistent cannabinoid levels, making it challenging to accurately dose, especially for medical users or those with specific therapeutic needs.
  • Increased Respiratory Irritation: Shake often contains a higher proportion of plant material compared to other cannabis products, which can result in increased respiratory irritation when smoked. Individuals with sensitive respiratory systems or pre-existing lung conditions should exercise caution when consuming shake.
  • Potential for Mold and Mildew: Improper storage or handling of shake can increase the risk of mold and mildew contamination, posing health hazards upon ingestion or inhalation. It's crucial to store shake in a cool, dry environment and inspect it for signs of mold before consumption.
  • Limited Shelf Life: Shake tends to degrade more rapidly than whole flower buds due to its increased surface area, potentially leading to diminished potency and flavor over time. Proper storage in airtight containers can help prolong its shelf life, but consumers should be mindful of expiration dates.

It's advisable to purchase shake from reputable dispensaries like Options Medical Center, where stringent quality control measures are in place to ensure product purity and safety. Additionally, consulting with knowledgeable budtenders can provide valuable insights into selecting high-quality shake and minimizing potential risks associated with its consumption.

At Options Medical Center, we prioritize the well-being of our customers and are committed to delivering premium cannabis products that meet the highest standards of quality and safety. Visit us today to explore our selection of top-tier shake and discover the difference quality makes.

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