When it comes to cannabis, the image of smoking dried buds is strong, but cannabis extract has a wider range of uses beyond smoking. Let me introduce some important things to know about cannabis extract.
Basics of Cannabis Extract
Cannabis extract refers to a concentrated liquid extracted from the stems and seeds of the cannabis plant. In recent years, there has been growing interest in extracting cannabis as part of cannabis product development. Cannabis extract is obtained by using solvents to separate cannabinoids and terpenes. The extraction process varies depending on the solvent used, but generally involves combining cannabis with a chemical substance to remove cannabinoids.
Cannabis extract differs from traditional cannabis use. Traditional cannabis consumption involves smoking, while cannabis extract offers an alternative for those who dislike the smell or taste associated with smoking. There are various types of cannabis extracts available, with some having strong flavors or providing intense intoxicating effects, catering to a wide range of needs.
Cannabis concentrates are highly precise, containing minimal impurities, and result in clean products.
Types of Cannabis Extracts
There are dozens of concentrate and extract types available in various forms. Let’s explore some common types of cannabis concentrates:
Shatter is one of the most popular cannabis extracts. It is highly concentrated and typically contains over 80% THC. Shatter is formed through a process that hardens the material. It has a glass-like, transparent appearance, distinguishing it from other oils.
Dabs are poured onto cannabis, followed by the removal of butane. Wax is oilier and more watery in consistency. Oil with higher water content is often referred to as “budder” and tends to form a sticky, wax-like substance. Drier and harder varieties crumble easily, resembling butter. The wax consistency is even softer.
Crumble is a dry, concentrated cannabis extract. It is named for its powdery texture that easily crumbles. Crumble is one of the driest cannabis extracts and is made using the same process as shatter, using solvents like butane or propane. Crumble is also a clean product, with a THC content of up to 90%.
I have provided an introduction to cannabis extract. Cannabis extract involves the extraction of concentrated liquids, resulting in high-quality products. There are different types of cannabis extracts, including hard varieties like shatter and crumble, as well as more viscous forms like wax and budder.