In today's green rush, modern-day alchemists are pushing the envelope of the cannabis extraction process. No longer is cannabis flower king. Now, processors have whet consumer appetite with a wide range of concentrate-derived products.
In the fast-growing cannabis extraction segment, cannabis extracts can be produced through various extraction methods. Each cannabis processing method can produce cannabis oil full of cannabinoids, terpenes, and other essential compounds, known for their therapeutic effects.
After the massive popularity of cannabidiol (CBD) among mainstream consumers, cannabigerol (CBG) presents itself as a worthy alternative, or better yet, supplement to CBD- and THC-based products for medicinal and recreational use.
Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), once the darling of the industry, seems now to be playing second fiddle to its counterpart, cannabidiol (CBD). THC-free products are now all the rage in the wellness and pharmaceutical space due to their powerful therapeutic effects without the intoxicating experience.
Cannabidiolic acid (CBDA) is a little-known cannabinoid with major therapeutic potential. In preliminary studies, CBDA has shown to treat inflammation, anxiety, seizures, and even certain types of cancer. CBDA is now seen as the next frontier in cannabinoid-based therapy.
The battle of the titans: ethanol extraction vs. BHO extraction vs. CO2 extraction. Which one produces the best cannabis oil? Which one is the best and most cost-effective method for cannabis producers? In short, it depends.
Butane hash oil (BHO) of the highest order is vacuum purged for better taste and aroma. As part of an optimized post-processing workflow, a vacuum purge removes all of the excess solvents, in this case, butane and/or propane, to deliver an oil worthy of medicinal or recreational use.
Cannabis distillates are the ultra-refined extracts from the cannabis plant found in vape cartridges, edibles, and topical products worldwide. Distillates contain a single cannabinoid in pure and potent oil. Their amber-colored and translucent appearance does not start off that way. A series of extraction and purification processes convert the raw cannabis and hemp plant material into the marijuana distillate found in a significant amount of cannabinoid-based products.
Hemp harvests are finally seeing their time in the sun. From its inner hurd to its CBD-rich flowers, hemp serves several industrial and therapeutic purposes. Hemp's legalization has particularly allowed the market to catch up with demand.
Hydrocarbons are the ultimate solvent in the extract market for creating a high-quality concentrate product. Strong enough to pull massive amounts of cannabinoids from any quality cannabis and hemp biomass and gentle enough to keep the sensitive terpenes intact in the end product.