What Is Butane Honey Oil (BHO)?

Posted on May 14, 2020 7:58:00 AM

Butane honey oil is the golden and resinous sap that contains a treasure trove of cannabinoids, terpenes, and other active compounds ready to give concentrate users the relief they need. Also known as butane hash oil, butane honey oil is the pinnacle of marijuana extracts in terms of potency, flavor, aroma, purity, and safety.

In today’s rapidly expanding world of concentrates, it’s hard to keep track of all the available information about exciting new extract forms. While BHO extraction was popularized in the late 1990s, new technologies and techniques have enabled extraction technicians to produce even more flavorful and potent extracts than ever before.

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Cannabis Tincture: Smokeless Solution to Protect Your Lungs

Posted on May 5, 2020 10:48:23 AM

Smoking joints, spliffs, blunts, and bowls were a rite of passage for the old-school cannabis community, but today’s varied product selection gives you a new and smoke-free way to consume cannabis: cannabis tinctures. Smoking aficionados may never turn back on their preferred delivery methods, but medical patients or those worried about COVID-19 may benefit from a smokeless solution to protect their lungs.

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Decarboxylation: What Is It and Why Is It Important?

Posted on Apr 23, 2020 7:41:27 AM

Cannabis decarboxylation is a crucial component of activating the psychoactive compounds found in cannabis and hemp plants. Decarboxylation happens organically for smokable plant material, as the heat from the flame does the work. For consumables, tinctures and salves, however, it is a more careful process that occurs earlier in production.

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Ethanol Extraction for Cannabis and Hemp

Posted on Apr 13, 2020 8:44:37 AM

Ethanol has a long history of extracting oil from plant materials for therapeutic use. In today’s highly competitive marijuana extraction sector, extraction artists have a wide range of extraction solvents to choose from such as carbon dioxide, light hydrocarbons (propane and butane), and ethanol. These solvents are used to extract the cannabinoids and terpenes from the cannabis or hemp resin.

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Live Resin: From Flash Frozen Buds To Terpene-Rich Resin

Posted on Mar 31, 2020 10:50:20 AM

Live resin is one of the most flavorful and aromatic types of cannabis concentrates out there. While not quite deemed a full-spectrum concentrate, which contains much of a strain’s original chemical profile, live resin does contain higher-than-average levels of terpenes compared to other concentrate forms such as shatter, crumble, wax, and oils.

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Color Remediation Cartridges (CRC) for BHO Concentrates

Posted on Mar 17, 2020 9:40:39 AM

In the increasingly innovative cannabis extraction sector, a new method of filtration and purification is winning over the hearts and minds of BHO and ethanol extraction artists. A color remediation cartridge/column (CRC) is an additional column in a closed-loop extraction system that can be used for both hydrocarbon and ethanol extraction.

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Getting to Know (and Love) Butane

Posted on Mar 2, 2020 3:05:06 PM

In the world of cannabis extraction, light hydrocarbon extraction is the gold standard for producing everything from cannabinoid distillates to full-spectrum concentrates featuring a range of therapeutic cannabinoids, terpenes, flavonoids, and other compounds. Butane and propane, in particular, are the go-to solvents used to separate cannabis resin from the rest of the plant matter.

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CBD Oil Explained

Posted on Feb 10, 2020 10:53:00 AM

For millennia, cannabis has been used for spiritual and medicinal purposes. Ancient cultures would manually separate the resin from marijuana buds and concoct unique forms to treat a wide range of medical ailments. Fast forward to today and the modern cannabis consumer has a cornucopia of marijuana-infused products to choose from.

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BHO Wax vs. Shatter Concentrates

Posted on Jan 15, 2020 11:00:00 AM

Cannabis concentrates are all the rage across most states with medical and recreational cannabis access laws. While marijuana flower buds can yield up to 30 percent cannabinoids, cannabis concentrates offer a significantly higher potency reaching over 80 percent cannabinoid levels. Within the concentrate segment, marijuana consumers can choose between solvent-based and solventless concentrates.

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BHO vs. CO2 Hemp Extraction: Battle of the Big Two Extraction Methods

Posted on Jan 2, 2020 1:51:00 PM

Cannabis concentrates are a must-have product offering for brands looking to reach a growing cannabis consumer base. Concentrated cannabis compounds can be used to make a wide range of medical and recreational products such as topical ointments, edibles, capsules, transdermal patches, suppositories, and small-batch extracts. While THC concentrate products currently dominate the adult-use market, hemp-derived CBD concentrates are tapping into the trending and lucrative health and wellness segment. 

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