Hemp and cannabis have kickstarted a green revolution where a single plant can provide many sustainable uses. From the live resin vape cartridge to the soothing cannabis topical you use to relieve minor aches and pains, the product’s life cycle begins on the farm. After months of careful plant care, the crop is ready to be smoked, vaped, or infused.
Cannabis production techniques aren’t like they used to be. And that’s a good thing. Now, you can create award-winning medical and adult-use extracts at scale with the utmost safety measures available. Simply producing cannabis oil isn’t enough to stand out from the competition. In today’s highly competitive extract and derivative product market, staying one step ahead from current demand is key to withstanding the storms and thriving in the most high-demand cannabis markets.
Cannabis production is a tough game, but those that can take the heat can reap huge payoffs. Knowing how to maneuver through the regulations, innovations, research, and trends can leave growers and processors scrambling to keep up in this fast-paced environment.
The cannabis plant undergoes a unique life cycle that ends with a bountiful harvest of trichome-soaked buds. Throughout the drying and curing process, trichomes and by extension, terpenes, can be lost. Terpenes dry up at a faster rate due to their relatively lower boiling points compared to cannabinoids such as CBD and THC.
Terpenes are powerful compounds found across the entire plant world. The power of terpenes has been used for centuries. We are now uncovering their hidden health potential through ongoing clinical trials. While we are far away from fully understanding their therapeutic benefits, the minimal research is promising toward a bright future for cannabis terpene treatment.
Terpenes are magical and pungent compounds that can be found across plants, vegetables, and fruit. It’s what makes your Sour Diesel have that gas-like aroma. Terpenes give your Strawberry Cough its sweet and bright aromas. Our article will help you uncover the mystery of terpenes in plants and help you experience their olfactory power to the fullest.
THCA isolate is the latest craze among cannabis concentrate aficionados. From producers to consumers, everyone wants to get their hands on these powdery white crystals that look like snowflakes. Why? THCA isolate is a versatile product with insanely high potency and purity. Our article covers the basics of what is THCA, how it’s made, and how to use it.
Butane hash oil (BHO), or hydrocarbon extraction, is the MVP of the concentrate game. Everyone from medical marijuana patients to recreational consumers to extraction technicians, overwhelmingly, prefer cannabis concentrates made using light hydrocarbons such as butane and propane.
Cannabis crude oil is what many people typically call the oil that’s produced during extraction because of the additional steps needed to refine the product. However, some extraction methods, such as hydrocarbon extraction using butane or propane, have essentially rendered this terminology irrelevant due to the high levels of refinement that occur throughout the extraction process itself, thus producing a “crude” oil that’s actually ready-for-sale.
Light hydrocarbon solvents (butane and propane) have been the powerful, nonpolar compounds favored by the upper echelon of artisan edible makers.
From the colorful, sugar-frosted gummies to the rich and decadent fudge brownies cheekily laced with cannabinoids, these infused edibles are used for their therapeutic, and often, intoxicating effects.
For home amateurs, an easy ISO quick-wash can produce a rudimentary and solvent-free extract without blowing up the house. For commercial extraction, butane and propane extraction for concentrates provide the highest possible quality, purity, and throughput.