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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.