Cannabis extracts have grown in popularity. Some of the most common include shatter, wax, crystals, terp sauce, budder, and crumble. The names reference the consistency of the cannabis concentrate. But just how does shatter, wax and all these other cannabis extracts come to be? What is the difference between them? These are all good questions and have simple answers.
First Things First
You definitely want to be purchasing your cannabis concentrates from legit sources that run the appropriate testing to verify the safety and quality of the end product. This process makes sure that cannabis extracts are free from impurities such as pesticides, molds, and other contaminants. When you’re making medicine, it’s important to use high-quality product for the best results.
Types Of Extraction & Extracts
There are a few different varieties of extraction techniques for making cannabis concentrates. BHO also referred to as butane honey oil, PHO aka propane honey oil, and CO2 critical extraction are three of the most popular techniques.
There’s also live resin. Live resin’s creation evolves through a solventless extraction process. Live resin or rosin comes to be by pressing fresh or cured cannabis buds using heat and pressure to squish out all of the gooey resin. If you use fresh cannabis buds, you have live resin and if your buds are cured, you get rosin.
The Potency of Things
The potency of cannabis extracts usually averages between 60 to 90% THC. Some of the best extracts will have an accompanying profile of other essential cannabinoids found in cannabis. High THC varieties of cannabis extracts tend not to be very tasty unless they’ve had terpenes reintroduced, however they are still a favourite of many consumers. They also offer many benefits. The difference between concentrates lies with time, temperature, and extraction technique. Different methods will produce different results. Aspects such as the type of purge, the length of purge, and many others play a part in the outcome of cannabis extractions.