Definition - What does Cannabis Concentrate mean?
Cannabis concentrates are available in a wide array of forms such as oils, wax, glass, shatter, and oral tinctures. Basically, cannabis concentrates are any form of concentrates that are obtained through an extraction process.
During extraction, solvents such as hydrocarbons like butane, CO2, or ethanol are utilized to extract cannabis concentrates from marijuana plant material. Some extraction processes also use hexane or propane.
After the extraction process, the cannabis concentrate that remains normally has very high levels of terpenes and cannabinoids such as tetrahydrocannabinol (THC). Some cannabis concentrates contain levels of 80 per cent or greater THC.
Many extraction processes and specific strains of cannabis focus on extracting and creating high levels of medicinally beneficial cannabidiol (CBD). CBD high cannabis concentrates often contain levels of 4 per cent CBD, which is considered exceptionally high.
Hydrolife explains Cannabis Concentrate
Cannabis concentrates are frequently called ‘dabs’. They come in many forms and are also referred to by numerous names such as kief, hash, CO2 oil, butane hash oil (BHO), shatter, bubble hash, glass, wax, crumble, budder, rosin, nug run, and honey oil.
Their appearance is as diverse as their names. Cannabis concentrates often appear as a thick butter-looking substance, as a dark hard brick, in powder form, as an oil that varies in color, as a waxy residue, and even hard with the translucency of glass.
Cannabis concentrates are consumed in a wide array of ways such as within tinctures, with a water bong or pipe, using a vaporizer or dab rig, cooked in edibles, or even rolled in a joint.