We wish to honor the art of dabbing on this National Oil Day as well as the wide range of cannabis concentrates and extracts available. Dabbing on cannabis wax, kief, shatter, resin, or crystals is the best way to absorb cannabinoids in their purest form.
Unlike the well-known history of 420, the beginnings of 710 are still a little obscure. Despite reports that the term first appeared on Urban Dictionary in 2010, it wasn’t until 2011 that cannabis oil and concentrates started to be extensively connected with the term.
Although the precise origin of “710” is still unknown, the phrase has become well-known and is frequently used in the concentrate industry. 710 has cemented its place in cannabis culture through dabbing and the popularity of concentrate-related goods, making it an intriguing part of the developing cannabis landscape.
Concentrates of marijuana can include as much as 80% of the psychoactive cannabinoid THC, which makes up up to 25% of marijuana flower and is the substance that gives the plant its high.
Ready to learn more about cannabis concentrates like shatter, batter, resin, rosin, hash, and kief on July 10th in honor of National Oil Day? Continue reading to learn more about the primary traits of various cannabis concentrates, the most prevalent extraction methods, and ways to consume concentrates. Greetings and dabbing, please!
Cannabis concentrates are the end result of the marijuana plant’s desired chemicals being extracted. A material rich in cannabinoids, terpenes, and flavonoids and usually of high potency is produced during the extraction process. Different extraction techniques lead to different types of marijuana extracts. [Source]
Extracts of marijuana are what?
Cannabinoids are more pure in extracts. They may include both THC and CBD. The key distinction between THC and CBD is that THC is the cannabinoid that has the potential to make you feel high, but CBD is not frequently associated with this kind of effect. Cannabinoids can be extracted in a variety of ways, and new techniques are continually being developed.
Extraction based on solvent
Using an evaporative chemical, the cannabis concentrates are extracted using this technique. The trichomes, which are packed with cannabinoids and terpenes, can be broken down and separated from the plant using solvent-based extraction. You’re left with a concentrated batch of trichomes after the procedure is finished.
This process of extraction is regarded as an effective and economical technique to collect the most crucial plant chemicals.
This technique works with a number of solvents, including ethanol, butane, carbon dioxide (CO2), and olive oil. [Source]
Extraction without solvent
Solventless extraction is another way to collect marijuana concentrates. The cannabinoids are extracted using this method without the use of a solvent. Instead, water is used most often to remove them. Water can make some terpenes dissolve, but it has no effect on the process of trichome separation from the plants.
Marijuana concentrates’ several types
If you’re unfamiliar with concentrates, you may be confused by some of the language used. There is a lot of terminology out there, including “shatter,” “wax,” “crumble,” “budder,” and “batter.” You might require a lexicon to understand some of the new products at your neighborhood dispensary. We’ve got you covered, so don’t worry!
The name “shatter,” one of the purest concentrates, comes from the ease with which its glass-like structure can lead it to shatter.
Crumble also has an obvious name, like shatter. Because the wax gets brittle during the BHO (butane hash oil) vacuuming process, this concentrate has a tendency to crumble easily.
The name of this marijuana concentrate comes from the way it looks. It has a viscosity similar to wet sugar and is manufactured from dried cannabis flowers. Its fragrant aroma attracts a lot of people.
Batter and Dander
Budder and batter are made with shatter as the base. It is whipped, has a strong aroma, and contains an equal amount of terpenes and cannabinoids.
Keeping concentrates safe
Just as crucial as learning how to utilize concentrates is understanding how to keep various cannabis concentrates. This is due to the possibility of losing the concentrates’ quality and potency if marijuana is not stored properly.
Use a silicone jar for short-term storage. This will maintain the freshness of your extract without the trouble of requiring a difficult storage method. Using parchment paper is yet another suggestion for short-term storage. Only cut what you need, and keep it folded up neatly.
You can freeze extracts in a glass jar, such as a mason jar, for long-term storage. Concentrates that are not sticky work best for this. If not, they will adhere to the glass and be challenging to remove.