- Introduction to Cannabis Distillates
- The extraction process of cannabis distillates
- The different types of cannabis distillates
- How to use cannabis distillates
A complete guide to Cannabis Distillate. Learn what it is, how it’s made, and its benefits.
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Introduction to Cannabis Distillates
Cannabis distillates are a form of cannabis concentrate that have undergone a distillation process to remove impurities and unwanted materials, resulting in a highly purified product. Distillates are typically produced by extraction methods such as CO2 or butane hash oil (BHO). One of the advantages of distillates is that they can be produced to have a very high cannabinoid content, such as THC or CBD.
What is cannabis distillate?
Cannabis distillates are a type of cannabis concentrate that has been further refined through a process of distillation. This process removes unwanted plant material and other impurities, resulting in a highly purified product that can be up to 99% THC.
Distillates can be used in a variety of ways, including being smoked, vaporized, or ingested. They can also be used to make edibles, topicals, and other cannabis products.
Cannabis distillates are becoming increasingly popular due to their high THC content and versatility. If you’re looking for a powerful and potent cannabis product, cannabis distillates may be right for you.
The benefits of cannabis distillates
Cannabis distillates are a highly concentrated form of cannabis that have many benefits. One of the most important benefits is that they are very effective in treating a variety of medical conditions.
Cannabis distillates are also very potent, so they can be used to make products that are even more potent. For example, you can use cannabis distillates to make edibles that are much more potent than traditional edibles. You can also use them to make topicals and tinctures that are more potent than traditional products.
Cannabis distillates are also very versatile. They can be used in a variety of ways, including smoking, vaporizing, and ingesting. You can also use them in oil rigs and dab rigs.
Another benefit of cannabis distillates is that they are very easy to store and transport. They are also discreet, so you can use them without worry about anyone knowing what you are up to.
The extraction process of cannabis distillates
Cannabis distillates are a type of cannabis extract that has been refined to the point of purity. The process of making cannabis distillates begins with the plant material being extracted with CO2, propane, or butane. This extraction process removes all the plant material from the cannabinoids, resulting in a highly concentrated product.
The winterization process
After the initial extraction process is complete, the oil still contains Waxes, Free Fatty Acids (FFA), lipids, and other unwanted plant material. To remove these impurities, the oil has to go through a process called winterization.
Winterization is typically done by mixing the oil with 200-proof alcohol and freezing it overnight. This causes the waxes and other impurities to separate from the oil and be removed when filtered. The process is then repeated by evaporating the alcohol off, leaving behind a purer form of extract.
The decarboxylation process
Decarboxylation is a crucial step in the extraction process because THCA, which is found in cannabis plant material, is not psychoactive. To decarb distillates, manufacturers use either heat or time, or a combination of both. High temperatures will cause the cannabinoids to decarb quickly, while lower temperatures will take longer. Some makers of cannabis distillates use prolonged heating methods that can take days or even weeks.
The different types of cannabis distillates
Cannabis distillates are becoming more and more popular, but what are they? Distillates are a highly refined cannabis concentrate that typically contains upwards of 90% THC. There are many different ways to make distillates, but the most common method is to use a process called fractional distillation. This process uses heat and pressure to strip the plant material of its cannabinoids, terpenes, and other impurities.
Cannabis distillates are becoming one of the most popular forms of cannabis concentrates on the market today. A cannabis distillate is a highly refined oil containing pure cannabinoids and almost nothing else.
There are many different types of cannabis distillates, but they can generally be classified into three main categories: isolate, broad-spectrum, and full-spectrum.
Isolate is the most refined form of cannabis distillate. It contains only one cannabinoid — usually THC or CBD — and no other compounds from the cannabis plant. This makes it ideal for people who want the specific effects of THC or CBD without any of the other cannabinoids or compounds that might be present in a full-spectrum product.
Broad-spectrum cannabis distillates are similar to isolates in that they contain only one cannabinoid, but they also contain other compounds from the plant, such as terpenes. This makes them a good middle ground between isolates and full-spectrum products.
Full-spectrum cannabis distillates are the least refined form of cannabis distillate. They contain all of the cannabinoids and compounds found in the plant, including THC, CBD, terpenes, and more. This provides what is known as the “entourage effect,” where all of the compounds work together to provide maximum benefit.
Broad-spectrum cannabis distillates are products that have been further refined from an already refined state. Cannabinoids and terpenes are often removed and then added back in after the refinement process is complete. This allows for a more consistent product to be made available to consumers.
Full-spectrum cannabis distillates are made using the entire plant, meaning they include all of the plant’s cannabinoids, terpenes, and other natural compounds. This results in a distillate that provides the “entourage effect” — the combined effects of all the plant’s compounds working together.
Full-spectrum cannabis distillates are usually darker in color and have a more potent flavor than other types of distillates. They’re also less refined, which means they may contain impurities like chlorophyll and waxes.
Despite these drawbacks, full-spectrum cannabis distillates are becoming increasingly popular due to their purported health benefits. Some users believe that the entourage effect can enhance the therapeutic effects of cannabis.
How to use cannabis distillates
Cannabis distillates are a type of cannabis concentrate that has been further processed to remove all other materials, leaving behind only the essential oils of the plant. This makes them very potent, with THC levels often exceeding 90%. Distillates can be used in a variety of ways, including smoking, vaporizing, and even baking.
Vaping is a great way to enjoy the benefits of cannabis distillates. You can use a vaporizer to vape cannabis distillates just like you would with any other type of cannabis product. All you need is a vaporizer pen or desktop vaporizer that is compatible with oils and waxes. You can also use cannabis distillates in vape cartridges, if your pen is compatible. Vaping gives you immediate access to the effects of the cannabinoids and terpenes in the distillate, so it’s a great option if you’re looking for quick relief from pain or anxiety. It’s also one of the most efficient ways to consume cannabis distillates, so you’ll get more bang for your buck.
Dabbing is one of the most popular ways to consume cannabis distillates. A “dab” is a small drop of concentrate that is placed on a hot surface, usually a nail, and then inhaled. The word “dabbing” comes from the fact that you only need a small amount of concentrate to get the desired effect.
To dab, you will need a rig, which is a type of water pipe that is designed for dabbing, and a nail. The nail is heated to a very high temperature, usually with a torch, and then the concentrate is placed on the hot nail. The heat vaporizes the concentrate, and you inhale the vapor through the rig.
Dabbing can be Intimidating for first-time users because it requires the use of specialized equipment and can be quite messy. However, once you get the hang of it, dabbing is an extremely efficient and enjoyable way to consume cannabis concentrates.
Adding to edibles
One of the most popular ways to use cannabis distillates is by adding them to homemade edibles. This process is fairly simple and only requires a few ingredients that you likely already have in your kitchen.
First, start by preheating your oven to 350 degrees. Next, line a baking sheet with parchment paper and spread out your desired amount of distillate. We recommend starting with 1 gram, but you can add more or less depending on your personal preference. Once the distillate is evenly spread out, bake in the oven for 10-15 minutes, or until it’s fully melted.
Once the distillate has melted, remove it from the oven and let it cool for a few minutes. Then, add it to your recipe of choice – we love adding it to brownies or cookies! The possibilities are endless, so get creative and enjoy your potent homemade edibles.