CANNABIS CONCENTRATES 101

The Beginners Guide To Cannabis Concentrates & Waxes

Hash(ish)

The O.G. concentrate, hash has a special place in many cultures around the world. The Indian god Shiva is known for his love of cannabis. India is famed for creating Charas Hash, a finger made hash from the living cannabis plant.

Then you have the famous red and yellow hashes from Lebanon. An acquired taste, these spicier hashes are made from extremely dry cannabis plants. Afghanistan is well known for their heavy indica hashes. These are not made for dabbing.

Ice Water Hash

All of these styles come from separating the trichome heads from the cannabis plant. The difference here is that, as the name suggests, the plant takes a nice bath in some ice water. The temperature of the water makes the trichomes more brittle and easier to separate while the ice acts as an agitator to knock off the trichomes.

Butane/Co2/Propane Hash Oil

The consistency that popularized dabbing. This extract comes from blasting the flower with a chemical solvent that separates out the cannabinoids. The solvent is then purged out from the cannabinoids leaving a product specifically made for dabbing.

Live Resin

Within the realm of solvent extracts come special types of concentrates. Live resin is made with freshly harvested and flash-frozen plant material. This maintains the delicate terpene profile and the potent cannabinoids present in perfectly matured plants. The result is a gooey yet delicious oil that boasts plenty of personality.

Terminology

  • Crumble

    • Dried oil with a honeycomb-like consistency.

  • Budder

    • Whipped under heat to create a cake batter consistency.

  • Sugar Wax

    • A crystalized consistency that is between a budder and a pull-and-snap.

  • Pull-And-Snap

    • A sap-like concentrate that contains more terpenes than shatter.

  • Shatter

    • A brittle amber colored concentrate that will break like glass.

  • Cartridges (Carts)

    • Oil in a small canister designed to be screwed onto a battery. These can be either be wick or ceramic heating coils for the carts. The oil inside can be distillate, CBD, pure CO2, or live resin.

  • Pods

    • Oil in a tiny pod designed to be added into a proprietary vape.

  • Drippers

    • Syringes containing cannabis oil that you can use for dabbing, or refilling specific cartridges.

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