There was a time when buying cannabis oil and concentrates meant choosing from a limited selection, however today you can find extracts of various types. There are a plethora of online and offline stores that cater to the increasing demand for extracts. If you are new to dabbing then probably you are confused about the different extract types and which one to choose. In this article we will tell you about the best weed extracts and what makes them special to help you choose the one that suits your needs.
Known as pollen or dry sift, Kief is composed of resin glands that can be found on trichomes of cannabis flowers. The glands contain cannabinoids and terpenes that bring a lot of flavor to the different cannabis strains. It is generally used to produce hash or sprinkle on ground cannabis for a more powerful consumption.
Hash is one of the oldest and most potent types of concentrates. They are made by compressing the plant’s resin, which is a powdery substance that coats the cannabis flowers. The powder is collected and pressed to create hash. You may also use solvents like ethanol or ice water to extract the cannabinoid-loaded crystals.
3. Butane Hash Oil (BHO)
This is a highly potent concentrate used for vaporizing and dabbing. In this method, cannabinoids are extracted from plant using the butane extraction method. It leaves a waxy residue which may either harden up or remain sticky, giving you a glasslike ‘shatter’. As the THC content in BHO can be as high as 80%, it is known to be highly useful for chronic pain. You must always ensure that the oil is lab-tested as impure BO might contain traces of Butane.
4. CO2 Oil
This is a popular concentrate which is extracted using high end botanical extractors that use carbon dioxide and pressure to get the concentrates. Also known as the supercritical fluid extraction, this is one of the most potent methods of extracting the essential compounds from cannabis plant. It produces amber oil which can be vaporized in different ways.
Tinctures were the most popular type of cannabis medicine used in the United States until its prohibition in 1937. This liquid concentrate comes from the method of alcohol extraction and just a few drops on the tongue are enough to show results. They now come in different flavors and offer an effective way for patients to benefit from medication without smoking.
6. Rick Simpson Oil (RSO)
In 2003, a man called Rick Simpson was successfully able to treat his cancer using a homemade remedy prepared from cannabis. When cannabis is soaked in isopropyl alcohol or pure naphtha, the therapeutic compounds are extracted from the plant leaving a tar-like substance. It has also been named as Phoenix Tears. The Rick Simpson Oil or RSO can either be administered orally or applied on the skin directly. There are several businesses now that sell their own variations of the Rick Simpson Oil. Some of them are high in THC content while others contain non-intoxicating compounds such as CBD.