The demand for cannabis concentrates has seen a tremendous rise over the last few decades. The young population is more driven toward its consumption. Concentrates are highly potent forms of THC (tetrahydrocannabinol) – levels ranging from 80 to 90% in concentrated mass that looks like butter or honey.
Wax, honey oil, budder, butane, hash oil, butane honey oil (BHO), shatter, and dabs are different forms of concentrates that are generally infused in vaporizers and edibles too. If you aren’t aware of these different forms and wish to learn more, you’ve come to the right place. This article discusses the types of cannabis concentrates and how to use them.
Butane Hash Oil (BHO): Dabbing or dabs are common names used to describe the use of concentrated butane hash oil. It is a relatively new method of ingesting cannabis by inhaling the highly concentrated THC, the primary psychoactive component of the cannabis plant.
Butane hash oil is extracted through a chemical process using butane oil. Though the use of butane oil is not new, it has gained wider recognition in recent years. One can use the oil through a special bong called an ‘oil rig.’
Hash: Hash, also known as hashish, is a cannabis extract made by compressing and processing flowering buds of cannabis, which contains the most trichomes. Hash is popularly consumed in a bong, pipe, vaporizer, or via oral ingestion. Thanks to the rising popularity of this concentrate, you can easily find lowpricebud in hash form. Hash has been in the world for nearly a thousand years, whereas the other forms of concentrates have only been around for the past few decades.
Shatter: Shatter is a gold-like concentrate named after its hard, glass-like consistency, which tends to shatter when broken apart. While people think shatter has the highest level of THC content, it might not be true all the time. Shatter is mainly created by using butane or hydrocarbon solvents, and the entire extraction process is quite dangerous as butane is flammable.
Wax: As the name suggests, wax is a cannabis concentrate with a gooey and candle wax-like texture, usually yellowish-brown in color. This thick and potent form of cannabis contains high levels of THC and is used to relieve certain medical conditions, such as chronic pain, anxiety, and insomnia.
Rosin: Rosin or weed wax is simply cannabis resin in solid form. It’s created by extracting resin from flowers through the application of heat and pressure. The most popular way to use rosin is through a blunt or joint. You just need to apply rosin to the outside of a joint and then smoke as you normally would.
CO2 Oil: CO2 oil concentrates are sticky and liquid forms of cannabis that are mostly used in vape cartridges and disposable vapes. This oil is extracted through CO2, and its extraction process is easier as a high temperature is not required to extract the oil. Besides, CO2 oil contains high levels of terpenes; these compounds give the flower aroma and taste.
While these cannabis extracts contain higher levels of THC, which is not legally allowed in America, you can have access to these concentrates at medical dispensaries. This is because most states have legalized the medical use of cannabis, and a patient can take up higher levels of THC depending on his/her medical condition and doctor’s recommendation.