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The Basics of Distilled Cannabis

Published: 19-12-2021

Most people are not aware of the differences between cannabis concentrates. Distillates, for example, differ vastly from waxes and oils. THC distillate is a purer form of THC than you can find in other types of concentrates because it has been purified through distillation processes that remove impurities like chlorophyll. CBD oil can also be distilled into a concentrate product, but this process typically removes some of the plant’s cannabinoids due to its lower boiling point compared to THC.

What is THC distillate?

THC distillate is a pure extract of cannabis that comes in the form of an oil. It can be consumed by vaping and/or used to make concentrates like shatter, budder, wax, and more. Most people prefer THC distillates because it provides them with extremely potent effects while having very minimal side effects when compared to other types of marijuana products such as edibles or smoking-dried flower buds. One downside is that since its potency levels are so high (typically over 90%), some feel uncomfortable using too much at once which could lead to overdosing on THC if not careful! Distillation processes typically remove impurities like chlorophyll from plant material resulting in oils that have virtually no color; they appear clear instead which is why distillates are often referred to as "Clear Distillate" or "Vape Pens".

Although soaking cannabis in grain alcohol is a common way of extracting cannabinoids, it's not the only method. One process involves boiling and then re-condensing vaporized marijuana concentrate vapors into an oil that’s later separated from plant material using another chemical solvent like ethanol.

Another method requires feeding raw unheated marijuana through a tube filled with activated charcoal which absorbs THC along with other compounds while pushing out dark tar known as “black oil”. The black oil is filtered further until purified to make full-spectrum oils, but this can lead to excessive loss when compared to traditional methods involving direct heating/vaporization.

In addition, you can also use a process called hydrocarbon extraction to make cannabis products like shatter and wax. This method uses pressurized butane as the solvent of choice for extracting cannabinoids from plant material. While this is a quick procedure that yields high THC percentages, it’s extremely dangerous because some residual solvents may remain in concentrates which could be harmful if consumed directly on their own or used with vape pens/e-cigarettes.

Many people prefer using triple distilled BHO (butane honey oil) instead due to its safety measures being more effective than those involved in traditional methods involving less volatile substances such as ethanol or naphtha since they pose higher risks of fire during production stages. In fact, many have now banned this method of extraction all together due to the large number of accidents that have taken place in recent years.

Difference Between THC and CBD distillates

The distillate is a broad term that can be used to describe any oil extract derived from the purification of cannabinoids (THC specifically) through distillation processes. Hydrocarbon extraction produces oils with high THC content which are then refined further into concentrates like shatter or wax using different filtering methods, temperatures, and pressures.

The difference between CBD isolate vs full spectrum comes down to what parts of the plant have been used in production as well as how it was processed after harvesting/drying stages were complete since both types come in many forms including tinctures, topical creams, capsules, etc. Although most people use "isolate" and “full-spectrum” interchangeably when describing CBD products available on the market today, they're not one and the same.

A full spectrum extract contains hemp oil that’s been extracted from all parts of a plant including its flowers, stalks, and seeds whereas an isolate is usually made using just one part such as CBD crystals derived directly from cannabis flowers containing no traces of THC or other cannabinoids whatsoever. However, some brands have recently begun adding small amounts of additional ingredients into their purest distillates to give them added flavors/aromas which could be why people are now seeing “full-spectrum” tinctures on dispensary shelves with similar effects to those produced by CBD isolates but at much lower prices! Distilled cannabis concentrates provide users with extremely potent doses while having almost zero side effects when compared to edibles or flower consumption.

Since they're made using various purification methods, the end product can be either an oil or crystal-like substance (isolate) that's extremely high in THC or CBD depending on the starting material used. When it comes to consuming THC distillates, users have the choice of dabbing them using a vape pen or traditional smoking methods, adding them to food and drinks, or even taking sublingual drops for those looking for immediate relief without any psychoactive effects.

It’s important to keep in mind that not all cannabis oils are created equal and some products may contain higher levels of solvents like butane which could pose health risks if consumed directly. For this reason, it’s always best to do your research before purchasing any type of cannabis oil or concentrate!

How to Use Distillate

There are many ways to use THC and CBD distillates, some of which include:

  • Dabbing using a vape pen or traditional smoking methods.
  • Adding them to food and drinks.
  • Taking sublingual drops for immediate relief without any psychoactive effects.

How is a distillate made?

Distillates are made by purifying cannabinoids like THC and CBD using various methods like hydrocarbon extraction. This yields a high-quality product that is much more potent than flowers or edibles.

  • THC distillates are made using hydrocarbon extraction which yields high levels of this cannabinoid.
  • CBD distillates are made from all parts of the plant and can be consumed in many ways including sublingual drops, food, and vape pens.
  • THC distillates provide users with potent doses without any psychoactive effects.
  • CBD isolates only contain CBD and no other cannabinoids.
  • Full-spectrum extracts contain all cannabinoids found in the hemp plant an isolate is made from just one part.
  • Distilled cannabis concentrates are much more potent than flowers or edibles.

Be sure to do your research before purchasing any type of cannabis oil or concentrate!