Cannabis Edible Concentrates and Extracts Explained
Every cannabis edible is made with cannabis oil. But because these oils are cooked into or sprayed on top of food items it’s hard to know what kind of cannabis is inside or around your weed treat.
What you can know is what kind of oils there are out there. Our friends at Edibles magazine have laid out an easy to read a simple explanation of the types of cannabis oil you can expect that make your food edible:
Cannabis Edible Concentrates and Extracts
Kinds of Extracts in Edibles
There can be many different kinds of cannabinoids inside your edible. Cannabis has many different compounds and each one has different effects. Make sure to know if your oil has or contains,
- OR a newly derived cannabinoid or concoction (extractors are always coming out with new things!)
Types of Extracts in Edibles
A BHO (Butane Hash Oil), has a glass-like consistency that can range from the usual brittle shatter texture to a tree sap “pull-and-snap.”
Typically made from flash-frozen flowers and then processed into BHO, the sauce is a high-terpene extract that can be between a sticky liquid and gritty consistency.
Make sure to check out How It’s Made: Terp Sauce for more information.
A solvent-less concentrate, Trichomes are removed from the cannabis flower using ice water and mesh screens.
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Extracted from live resin, THC-A is a crystalline structure that is often referred to as Diamonds.
This is a powdery and dry concentrate made of cannabis trichomes that the average cannabis user may have collecting in their grinder.
Check out this guide on Dry Sift by Weedmaps.
Distillate oil is used as a base for most edibles and vape cartridges, distillate is a much purer form of THC which can look like very thick honey. This contains only THC and nothing else.
A dry concentrate that is typically cured in a vacuum oven, gives it a whipped, airy texture.
An amber-like concentrate made from flash-frozen flower to preserve and processed using the BHO method and run through a closed-loop extraction.
Rick Simpson Oil, more commonly known as RSO, is extracted from whole plant material using solvents like ethanol, after which the alcohol is evaporated off and purified leaving behind a highly concentrated thick concentrate that is usually dark in color.
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