Cannabis concentrate refers to a highly potent product derived from the extraction of cannabinoids and other beneficial compounds from the cannabis plant. The extraction process isolates these compounds, concentrating them into a more potent form than what is typically found in the raw plant material. There are various types of cannabis concentrates, each with its own extraction method and consistency. Some common forms of cannabis concentrates include:
Hashish: Compressed resin glands (trichomes) from the cannabis plant, often in a brick or ball form.
Hash Oil: Extracted from hashish or cannabis plant material using solvents. It can be further refined into different consistencies like honey oil or shatter.
Wax: A soft, opaque concentrate with a texture similar to candle wax. It is produced through a process called whipping.
Shatter: A brittle and translucent concentrate that resembles amber glass. It is produced using a solvent-based extraction method.
Budder or Badder: A smooth and creamy concentrate with a consistency like butter. It is typically made by whipping the extract during the purging process.
Crumble: A concentrate that has a crumbly texture, often produced by whipping the extract during the purging process.
Live Resin: Made from freshly harvested cannabis plants that are frozen immediately after harvesting. This process helps preserve the plant’s terpene profile, resulting in a flavorful concentrate.
Distillate: A highly refined and purified concentrate that is often used in the production of cannabis-infused products. It can have very high cannabinoid concentrations.