About Marijuana Extracts
Honeycomb, Hemp oil, crumble, sap, budder these are some of the nicknames cannabis extracts
have earned through their popularity, prevalence, and diversification. If you've heard any of those words before, they were likely used to describe BHO (butane hash oil), CO2 oil, or similar hydrocarbon extracts. This list of descriptive subcategories might lead you to believe that there are stark differences between each one, but the division between glass-like shatter and crumbly wax is more superficial than you'd expect.
What are extracts of cannabis?
People used to call it, "hash Oil", or "hashish Oil". Today, we call them all cannabis extracts. They can take solid, semi-solid or liquid forms. All extracts contain concentrated amounts of cannabis main active ingredients cannabinoids. The active ingredients in cannabis come from trichomes - tiny, crystal-like resinous external plant glands. Manufacturers produce extracts by literally extracting the molecules in trichomes using a variety of mechanical or solvent-based processes. The results are among the most potent forms of cannabis available and come in a variety of forms.
For those of you who are new to the concentrates game, a cannabis extract is any oil that concentrates the plant's chemical compounds like THC and CBD. This is achieved through a variety of extraction processes and solvents, the most common being butane. Advancements in extraction technology have enabled the use of other solvents like carbon dioxide and pure hydrocarbons in a process that utilizes pressure in a safe closed-loop system. The end product is a highly potent oil of varying consistencies most popularly used for vaporization and dabbing.
What is The Difference Between Hash Oil And BHO?
is an oleoresin obtained by the extraction of hashish
. It is a concentrated form of the plant containing many of its resins and terpenes - in particular, tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), cannabidiol (CBD), and other cannabinoids. There are a variety of extraction methods, but most involve a solvent such as butane or ethanol. Hash oil is usually consumed by smoking, vaporizing or eating but sometimes other methods are employed. Hash oil is sometimes sold in cartridges to be used with pen vaporizers. Hash oil is known to be much more potent because it's a concentrated form of cannabis oil. Just by taking an extremely small amount of hash oil will get you buzzed AF because hash oil contains higher amounts of THC. Hash oil is also known as honey oil because of its golden color. It can be used to make balms or edibles but hash oil can also be smoked, vaped, or dabbed. Hash oils can be applied topically to provide relief from sore muscles and is also popularly used by patients who are suffering from serious, life-threatening conditions thanks to its medicinal value. Hash oil is effective in helping to improve moods as well as stress and pain relief.
BHO (Butane Hash Oil)
is a concentrated cannabis extract that uses butane as a solvent to release all the cannabinoids, terpenes, and THC.
How to consume Hash Oil?
: This product may be applied to an oil rig for the highest intensity medication possible. An oil rig is a device used much like a traditional water pipe, or bong, which uses a heated element, usually titanium or quartz, to heat up the Hash Oil to a critical temperature. The oil is vaporized, channeled through water filtration for cooling, and inhaled by the user in a large concentration. This produces a less-bodied smoke that is not as thick as cannabis-plant smoke but equally expansive in the lungs and cough inducing. Instead of an oil rig, Hash Oil can be used in many vaporizer pens. As long as you can apply portions of product at a time and the vaporizer doesn't take specific cartridges, you may use Hash Oil from Marijuana Strains Store in those vape pens. Ask us accessories to assist you in finding one. Like from an oil rig, these devices produce smoke that is cough inducing and potent. This product can also be placed on top of a standard bowl of cannabis flowers. The oil melts down when heat from a lighter is applied and coats the bowl with a gooey, flammable crust. If the Hash Oil catches fire just snuff it out and try to keep a rolling cherry (constantly hot and smoking bowl) to maximize the amount of medication consumed.
: Hash Oil can be consumed orally through baked goods or raw foodstuffs. However, the Hash Oil is not activated; meaning consuming it raw may not give intended results. Consult a cannabinoid chart to target specific cannabinoids that could help your specific symptoms. If CBDa has demonstrated aid to your symptoms, then you may consume the Hash Oil in its raw form. If THC is the target cannabinoid, then you should decarboxylase your High THC Hash Oil. To decarb the Hash Oil it needs to be baked into something.
: Hash Oil can also be consumed orally via an eye-dropper of infused liquid referred to as tincture. This is applied via a squirt of the dropper under the tongue. Hold the tincture in your mouth for around 30 seconds for maximum absorption and then swallow.
How Is Marijuana Hash Oil Made?
Extracting hash oil from cannabis is a tedious process. It is sometimes called butane hash oil, or BHO. The makers must use a cannabis or hash strain that has a high THC level. The leaves are ground into the finest powder possible. After grinding the cannabis, it is mixed in a solvent. Some of the most common solvents that are used include butane, petroleum, or acetone, or a strong alcohol such as vodka. This is the reason it is commonly referred to as butane hash oil. The cannabis powder and solvents are mixed, they are allowed to sit until the powder is completely dissolved. The mixture is then strained to get out all of the leaf fibers and seeds. This product, known as green hash oil, must sit until all of the solvent has evaporated. The results is a potent marijuana hash oil that has a THC content from 30-80%
Therapeutic and Medical Uses of Hash Oil
Many cultures have used cannabis for different diseases and ailments. Hash oil has a stronger concentration of the plant's active ingredients, which have been the subject of numerous medical studies. The main component, THC affects the brain and nervous system. Some studies show that hash oil can benefit those who are suffering from various mental disorders, such as depression, anxiety, and even PTSD
. Doctors can tell patients how to consume hash oil therapeutically.
People with severe insomnia often gain restful sleep with regular doses of this product. Hash oil has positive benefits on the digestive system. Patients who suffer from decreased appetite and other problems with their stomachs often report relief when using hash oil. Multiple studies have shown great promise to cancer patients. Hash oil soothes the nausea, vomiting, and other side effects of chemotherapy. There is also evidence that this oil may even prevent certain cancers. It boosts the immune system and has beneficial effects on the cardiovascular system.