How many different extracts & concentrates are there?
Each form has its own unique characteristics, flavors, and potencies, offering a diverse range of options for cannabis consumers. These are just a few examples of the different forms of cannabis concentrates and extracts you will mainly find in a cannabis dispensary.
THC distillate is a highly purified form of THC. It appears as a thick oil that can range in color from clear to amber. It is used in most THC pens cartridges/pods and edibles.
Rosin, also known as solventless hash oil (SHO), is a cannabis extract made without the use of solvents. It is typically produced by applying heat and pressure to cannabis flower or hash, resulting in a sticky and resinous substance.
Diamonds are one of the purest cannabis concentrates available, often containing upwards of 96% THC. When cannabinoids are purified and isolated under specific conditions, they can form crystalline solids, which are known as diamonds.
Budder, also referred to as badder wax, is a wax-like cannabis concentrate that has a softer, oilier, and more viscous consistency compared to other waxes. It is made at higher temperatures and whipped during the extraction process, giving it a unique texture. Budder is rich in terpenes and has fewer cannabinoids than other hash oil extractions.
Crumble is a brittle version of budder. Unlike budder, crumble is created by subjecting the extract to low heat, allowing the solvent to evaporate gradually. This process helps the product retain its full flavor.
Shatter is a concentrate that resembles a colored piece of glass or hard candy. It is known for its brittle texture and lack of distinct taste.
Sugar wax is similar to shatter in terms of its extraction process, typically involving butane extraction. It has an appearance similar to brown sugar, with a shiny, slightly sticky, and crumbly texture.
Ice Water Hash
Ice water hash is made by separating trichomes (resin glands) from cannabis flowers using ice, water, and filter bags. This method helps preserve the terpenes and cannabinoids, resulting in a concentrate that is rich in flavor and has potent effects.