Cannabis Distillate is one of the industry’s hottest new type cannabis extract. So what is Cannabis Distillate and what makes it so different?
If you have been to any cannabis dispensary in the past year you most likely would have seen a wide range of extracts labeled as “Cannabis Distillate”. This type of concentrate is one of the industry’s hottest products and that’s with reason. It is incredibly tasty and offers a bit more than other traditional concentrates.
What Is Cannabis Distillate?
Cannabis Distillates use a process that’s very different from other cannabis concentrates such as Shatter, Wax, and Rosin.
In the past, there were two main methods of creating concentrates.
Butane & CO2 Extraction: This uses a solvent such as butane or CO2 to extract the key components from plant matter. This category also encompasses alcohol-based methods. This is a common method for making wax and shatter.
Solventless: This method is commonly used in making bubble hash, flower rosin, and full-melt hash, does not use solvents. Instead, these techniques use pressure or rinsing methods to extract cannabinoids and terpenes.
With that said, both approaches have their own drawbacks and both processes can leave behind residue from the solvents, or from the plant matter itself.
Distillation, on the other hand, employs a process that actually separates and refines molecules. It is frequently nicknamed “The Clear” or “The Pure” for this reason.
Distillation uses heat to vaporize cannabinoids. This vapour is then collected in the distillation cooling system. This strips everything from the cannabinoids, including plant matter and chlorophyll.
Think about the same used to make Whisky. It’s the same concept.
This in turn creates a very clean, very concentrated liquid that is also completely solvent-free.
The distillate can then be infused into everything from consumer products to medicine. And the benefit, obviously, is that there is nothing in it except the desired cannabinoids. Research and experimentation on how to capture terpenes is ongoing.
This is why you can find Cannabis Vape Cartridges with 80%+ THC content or Shatter with 80%+ CBD Content. Cannabis Distillate is the future of concentrates and extracts.