Cannabis concentrates are used in making hundreds of products ranging from vape oil cartridges to topical. Concentrates are derived from marijuana plants. The desirable compounds like terpenes and cannabinoids are extracted, while impurities and excess plant materials get eliminated. In comparison to natural cannabis buds, the extracted concentrates possess a great proportion of terpenes and cannabinoids.
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A cannabis concentrate is an umbrella word for the different forms available including shatter, badder, crumble, budder, sugar, sauce, and crystalline. All these types differ in textures and consumed using different methods. The onset time and high potency level, make concentrate appealing for users. The effects and feel last for 1 to 3 hours based on personal metabolism.
All kinds of extracts are concentrates but all concentrates are not extracts. The terms are interchangeably used but there is a difference in the collection of trichomes.
- Extracts include solvents that wash the trichomes, while concentrates are made without using solvents to gather trichomes.
- Examples of extracts are CO2, BHO, and RSO having different textures like budder, crumble, badder, and shatter. The texture and experience of each one also differs.
- Examples of concentrates are kief, dry sift, and rosin.
The terminology associated with concentrates may sound confusing. It is sensible to learn the specific words or phrases used in the descriptions.
Get to know certain terms used on concentrate products labels
It is the starting cannabis plant material used including the stems, leaves, and flower buds. Input material can change the extracted terpene and cannabinoid profile of the concentrate. Input materials grade or quality will also impact the flavor and potency of its resultant concentrates.
Type of process
The trichomes from input material have to be separated. A different process is used to remove them. In each process, specific materials or/and physical actions are needed to produce concentrates.
Consistency and textures
After the removal of terpenes and cannabinoids from cannabis plant material, there is a solution left behind. The solution is then given different forms and textures.
Terms like badder, crumble, shatter, sauce, and sugar oil refer to the appearance [malleability, color, & texture] associated with the concentrate.
- Shatter – Glass-like texture with snap & pull consistency. Color-bright amber to golden yellow.
- Budder & badder – Sticky, soft, and oily in texture. Butter-like consistency and malleable. Color – Bright orange to sun yellow.
- Crumble – Brittle version of badder with matted yellow texture and crumbly-like honeycomb consistency.
- Sauce – Thick and sticky in texture with uniform crystalline structure.
- Sugar – Consistency is like wet, sappy sugar.
- Crystalline – White crystal form differing in density.