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A lot of marijuana smokers have shifted their direction to a new and pure form of the cannabis plant known as concentrates. Cannabis concentrate is obtained through some type of extraction process. Concentrates are very potent and tends to get the marijuana consumer very stoned.
Cannabis concentrates are obtained through a extraction process where marijuana resin is extracted from the leaves and buds of marijuana plants. These extraction processes are possible through the use of solvents. The two most popular solvents used for cannabis extraction: butane and carbon dioxide. Marijuana extraction using butane is popularly known as butane hash oil (BHO). Cannabis extraction using liquid carbon dioxide is a little more complicated and this process is known as Supercritical Fluid Extraction (SCFE) where liquid carbon dioxide is used to extract from the cannabis plants. A great benefit of marijuana extraction using CO2 is that a lot of molds, mildews, and other unwanted ingredients. A popular way that marijuana concentrates are consumed is by vaporizing which is said to be less harmful than a joint.
Butane Hash Oil (BHO)
Butane Hash Oil (BHO) has taken its name after the process it goes through. Marijuana is extracted by passing butane through cannabis trimmings in an airtight container, in such a way that the trimmings remain intact and marijuana resin is forced out and mixed with butane. This mixture is then evaporated to get rid of most of the butane; all of the butane is you are using a vacuum oven. The end product is cannabis concentrate products by way of butane extraction.
BHO is very controversial as it uses a chemical solvent to extract cannabis. For this reason, butane hash oil is often rejected by health fanatics. There has also been numerous reported explosions when people are extracting marijuana using a combustible gas such as butane.
Super Critical Fluid Extraction (SFCE) CO2 Hash Oil
Compared with Butane Hash Oil (BHO), CO2 oil is a costly procedure and requires a special set of skills along with very expensive machinery. CO2 oil is obtained by passing liquid CO2 through marijuana buds and cannabis “sugar” trim at extremely high pressure. This process is known as Supercritical Fluid Extraction and mostly uses CO2 for cannabis extraction. This form of extraction also captures a collection of cannabinoids and terpenes from the marijuana buds.
CO2 is a very ‘in demand’ oil, because it isn’t as harmful as butane when ingested being that CO2 is a naturally occurring inert gas. BHO, on the other hand, is known to leave traces of heavy metal even when all the butane has been evaporated. CO2 extraction of marijuana also does not involve a combustible gas…..although it does involve freezing CO2 gas at very high temperatures; hence, the need for expensive machinery.
Both forms of these marijuana concentrates can get the cannabis consumer very stoned. BHO is more readily available but CO2 cannabis oil is much more pure. CaliCannabisExpress offers the best marijuana concentrates on the market today. These cannabis extracts can have really high THC content from 50% to 75%. CaliCannabisExpress also offers CBD-only cannabis extract products for people that do not want to consume THC in their medical marijuana products.