Cannabis concentrates are highly potent extracts that are derived from the cannabis plant. They contain high levels of cannabinoids such as THC (tetrahydrocannabinol) and CBD (cannabidiol), as well as other beneficial compounds found in cannabis.
There are various types of cannabis concentrates available, each with its own unique characteristics and production methods. Some common types include:
Wax: Cannabis wax, also known as budder or honeycomb wax, has a soft, opaque consistency. It has a sticky, wax-like texture and can range in color from yellow to brown. Wax is created by agitating the extracted cannabinoids during the purging process, resulting in a creamy, butter-like substance.
Oil: Cannabis oil is a liquid concentrate that is typically used for vaping or as an ingredient in edibles. It is made by extracting cannabinoids from the plant material using solvents or other methods. Cannabis oil can vary in potency, flavor, and consistency depending on the extraction process and the strain of cannabis used.
Live Resin: Live resin is a type of cannabis concentrate that is made from freshly harvested cannabis plants. The plants are immediately frozen after harvesting to preserve the terpenes, resulting in a concentrate with a strong aroma and flavor profile. Live resin is usually sticky and has a high terpene content.