Cannabis Concentrate | Noun
- During extraction, solvents such as hydrocarbons like butane, CO2, or ethanol are used to extract cannabis concentrates from marijuana plant material. Some extraction processes also use hexane or propane.
After the extraction process, the cannabis concentrate has very high levels of terpenes and cannabinoids such as tetrahydrocannabinol (THC). Some concentrates contain levels of 80 per cent or greater THC.
It seems that one of the new things to take the medical world by storm is cannabis concentrates. More doctors are prescribing them as a solution to serious problems that can affect the nervous system. One of the medical problems that are being addressed by doctors who have taken to using the drug is chronic pain. As a result, a growing number of pain management clinics are offering an alternative form of medicine called cannabis concentrates. The cannabis concentrate that is used to treat this particular problem can be found in one of two ways: in its natural, raw form or it can be extracted using a process called extract painting.
There are several different types of concentrates. They are categorized by what their main purpose is. Dabs concentrate is made up of hashish and is smoked. The third type of concentrate is known as oil concentrate. This is a great solution to get rid of the thick scent of cannabis without smoking it. It contains the active ingredients of the plant, but it is purified so that the THC, or tetrahydrocannabinol, has no chance of contaminating anything else that could happen. The final type of concentrate is called wax concentrate, which is the least potent and usually the most expensive.
In the medical field, concentrates appears to be the cure-all solution. Whether it is for pain or a state of depression, the chemical make up of the concentrate is as potent as the solution used by the medical professionals in the field. Their only difference is that the dispensaries have the ability to create them in their own laboratories. While some medical professionals suggest that medical cannabis dispensaries are the only people who should have access to the concentrated form of the drug, there are still others who would argue that there are medical uses for both extracts on their own.