Cannabis Extract

Last Updated: November 25, 2019

Definition - What does Cannabis Extract mean?

Cannabis extracts can be in liquid, solid, or semi-solid form. They consist of concentrated amounts of cannabinoids, which are from trichomes. Extracts are made using solvents or mechanical processes. Extracts are concentrates made with the use of a solvent. All oil extracts are concentrates, but not all concentrates are extracts. Terpenes are an essential component in the extract. The best extracts preserve the terpenes. The whole plant is used, excluding the parts that are low in THC, such as the stems, fan leaves, and roots.

MaximumYield explains Cannabis Extract

Extracts are made with the use of a solvent. Some of the most commonly used solvents are butane, ethanol, supercritical carbon dioxide, and propane. One common extract is CBD.

You can also find extracts in the form of tinctures, patches, oils, creams, capsules, gummy bears, and many more. Dabs are a form of THC extract. The percentage of these chemicals is much higher in extracts than in dry flowers.

Vaporizer cartridges are another form of extract. Cannabis extraction is made by isolating chemical components from a base of raw cannabis plant matter. There are a few ways to use cannabis extracts, such as vape pens and dab rigs. In some cases, these are added to the flower.

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