What Does Alcohol Extraction Mean?
Alcohol extraction is a commonly used extraction method for cannabis to create cannabis oil and concentrates. Two types of alcohol are normally used for cannabis extraction: isopropyl or ethanol.
It is frequently believed that ethanol is a safer and healthier alcohol option than isopropyl when used in cannabis extraction. The alcohol is combined with dried cannabis plant material. Alcohol works as a solvent and pulls the tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), terpenes, and cannabinoids from the plant material.
After the process, the alcohol solvent, byproducts, THC, trichomes, and cannabinoids are further separated and manipulated to create a pure, finished cannabis oil product or concentrate.