What THC Distillate
THC Distillate is a cannabis extract in which the final product has been systematically stripped of all materials and compounds except one specific cannabinoid.
Distillate is the base ingredient of most edibles and vape cartridges, and typically lacks any flavor, taste, or aroma. It’s a potent cannabis oil that can be used on its own or infused in other cannabis products or goods. The most common forms of distillate on the market are THC oil and cannabidiol (CBD) oil. The name of the oil indicates the most prominent cannabinoid. In the case of CBD oil, CBD would be the most prominent cannabinoid. The name distillate refers to the cannabis purification process that removes and separates the cannabinoids, such as THC or CBD, into unique products.
Distillate is extremely potent, though it lacks the terpenes, or naturally occurring flavors and aromas, of the cannabis plant. A drawback of removing terpenes is that without them, the final product may lack the therapeutic benefits commonly attributed to the entourage effect.
Does THC Distillate get you high?
Whether distillate gets you high depends on the precise cannabinoid you’re consuming. The main benefit is that by removing virtually everything except for the desired cannabinoid, the final product is incredibly potent. For that reason, if you’re consuming a THC distillate, you will probably get very high, as the resulting oil will be almost pure THC content. On the other hand, if you’re consuming a CBD distillate, you will tap into the therapeutic benefits of CBD but, because CBD doesn’t produce intoxicating effects, you will not get high.
Is distillate the same as oil?
How is THC Distillate used?
You can also vape them using a distillate cartridge and vape pen. Adding drops of THC distillate to flower in a rolling paper or bowl intensifies the intoxicating high without altering the flavor or smell.
As an alternative to vaping or smoking, you can make distillate edibles or topicals. In edibles, distillates provide the desired cannabinoids without any plantlike taste.
Distillates allow cannabis product manufacturers to separate the various cannabinoids and terpenes, then recombine them into specific ratios. For example, the starting material from a harvest of cannabis plants may not have enough naturally occurring CBD to produce a tincture to help treat anxiety disorders.
Manufacturers also use distillates for producing cannabis edibles, both for the ability to portion the cannabinoids and terpenes into precise amounts, as well as for their flavorless quality. With distillates, manufacturers can have greater control over the taste of their infused edibles.
What is a THC Distillate pen?
In today’s market, you can easily find vape pens that contain pure distillate oil. These products feature a cartridge filled with THC distillate, a heating element, and a battery that powers the heating element. Because it contains such a potent form of extract, these vape pens tend to be very strong.
How is THC Distillate made?
Distillates are, in essence, cannabis extracts that have been purified and processed to separate the cannabinoids, such as THC and CBD, into precise amounts.
A crude extraction involves either a physical means of separation or a chemical means of separation.
It is a method to purify the crude extract of byproducts: plant waxes, fats, lipids, and chlorophyll. The impurities coagulate in the cold temperature and precipitate, or separate, falling to the bottom of the container. This is similar to baking a chicken: the excess grease and juices drip down into the pan and thicken when cooled.
The extract at this point wouldn’t be very potent. THC, for example, is the well-known compound and active cannabinoid that produces an intoxicating effect. THCA doesn’t produce an intoxicating effect.
Decarboxylation is the process of removing the carboxylic acid from a cannabinoid’s chemical compound.
The point of decarboxylation depends primarily on time and temperature.
The final steps for making this cannabis oil involves the actual cannabis distillation process.
Cannabis distillate can be an efficient way to get high or experience specific cannabinoids in their most distilled form. To get the most out of cannabis distillates, be sure to purchase them from legal brands and licensed dispensaries.