People have been manipulating the cannabis plant to amplify its properties for centuries. The most recent innovation of this kind is that of cannabis extraction. Extracts picked up major popularity alongside dab culture, and slowly but surely they have become just as prominent as flowers. As new methods emerge, extracts are being used for far more than dabbing. They have become instrumental for infusing products into edibles and topicals. Extracts are also proving valuable in the realm of scientific research and cannabis pharmaceutical developments.
A cannabis extract is defined by the method through which it’s made. While concentrates like hash and kief are made with natural methods, extracts are defined by the fact that they’re made using a solvent. There are a few types of popular solvents in the extraction industry. Butane (BHO), Carbon Dioxide (CO2), Ethanol (EHO), and even propane are viable options in cannabis extraction.