In the cannabis industry, concentrates refer to cannabis extract containing a high amount of cannabinoids and terpenes. In preparing cannabis concentrates, the two known ways are solvent-based and solventless methods.
- Solvent-based The core methodology for all solvent extractions is the same: a liquid solvent is utilized to remove the active chemicals from the trichome gland, resulting in a solution. This solution must be purified further until only the required chemicals are left. Because these solvents are so volatile, technicians usually employ closed-loop extraction systems, which allow them to safely manage variables like temperature and pressure to produce the best results.
- Solventless As the name suggests, you produce these concentrates without using any solvent. Budder, shatter, and hash are some examples of solventless cannabis concentrates.