There are many ways to consume cannabis. But of all the methods—smoking it, eating it, vaping it and dabbing it—vaping is quickly becoming one of the most popular.
For users who prefer to smoke marijuana, vaping is an alternative that offers several features and benefits.
Solvent free distillate oil is made using a process called fractional distillation: using precisely controlled temperatures to extract individual cannabinoids or terpenes; the compounds are extracted and collected, appearing translucent in appearance. It is available in raw form resulting in a neutral smell and taste, or infused with natural flavors and terpenes. Potency will range on average 98-99.9% THC.
Solvent-free Marijuana Concentrates
Concentrated cannabis extraction made using a single or blended solvents. Usually clear and very stable in composition with a strong effect and good flavor.
Concentrated cannabis extraction made very similar to shatter, however, instead of the cannabis being properly dried and cured before the extraction process takes place, it is cut directly from the plant and immediately frozen before it has a chance to begin the drying/curing process, hence the term "live". The effects of live resin will be very similar to the effects of shatter, but will have a much stronger taste and aroma, along with the extract being lighter in color and usually less stable. This is due to the fact that the terpenes are retained much better in the "live" material as the flowers
have not been exposed to any further heat or light. This, combined with a sub-zero extraction process using a single, or a blend of solvents, also contributes to the concentrate being less stable due to the fact that you are extracting less waxes, fats and other impurities at these temperatures.
Distillate is the purest form of Cannabis concentrate available. Made using a complex set of filtering and extraction techniques, distillate is created by heating the cannabinoids to the point of vaporization and then re-condensing the vapor back into a semi-stable or fully stable concentrate. This results in a pure single cannabinoid concentrate without any residual solvents or impurities. It can be vaporized, used topically or ingested orally and will have strong medicinal effects.
HOW VAPING WORKS
Users can vape different forms of marijuana concentrates, such as wax, shatter, live resin and hash oil, or in some cases, dried flower. When using a portable vape pen, users place a small amount of marijuana inside the pen. Different pens operate slightly differently depending on whether they are designed to vape marijuana in the form of concentrates, oil cartridges or dried flower. Once the cannabis product is inserted into the vape pen, the cap is replaced and the user pushes a button to heat a coil. Then, the vaporized cannabis is smoked, or “vaped,” from the pen’s mouthpiece.
Some vape pens use thinning elements like propylene glycol or coconut oil, while others do not.