Budder is a concentrate that is extracted with a solvent and then whipped during the final stages of the purging process. The resulting wax is of a “creamy” consistency that is more malleable than crumble and easier to measure and package than shatter.
Crumble is the driest form of a concentrate. It is usually opaque and crystallized, resembling a dry cheese in texture. Crumble is the result of oil created by solvent-based extraction method that is heavily agitated until it reaches a point of crystallization.
“Doing dabs” or “Dabbing” refers to the process of consuming cannabis extracts by rapidly exposing those extracts to high heat and inhaling the vapor produced. “Dabs” are the colloquial term used for small doses of any cannabis concentrate. Users dab using a pocket vaporizer or a “dab rig.”
Hash is the oldest and most well-known form of cannabis concentrate. It’s created by separating kief from cannabis flowers and trim and then pressing that kief into a solid or semisolid form using pressure with or without heat. The purest hash is called “bubble hash” or “full melt.”
An isolate is a distillate refined down to it’s purest form. THC or CBD in their purest, crystalline form would be referred to as isolates. These products can be used for creating well-balanced effects from edibles and supplementing existing extracts with more active compounds.
Kief, sometimes marketed as “dry sift” or “pollen,” is a collection of the resin glands (trichromes) from cannabis flower that have broken off through agitation or natural handling. These trichromes carry the highest concentration of terpenes and cannabinoids in the plant. High-quality kief is very potent and flavorful, though not quite as potent as extracted concentrates.
Live Resin is a concentrate created by any extraction method (BHO, CO2, Rosin, etc.) using cannabis that has been frozen while fresh to preserve it’s natural terpenes. This concentrate will have a much more robust flavor and aroma when compared to extracts made with cured cannabis. “Live Rosin” is resin extracted with the rosin method.
Rosin is the result of using heat and pressure to extract resin from cannabis flowers or hash. Because there are no chemicals used at any point in the process, this is considered by many to be the safest and cleanest form of a concentrate (the term “organic” cannot be used as the USDA does not certify cannabis.)
Shatter is the most stable form of a concentrate. It is highly refined oil created by any extraction method (CO2, BHO, etc.) that is purged in a vacuum to eliminate all plant matter, solvents and humidity. It is heavily sought after due to its golden, translucent and glass-like appearance that many cannabis consumers associate with purity.
The slab is the colloquial term for a large amount of hash oil in its solid form that has not yet been broken up into individual “dabs” for or use. Many cannabis consumers are more attracted to the firm, glassy slabs that highlight an oil’s colors, density, and clarity as opposed to the same oil in a whipped, waxy form.
Wax is oil created from any solvent-based extraction method that has been whipped up while purging its solvent. This gives wax an opaque, crystalline appearance with consistency between liquid and solid. Though it’s not as pleasant in appearance as other forms of concentrates, the wax is just as potent and much easier to measure and package.
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