Oils, Concentrates & Extracts—What’s the Difference?

Cannabis oils, concentrates, and extracts—these all serve as a roof under which sits a house of different products: CBD oil, hash, tinctures, dabs, vape oil and every other product dreamed-up and formulated by cannabis experts.

Cannabis oils, concentrates or extracts are any product derived from cannabis flower that’s processed into a concentrated form, but each type is unique.

Here, we’ll teach you the basics of concentrates and explore what your options are.

You don’t have to smoke extracts. Most of our customers choose to vaporize or ingest concentrates for an odor- and smoke-free experience. Cannabis oils are efficient, and it takes less of them to achieve the desired experience. Extracts are refined: essential oils and cannabinoids are separated from the plant to create a smooth, clean inhale when vaporized.

Common Cannabis Concentrates

Tinctures (ingested orally)

Cannabis-infused liquid dropped under the tongue. Takes approx. 20-30 minutes to feel the effects.

Capsules (ingested orally)

Capsules filled with cannabis-infused oil. Start with a low dose (5mg) and increase as needed. Takes approx. 2 hours to feel the effects.

Vaporizer Cartridges (vaporize)

Cannabis oil-infused cartridges that attach to a battery. Effects are immediate; take a puff and wait a few minutes for the full effect.

Hash (vaporize, dab or smoke)

A pressed concentration of cannabis to be vaporized or smoked. Effects are potent and immediate.

Shatter, Wax, Dab Oils (vaporize, dab)

Oils of various textures that refined by a solvent that are high in THC. Effects are potent and immediate.

Types of cannabis oil

Here’s a brief list of broad extract types to familiarize yourself with:

CBD oil

refers to non-intoxicating products that are popularly used for wellness and to provide relief for certain symptoms. It’s most commonly sold as a tincture or in capsule form.

THC oil

refers to intoxicating oils that are also popularly used medically, but also deliver euphoric effects. THC-infused oils come in many forms, but the most popular are solids that can be vaporized (called dabs), tinctures, and capsules.

Vaporizer cartridges

are portable, easy-to-dose oil attachments that pair with a battery.

Ingestible oils

refer to activated oil that you can consume with food/drinks or in capsule form.

You can achieve a host benefits though cannabis concentrates, oils and extracts that you won’t find when you smoke traditional flower. From concise, easy-to-understand dosing to unique, pure flavors, concentrates distill the ingredients in cannabis that help you the most.

Any health-related information provided is for general knowledge only. The content on this page is not a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Always consult with a qualified medical professional regarding any medical condition and your use of cannabis. These statements have not been evaluated by the FDA. Be. products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease. Not all methods of administration are legal in each state that has legalized medical or adult use cannabis.

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