By Devin Holihan
We offer a WIDE variety of different kinds of vape products at Chesacanna. Educate yourself on different types of extracts used in vape cartridges below:
Full Spectrum: an extract that contains all cannabinoids and terpenes found naturally in the cannabis plant
Live Resin: an extract made from fresh frozen buds
High Terpene Full Spectrum Extract (HTFSE): a full spectrum extract made with cured buds that maintains high terpenes through specific extraction and separation methods.
High Cannabinoid Full Spectrum Extract (HCFSE): a full spectrum extract made with cured buds that maintains high cannabinoids through specific extraction and separation methods.
Distillate: an extract that has been stripped of all materials and compounds except for one cannabinoid or terpene. Depending on the process used, distillate carts may retain some of the other cannabinoids and terpenes. Usually distillate products need to have terpenes added back in to mimic a strain profile. For example; A Sour Diesel distillate cart isn’t necessarily made with Sour Diesel buds, but the cannabinoids and terpenes are put together in ratios similar to Sour Diesel’s strain profile.
TED (Terpene Enriched Distillate): A distillate cart that has had HTFSE or terpene distillate added to create the terpene profile, usually has much higher terpene levels than regular distillate carts and has terpene levels that are comparable to live resin.
Aqua Tech: Any concentrate that is run through a CRC (color remediation column) containing absorbent material. Doing this removes unwanted plant material like water, lipids, chlorophyll, nutrients, and fats from the end product. This process can absorb some of the terpenes resulting in a product that has higher cannabinoid content and moderate terpene levels. These products tend to have a light “fresh” or “clean” flavor to them.
Rosin: a solventless concentrate made from cured buds put under heat and pressure.
Live Rosin: A solventless concentrate made with heat and pressure. In order to make live rosin the fresh frozen flower is first made into a hash by using ice and water to agitate the trichomes off the plant. Then the hash is pressed with heat to create live rosin and left to age to create a more sauce-like consistency so that it can be used in cartridges.
Live Flower: similar to Live Resin but instead of being frozen after harvest, fresh buds are steam extracted directly after harvest to maintain a full-spectrum terpene profile.
Sauce can be cured or live resin. Sauce is created the same way other solvent-based concentrates are made, but instead of quickly purging the solvent out, the product is left to age which is a much slower purging process. This allows the THCa and CBDa compounds to crystallize by combining together and separating from the terpenes.This process locks in all the molecules in each trichome leading to a more complete cannabinoid and terpene extract.
C02 extraction: Most distillate starts from a C02 extraction. This is when pressure is used to turn C02 gas into its liquid form which is then used to wash the cannabinoids and terpenes from the cannabis buds. The specific methods and purging process vary depending on the producer
BHO (Butane Hash Oil): Generally the same process as C02 extraction but is done with butane instead.
Cannabinoids: Scientific name for the naturally occurring compounds found in the cannabis plant (ie: THC, CBD, CBN, CBG, etc). These compounds provide the medicinal effect that we feel from consuming cannabis as well as protection for the plant from pests and disease.
Terpenes: Naturally occurring chemical compounds responsible for the smell and taste of the cannabis plant. Also helps protect the plant from pests and disease.
Trichomes: The tiny hairs on the surface of the cannabis plant that produce and hold the plant’s cannabinoids and terpenes. The part of the bud that sparkles when you look at it in the light.