What is cannabis distillate? Cannabis distillate is a popular cannabis concentrate that is commonly found in vape cartridges and disposable vape pens. Distillate is not only potent and flavorful but also cleaner and purer than most other cannabis concentrates.
What is Cannabis Distillate?
Cannabis distillate is super concentrated cannabis oil. While other concentrates are extracted using solvents or heat, distillate undergoes a short-path distillation process that strips it of any terpenes, waxes, flavonoids, extra cannabinoids, impurities, or other plant matter. What is left behind is a unique cannabis oil that can reach astounding purity levels of over 99% THC or CBD. Unlike with other concentrates like wax or shatter, you can always rest assured that your distillate is clean and free of residual solvents.
In its purest form (right after extraction), distillate oil is flavorless and odorless. But this doesn’t exactly make for a great vaping experience. So most distillates are infused with extra terpenes for flavor. Oftentimes distillate is infused with strain-specific terpenes in order to give it the flavor or a specific strain.
How Is Distillate Made?
In order to produce distillate, cannabinoids are extracted, isolated, processed, filtered, and winterized.
The first step is to extract the oil from the cannabis plant matter. After it is physically removed from the plant, the oil then goes through a process called winterization which strips it of compounds such as waxes, fats, lipids, chlorophyll, and more.
Afterward, the oil is frozen. The cold temperature encourages any remaining byproducts to coagulate and separate from the oil. The remaining oil is then decarboxylated in order to activate its cannabinoids and is then run through a short-path distillation process. This distillation process applies vacuum pressure and heat to separate any remaining cannabinoids from the rest of the oil.
The final product is an incredible cannabis oil designed to maximize both purity and potency. Since no solvents are required during the extraction or production processes, you can be sure that your oil will be free of any potentially harmful toxins, chemicals, or other impurities.
Using Cannabis Distillate
Another advantage of distillate is its versatility. Distillate can be used in several ways.
The most popular way of consuming distillate is by vaping it. Vape pens and vaporizers that specialize in vaping concentrates are great for consuming distillate. You can also commonly find distillate in pre-filled vape cartridges or vape pens sold in dispensaries. But distillate isn’t just confined to vape cartridges, it can also be dabbed out of a dab rig just like any other concentrate.
Distillate can also be ingested orally. In fact, distillate oil is commonly used to make edibles and cannabis capsules. Distillate can be eaten raw or added to any number of liquids or foods for easier ingestion. Additionally, it can also be used sublingually by placing it under the tongue. Dosing it sublingually will allow effects to kick in much quicker than if swallowed.
You can find distillate as well as products made from distillates at your nearest Green Goods shop.