Have you shopped around for cannabis and been confused by labels describing products as THC distillate?
Distillates are concentrated forms of pure THC. The extraction process draws out THC compounds from the cannabis plant matter, mostly the flowers, and creates a final product consisting of pure THC. Cannabis distillates make the most out of the cannabis plant by extracting only the content we want and removing the separate compounds we don’t.
Whether you’ve already tried and loved it, or you’ve never heard of it, this article will provide all the details you need to know. By the end, you’ll be an expert on the topic of THC distillate and why it’s one of the best cannabis concentrates you can get and use for edibles!
What is THC Distillate?
Those who have experienced dabbing distillates know one thing for sure, it is potent and packs a punch. Unmatched in THC potency and purity, distillate has become many consumers’ favourite choice of concentrate. The extraction process may be tricky, but the results are simple and readily available to see through one single dose or dab.
Cannabis flowers contain over a hundred cannabinoids and terpenes, including THC and CBD. THC distillate is a cannabis concentrate that contains only THC compounds. All the other cannabinoids and terpenes produced by the cannabis plant are left behind along with the plant matter itself.
The distillation process focuses on single types of compounds by removing the other cannabis compounds (terpenes and cannabinoids like CBD, CBG, and CBN). Other undesirable compounds in marijuana like chlorophyll, oils, and waxes are also removed through distillation.
What makes cannabis distillate such a unique form of the extract?
By now, even the most casual of cannabis consumers will be familiar with cannabis edibles and DIY recipes such as weed butter and weed oil. Eat a pot brownie, space cake, or a similar edible, and you’ll taste the unmistakable pungency taste of dank cannabis.
Sure, you might think that this dankness is par for the course for weed edibles, but what if we told you that this doesn’t have to be the case?
Since everything pungent and dank from the cannabis plant is removed through the distillation process, THC distillate is entirely flavour and odour free. This paves the way for a new, revolutionary type of cannabis edible that retains its potency while remaining dank free!
The distillation process is costly and expensive, so few edibles will splurge for the resources required to produce this concentrate. Of those that do, many will opt to spray the surface instead of infusing it within the edible itself.
Sugar Jack’s goes the extra mile and infuses each naturally flavoured and sweetened edible with our premium, house-made THC distillate. That’s why our fun gums are so delicious and potent yet dank free!
How is THC Distillate Made?
The short path distillation process that is used by extraction labs to create distillates. This revolutionary extraction technology has provided the tools needed to make this pure product.
The process takes advantage of high-powered vacuums to distill cannabis compounds at lower temperatures. This lower temperature is easier to manage and use to create concentrates.
Distillates are made in a two-step process.
First, the removal of terpenes and other cannabinoids occurs.
After that, further processing removes impurities, lipids, and solvents. The ideal temperature is used to reach boilings points during distillation to avoid these valuable cannabinoid compounds’ degradation.
While we’re on the topic of solvents, let’s explain this term a bit. A solvent is any compound used as a carrier in the extraction process.
The most common solvents for creating concentrates are carbon dioxide, propane, and butane. When it comes to distillates, carbon dioxide is the primary solvent utilized in short path distillation.
THC and other cannabinoids have high boiling points, and this is why advanced technologies are used to manage the process.
The mixture of THC is also very viscous and sticky. And so, the machinery must have the ability to handle this tricky substance. This sticky and thick substance is dealt with and processed with high-skill and lots of care and caution.
Benefits of THC Distillate
There are numerous benefits to this potent and versatile concentrate.
In terms of vaping, you don’t need to consume as much. This is good for throat and lung health. The same can be said for removing any burnt plant matter into the picture.
THC distillate is also very efficient, and you don’t have to grind up bud, roll joints, and do all the other work you’d typically have to do before getting high. This means less waste along each step of the process. Without all this wasted time, think of all the things you can do!
Distillates are more discreet than other forms of cannabis. Since the terpenes are removed alongside the unwanted plant matter, there is far less of an odour created during consumption. Whether for medicinal, medical, or recreational purposes, having a discrete extract to get high is always a plus. Cannabis distillates produce less odour while providing an even more potent method to get high.
Another benefit is that they don’t produce any significant secondhand smoke. This is excellent news for those who must consume cannabis within their home and want to avoid the known risks of secondhand smoke to those around them. You can use distillate in many situations where you can’t use other forms of cannabis.
For edibles, we’ve already briefly covered above why we infuse our edibles with distillate instead of weed butter or oils. Not only distillate is more potent and effective, but it’s also flavourless and odourless.
When you open up and enjoy a pack of Sugarjack’s edibles, you’re not going to be hit with a wave of dank pungency that’ll linger on your tongue. Naturally beneficial Manuka Honey sourced straight from New Zealand, natural fruit flavours, and natural cane sugar are what you’ll be enjoying!
They’re costlier to produce, but hey – we’re dedicated to creating and enjoy edibles everyone, ourselves included, will love to enjoy.
The major downside of THC distillate relates to the fact that it is only pure THC. Fans of the entourage effect would oppose this isolation, as they believe there are additional benefits that occur from the cannabinoid synergy (along with terpenes.
The entourage effect states that unique benefits and enhanced therapeutic effects occur from the interaction of various cannabinoids and terpenes. The idea is that there are multiplicative effects from adding different cannabinoids, whether in bud or other extracts and concentrates.
As mentioned above, the distillation method requires advanced skills and technology. Without having the means to access such advanced techniques, consumers who want to make distillate at home are likely to be disappointed.
Quality Ingredients, Quality Edibles
You’ve made it to the end, which means you now know all you need to know about THC distillate! Today, we discovered how distillates are made using advanced molecular distillation to pull out only the compounds we want while removing the rest. The resulting final products contain pure THC and nothing else.
This form of cannabis concentrate provides an unmatched experience and unparalleled potency. If you’d instead get a large dose of CBD, there are cannabis distillates that focus on this cannabinoid instead of THC. In short, distillates have brought us to a point where we can sort through different options to find the ones that have the content that we desire.
They’re a premium cannabis concentrate used in premium edibles, and we wouldn’t have it any other way: Manuka Honey, natural cane sugar, and natural flavours. Taste the difference for yourself that quality ingredients make the next time you open up a pack of our fun gums!