Cannabis has left the bud. But now a new production method is reaching the commoditised cannabis sector. This is distillation. It’s also the future of commercial cannabis.
Distillate, or cannabinoids extracted from concentrate or plant materials, has arrived. Distillation is a method for producing pure cannabis extracts. Specific cannabinoids can be isolated. Also, 99 percent pure THC (or CBD) can be made odorless and tasteless.
Advancing cannabis science. And it’s likely to appear near you, whether you use it for fun or for health. This technology may very well catalyze huge global developments. It’s already appearing at trade events across the world where cannabis is legal. These booths are always busy at conferences.
CANNABINOID PROCESSING NEXT STEP
Distillates are made in a different way than wax, shatter, or hash.
Until today, there were two ways to make concentrates. The first method uses a solvent like butane to extract plant components. This includes alcohol-based approaches. Solvents are commonly used in shatter and wax manufacture. The alternate process, used to make full-melt hash, uses no solvents. To extract cannabinoids and terpenes, these procedures require pressure or rinse.
However, both strategies have flaws. That residue from either technique can be a result of solvents or plant stuff.
However, distillation actually separates and refines molecules. This is why it is called “The Clear” or “The Pure”.
A heater vaporizes cannabis. The distillation cooling system collects this vapors. This removes plant debris and chlorophyll from cannabinoids.
This produces a very pure, concentrated liquid that is free of solvents.
Infused into everything from cosmetics to medicine. The benefit is that it contains only the needed cannabinoids. The pursuit of terpenes is ongoing.
Distillation of Cannabis
You can accomplish this at home, but you need the correct equipment. There are now internet kits for sale, as well as various DIY distillation guides.
Experts from your area are currently teaching classes in your area.
Distilling is a time-consuming and costly pastime. But the results are priceless. It’s also a much safer way than others.
Commercial kitchens offer classes to interested parties. The heavy machinery necessary, however, is simply too costly for most DIYers. These are commercial lab instruments. Some of the top distillate producers originate from the pharmaceutical industry.
RESULTS AND COMMENTS
The main criticism of distillation is that it usually removes all terpenes. Heat is to blame. They are fragile and only extractable at lower temperatures. However, extractors can avoid this issue by extracting terpenes first, then infusing them with cannabinoids.
Those who believe this is the start of “engineered” cannabis have previously slammed this technique. The level of personalization offered by this technique is likely to continue. Flavor, in other words, can be added after extraction from any flower. Distillate is odorless and tasteless.
It cannot eliminate all pesticides either. That’s why this method requires safe raw materials. It is also much more pricey. However, it is a very concentrated cannabis extract. The result is achieved with less than traditional approaches.
COMBO CANNABINOIDS ARE COMING
This production method is commercialising at a time when demand exceeds supply. Distillate is pure cannabinoid essence. Here is a list of what is anticipated to happen in the future of cannabis distillates.
The impact on this vast business area cannot be underestimated. This allows home-cooks to use cannabis. The weed taste of old-school edibles is gone thanks to distillate. On the commercial side, this will just heat up an already hot market. The Canadian recreational market opens in July and includes everything from soda to gum and savoury items. Because Canadian cannabis exporters have extensive connections to European markets, expect distillate edibles in Europe next summer.
Cannabinoid pharma recombination is now fully open in every sense. That is fantastic news for Europe’s increasing medical community. Expect big medical innovations to become commodities. Distillation allows you to produce your own personalised cannameds in a bottle. The Israelis are already ahead of the game. But expect distillation to disrupt a medical market near you. If it hasn’t.