What Are Solventless Cannabis Concentrates?

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We've spoken about the many forms of cannabis available to medical marijuana consumers, including cannabis concentrates, but we have not dived in to the many types of cannabis concentrates. One such type is called the solventless concentrate, which is a concentrate produced without the use of any solvents whatsoever. This type of concentrations is especially helpful for medical marijuana patients who already have a lot to worry about, and don't need to add worrying about the use of solvents that pose potentially concerning health-risks to the list.

If you're unsure of what could be considered a solventless concentrate, some forms of solventless concentrates include: water hash, kief, hand-rolled hash, and rosin. Water hash is created when the tip or bud of cannabis plants are soaked in ice water and gently agitated, forcing the trichomes (responsible for producing healing cannabinoids and terpenes) to fall off and settle where they can be extracted without other plant material. Kief is extracted by rubbing dry cannabis flowers together against a screen or shaking the plant over a plate so that you can gather fallen trichomes. Pressed hash isn't very common due to the fact it has to be transported internationally, but it is known for being pressed and stored and compressed to the point the trichomes burst and commingle their resinous interiors. Rosin is the newest form of solventless concentrate, which consists of a simple process but produces a potent concentrates. One problem with cannabis rosin is that it often produces highly variable and unpredictable results based on the quality of the product and temperature used, and the duration of the process.

The reason solventless concentrates are especially helpful for patients is that they contain a very high concentration of cannabinoids and terpenes, responsible for the medical efficacy of cannabis therapy, without posing health-concerns associated with solvent-based extraction processes. For more information about solventless concentrates and how you may be able to produce this safe and therapeutic substance yourself, visit Whaxy. This information has been approved by our Chief Medical Officer.