In today’s world, there are many methods of consuming cannabis available in the market. Initially, cannabis could only be consumed through the cannabis flower and edible parts. But now, you can ingest cannabis in many different forms, such as supplements, tinctures, balms, drinks, patches, and many other forms.
One of the most popular ways of ingesting cannabis is through hash oil. Hash oil can be vaporized, smoked, eaten, and even applied topically. Let us understand what exactly hash oil is and what makes hash oil so special.
What is hash oil?
Many other nicknames know hash oil. Hash usage can be dated to many centuries back. It was first made in Asia, and Persians, Arabs, and Indians consumed it in ancient times.
However, the hash oil available today is very different from the one used in ancient times due to the development of solvent-based cannabis extracts.
How is it made?
There are many methods available today for the extraction of hash oil. However, the core principle remains the same for each method. In each method, the plant’s trichomes are separated from the other parts of the cannabis plant, and then they are consumed. Here are some of the extraction procedures that are commonly used:
Extraction through alcohol
In this method, the cannabis plant is soaked in ethanol. The alcohol separates the trichomes from the cannabis plants, and then the liquid is filtered. After removing alcohol, the resulting titer can then be consumed as a tincture or made into oil.
Carbon dioxide extraction
In this method, carbon dioxide is used as a solvent. High pressure and heat are used to separate the components. Carbon dioxide extraction is a complex and expensive method, but it is generally preferred because it produces less waste and yield purer products.
How is hash oil consumed?
There are many ways of consuming hash oil. Nowadays, you can easily find vaporizer pens and cartridges for reusable vaporizers. You can also find vaporizers and cartridges that can be refilled and reused. In either case, you add the hash oil into the vaporizer, which then heats it and turns it into a vapor that you can inhale.
The vaporizer heats the hash oil at extreme temperatures so that combustion takes place. It’s simple and easy to consume hash oil through vaporizers.
You can easily create your hash oil, refill your vaporizer and consume it directly while saving your wallet all in one go. Creating hash oil on your own is more economical than buying it. If you don’t want to consume hash oil directly, you can use it as an edible ingredient, apply it on your skin topically, or consume it through tinctures.
If you wish to consume it through edibles, you should make sure that you have removed all traces of any reagent used in the extraction procedure. It is also suggested that you remove the chlorophyll from the hash oil before you consume it because the chlorophyll produces a bitter and lamentable taste.
In a nutshell
Hash oil is a marijuana concentrate that is used for many purposes. Hash oil is now readily available in the market and can be consumed in many different ways depending on your likes and preferences.