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Cannabis Distillate: Everything You Need to Know

    From Blunts and Vape pens to Dabbing and CBD strips, the Cannabis business has paved the way for a number of truly innovative products. It seems like every other day, there is a new way introduced to consume cannabinoids in a fun way. Today’s case in point is the Cannabis Distillate. 


    What Are the THC Distillates?

    A distillate is simply the end product of a process called distillation. Distillation is the mechanism by which the chemical components of a liquid blend or mixture are separated under administered conditions of boiling and condensation.


    Humans have got acquainted with the process long ago and use it to refine alcohol. What is new is the idea of using distillation to extract the purest cannabinoids from Cannabis plants and concentrates. 

    How Are the THC Distillates Made?

    The prime focus in this method of solvent extraction is the cannabinoids THC or CBD. However, the difficulty in focusing just on the cannabinoids is that the other valuable chemical compounds in the Cannabis plant- terpenes and flavonoids- have varied boiling points. This impacts the purity and the potency of the final result, i.e., the distillate. 


    The way out here is to use steam distillation and fractionation which helps you collect the cannabinoids, terpenes and flavonoids in one final product without any leftovers. This is how you can obtain THC distillates with 99 percent purity. 

    Advantages of THC Distillates

    Distillates Are Already Decarboxylated

    Unlike raw marijuana, distillates are ready to consume as they are already decarboxylated. The difference in the decarboxylation is important as it tells us how the cannabinoids interact with your body’s endocannabinoid system. If you eat a non-decarboxylated cannabis product like raw bud etc., your body will treat it like any other green leafy food you eat. There’s definitely a little nutritional benefit but you won’t get high. 

    Distillates Are Almost 100 Percent Pure

    With distillates, you can stay unworried about any additives or leftover solvents. The key idea behind distillation is the effective separation of the solvents. Hence you can be sure that only cannabinoids, terpenes and flavonoids will only be left at the end. 

    Distillates Have a Very High THC Content

    The resultant product will have very high THC content depending on the marijuana bud you are using to make the distillate. It can also reach 30 percent THC or higher for strong weed strains. THC quickly approaches the high 90s, when concentrated into a distillate. 

    Distillates Produce the Entourage Effect

    For those of you who don’t know, the entourage effect is the interaction between the Cannabis compounds like THC, CBD, terpenes etc. leading to certain physical effects. For example, the interaction between THC, CBD, Terpenes and other Cannabis compounds helps make compounds that are useful in the treatment of depression, OCD, Arthritis and migraines possible. 


    It is their effective combination that is so vital in producing the synergy which is responsible for the multitude of treatment ways available now. 

    Distillates Are Discreet

    People with physical or mental issues might require periodic dosage distributed in small portions throughout the day and need to be taking their medicine discreetly (without the marijuana smelling or the equipment being seen). Distillates are very helpful here. All the advantages mentioned here are just the tip of the iceberg. The benefits of using distillates run from storage and transportation to their affordability. 


    If you do not have the time to make your own Distillate, you can always buy pure and standard quality distillates from weed dispensaries.  

    How to Use THC Distillates?

    Although Distillates are new in this field, they are quite versatile in their usage. Additionally, they can be consumed in a variety of ways. 

    Vape pen

    Another simple and easy way to take in a distillate is through vapes. You need to buy a vape pen with a reloadable tank that can accept a variety of solid and liquid marijuana. 


    Buying one that allows for temperature adjustment is double the benefit because it helps you vaporize the various forms of Cannabis easily. 


    Sublingual ingestion is one of the easiest ways to consume marijuana. Simply place a drop or two under your tongue without swallowing and let the liquid blend dissolve into the underlying bloodstream. 

    Dabs or Bongs

    Dabs and Bongs are the go to for the instantaneous kick. Take some hardened THC distillate in a bowl of your bong and experience the high almost immediately. 

    Joint, Bluff, Spliff

    These old school methods are still many people’s favorite way of consuming marijuana. Spread a little THC on a rolling paper and then you can easily create your own joint, spliff or a bluff. 



    As the name suggests, you can mix the THC distillate into an endless variety of dishes for quick and fun consumption (known as cannabis edibles). You can even add it as a light drizzle on top of your favorite salad, or as a topping in a smoothie.