This is going to be a very basic overview of how to make cannabis oil in all the most popular ways.
There are many different types of cannabis oil and many different ways to make cannabis oil. No one ever really makes cannabis oils, they are just extracted and separated from the plant matter. All of the psychoactive chemicals in cannabis are located in the oils. Most of the plants oils are located in waxlike glands called trichomes. Trichomes look like small microscopic mushrooms, and range in colors from clear, to cloudy white, to an oxidized brown.
So the key to making cannabis oil is to separate these wax glands from the green plant matter. There are two main ways to do this now, by dissolving it in a solution, or by melting it with heat.
Most Popular types of Cannabis Oil
- Cooking Oil
- Butane Hash Oil
Some Cannabis Oil’s are hash, some aren’t. But what makes cannabis oil different than most hash, is that the trichomes outer wax membrane layer is usually always dissolved, where as traditional hash methods that use physical separation usually leave the outer wax layer un dissolved. This is why traditional hash is able to press in to forms that are easy to handle with out melting like an oil.
How To Make Cannabis Oil
Cannabis Cooking Oil
How to make cannabis oil for cooking. Making Cannabis Oil for cooking is one of the easiest methods. Essentially all you have to do is mix a good amount of oil such as olive oil, in to water, then boil the water and oil with ground up marijuana. After a while of boiling, you let the mixture cool down, and pour the solution through a cheese cloth to remove all of the dried plant matter. Then you place the mixture in to a freezer to freeze the water off, and then collect the oil that is on top of the ice.
Butane Hash Oil
How to make cannabis oil with butane. This is the by far most popular cannabis oils at the moment. It can come in many different forms from wax like, to a liquid oil, to hard like glass. The different types have to do with the chemical composition of the plant used combined with the recipe used by the person making it.
NEVER MAKE BHO INSIDE, AROUND AN OPEN FLAME, OR BY ANYTHING THAT CAN CAUSE A SPARK!!!! DO NOT ATTEMPT UNLESS YOU REALLY KNOW WHAT YOU ARE DOING, MANY PEOPLE HAVE BLOWN UP THEIR HOUSE FROM NOT FOLLOWING PROPER PRECAUTIONS!!!!
Essentially all BHO butane hash oil is hash that was extracted by running butane through a tube packed with cannabis. At one end of the tube, butane is pumped inside, and the other side has a filter to keep all of the plant matter in while letting the cannabis oil soaked liquid butane run out in to a pyrex dish. Then the butane is evaporated from the cannabis oil. Once most of the butane has been evaporated, it is good to scrape the oil off of the pyrex dish with razor blades, and put it on to parchment paper.
Removing The Butane
Once it is on the parchment paper it is good to get a vacuum chamber, and then remove all of the air from the chamber with a vacuum pump. You can then heat the chamber to a very low temperature, usually around 110 F. What this does is evaporates and pulls out the last of the butane. It is very important to remove as much butane as you possibly can to give you the smoothest product with very little burn. If BHO crackles and pops like the 4th of july, it is probably from butane igniting which is almost like holding a lighter inside of your lungs if you inhale it.
How to make cannabis oil with heat. Rosin is a very popular type of cannabis hash oil that has recently been gaining popularity. Rosin all comes down to using heat and pressure to melt all of the cannabis oils out of either plant matter or hash. You can use a hair straightener, t-shirt heat press, or a specific tool made for pressing rosin. You can also press rosin out of herb or even hash.
The key for pressing rosin out of herb is the press the herb down until it looks like a small puck. Then you put the puck in to the heat press turn the heat on and press it. There are a lot of specifics to how to get it right. You will need to experiment with different heat levels and different amounts of pressure. But with some practice you will be able to make a very high quality product.
The great thing about rosin as opposed to BHO is there is no gases being released to the atmosphere so it is a much more environmentally friendly method.
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