A Side-by-Side Comparison of the Top Cannabis Extraction Methods

A Side-by-Side Comparison of the Top Cannabis Extraction Methods

Advancing technologies have paved the way for a range of new and sophisticated cannabis extraction methods. Whereas butane extraction was once the dominant player, we’re now seeing a range of alternative extraction methods—each with its own list of pros and cons. But...
Why Ethanol Extraction Is Still Going Strong in the Solventless Age

Why Ethanol Extraction Is Still Going Strong in the Solventless Age

Ethanol is one of the most common solvents used in cannabis extraction, right along with butane, propane, and CO2. But as new technologies allow for alternative means of extraction, some analysts are wondering what the future holds for ethanol. The ethanol extraction...
Solvent-Free vs. Solventless Extracts

Solvent-Free vs. Solventless Extracts

The terms “solventless” and “solvent-free” are frequently used in the cannabis extracts world, but they’re not the same thing. There are substantial differences that have important implications for both businesses and consumers. The main difference between...
Understanding the Basics of Hydrocarbon Extraction

Understanding the Basics of Hydrocarbon Extraction

Hydrocarbon extraction (and particularly BHO hydrocarbon extraction) is the most common way to isolate cannabinoids and terpenes to create highly potent extracts like wax, shatter, budder, and crumble. For the uninitiated, though, hydrocarbon extraction can be a...
The Pros and Cons of Ethanol Extraction

The Pros and Cons of Ethanol Extraction

Ethanol extraction is one of the most popular ways to produce cannabis concentrates, but how does it compare to hydrocarbon, CO2, and solventless extraction methods? If you’re weighing the pros and cons, you’re not alone. The extract market is anticipated to double in...