A golden drop of distillate with 99% pure decarboxylated and distilled tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), is worth more by weight than almost any other consumable or edible product on the market. With this type of potency Cannabis oil distillates are becoming a model for the future of concentrates. From this high percentage of purity one can grasp the potential of the product and the many applications it can be used for.
With distillates still in developmental stages and some still in the patent-pending phase the process and methods of creating the product are still being mastered. However, when this super potent oil is processed it becomes easy to consume and infuse with an endless variety of products on the current market.
The process known as fractional or short path distillation takes cannabis concentrates, cannabinoids, terpenes, and flavonoids that are extracted from marijuana plants and refines them into 99% pure product. This distilling process is nothing new the fragrance and essential oil industry is credited with piloting the process now used to distill cannabis. Using a hydrocarbon or CO2 solvent based extraction technique the THC and CBD is separated from the plant itself with only a few remaining fats, lipids, and compounds. After that a process called winterization in which an ethanol solvent is used to extract the unwanted compounds then removes the remaining undesirables. A final decarboxylation process heats the compounds enough to activate the medical potential of the product.
Now the process for short path distillation begins using vacuum pressure, steam, and heat to manipulate the compound into reaching its boiling point. A distillate can be passed through this process multiple times to create a more pure substance. The end product is a clear translucent sap resembling refined honey in consistency.
Currently the applications for this in the cannabis concentrate market are endless being applied orally, sublingual, transdermal, even vaporization, and inhalation. The different uses for something like this are up to your imagination for future markets in a rapidly growing sector.