What Are Cannabis Concentrates?
Cannabis concentrates are products derived from the cannabis plant that contain high concentrations of the plants essential compounds. By extracting and concentrating the chemical profile of the plant, composed of cannabinoids and terpenes, we are left with a potent purified oil that can be enjoyed in a number of different ways.
How is cannabis extracted?
Cannabis can be extracted using a variety of different techniques. At Xtracted our primary method of concentrating cannabis into hash oil is hydrocarbon extraction. To extract cannabis using hydrocarbons we expose high-quality cannabis to hydrocarbon solvents, like butane and propane, which strips the essential oils from the plant matter. Once the hydrocarbons have dissolved the resin, the resulting slurry containing the cannabinoids, terpenes, and hydrocarbons is filtered and purged of the solvent until a potent, refined extract is all that remains.
What is HHO?
HHO, short for hydrocarbon hash oil, is the primary cannabis concentrate we process at Xtracted Labs. Hydrocarbon hash oils are cannabis extracts that were made using a class of organic compounds made up of hydrogen and carbon molecules.
These solvents are used to concentrate the strain-specific cannabinoid and terpene profile of cannabis. The finished product can take on a variety of textures and consistencies that are most commonly dabbed and vaporized.
What is a Hydrocarbon?
Hydrocarbons are organic compounds that are made of only hydrogen and carbon atoms. They are found naturally in many places throughout the Earth’s atmosphere, including certain plants and natural gas.
Besides cannabis, hydrocarbons are commonly used to extract other fragile organic material such as jasmine, spearmint, hops, and more.
At Xtracted Labs we utilize lab grade, medical grade, and instrument grade solvents for all of our extractions and ensure clean, flavorful results through a slow and low, week-long purge process to remove any residual solvents once the extraction is complete.
How Does Xtracted Determine Quality of Each Extract?
The quality of concentrates is determined by the quality of the starting material used to produce it. Cannabis that has been handled delicately, cured properly and stored properly will make the highest quality concentrates.
At Xtracted Laboratories, we source our material from only the finest cannabis producers in Alaska, Maine, and Washington. This ensures only clean, high-quality, pesticide-free material is processed, resulting in a cannabis concentrate that is exemplary in aroma, flavor, effects, and is also aesthetically pleasing with a consistent texture.
Where Can I Find and Purchase Xtracted Labs’ Products?
Xtracted Labs brands and products are currently available in Alaska, Maine, and Washington only.
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Can I Order Your Products Online?
Our products are not available online. You can find Xtracted Labs’ products available at licensed retailers in Alaska, Maine, and Washington and you can order Xtracted Labs merchandise at xtractedlabs.shop
Do You Ship?
It is against state and federal laws to ship cannabis products but we will gladly ship you some swag from our merch store at xtractedlabs.shop
What’s the Difference Between Loud Resin™ and Live Resin?
Loud Resin™ is a product unique to the Xtracted Labs and the Refine brand. Many other cannabis extractors make products known as Live Resin.
Loud Resin™ is specifically designed to showcase the authentic flavors, characteristics, and subtle nuances that each different strain of cannabis expresses. It mirrors the flavors and aspects of the dried, cured flower and provides a more robust profile that genuinely resembles the experience you get from the same strain in flower form.
Live Resin, on the other hand, is a cannabis concentrate that is extracted from freshly harvested cannabis or plants that have been frozen immediately to preserve the fresh flavor profile. Many appreciate live resin because it captures novel and more volatile terpenes. Often the freshest flowers maintain a grassy “green” flavor unlike you would find from flowers that have been cured to their peak expression. If you love Live Resin many of the hash oil products from Northwest Concentrates are specifically extracted from fresh frozen material to create exceptional live resin.
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What’s in Your Vape Cartridges?
Our Vapor Cartridges feature 100% cannabis and nothing else. We do not use any fillers, cutting agents, or other additives.
What is THC?
Tetrahydrocannabinol, better known as THC, is the most abundant active chemical compound produced naturally by the cannabis plant. THC is in a class of compounds known as cannabinoids that bind to receptors throughout our brain and body known as our endocannabinoid system. When THC interacts with these receptors it produces the euphoric effects cannabis is known for.
What is CBD?
Cannabidiol, better known as CBD, is a common cannabinoid produced by cannabis and hemp. CBD is one of cannabis’ natural chemical compounds that interact with our endocannabinoid system to produce the range of effects cannabis is known for. CBD is generally appreciated for its therapeutic effects and is being studied for its many potential medical benefits.
What Are Terpenes?
Terpenes are organic compounds produced by plants that are responsible for each variety’s unique scent and flavor. Terpenes are the molecules that the plant produces that give cannabis its wide-ranging aromas and flavors and work together with cannabinoids to stimulate the endocannabinoid system.
How Are Your Vape Cartridges Flavored?
Our vapor cartridges and tankers are formulated using strain-specific, cannabis-derived terpenes that are extracted and purified in house. We do not add additional terpenes or other natural flavorings. The flavors you taste in our products come directly from well-grown, local cannabis.
Are Your Products Pesticide Free?
Yes, Xtracted Labs is committed to compliant, clean cannabis products. We partner with farms that use minimally invasive techniques for fighting pests, molds, pathogens, and any other potential contaminants that could harm the plant or the people who choose to consume it. Many of our partner farms employ techniques other than chemical pesticides, like integrated pest management, though not all adhere to these practices. Regardless of a farm’s approach to pest management all of our sourced material is voluntarily tested twice for pesticides. It is tested once before we receive the cannabis and once after we have processed it to ensure that all of our products are pesticide-free before they make it to the store shelves.
To maintain compliance and transparency for our consumers we always list on the back of each package any pesticides potentially used by our partner farms on the cannabis our product is created from. Even if a pesticide is listed on the package it is unlikely that any residual compound will be detected. We maintain our due diligence by including every single product that could have been used on the plant since day one.