Need to Know  - THC Distillate Facts


What separates the distillation process from others is the method of preparation, which uses “Short Path Distillation”, a process that has been around a long time, but is generally new to the marijuana industry.


First, the marijuana plant material is ground and extracted into a solvent.  The solvent is separated from the cannabinoids using the following process.

distillation apparatus - vacuum pump for low temperature cannabinoid and terpene extraction

Due to Marijuana cannabinoids high boiling point  a short path distillation process is used to vaporize the components under a high power vacuum was is used to distill at a lower temperature.  Things evaporate much quicker under lower air pressure and a vacuum is the ultimate, zero pounds air pressure. The distillation process equipment has a very low “residence time” which is the amount of heat a substance is exposed to while being evaporated.


Using this molecular distillation, virtually everything is separated; from the THC, from terpenes, to additional lipids, pesticides, plant material and all the other components.



The THC distillation process is split into two parts.   On the first run you remove the Terpenes (which can be reintroduced to the THC distillate) from the cannabinoids at lower temperatures (they have a lower boiling point).  On the second run, you removes the lipids, impurities and solvents, which leaves an odourless high value clear distillate (contains the THC, CBD and other cannabinoids).  Basically, the cannabinoids present depends entirely on the strain you have chosen.. The wiped film evaporator creates a distillate that can produce a fine oil used in vape cartridges, tinctures or edibles.

Cannabinoids’ high boiling point means that they are very high viscosity, or thick like heavy oil, honey or tar. The extraction and separation system must be designed to cope these viscous substances. Note that the CBD is crystallizes, while the THC is thick like goo.  


Golden amber - thc concentrate - the distillate




This process creates a very pure Marijuana extract and omits the need for solvents to pull out the marijuana components. Extractions such as BHO (butane hash oil) and Co2 (carbon dioxide) require alcohol based solvents to make their final product. A very high level of THC without any impurities is the bonus of this method.



This process allows for 90-99% THC in the finished product, compared to 15-25% flower THC content and 60-80% of BHO and Co2 Extractions.  This method is ultra clean in nature, which explains why distillation is rapidly becoming an industry standard product.



The pure, distilled THC produce is odourless and flavourless which means it can be consumed discretely, as there is no odor.  The distillate can be used for edibles, E-cig, vape or even topical applications.  If inhaled, there is almost do tar at all.  Since THC dilates the airways, it is probably good for the lungs and conditions like asthma - and there is a lot of research that backs up this suggestion.


Distillates effects are felt almost immediately.  In the preparation process, the  THC already activated and its high potency brings extremely quick results to patients requiring heavy duty medication, like spinal injury, Crohn's and cancer.


Since the invention of Rick Simpson Oil (RSO, high oral THC extracts have been shown to  treat patients for an entire day without the need to smoke a joint every few hours. THC Distillate only requires a drop or two for it’s effects to be felt. Couple this with an almost immediate onset (under the tongue) of effects, distillate is a perfect application for medical patients.  Swallowing distillate is great for all-night relief, effects hit after an hour and peak at hours two, dropping off at hour eight, or thereabouts.



Simply fill the vape tank with distillate. It is important to use a Ceramic coil rather than a cotton coil, so the taste doesn’t get altered by impurities. The potency of the THC Distillates will all be there using a cotton wick, but the wonderful terpenes can go missing, but not when you use  and by smoking a ceramic coil.  Note too, that the distillate fractions in run1 and run2 need to be combined obviously to get a full herb product, that is the cannabinoids plus the terpenes.




Dabs are one of the most popular methods to consuming THC distillates.  Dabbing is essentially vapourizing the THC on a hot surface, by taking a dab of THC distillate.  This is a great way to consume Marijuana without needlessly wasting end product, that is if you have good inhalation technique and the vapor is not lost..


For those who love smoking weed, just spread a little bit of distillate on your rolling paper and then roll a joint using regular marijuana. This will allow for you to use much less flower, yet still have all the great medicinal effects from your Marijuana. The addition of adding the oil to your joint will improve the potency and quality of the burn and smoke.  Call it the cherry on top.



Marijuana moonshine - the original medicine.


Since the THC in distillate has already been activated, it can use it orally by putting a pea size drop under your tongue.  Or you can add distillate by mixing it into cooking oil or butter and then infusing the butter into your favorite recipe.  Note the weight in mg of the distillate used and divide that amount into the number of portions.  This way, there will be no surprises and each portion will have a uniform amount of THC.   




The original way to consume  Marijuana is through smoking its flowers. While smoking marijuana has proven to be safe and not linked to lung diseases, there are undesirable by-products of smoke that enter your lungs.  If you require heavy doses of THC for a chronic condition, smoking too much plant matter can leave you with an unwanted heavy lungs.  Also, as mentioned previously, distillate has no smell and is four to eight times more potent than raw herb.



Often illness can have an adverse effect on a person’s appetite. The less one eats, the weaker the body will becomes and the longer the healing process is going to take.  The right type and amount of marijuana should improve most anyone's dampened appetite.  An illness is only as strong as the body is weak.

420EVALUATIONSONLINE:  Recreational marijuana won't go on sale in California until 2018.  So anyone wanting to buy marijuana based medicines needs to have a doctor's recommendation to treat their conditions and symptoms.  Fortunately, the California Medical Board allows patients to get their 420 evaluations, cannabis ID cards and grower's permits online.  Our process takes only a few minutes and is one hundred percent completed online.  Patients don't pay until they are approved.  Our ID and recommendations are used at California licensed dispensaries, cannabis clubs, cooperatives, delivery services and other access points.



THC Distillate Facts plus Everything You Need to Know

In today’s health crazed world, seeking wholesome options for optimal living is a daunting task. This holds true in the world of Marijuana as well. New products and regimens for medicinal patients sprout up from every corner of the internet with the next big thing. What makes THC Distillate any different, rather then your run of the mill shatter or wax? THC Distillate is here to stay and improve the lives of its user’s along the way.


Marijuana Distillate: Everything You Need to Know

Welcome to one of the newest production trends in concentrates. But be wary, with a potency of nearly 99%, Marijuana distillate is not for the new and inexperienced. Generally speaking, Marijuana concentrates isolate or separate cannabinoids like THC and CBD to create a pure and refined final product that goes above and beyond an average flower with 15-25% THC content. More recently, there’s been a surge in distillate—a clean and clear concentrate product with up to 99% activated THC.



A translucent amber oil produced by charcoal filtering in most cases, produces between thirty and sixty per cent total cananbinoids, which is mostly THC (in most strains.   Utilizing somewhat complex and chemical exacting techniques, it is possible to further refine this semi-crude oil.

Fractional distillation of this semi-crude oil yields a product, which is up to twice as strong as the ether phase, and can be converted into nearly pure THC. Pure THC, a thin transparent oil, can be produced by chemically isolating the pure cannabidiol and then isomerizing it to THC. This is a very complex chemical operation that requires sophisticated equipment and reagents. These advanced laboratory techniques are probably beyond the reach of average home alchemist but these techniques are important, in the sense that they lead to the production of of pure THC.

Fractional Distillation

Fractional distillation of cannabis oil requires heat under a reduced pressure (or vacuum) created by a using air-tight apparatus and a vacuum pump. The THC and related cannabinoid substances vaporize at quickly and at a lower temperature. The cannabis oil vapors are condensed back into the purified (distilled) oil by contact with a cooled (with ice) surface.


THC Distillation

THC distillate made from Marijuana or hemp is fast becoming a standard household medical & recreational marijuana product.  Now there is a lot of research on the subject of medical cannabis, and most of the science is angled at finding out whether this new found food supplement is beneficial or detrimental.  THC (Tetrahydrocannabinol) is extracted from Marijuana, the distillation process uses a wiped film evaporator to also remove lipids, solvents and any other impurities, leaving a clear THC distillate.

When patients use THC/CBD distillate, these ingredients can bind itself with the body cell membranes which house the CB1 receptors.  It is the receptors that modulate the nerves that result to dial down aches and pain. In addition, marijuana is an anti-inflammatory which will helps with a myriad of disorders, from Crohn's, to arthritis to vascular disease.




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