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THC Distillate Question

Discussion in 'Concentrates' started by Vicki, Feb 11, 2019.

  1. Vicki

    Vicki Herbal Alchemist

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    Is it true that it doesn’t matter if it’s Sativa or Indica when it comes to THC distillate? Someone told me it doesn’t matter because it is just the THC.

    If this is true, then I can just pick up the Sativa THC distillate. TIA
     
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  2. OldNewbie

    OldNewbie Well-Known Member

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    Some might claim it's not the strain's THC that matters, but the terpenes.

    The jury is still out on if a plant being a sativa or an indica will have a different effect upon a person. If it does, why? The best supposition, in my mind, has to do with the particular plant's terpene profile and the so called entourage effect. Since distilling strips terpenes, a pure distillate will not not indicate to a user the terpene profile or any other difference between the underlying plant.

    That's one reason so many manufacturers of distillate will re-introduce some terpene profile they determine reflects the underlying plant.

    The bottom line is, I don't think it will make much difference if the distillate is sativa or indica. The main difference will probably be reflected in the ratios of different cannabinoids in the dose. I suppose there is also a possibility the re-introduced (Or, just added.) terpenes will affect the results.
     
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  3. Vicki

    Vicki Herbal Alchemist

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    They do add back cannabis derived terpenes, so I will be adding some of my own Indica terpenes to it. Thank you!
     
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  4. flynnsorell12354

    flynnsorell12354 New Member

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    looks interesting :D
     
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  5. Mynameismud

    Mynameismud Accessory Maker

    It is much more than THC and Terpenes that make a strain a sativa/indica. There are numerous other cannabinoids, flavinoids and other compounds that are also stripped during the distillation process... Adding back terpenes and strain specific terpene profiles is nice but it doesnt really make the distillate an indica or sativa again.

    Think about it like this.
    You have some fresh picked oranges and you squeeze and juice them and make yourself some fresh squeezed orange juice (that would be an indica/sativa extract)

    or
    you have some tap water, and some orange flavored powder and you mix them together and make an orange drink. (thats distillate+terpenes)
     
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  6. Vicki

    Vicki Herbal Alchemist

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    I get what you are saying, but I need the added terpenes. Just vaping pure THC does very little for me. Once I started adding terpenes, the difference was night and day.
     
  7. Mynameismud

    Mynameismud Accessory Maker

    whatever works for you. terpenes definitely play a huge role but simply adding back terpenes to a distillate doesnt really make it a sativa or indica again...

    Also make sure your distillate is lab tested every batch. Most of it is made from shitty unsellable pesticide ridden material which usually ends up concentrated in the final product
     
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  8. Vicki

    Vicki Herbal Alchemist

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    All the dispensaries here have lab reports available.
     
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  9. Vision103

    Vision103 Vision103

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    The terps do determine but I think if smoked. I eat all kinds of distalite and don't see a difference If I smoke it it's night and day. Plus depending on if the real plant terps are put back or artificial As far as edibles go I don't think terps make a difference. This is from my experience
     
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  10. Baron23

    Baron23 Well-Known Member

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    Now let's be clear....distilling is NOT the first step. You can distill almost anything. But in our case we start with an extraction done mostly with either hydrocarbons (e.g. butane) or CO2.

    The resulting extraction can then be distilled into fractions to separate out compounds in the extracted goo.

    I know that some processors here in MD have told me that they do separate extraction/distillation runs for terps/whatever else they want that then get added back in.

    Now take all of this with a grain of salt...on extraction tech, I may be a mile wide but I'm only a 1/4" deep and may well be wrong on some of the details.
     
  11. Maninthemachine

    Maninthemachine Active Member

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    Most ? Pretty much all :/ third party testing s key
     

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