Butane Hash Oil (BHO) is a type of cannabis concentrate that is made by extracting the plant’s essential oils, cannabinoids, and terpenes using butane as a solvent. The resulting oil is a potent and concentrated form of cannabis that can be used for a variety of purposes, including smoking, vaping, and dabbing.
How is Butane Hash Oil Made?
To make BHO, cannabis plant material is packed into a tube, and then butane is used to extract the oils and other compounds from the plant material. The butane is then evaporated, leaving behind a sticky and resinous substance that is high in cannabinoids and terpenes.
Step 1: Preparing the Cannabis
Before making BHO, the cannabis plant material must be properly prepared. This involves grinding the plant material into small pieces to increase its surface area and make it easier for the butane to extract the essential oils and other compounds.
Step 2: Extracting the Oils
Once the cannabis has been prepared, it is packed into a tube, and butane is used to extract the oils and other compounds. The butane is pressurized and forced through the tube, dissolving the oils and other compounds and carrying them with it as it passes through the cannabis.
Step 3: Evaporating the Butane
After the butane has passed through the cannabis and extracted the oils and other compounds, it is collected in a container. The butane is then evaporated, either by using heat or by letting it sit and evaporate naturally. This leaves behind a sticky and resinous substance that is high in cannabinoids and terpenes.
Uses of Butane Hash Oil
BHO is a versatile substance that can be used in a variety of ways. It is most commonly used for smoking and vaping, but it can also be used for dabbing, which involves heating the substance and inhaling the resulting vapor.
Smoking and Vaping
When used for smoking or vaping, BHO is typically added to a joint or bowl of cannabis, or used to refill a vape cartridge. Because BHO is a concentrated form of cannabis, it is much more potent than traditional cannabis flower, and users should be careful to use it in moderation.
Dabbing involves heating a small amount of BHO on a hot surface and inhaling the resulting vapor. This method of consumption is popular among those who are looking for a fast and intense high, but it can also be dangerous if not done properly.
Butane Hash Oil (BHO) is a potent and concentrated form of cannabis that is made by extracting the plant’s essential oils, cannabinoids, and terpenes using butane as a solvent. While it can be used for smoking, vaping, and dabbing, users should be careful to use it in moderation and follow proper safety protocols to avoid accidents and harm.