The cannabis plant can be consumed in a number of ways to gain the benefits of the cannabinoids, terpenes, and other naturally-occurring chemical compounds it contains. Many people start out smoking flowers, but oils and extracts offer an exciting and beneficial alternative.
Extracts are products that are extracted, or separated from the cannabis plant, as a way to concentrate the chemical compounds and in some cases, isolate certain compounds like THC or CBD. There are a wide variety of ways to accomplish this separation, using heat, solvents, and so on, and results will vary by method.
Oils/tinctures are a common form of extract, probably because they’re so versatile, but other concentrates include distillate, isolate, kief, hash, moon rocks, budder, shatter, diamonds, wax, live resin, and more. While many concentrates are consumed through dabbing (creating a vapor that can be inhaled), oils offer a more versatile and discrete form of consumption through ingestion, although some oils are also used for vaping.
Refined oils may deliver full-spectrum benefits, including all of the cannabinoids, terpenes, and other chemical compounds found in plants, albeit in a concentrated form. Alternately, you may find broad-spectrum products that have everything but THC, which has been isolated and removed.
There are also isolates, which offer a single active cannabinoid, like pure THC or CBD, for example. When you buy oil online from MMJ Express, you’ll find a wealth of options to choose from, ensuring access to the oils and extracts perfectly suited to your personal needs and preferences.