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Concentrates Issue 2017: BHO Guide

July 06, 2017 | NORTHWEST LEAF

What is butane hash oil and what kinds should you try?

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Butane hash oil (BHO) refers to Cannabis concentrate processed with the solvent butane. Properly processed in a safe environment with medical-grade butane, BHO can be one of the highest-quality concentrates, especially for taste and effects.

BHO is made by putting Cannabis buds or trim in a system that forces butane over the material at high pressure, stripping Cannabinoids, terpenes, waxes and flavonoids for delicious and beautiful extracted oil.

BHO is known for capturing the true essence of a strain when done right, especially as live resin, which involves fresh frozen Cannabis from harvest until processing.

When flowers are processed into concentrates with solvents, they need to be purged and pasteurized for safe consumption. Nearly a dozen different dangerous chemicals can end up in concentrates, and they must be tested to ensure a product is safe. In the purging process, pressure and heat are combined to help purify the concentrates by removing processing chemicals.

All BHO should be tested by a lab for residual solvency, which is the amount of butane or other potentially harmful hydrocarbons left in the mixture. Any product for consumption should be at less than 500 parts per million, with the best range being zero to 50 ppm, especially for those at risk of cancer and other serious diseases. BHO commonly sells for $30 to $50 per gram for quality product.


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ECHO ELECTUARY: SLOG ZOMBEE RESIN

High terpene extract tastes just like freshly squeezed lemons. Extracted from a combination of fresh frozen and slow dried material grown in-house.


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NW KIND: PINEAPPLE SHATTER

Sweet tropical flavors with massive terps and a euphoric high (70.16% THC).


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CHRONIC CREATIONS: ANIMAL CRACKERS

Grown by Certified Portland

Uplifting cross of Girl Scout Cookies and Lemon Jack that tastes like a tropical smoothie.


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NW KIND: LIVE RESIN OG PITBULL

Soft and terpy live resin with sweet,earthy fuel flavors (73.25% THC).


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DIRTY ANT FARM: SHERBET LIVE RESIN

Sappy, terpene-rich extract that tastes like fresh cake frosting — all grown and extracted in-house in Ashland.


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NW KIND: HYBRID GREEN COOKIES

Golden amber shatter with a heady hybrid high and a classic cookies flavor (69.81% THC).


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WILLAMETTE VALLEY ALCHEMY: WIZARD ISLAND LIVE RESIN

Fox Hollow Flora

Incredibly stable live resin extract preserves both flavor and texture. Processed from fresh frozen material (67.03% THC / 0.09% CBD).

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