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Vape Cartridges: CO2 vs Live Resin


Extensive work and human resources go into extracting marijuana from its plant and reducing its medicinal compounds from it. Let’s learn about the two most popular cannabis extraction methods for producing concentrates such as vape cartidges.

CO2 Vape Cartridges

CO2 is present as a gas at our standard temperature and pressure of the atmosphere. To become a liquid; it must be frozen to reach a supercritical point.

To remove CO2, it is to reach a supercritical point by controlled temperature and pressure to divide into fractions, and by that procedure, it can be removed easily.

There are several reasons as to why CO2 is used for extraction of cannabis.

  • CO2 is a naturally occurring compound. It is present everywhere in the atmosphere; it is produced in our bodies as well.
  • CO2 is the safest non-polar solvents compared to others in its class of non-polar solvents.
  • It is pronounced safe by FDA for extractions on the industrial level, making it a more reliable solution as compared to petroleum-based HydroCarbons such as propane or butane, etc.
  • The solubility of CO2 changes with pressure making it a unique compound, which allows for the fractioning of many of the cannabis strain biomolecules.
  • Many cannabinoids like THC, CBD along with terpenes and many other compounds are extracted with the help of CO2 extraction method.

Live Resin Vape Cartidges

Live resin is a natural product. It is made by taking fresh cannabis with an alternative strain of terpenes, but drying it using the traditional method. The blossoms are then frozen and butane hash oil is made of them which is live resin in fact.

In reality, live resin as well as live resin carts do not contain huge amounts of CBD and THC. They contain a favorable amount of terpene concentration. The specific smell of cannabis appears due to this fact.

Due to the variety of strains and extraction procedures used to produce live resins, there is now a huge assortment of live resins available. A higher grade of terpene provides a higher concentration, this is the reason why terpenes can consolidate with cannabinoids such as CBD and THC.

Ultimately, consumers are willing to pay for the taste and smell of live resin, along with the effects of the concentrate. This is the reason cannabis containing live resin and live carts are in high demand in cannabis stores.

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