Now I have been experimenting with these G pens lately and find them quite fascinating. Usually a friend has a nice setup that is used for dabs and If i do try wax thats normally how I do it. So this G pen makes smoking the thc oil much more convenient to do. The amount of smoke that is produced by the pen is smaller than taking a dab from a rod-bong setup. The effects are similar the rod-bong hitting you much quicker and calling for an intense cough. The G pen has a smooth hit and can also make you cough not as intensely though. The taste is great on both. This led me to think is this thc oil really healthy?
Solvent vs Nonsolvent Extraction
The first question to be addressed is: What’s the difference between solvent extracts and traditional hash? Well, aside from appearance, the biggest difference is the process involved in making them. While traditional hash is made using sieves (wet or dry) to separate the trichomes from the plant, extract hash is made by “blasting” a chemical solvent (i.e., butane, CO2) through the plant matter, then “purging” the solvent away. But these solvents don’t just extract the trichomes – they also pull substances from other parts of the plant.
“You’re getting a lot of extra goodies that come out in those solvent extracts,” observes Bob Melamede, Ph.D. An associate professor of biology at the University of Colorado and the president/CEO of Cannabis Science Inc., Dr. Melamede is one of the world’s few experts on the human endocannabinoid system. “Aside from the oils, there are all sorts of compounds that come out that probably have beneficial value,” he says. “We’ve got indications that there are differences in the effects, pain relief properties and potentially other important phenomena. We don’t really know at this point … all we know is that this plant is quite the magical chemistry set.”
It’s also widely believed that BHO boasts a higher concentration of THC and is therefore much stronger than traditional hashish. But is this really true? As the cannabis critic for Denver’s Westword alt-newspaper, William Breathes is paid to sample and review a wide array of cannabis products – and according to his experience, it is stronger. “When you look at the percentage of cannabinoids per weight, it seems you’re pulling out more THC with butane than with ice water,” he says.
The extraction dangers and health benefits of BHO – HighTimes