Cannabis plant extractions that use hydrocarbons such as butane, propane, and hexane to remove resin from the plant. Hydrocarbons are highly volatile and can be explosive, and are recommended to be used only by licensed, trained professionals.
“I prefer hydrocarbon extractions like BHO instead of rosins.”
What is hydrocarbon extraction?
Hydrocarbon extraction of cannabis involves the use of volatile hydrocarbons to strip trichomes from the cannabis plant into a concentrated form. The most common hydrocarbon used is arguably butane, which produces BHO, or butane hash oil. Other hydrocarbons like propane and hexane can also be used.
The major benefit of hydrocarbon extraction over other extraction methods is it is significantly cheaper to set up and produce, making it one of the more common extraction methods in the unregulated market.
Due to the volatility of hydrocarbons, it is crucial that these extractions are done by well-trained professionals in a well-ventilated area with proper safety procedures.