BHO: What is Butane Hash Oil?

Butane hash oil (BHO) has gained massive popularity in recent years But what is BHO, and is it safe?

bhoButane hash oil (BHO) is a concentrated form of marijuana. It’s made by pushing liquefied butane through tubes packed with marijuana. This process allows for the cannabinoids to be removed from the marijuana by pumping the butane through the holding container.

What’s left is a mixture of butane and marijuana, which is evaporated to remove the harmful substances. What remains is the waxy concentrate known as BHO.

Although most cannabis strains have a THC percentage somewhere between 10 to 25, the THC in butane hash oil is often 60 to 80%, sometimes higher.

 

Is BHO Safe to Make?

The process of making BHO has the potential to be extremely dangerous if not done correctly. This is because butane is, quite obviously, highly flammable. Because of this it’s recommended that you avoid trying to make it until you’ve done extensive research; and if possible, watch someone experienced make it before trying it yourself.

If you do decide to make it yourself, use extreme caution and also never underestimate the potential dangers.

Click here for how to make butane hash oil.

 

Is BHO Safe to Consume?

When purged correctly, butane hash oil is safe to smoke; it’s a favorite among many medical cannabis patients. However, it’s vital that you know where the oil is coming from; if not made correctly, the residual butane can be harmful to the lungs.

 

Where do I find BHO?

On the black-market butane hash oil is nearly non-existent. In the legal cannabis scene, however, it’s everywhere; and this is true of medical and also recreational outlets. Various types of butane hash oil can be found in dispensaries in states like California and Colorado; it can be found in cannabis retail outlets in states like Washington.

If you living in a state where cannabis is legal; or a state where it’s legal for medical purposes and you’re a patient; simply call the outlets in your area and ask if they have any butane hash oil.

Marijuana Kiefs vs Marijuana Hash: What’s the Difference?

In the cannabis scene kief and hash are popular ways to enhance the power of a bowl, joint, blunt or edible. But what exactly are they, and how do they differ?

Marijuana kief and marijuana hash both serve a similar purpose, but are obtained/made in entirely different ways.

 

Marijuana kief:

kief
Kief collected at the bottom of a grinder.

Kief is the resinous trichomes of cannabis. These trichomes, when bulked together, take on a light powdery consistency; this allows it to easily be added to bowls, joints, blunts and so forth.

The word kief derives from the Arabic word kayf, which fittingly means please or well-being.

When using a grinder with a screen, it will gradually collect at the bottom; eventually there will be enough that it can be collected for use. Cannabis buds can also be sifted to shake the kief off; this allows for large amounts to be collected, and is how cannabis outlets can sell it by the gram.

Click here for a guide on how to collect and use kief.

 

Marijuana hash:

hashHashish, or hash for short, is the concentrated resin collected from cannabis. Given it’s highly concentrated, it tends to high much higher levels of cannabinoids compared to standard cannabis. This adds an extra kick to bowls and joints; this kick has allowed it to maintain a prestige reputation for hundreds of years.

Click here for a few different methods of making hash.

 

Marijuana oil:

oilMarijuana oil, although a concentrated form of cannabis like hash, is a different thing altogether. It’s typically made using a much more complex extraction method that typically requires the use of butane or alcohol.

Although making cannabis oil can often be dangerous; meaning you should probably leave it to professionals; when done correctly it packs a massive punch that is unrivaled in the cannabis scene.

Click here for a guide on how to make butane hash cannabis oil (BHO).

How to Safely Make Butane Hash Oil (BHO)

By Robert Bergman, ILoveGrowingMarijuana.com

butane hash oilIt is a product of many names: BHO, honey, erl, hash oil, honeycomb, honey toast, wax, shatter, glass, whip, comb, ‘tane, and more. As its popularity increases, more and more people are learning about butane hash oil (BHO) made from marijuana. There’s a reason it’s becoming so popular in recent years.

BHO sounds scary but can be extremely enjoyable when it is prepared correctly. Many people choose to make it themselves so they know exactly what is in it, and can rest assured that it was made safely.

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Multiple Changes to Washington’s Medical Cannabis Law Now in Effect

washington-flagSeveral provisions found in Washington State’s Senate Bill 5052, signed by Governor Jay Inslee in April, go into effect today, July 24th. Although most of the changes are regressive, such as eliminating in-home collective gardens, post traumatic stress disorder and traumatic brain injuries have been added to the list of qualifying medical cannabis conditions.

One change that goes into effect today is a ban on the use of butane in the production of hash oil, unless the individual or company producing the substance has a license from the state’s Liquor Control Board. This means that currently operating medical cannabis dispensaries will need to cease producing and (unless it was produced before the new law went into effect) selling butane hash oil, commonly referred to as BHO.

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New Study: Despite Perceived Risks, Dabbing is Safe

A new study published in the most recent issue of the journal Addictive Behavior has found that dabbing – the process of consuming cannabis extracts suchdabs as butane hash oil – is safe and causes no more accidents than cannabis in any other form, despite consumers perceiving there being a greater risk.

According to the study; “A new method for administering cannabinoids, called butane hash oil (“dabs”), is gaining popularity among marijuana users. Despite press reports that suggest that “dabbing” is riskier than smoking flower cannabis, no data address whether dabs users experience more problems from use than those who prefer flower cannabis.”

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