Cannabis Wax/Budder

Cannabis wax

refers to the softer, opaque oils that have lost their transparency after extraction.

Unlike those of transparent oils, the cannabis wax molecules crystallize as a result of agitation. Just as transparent oils span the spectrum between shatter and sap, wax can also take on different consistencies based on heat, moisture, and the texture of the oil before it is purged (the process in which residual solvents are removed from the product).

Appearance

As the name suggests, wax concentrates resemble the texture of candle wax. Runny oils with more moisture tend to form gooey cannabis wax, often called “budder,”. The harder oils are likely to take on a soft, brittle texture known as “crumble”; “honeycomb”; or “sugar”. Crumble is typically used to describe wax that is already broken up, or crumbled. Honeycomb is used to describe wax that is still in tact but is filled with holes like, a honeycomb.

The term “wax” can be used to describe all of these softer, solid textures.

Storage

Cannabis concentrates can last up to several months if stored properly. Proper storage means avoiding conditions that cause cannabinoids to lose potency, like light, heat, and moisture. Place in parchment paper and store in a size-appropriate container that is air-tight.

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