Cannabis Budder is a marijuana concentrate
that has been gaining considerable amount of traction in the cannabis community. The term “Budder” was coined by rapper Snoop Dogg, who used it to describe smokable wax in his 2013 song “Let’s Play House.” While this form of cannabis is often mistaken with Butane Hash Oil, there are many differences between the two. Let’s take a look at some common questions and learn more about Cannabis Budder.
What is Cannabis Budder?
Cannabis Budder (or Canna Butter) is a type of concentrate made for smoking and dabbing. It can be produced using butane gas or carbon dioxide as solvents through normal processes such as cold water or solvent extraction. Budder is a smokable and dab-able product that resembles ear wax.
Cannabis Budder is a concentrated cannabis product made by extracting the resin glands from marijuana. Because these glands or trichomes, contain some of the active ingredients that we associate with marijuana’s psychoactive effects (THC and CBD), it provides a potent delivery system for those chemicals.
Budder is typically made by first collecting the trichomes with an organic solvent and then evaporating out most of the solvent. What’s left behind can be up to 85% pure cannabinoids
. For comparison, raw cannabis flowers are about 10%-25% cannabinoid by weight (the rest being mostly stems, seeds, etc.).
(and Budder Cookies) are a potent, edible form of cannabis used by medical marijuana patients for its medicinal qualities. It’s also an ideal recreational ingredient that can be added to food and drinks.
Trichomes or THC-A?
The major psychoactive agent in marijuana is delta-9 tetrahydrocannabinol or THC
for short. There are hundreds of other chemicals called cannabinoids and terpenoids in marijuana that have an impact on our bodies as well. Some experts believe these non-psychoactive compounds, particularly those known as Cannabidiols (CBD) and Cannabinol (CBN), may be the source of many of marijuana’s medical benefits.
For more information about cannabis and its compounds, visit the Project CBD website. As you’ll see, there is considerable controversy about the true medicinal potential of marijuana. What we do know is that as far back as 4,000 years ago people have been using this plant to treat a wide range of ailments from pain to seizures to insomnia to depression. The recent discovery of the endocannabinoid system and its numerous receptors in the body open up exciting possibilities for the future that will hopefully be clarified by future research.
The THC-A Debate – Is it a Cannabinoid?
One of the reasons the medical potential of cannabis is so hotly debated is the difference between THC-A and THC.
THC-A (also known as THCA), a non-psychoactive form of THC, has been found to have many therapeutic benefits without causing any feeling of being high. Advocates of medicinal marijuana claim that since it is not psychoactive that it is therefore not true cannabis.
Those opposed to medical marijuana charge that since THC-A must be heated (such as by smoking) in order for it to become psychoactive, tat it is not an effective medicine for patients who would benefit from the many non-psychoactive compounds present in cannabis but can’t tolerate the mental side effects of THC.
To add to the confusion, not all strains of marijuana produce significant levels of THC-A. For example, high levels have been found in Jamaican Blue and Hindu Kush cannabis strains. Very little was found in Mexican varieties such as Acapulco Gold or Texas Cannabis. Of course these are simply observations from the limited amount of research that has been conducted to date.
Eating vs Inhaling Budder
For patients suffering from nausea, eating cannabis-infused foods can help overcome one of the major obstacles associated with the use of medical marijuana. Many patients simply have no interest in smoking marijuana and would prefer a non-inhalable form of medication.
Since budder is high in THC and other cannabinoids, the effects can be almost instantaneous when consumed orally. Unlike edibles that take 30 minutes or more to begin working, eating a cannabis-infused food will often produce noticeable results within 10-15 minutes.
How do I make Cannabis Budder?
You will need approximately 3 grams of Bubble Hash , 1 gram of regular weed trimmings and a gram of kief . Grind up the three different types of concentrate separately and mix them together. Heat butane gas to around 100 degrees Celsius (200 F) and fill a container with your mixture. Use a heating device on top of the container so that carbon dioxide is released and bubbles move through the liquid. Continue this process for about 5 minutes until you see crystals forming in your container. After this, turn off your heat source. Let the container sit overnight to cool down and get rid of all butane gas. Separate your mixture by using a straining device of some sort. If done correctly, you should have Cannabis Budder ready for smoking!
Are there any health risks associated with Cannabis Budder?
There are some health risks involved when consuming Cannabis Budder or any other type of cannabis concentrate . Since concentrates are more powerful than regular weed, it’s nearly impossible to know exactly how much THC you’re getting with each hit. This can lead to overconsumption, which may result in an increase heart rate , blood pressure problems or breathing difficulties. Furthermore, unhealthy additives such as pesticides or resin can be found in concentrates, which can lead to illness or discomfort.
What if I’m allergic/sensitive to any of the ingredients?
If you have allergies to specific types of plants such as nuts, it’s best not to consume Cannabis Budder
. Furthermore, some people may be sensitive/allergic to butane or carbon dioxide , both of which are used during the solvent extraction process. In this case, make your budder at home by using a cold water method instead! There’s an excellent tutorial on how to do so here . Just remember that cold water extractions take much longer and may be more difficult for novice users (so always start small).
Is there anything else I need to know about Cannabis Budder?
Cannabis Budder is a very potent product, which can be used as an alternative for those who do not like to smoke as much. It’s usually best to start with small doses and work your way up as necessary. Also, always make sure that your equipment is clean and free of any leftover butane gas before using it.
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