What Are Extracts? Cannabis Extracts Explained

What Are Extracts? Cannabis Extracts Explained

FLUENT Cannabis Care believes that everyone has the right to be healthy and well, and we want everyone to learn and understand the capabilities of cannabis products. Keep reading to learn more about cannabis extracts.

By Daniel Bonanno

For the ultimate flavor, versatility, and convenience, it’s hard to compete with cannabis extracts. Medical marijuana patients or recreational consumers search for a variety of strengths and effects that cannabis extracts offer. Cannabis extracts are available in many different forms and products, including Rick Simpson Oil (RSO) and vaporizer cartridges, and can be vaped or consumed sublingually.  

FLUENT Cannabis Care believes that everyone has the right to be healthy and well, and we want everyone to learn and understand the capabilities of cannabis products. Keep reading to learn more about cannabis extracts.

What are Cannabis Extracts?

Cannabis extracts are highly-potent products containing cannabidiol (CBD) or tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) compounds. Using a careful manufacturing process that involves processing marijuana plant matter with solvents (alcohol, butane, ethanol, hexane, or propane) to separate and extract the plant matter from the THC chemical components (cannabinoids, terpenes, flavonoids, and other compounds). This manufacturing process may differ slightly based on which solvent is used. 

The oil also contains cannabinoids such as tetrahydrocannabinol acid (THCA), THC, and CBD, among others found in the plant. RSO, for example, is highly concentrated and can contain approximately 65-90 % cannabinoid content. The marijuana concentration depends on how the oil is extracted and processed.

Types of Cannabis Extract Products

Many cannabis extract products are on the market today for medical and recreational cannabis consumers. Many of these extracts have benefits over others, depending on your lifestyle and desired effects.

Rick Simpson Oil (RSO)

RSO is a potent cannabis concentrate that results from stripping the cannabis plant’s terpene- and cannabinoid-rich trichomes. While RSO is made using similar techniques to other cannabis extracts, many consumers claim it has significant restorative effects. Generally, RSO products are intended for oral ingestion or sublingual application from easy-to-use syringes.

Cannabis Extract Vape Cartridges

Vape cartridges remain an everyday favorite among many cannabis consumers because the cannabis oils in these cartridges range from 60 to 90% THC concentrations and are portable and easy to use. Vape cartridges are available in various strains and potencies, depending on your personal preference and lifestyle.

Cannabis Extract Tinctures

Tinctures are not a new concept like many other cannabis extracts. These products are alcohol-based like traditional tinctures and can have different strengths depending on the product. Many consumers enjoy how straightforward tinctures are to ingest or add to food and drinks for a controlled dose since most of these products are packaged in dropper bottles.

Cannabis Extract Syringes

Syringes offer one of the most versatile and portable solutions for cannabis extract consumers. The syringe size may differ depending on the manufacturer, but typically is available in .5-gram or 1-gram containers, and with THC concentrations up to 90%, it’s no wonder why cannabis extract syringes are a standard product at many dispensaries.


Kief is the cannabis flower’s most potent components, the flowers trichomes’ resin glands by themselves, containing a high concentration of cannabinoids and terpenes in its tiny, sticky crystals. This product is sometimes also referred to as “dry sift” or “pollen”.

Benefits of Cannabis Extracts

Consumers often find strains and products that suit their individual needs. Many consumers claim that many different strains in cannabis extract products may offer relief for common conditions like (but not limited to) the following:

  • Ease of physical discomfort caused by various medical conditions
  • Appetite stimulation
  • Sleep support
  • Alleviation for some symptoms of mental stress
  • Easing discomfort caused by nausea

Cannabis Extracts in Florida

With so many different types of cannabis products in today’s market, it can be challenging to find the perfect product for you. At FLUENT Cannabis Care, we provide a variety of high-quality marijuana extracts and other products in our dispensaries across Florida. Contact us today to learn more about our products.

By Daniel Bonanno