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Cannabis Extracts

Cannabis extracts - seems like a simple enough concept, right? But there are actually several different types of extracts - so what’s the difference? What do these extracts actually look like? How many types are there and how do you use them?

There are many different types and forms of cannabis extracts. See some of the most common cannabis extracts today:

  • Tincture
  • Live Resin
  • Wax, Shatter, Crumble, Budder, etc.

NOTE: Tinctures are the most commonly used products in the medicinal cannabis market, whereas the latter (Wax, etc) types of extracts are more popular in the recreational cannabis market

Cannabis extracts are usually the product of distilling down the most desirable parts of the plant - the cannabinoids and terpenes - and then transforming this concentrate into a usable format, such as an Oil, or a Spray. In some cases, even the specific cannabinoids and terpenes are isolated, and then reconstituted into a new, unique product with custom characteristics - such as Kaiser Day full-spectrum vaporizers.

Pre-filled vape pens, such as the Kaiser Day vaporizers available to NGC Clients, are a discreet, portable, and efficient way to consume cannabis extracts. The cartridge's battery activates a heating element that warms the cannabis concentrate. Most vape pens are operated by pressing a button or, in the case of a buttonless pen, by simply taking a drag from the mouthpiece. Pre-filled cartridges and pens aren't refillable and need to be discarded after the concentrate runs out, but detachable batteries can be saved and reused many times.

To learn more about vaporizers read our article here:
Learn Vaporizers

Edibles are another form of cannabis extract that is rarely a part of the ‘extract’ conversation - but they should be! Store-bought and homemade edibles alike are made possible by cannabis extracts. Much like vapes, they don't require special equipment and are easy for new consumers to try.

To learn more about edibles, read our article here:
Learn Edibles

Try Medicinal Cannabis with Northern Green Canada

How Can I Try Medicinal Cannabis?

In order to access NGC medicinal cannabis, Health Canada requires patients to (1) Sign Up with NGC, and (2) have a valid prescription. The first step takes 1-2 minutes - once you are registered with us, we can assist you in booking a visit with your chosen Healthcare Professional to obtain a prescription for medical cannabis.