Know Your Cannabis: Full Spectrum vs. Distillate

When it comes to cannabis needs, everyone is different. Some people enjoy smoking flower, some people prefer to take a tincture, and others choose to use a vaporizer. There are so many different ways to consume, and effects to receive from your products. A new question people are starting to ask is whether they prefer full spectrum or distillate. The difference in these two extraction processes create a very different experience for the consumer.
Full spectrum can be used to describe products like edibles, vapes, and concentrates. What it means to be full spectrum is that during the extraction process, processors use very specific temperatures, pressurization, and more to fully maintain the integrity of the plant. By maintaining the full components of the cannabis plant, they’re able to ensure specific effects. This gives you what is called the “entourage effect.” This means all of the cannabinoids and components of the plant work together to give you that certain effect you’re looking for. Full spectrum products are recommended for medical patients as the outcome can be more pinpointed to help manage certain symptoms.
When it comes to distillate, the extraction method is very different. During this process, the cannabinoids are separated from the plant to enhance the quality of the product. The great thing about using distillate is that you know what you’re going to get. The effect will always be consistent, and the taste can easily be manipulated to not be as “weedy” tasting. Distillate is often referred to as “broad spectrum” compared to full spectrum products.
Both full spectrum and distillate can be good options. Every person is different and looking for a unique experience. Luckily, with the ever growing cannabis industry there will always be something new to try.