Pre-run is a term used to refer to cannabis in its regular plant form before it’s used to make extracts. Many manufacturers find pre-run to be less than ideal because it is not considered to be very pure. The extracts that are made from pre-run are a lot more potent and do not contain any plant material. There are a large variety of different types of extracts that pre-run can be used for. Shatter, budder, oil, sap, and isolate are some of the more common ones.
Extracts typically contain a high amount of THC and CBD. Extracts that are made from hemp will have higher levels of CBD, while cannabis extracts will have higher levels of THC. Because of the high content of cannabinoids in extracts, it means that you don’t have to use anywhere near the same amount of product that you would have to use of dry cannabis to get the effects. In the case of pre-run, extracts are made from passing a solvent through the pre-run.
Some solvents that are used for this process are CO2, butane, and hexane. Once the extraction process is complete, the end product of cannabis oil can then be processed into the other forms of extracts. It can also be filtered down even more to create THC crystals, and these are of the highest potency. Extracts can be used in a number of different ways ranging from dabbing, vaping, edibles, and can be added to joints, blunts, or pipes. Vaping extracts seems to be one of the most common ways to use them because of the discreetness and portability that is offered through this method.
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I used most of my leftover pre-run to make this cannabis oil and as always, it is as potent as can be.