A cannabis extract is a specific type of cannabis concentrate produced using a solvent. “Concentrate” and “Extract” are sometimes used interchangably, however all extracts are concentrated but not all concentrates are extracts. Whereas supercritical carbon dioxide, butane, ethanol, and propane are the most common solvents used to make cannabis extracts.
In order to remove all of the cannabinoids from the plant material, the cannabis materials are combined with another chemical or substance. Once the cannabis plant material is separated from the cannabinoid-infused solvent, then the solvent is evaporated or removed by some other mechanism and lastly a mass of highly concentrated cannabinoids remains.