Q: Is this safe to do?
A: No The methods shown and demonstrated in this dvd utilize solvants which include butane. Butane is highly explosive, and all precautions should be taken anytime someone works with explosive gases. Nothing in this video is recommended or prescribed. Dogon Sirius LLC will not be held liable for the use or misuse of the information contained in this dvd video, "Medicinal Alchemy". This DVD video is for information use only.
Q: Is this "Legal" to do?
A: Check your applicable local, state and federal laws, and the laws of your particular country, before considering to attempt, or attempting, any of the methods demonstrated in this video. Many areas of the world have laws prohibiting the production or manufacturing of medicinal cannabis concentrates.
( As more and more people around the world find out about the medicinal benefits of cannabis, and more effectively, their concentrated forms, hopefully, the people will work to change the laws against these forms of medicine. Until that happens though, people can still legally have access to information, at least here in the United States of America. Unless we plunge back into the dark ages when they tortured witches and burned them at the stake, for knowledge of herbal remedies, we should not see the end of access to information such as this.)
Q: Is the product of this information going to be 100% free of solvents?
Q: I notice that many clubs and vendors have something they call "Wax" and it's usually shiny or glossy in ways, slightly moist, but not real sticky, and the smell is nice and aromatic and strong, but i'm concerned about what is still left behind in the final product. What's the difference between what you are making and the numerous videos on Youtube showing people how to whip up BHO and make "Wax"?
A: I hear this question a lot. These so called "Waxes" are just that, WAXES. Well, it's a little more complicated than that, so i'll explain. These crude attempts at making Honey Oil or so called "BHO" still have materials such as Fats, Waxes, Lipids, and Solids left behind. The effect of whipping it up, and adding water to it or not, only serves to further lock in or "bond" the Butane to the THC and CBD and Terpenes etc. These products will always degrade at room temperature, fairly quick, and leave the patient with something that can turn out a little nasty. Further solvents and filtration steps, along with a few tips and tricks laid out in the dvd presentation, show how to remove 99% of these unhealthy byproducts. The only products you want left in your cannabis oil are the THCs, CBDs, CBNs, Terpenes, etc. All of the Cannabinoids, not the fats, "Waxes", Lipids and Solids.
A widely misheld belief is that the THC level your concentrate tests at is a measure of it's "purity". This is a false assumption on the part of many. For instance, if GrandDaddy Purple "Wax" tests at 65% THC, the question is really, "What is the remaining 35%?"
The final product contains other elements besides THC and some of these are the various Terpenes and CBDs. There is mounting evidence that the Terpenes themselves have a medicinal benefit and in cannabis, it's likely the combination of several of these factors can create different types of healing responses.
In the various "Waxes" you see these days or about 98% of them (this is changing due to the dvd being released), you may find the Terpenes to be slightly stronger, however, upon opening a sealed container with the Amber Glass or Budder, you will get a fresh aroma of a floral boquet that is very rich in fruity flavors. The difference is that the further refinement of the material leads to the loss of some Terpenes, but not all. When the Amber Glass or Budder is consumed, the taste is usually rich and fruity and it's very clean and super smooth.
Most importantly, the Amber Glass and Budder do not have solvents left behind, bonded to cannabinoids, and there are no such fats, waxes, lipids and solids left behind, either.
Recently on the scene, is a new Laboratory for testing which tests for many more cannabinoids than other labs. Halent Labs of Sacramento, California tests for 15 Cannabinoids and 8 Terpenes : THCA, D9-THC, D8-THC, THCA-C4, THCVA, THCV, CBDA, CBD, CBLA, CBCA, CBC, CBGA, CBG, CBNA, CBN,
and the following Terpenes : Terpinolene, Alpha-Pinene, Myrcene, Linalool, Caryophyllene Oxide, Limonene, Phytol and Beta-Caryophyllene.
And these are just the ones that have been isolated so far that Halent is testing for. This means there are other, unidentified Cannabinoids and Terpenes that are not being tested for, which, combined together, all create the profile that explains exactly how "pure" your extraction or concentrate actually is. All of the various numbers must be added together. Once all the numbers are added together, you get a much closer view of the purity. I was told by Don at Halent that the products we submitted for testing "could not be much more pure".
Here are our Test Results : Click on the PDF To View.
707 Headband Amber Glass - 91.85% Total Cannabinoids and Terpenes
707 Headband Budder - 92.87% Total Cannabinoids and Terpenes
Here are some of the materials or instructions for better understanding:
Page 1: On the front page, there are three sets of numbers for THC(A), CBD(A), and CBNmax. The first set, directly below the Pesticides and Molds info, is for samples as received in units that vary depending on the type of sample, that is, % by weight for flowers and concentrates, mg/mL for tinctures, etc. These first numbers tell exactly what is actually in the sample. The second set of numbers is also for samples as recieved, but in other useful units - mg/g; mg/dose, mg/teaspoon, again, depending on the sample type. The third set of numbers on the front page also varies. For flower and concentrate samples, this set shows amounts for THCmax, CBDmax, and CBNmax and is labeled "Estimated Total Content for Ideally Heated Samples, % by wt:" These numbers are what to expect when smoking, vaporizing, or many forms of cooking. For these numbers, the THCA and THC values are combined to give an idea of the maximum amount of THC that could possibly be produced. When THCA converts to THC, it loses a little mass, so the THCA value is corrected for that (x 0.877) before adding it to the THC value. During all methods of heating, some of the THCA, CBDA, and CBNA are lost and don't convert over to THC, CBD, or CBN, so that reduced efficiency is also incorporated into the values we report (x 0.70). (These numbers are also close to what one would see if the sample were analyzed using GC testing methods instead of our LC method.) For types of samples not likely to be heated, this third set of values has another set of useful units, and, for capsules, this set is absent altogether. Page 2: Page 2 gives the detailed analysis of the cannabinoid profile for the sample. For all but flower samples, this page also shows the terpene analysis. The importance of each of the cannabinoids and terpenes is detailed on our website, though many of you will have already received some of that information from Halent representatives. One important note for page two: the color scheme for the cannabinoid and terpene profiles is now standardized and matches the color scheme on our "Medical Effects" chart. This way, patients don't have to remember the specific cannabinoid they seek, they can just remember the color from the chart and match it to the report. This color scheme is designed so that related compounds have related colors.