While many are still at odds over the recent election one thing that can help is that eight states passed laws to legalized marijuana. Four states made it legal for recreational use and four allow it to be used for medical purposes.
While in the long run, that may mean less out of state visitors, right now many are still flocking to Colorado and other states that are ahead of the curve. This is because those states that just passed the laws have to now figure out the specifics. That is, lawmakers must determine where the drug can be sold so that no dispensaries end up across the street from schools. They also need to determine the forms in which it can be sold and how the state will keep track of sales.
While the states hash out how to sell hash, those that will benefit from the passing of the new laws are looking to get educated so that once it is available, they know what to do and how to do it. Therefore, new customers will be looking to find out what butane extractors are and how to use them.
Butane Honey Oil extraction refers to the method used to extract the essential oils from cannabis using Butane as a solvent. Butane is used because it produces one of the cleanest extractions, free from soluble material like chlorophyll and plant alkaloids. One of the most popular ways to do this is through the use of closed loop butane extractors, especially if you are going to use the product orally or topically.
When using a BHO extractor, you need to put safety first because butane is highly flammable. Therefore, this process should always be done outside in a well-ventilated area. You should have a fire extinguisher and a blanket on hand, just in case. In addition, do not smoke or have any materials that can be smoked anywhere near where you are working. It is also advisable that you leave your cell phone in another area, as well, because static electricity sparks probably ignite more butane unintentionally than anyone will admit to. Therefore, do not wear synthetic clothing, either.
It is best to wear safety goggles and gloves while going through the extraction process. You should also be careful about the type of butane that you use. If it has an odor, it should not be used. Find one that does not smell. You may have to purchase directly from a gas supplier. This will enable you to limit the amount of chemicals in your oil.
Furthermore, it is advised that you use a fan to disperse the butane rapidly and keep it from pooling. Butane is heavier than air and will collect in low spots if not dealt with correctly. Plastic fans are recommended over metal ones because metal can spark if something happens to get in the blades. Finally, if you are doing this on a dry, cold day, you should add a grounding strap to the cans, so as to not draw static electricity sparks.