How does it work?
The first step in this process is the creation of the cannabis concentrate. This is achieved by extracting the essential oils of the cannabis plant (stored in the plant’s trichomes, pictured above), usually either with a chemical solvent such as butane, CO2, or propane, or through mechanical means such as filtration screens.
Concentrate takes many forms and has many names, depending on the method used and final texture: wax, shatter, live resin, bubble hash, rosin, keef, and the list goes on... The point is, these products are very pure, containing between 50% and 95% THC depending upon the type of extraction and the skill level of the extractor.
When this concentrate, which is free of plant matter, is put onto a hot surface, it bubbles away, creating a flavorful and potent vapor which can then be sucked through a glass pipe that looks and functions much like a traditional bong.