How to Make THC Cartridges



Tetrahydrocannabinol, or more commonly known as THC, is the chemical responsible for the psychiatric impacts of marijuana. Its chemical formula is C21H30O2.

THC, as stated by the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA), performs more like a naturally occurring cannabinoid chemical generated by the body. THS is among the 113 cannabinoids that have been branded in marijuana and is the principal psychoactive component of the medical prescription. 

A cannabinoid is a class of chemical compounds that interacts with the sensory receptors known as cannabinoid receptors found in cells that are more clustered in the brain and modify the neurotransmitter release. 

THS gets attached to the cannabinoid receptors and influences these receptors in such a manner that it affects the people: 

  • Memory

  • Pleasure

  • Movement

  • Thinking

Influence on Human Body

THS, when interacting with the cannabinoid receptors, the brain releases dopamine, which is a neurotransmitter and plays an essential role in the motivational component of reward-motivated behavior. Due to the liberation of dopamine in the body, euphoria is created, and the function of the hippocampus is also affected. Hippocampus is a component of the brain responsible for the new memory formation. One of the impacts of THC terpenes for sale also includes fantasies and delusions.

Threats:

Being the most popular illicit drug, adverse effects of THS are significant distress for the members of health care society. NIDA states that schizophrenic symptoms can be initiated by excessive use of THS. Other side effects of marijuana include low IQ, reduced motor skills, weak memory, and slow cognition.

Remedial Uses:

THS has been used as a medical drug for more than 3000 years and is also legal in many states of America for medicinal purposes. THS is used to increase the desire for food of AIDS patients if taken in small amounts, can improve memory, and also prevents nausea and vomiting linked with cancer medicines. 

THS Cartridge

Cartridge

A cartridge is a pre-filled container of cannabis oil or concentrate. It is intended to be used with an e-cigarette or vape rig. Cannabis carts or cartridges are available in the form of 510-threaded cartridges which are wound on to a battery to pods that snaps into place by a magnetic mechanism. Ceramic tank pre-filled vape cartridges are better with respect. They pose less chance to corrupt the flavor as they do not depend on metallic coil or wick to evaporate the cannabis oil.

Preparation of THS Cartridge

The first step in the preparation of THS cartridges is to extract the THS from the cannabis plant. Various methods can be implied on the cannabis plant to extract the THS, including other 113 cannabinoids from the plant matrix. These methods include:

  • Alcohol Extraction

In this method, the most curtail operating condition is temperature, as this process can be performed at atmospheric pressure. In this technique, the cannabis leaves are soaked in the solvent, which is ethanol. Ethanol removes the chlorophyll from the leaves. Chlorophyll adds a bitter taste to the flavor, so its removal is vital. Then the solution is heated to remove the ethanol and get the extract. This step is very crucial and a critical part of the whole process. After evaporation, THC is being separated from the cannabis plant.

  • Extraction by Carbon dioxide:

This technique is more expensive and more sophisticated to extract the cannabinoids from the plant matrix. The extraction unit uses carbon dioxide as a reagent. The CO2 is used in its supercritical state. The operating conditions of the process can determine the yield mixture. This process is also useful in extracting a single component from the plant matrix at a very high yield.

DIY THC Cartridge Preparation

This method requires the following raw materials:

  • 3.5g of Marijuana flowers or buds to make 30-60ml of vape juice

  • Food grade highly purified vegetable glycerin

  • A baking sheet

  • Aluminum Foil

  • Oven to heat

  • An airtight glass container with lids

  • Stirrer

  • Strainer with fine mesh

  • Spatula for scraping

  • Cotton cloth

  • Freezer

Steps:

  1. Coarsely grind your raw material by hand, not by the blender. Otherwise, the filtration process will get compromised

  2. Spread out your ground raw material over an aluminum foil which in turn is over on a baking sheet

  3. Place the baking sheet in the oven for 121C for half an hour.

  4. After taking out the baking sheet let the flowers rest for a few minutes

  5. Put the buds in the glass jar and saturate them with vegetable glycerin

  6. After stirring the mixture to seal the jar and let it rest for a month

  7. Add a tablespoon of fresh VG in the jar after a month and repeat this process daily for three months.

  8. After this stir your solution and strain it

  9. Now wash the strainer and cover it with four cheese cloths 

  10. Squeeze out the liquid from the filter with cheesecloths 

  11. Use a syringe or dropper bottle to transfer your extract to vape bottle

  12. Happy vaping to you

Conclusion

The preparation of THC and THC cartridges is becoming very famous nowadays, especially with the new techniques available, it is possible to make them at home easily. However, a few precautionary steps should be taken while dealing with the chemicals. You can check how to make thc cartridges.