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Budder, (or wax) is a concentrated form of cannabis--often extracted using butane. Budder comes in the form of a light, golden-brown paste, which becomes more solid as you cool it down, quite brittle if frozen, and much more sticky when warmed up. Budder has a consistency somewhat similar to that of actual wax or butter. Only a small amount is needed to produce intoxication. Budder contains up to 99.7% THC and 5% – 15% total cannabinoids (THC/CBN/CBD),[1] several times more potent than the buds of the cannabis plant that are usually consumed (5%–25 %). Notice that Budder refers to the high purity concentrate of high potency starting material. Cannabis extracts made with butane have many different slang names; Shatter, earwax, budder, crumble, etc. Some BHO (butane hash oil) concentrates are of exceptionally high potency; however, it is difficult for one to know the true THC content of any concentrate without testing using sophisticated equipment.

Means of Preparation[edit]

Budder cannabinoids are extracted with a solvent (butane). Budder [2] production involves a multi-step solvent extraction process, leaving a refined "oil".[3] When done incorrectly this process can be very dangerous due to the explosive nature of solvents and highly refined butane. The resulting product that is left is the Budder. It is usually smoked but, like hash oil, Budder can be used in edibles such as those made with a solvent that is butter or coconut oil or honey [citation needed] infused with the concentrated cannabis product.


Inhalation is the primary method of consumption. This is performed primarily by smoking in a pipe or a bong or by means of other conventional marijuana paraphernalia, such as a portable electronic vaporizer, or what is colloquially known as an 'e-cig,'[dubious ][citation needed] where the cartridge and fluid is replaced by a 'tank' in which the Budder remains for consumption. Alternatively, one could heat a piece of metal – preferably titanium – with a propane torch, or with a budder-kit, which consists of a butane torch with a small strip of metal attached. It is designed to be heated when the lighter is lit. When the device is designated for use with Budder, it is often referred to as an 'oil rig.'[citation needed] A 'glob' of the Budder wax is fixed to the tip of a dental pick, cuticle pusher, glass dabber, titanium rod, or another metal rod, such as one of stainless steel, as in the case of a what is called a 'skillet tool.' The product is called a dab because the Budder is applied to the tip of the utensil by means of dabbing the rod into the container to collect the material; it is then dabbed onto either the titanium pad or a nail and then inhaled through either a water pipe or a dry one. A minuscule amount (between the size of the head of a pin and the tip of an eraser) of the Budder is applied to the heated metal. This vaporizes the cannabinoids which can then be inhaled. One can also use charcoal and inhale through a hookah. Budder or bho concentrate can range in consistency from a wax (oily or dry) to a soft powder to a solid taffy consistency.[citation needed]


From Cannabis Culture Magazine, 2005

According to Dr Paul Hornby, a chemist and plant analyst who runs a company (www.hedron.ca) that tests cannabis products for purity and potency, "Budder is the cleanest, most potent cannabis product I've ever tested."
Marijuana contains various cannabinoids, Hornby explains, with THC usually predominant. Hemp has barely a percent or two of THC. The best dried marijuana bud generally maxes out at about 27% THC. Sieved hashish averages about 45% THC. Bubblehash averages about 53% THC. Solvent-extracted products usually have more THC than bud, water hash or sieved hash, but none have tested as high as Budder, and Hornby says Budder is further distinguished because it does not contain any heavy metals, radioactivity, or other markers associated with inferior fertilizers used on source bud.
"The top Budder sample was 99.6% pure," Hornby explained, "which means if you had an ounce of it, only a tiny fraction of a gram would be anything other than cannabinoids. We also tested Budder for toxins, solvents, molds, diseases, heavy metals and other contaminants. There were none. It's essentially just pure cannabinoids. I've tested a lot of cannabis materials, but this is the most impressive."
Hornby's tests also found Budder contains 80 to 90% of its cannabinoids as THC. It contains much smaller percentages of two other cannabinoids: cannabidiol and cannabinol. Of these two, cannabidiol (CBD) is most important because it has medicinal effects and moderates the stimulative effects of THC.[4]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ http://www.cannabisculture.com/articles/3589.html Beautiful "Budder" article at cannabisculture.org
  2. ^ http://weed-butter.com/?page_id=16
  3. ^ http://cannabisculture.com/articles/3589.html "It was refined oil made with a multi-step butane extraction process," BudderKing explains
  4. ^ Brady, Pete (19 Jan 2005). "Beautiful budder". Cannabis Culture Magazine. Retrieved 2013-02-24. 

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