In addition to butane extraction, supercritical CO2 extraction is another process used to manufacture cannabis extracts. What is the major difference in the end products of the two processes?
Supercritical CO2 extraction does not leave any trace of hydrocarbon solvents in the end product, while butane extraction does. The viscosity of the supercritical CO2 products is less than the viscosity of the butane extraction products. As a result of a lower viscosity, supercritical CO2 extraction process products can be used in vaporizer pens on its own without cutting agents. While products derived from a butane extraction are used in dabbing, products derived from supercritical CO2 extraction are not.