CO2: A Tru Experience
Vape cartridges are a popular option for many patients. They are convenient, portable, and offer quick access to relief. At Trulieve, we offer a wide variety of strain-specific vape options made with pure cannabis oil from our quality TruFlower. You may have heard buzz about our CO2 vape cartridges. What is the difference between CO2 and non-CO2 vape cartridges, you ask? Keep reading to find out!
A Targeted Focus
There are two extraction methods that we use to pull molecules out of plants, a cold ethanol process and a CO2 process. The CO2 process allows us to target and extract specific molecules, such as terpenes. The result of the CO2 process is a solventless extraction of the cannabis terpenes that we blend into our pure cannabis oil to create CO2 vape cartridges. Our CO2 vape cartridges include cannabis-derived terpenes that are created without a cutting agent, giving these cartridges a smooth, clean draw.
Super Critical refers to “super critical fluid” or a substance that acts like both a gas and a liquid at the same time. In our CO2 extraction process, the CO2 can specifically target compounds and profiles by permeating through the flower material as a gas while dissolving the targeted oil as a liquid. This means that we can extract only the desirable molecules, in this case terpenes, without degrading their molecular profile in the process. As a result, our CO2 cannabis-derived terpenes have the rich flavor and aroma that you would expect from each specific strain.
Strain Nuance and Subtlety
Combined with such a specific and super critical approach, CO2 can capture a full and robust range of terpenes. This is often the reason why CO2 medicines are described as having clear and unique flavors. CO2 vape cartridges also have a wonderfully hashy exhale and offer full-spectrum relief.
It is important to note that terpenes are molecularly the same, regardless of their source (D-Limonene is D-Limonene). Subtle differences can be detected in cannabis-derived terpenes and botanical terpenes, even though they are constructed using similar molecules. Cannabis-derived terpenes are closer to the specific strain in terms of their flavor and effect, than their blended botanical terpenes. While the differences are nuanced on a molecular level, many patients experience subtle differences in CO2 and non-CO2 medicines. We recommend trying both options to see which you prefer, as effects may vary from patient to patient.
Trulieve offers CO2 vape cartridges in Sativa, Hybrid, and Indica options!