HTFSE – with the advent of legal marijuana, cannabis extraction techniques have been further enhanced and developed to provide us with new extracts loaded to the brim with the full spectrum of compounds that the cannabis plant has to offer.
Forget the old school butane hash oil, modern low-temperature extraction techniques have given us something much better: High Cannabinoid Full-Spectrum Extracts (HCFSE) and High Terpene Full-Spectrum Extracts (HTFSE).
These specific extracts are the crown jewels of the modern cannabis world. They’re rich in the natural compounds of the plant with no adulteration to the chemical composition and balance. What that means is, High Cannabinoid Full-Spectrum Extracts (HCFSE) and High Terpene Full-Spectrum Extracts (HTFSE) are packed with the complete contents of the cannabis plant!
Keep on reading and you’ll soon find out what we’re talking about!
What is HTFSE?
High Terpene Full-Spectrum Extracts (HTFSE) are characterized by one main thing. They’re extracts with a composition of not only the THC and CBD from cannabis, but also many of the terpenes naturally found in the plant as well.
Many High Cannabinoid Full-Spectrum Extracts (HCFSE) and High Terpene Full-Spectrum Extracts (HTFSE) are lean mixtures of the therapeutic compounds of the cannabis plant without much of the fat; leaving the useless behind, such as waxes, fats, and lipids.
Before High Terpene Full-Spectrum Extracts (HTFSE) and High Cannabinoid Full-Spectrum Extract (HCFSE), many of the hash oils and other cannabis concentrates you know were created by specifically isolating and removing key cannabinoids like CBD and THC from the trichomes of the cannabis plant.
These types of extracts generally employed high-temperature extraction techniques that allowed for the more durable cannabinoids like CBD and THC to survive, but also burning off many of the more unstable and volatile terpenes and compounds. As a result, the mix was highly unbalanced and usually CBD and THC-heavy.
In short, HTFSEs are a portion of special full-spectrum cannabis extracts that utilize low-temperature extraction methods that allow the full body of compounds to be extracted and refined from the cannabis plant.
HTFSE is known to be a balanced cannabis extract that is packed with compounds that can work synergistically with one another to provide a natural yet refined therapeutic effect.
As mentioned before, the specific extraction technique that HTFSEs are created from generally forms two types of extracts, HTFSEs and HCFSEs, with the latter being more concentrated in cannabinoids rather than terpenes.
An important thing to look out for is “strain-specific” products. Basically, strain-specific products are more like concentrate that is distilled and put back together.
While this is not necessarily a bad thing if you’re just looking for a solid cannabis extract, strain-specific products are usually just distillates and are not true full-spectrum extracts. Today many of these products are popularly referred to as Live Resin or Rosin.
HTFSE and HCFSE
As their name suggests, HTFSE focuses on preserving terpenes while HCFSE focuses on preserving cannabinoids.
What separates HTFSE from HCFSE is what is known as “Extractioneering,” the process where the two are extracted and isolated from each other. When a full-spectrum extract is created, it tends to separate into two distinct parts: the High Terpene Full-Spectrum Extracts (HTFSE) and the High Cannabinoid Full-Spectrum Extracts (HCFSE).
The HCFSE usually resides at the bottom of the mixture, taking on the form of crystalline and diamond type of extract. HTFSE on the other hand usually forms as a syrupy liquid consistency similar to cannabis sauce.
Moreover, HCFSEs are usually much more potent in terms of cannabinoid composition, normally carrying a 90% content of THCA while HTFSEs have a more modest 50% with an additional terpene content of approximately 13% to 40%.
What Makes HTFSE So Special?
What makes HTFSE so great is its effect on the extract’s flavor, experience, and aroma. For a quick refresher, terpenes are largely non-intoxicating compounds that provide cannabis with its aroma, flavor, and other additional medicinal benefits.
The addition of a full supply of terpenes in an extract can provide the juicy flavor of your favorite bud and the aromatic essence of that particular strain. Not only that, but the “Entourage Effect” also plays a large role in this too.
Terpenes are known to be extremely varied, being ubiquitous among plants and wildlife in nature. These compounds can work synergistically with THC and CBD to produce a vast array of effects, as they have the ability to both dampen and amplify different aspects of the main cannabinoids.
HTFSE is also made using specialized equipment at sub-zero temperatures. Unfortunately, unlike your typically cannabis extracts, full-spectrum extracts can rarely be made at home as they require access to specialized equipment, ingredients, and expertise in the extraction process.
The production of HTFSE also requires high-quality cured cannabis, meaning there is little to no leeway to use low quality cannabis, unlike other extractions methods. The high-quality ingredients coupled with the goal of preserving the full body of compounds in the plant is known to provide something that is truly unique and iconic in its own right.
High-terpene full-spectrum extracts (HTFSE) are without a doubt a top tier product for those who enjoy their cannabinoids and terpenes to the fullest extent.
When it comes to the variety of options out there, HTFSEs are a diamond in the rough, being the culmination of years of cannabis refinement resulting in a superior product that gives the cannabis connoisseur a memorable experience that is both natural yet highly refined.
Ultimately, it boils down to personal preference and taste when deciding what you want out of your cannabis experience. If you’re in it just for the intensity of the euphoric high, then High Cannabinoid Full-Spectrum Extracts may be the perfect fit for you.
Alternatively, if you’re someone who appreciates the full essence of cannabis, the flavor, the aroma, and the subtleties in between the two, then maybe a High Terpene Full-Spectrum Extract will be the way to go.
That said, we recommend trying them both — After all, variety is the spice of life! As always, happy trails!