PHO, or Propane Hash Oil is a type of cannabis concentrate. Like shatter, BHO, or wax, it’s more potent than smoking cannabis flower because it’s
PHO, or Propane Hash Oil is a type of cannabis concentrate. Like shatter, BHO, or wax, it’s more potent than smoking cannabis flower because it’s more concentrated.
Essentially, PHO is BHO made with propane instead of butane. If you’re already up to speed on your concentrates, you know exactly what we mean. In case you’re new to the dab game, let’s have a quick refresher.
Cannabis concentrates come in different forms, but they’re all a type of extract that results from separating the rich, potent essential oils in marijuana from leaves and flower of the plant. The oils are rich in cannabinoids and terpenes, aka the bits that take you for a ride.
Terpenes and cannabinoids both hook up with certain receptors in the human brain. The resulting effects range from feeling high to mood stabilization to pain reduction.
Oil (BHO or PHO), wax, and shatter are all types of cannabis concentrates. Rosin is also a cannabis concentrate, but it’s made by mechanical and heat extraction so no solvent is involved. Read more about how rosin is made here.
How PHO Is Made
PHO is made the same way BHO is, except propane is used as the solvent in PHO. Cannabis flower is added to propane to draw out the terpenes and cannabinoids. The end result is usually like shatter and it can even look a little like play-dough.
The consistency of PHO can be tackier, however, and more like taffy. It ranges in color from a deep yellow to sappy amber to a deep, rich brown. It’s all PHO, though.
Well made PHO will be around 80% stronger than cannabis flower.
How To Use PHO
Your usual smoking setup won’t work very well with concentrates, although some people to break some up on top of a bowl full of bud.
It’s much more effective to invest in a vaporizer or dab rig.
The dab rig is essentially a bong with a slightly different slide and bowl. A small amount of concentrate is ‘dabbed’ onto a hot protrusion in the bowl called a nail. It starts smoking and you’re in business.
There are automatic, electricity driven e-nails that are pretty fool proof. They tether you to an electrical cord, however. If you want to dab free form, you’ll need a ceramic, quartz, titanium, or glass nail that you preheat with a torch.
Vaporizers are usually slightly bulky electric units that use conduction to heat the air around the bud or concentrate until vapor appears. You fill a bag or a tube and inhale from it. E-pens are a portable version. You can use PHO and other concentrates in some vaporizers.
That’s The 411 On PHO
And there you have it- all you wanted to know about PHO. It’s essentially the same as oil or BHO, but it’s good to know the full story just in case you encounter some in your travels.
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