What’s Our Secret?
We are Purists, plain and simple. We believe that the mission of the extraction process is to preserve and amplify the authentic soul of each individual cannabis strain. The vaping experience should be the inhalation of the concentrated soul of a plant, with no additives, synthetics, flavorings, or adulterants in the mix. That is why we do small-batch, single-origin, strain-specific extraction of certified and lab-tested, pesticide-free, cannabis flowers.
It all begins with the plants; selecting the finest cannabis flowers for extraction. Our farming partners are master cultivators who implement the highest standards at their farms and facilities to ensure pesticide-free, high-potency, top quality plants at harvest. Many of the farms we work with are Clean Green Certified, and/or in the pending certification.
Everything in our oil comes from the flowers that were extracted and nothing else: no mixing of strains, no store-bought terpenes, no added flavorings, no additives (pg, vg, mct), enhancers, synthetics, or adulterants. Pure cannabis oil, from a single-source. Our solventless extraction and post-production methods have been designed and developed to preserve and naturally amplify the pure, strain specific, full spectrum terpene profiles of the original cannabis flower. We are 100% transparent about our contents and ingredients, sharing the full panels of results of our dual lab testing for each and every batch of oil we extract.
With state of the art laboratory equipment, multiple PhD’s on staff, and a ceaseless commitment to innovation, we constantly strive for further improvement in our methods, materials, and processes to continue creating the highest quality, cleanest, best-tasting pure cannabis oil possible. With extensive education, government relations, activism, and fundraising, our commitment to the cannabis industry reaches far beyond the doors of W Vapes.
The mission of W Vapes is to produce the finest cannabis concentrate in the world. We adhere to the highest standards in every aspect of the creation process. From sourcing and extraction to customer service, we are constantly innovating our methods and finding new ways to fulfill the needs of patients and dispensaries. We only use pesticide-free cannabis sourced from local growers that implement organic-level controls in their grows. Our products are tested vigorously at every phase of the extraction process to ensure they are free of contaminants, both in-house at our pharmaceutical-grade extraction laboratory, and verified by multiple third-party testing laboratories. Our proprietary terpene-separation method preserves the maximum authenticity and flavor of the original plant, which is extracted in strain-specific, small-batch runs. Through a low-heat distillation process, the oil is clarified to perfection without losing flavor. The highest-quality oil also requires a clean and safe delivery system, which is why we were among the first vaporizer manufacturers to use only glass and surgical-grade stainless steel for our cartridges.
If you’ve ever wondered how caffeine is removed from coffee, or the individual nutrients that go into herbal and dietary supplements are isolated, the answer is supercritical fluid extraction. In nature, Carbon dioxide (CO2) exists only in a gas or solid state, but the addition of pressure and heat can cause it to become liquid. If more heat and pressure are applied beyond a specific threshold known as the critical point, it becomes a supercritical fluid, simultaneously exhibiting the traits of a gas and a liquid. Once this occurs, the solvent can be used to extract the desired compounds from the base material: be it coffee, essential oils, or the THC rich product known as honey oil.
The knowledge and technical tools necessary to perform an extraction aren’t cheap or easy to come by. CO2 extraction requires a dedicated space and materials to properly remove the oil from the plant matter, meaning that this isn’t the kind of DIY project you can take on a whim. The only drawback may be a slight loss of flavor in the final honey oil product, compared to other extraction methods.
Given the cost and difficulty of this method, it’s easy to see why one might be tempted to find an alternative extraction method. While a closed loop butane extraction may be safe and relatively clean, it can still leave behind unwanted contaminants. Additionally, this type of extraction requires more time and an initial investment in the specialty equipment needed to perform such extractions safely. CO2 extraction leaves no contaminants behind and is considered a food-safe chemical, whereas butane creates a waste product that must be recycled or disposed of, and has the potential to leave behind toxic byproducts in the finished product. CO2 extraction is not only safer and cleaner than butane, but faster as well. The temperature and pressure of the supercritical fluid can also be adjusted to selectively extract specific compounds from the base material.