BHO stands for butane hash oil and is a potent concentrate of cannabinoids made by dissolving cannabis in its plant form in a solvent (usually butane). The resulting product has very high THC levels (generally more than flowers or hashish) and is a thick, sticky oil.
Other names for BHO include honey oil, “dabs” or “dabbing,” earwax, or shatter, depending on the manufacturing method.
There are dangers involved with using butane to extract, including a risk of explosion. Not to mention, any pesticides, mold or other contaminants that were in the processed weed will end up concentrated in the extract. This means there are risks to both extractors and consumers.
To ensure your safety, the task of making BHO is best left to experts with the proper materials and equipment. There are a lot of errors that can be made during the extraction process that will lead to contaminants in the extract even if the flower used was clean. If you’re a consumer, you’ll want to make sure your butane hash oil is coming from a reliable source.