G'day, The Internet, the glorious Internet. There seems to be a lot of confusion and mixed opinions on the correct and safest way to extract concentrates from Cannabis. Hopefully I can help clear a few things up. CHEMICAL SOLVENT CONCENTRATES If you use any method that involves chemicals to extract, there is no safe way. Period. Chemicals have warning labels for a reason, because using them carries a risk regardless if you take all safety precautions. If you're using the chemical in a way it is not designed to be used, you add extra risk. Chemical extracts when made correctly can be safe to consume, but the process of making them has risks. Chemical Solvent based concentrates are the least safe concentrates because they carry the most risk. The chemicals used in extraction are usually very volatile and the fumes are toxic when inhaled. The likelihood of something going wrong during the extraction process puts these types of concentrates as the least safe concentrates to make. SOLVENT CONCENTRATES Solvent extracts are arguably the safest concentrates to make and to consume. A variety of solvents can be used to extract THC from Cannabis. The most popular is water. There are others which include oils/fats but they are almost always combined with water in the extraction process. Water is by far one of the safest ways to extract concentrates from your Cannabis. ANCIENT HASH Ancient hash has been around since the dawn of humanity. We still use the same methods in modern times as our Ancient cultures did 10,000 years ago. Collected trichomes are pressed together forming a solid mass. The collection process can vary depending on the individual. This extraction is arguably the safest method to extract Cannabis concentrates. HEAT AND PRESSURE Concentrates can be extracted from Cannabis using heat and pressure, almost always a combination of both. The plant matter is pressed and the oil extracted is collected. This has a moderate to low risk. You could crush your fingers or burn yourself, but it is highly unlikely. There is still some risk involved, which makes this one of the least safe ways to extract concentrates.