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Sugar, sometimes called “sugar wax,” is a type of cannabis concentrate with a consistency like wet sugar, or sugar mixed with a liquid, but not dissolved. Cannabis sugar is made through chemical extraction, and can be made from dried flower or fresh frozen cannabis plants. Sugar often has a bright yellow or deep amber color. 

“I love sugar because the terps smell so flavorful!”

What is sugar?

There are numerous ways to make cannabis concentrates which produce many different consistencies of extracts, including wax, budder, shatter, glass, oil, sap, sugar, etc. Sugar, sometimes called “sugar wax,” has a consistency similar to wet sugar. Cannabis sugar is semi-crystalline and normally has a color between deep amber and bright yellow. 

As sugar is defined by consistency, there are many different ways to make sugar, but normally it is the result of a chemical extraction, such as BHO. Sugar can be made from dried buds or fresh frozen cannabis, which creates a live resin sugar. Due to its semi-crystalline consistency, sugars tend to lock in flavor and are known to have incredible terpene profiles and flavors. 

Sugar was originally created by accident—other extracts turned into sugar over time. Various factors contribute to creating sugar, such as time and condensation. Today, extraction artists have perfecting making sugar and it is made directly rather than waiting for other concentrates to turn into one.