Alcohol extraction, also commonly referred to as ethanol extraction in cannabis extraction, is a method used to obtain valuable compounds from cannabis plants, particularly cannabinoids, and terpenes. This process involves soaking the plant material in high-proof alcohol (usually ethanol) to dissolve the desired compounds. The alcohol acts as a solvent, breaking down the trichomes and extracting the cannabinoids and terpenes. After extraction, the alcohol is typically evaporated, leaving behind a concentrated cannabis extract. This method is widely used in the cannabis industry to produce various products such as tinctures, concentrates, and oils.