Below are the most commonly asked questions about our extraction process and product results. Please contact us if you are looking for more specific details.
Cold Ethanol Extraction
A: It Varies
Depends on the plant variety (strain)
The terpene profile will be a function of the terpene profiles of the plant varieties (ie. strain) extracted. Some terpenes from the plant material are removed during the drying process. Terpenes will be fractionated during the wipe film distillation process. The profile of the terpenes isolated will be a fraction obtained. In some cases, the terpene fraction smells great and in other cases it does not. We have to do some R&D on terpene isolation to determine whether or not it’s useful to produce hemp derived terpenes for consumption.
The purity of crystalline CBD isolate is 99.99%.
It is processed through a pharmaceutical grade chromatography stack.
In-house and 3rd-party laboratories
There will be third party testing at state certified labs that will be providing COAs on the product. These labs like Botanacor (https://www.botanacor.com/) are well versed at testing of CBD isolate using GLP methods used throughout the industry today to test CBD for purity and contamination assessments. In addition there will be in house testing to analyze cannabinoid content of flower, extract intermediates and product samples.
Hemp is one of the oldest domesticated crops historians know of.
Even George Washington (and six more of our earliest presidents) grew agricultural hemp. They believed that hemp had tremendous value due to its many industrial applications. Hemp has been used for centuries to create rope, paper, clothing, and other textiles. Hemp is often confused with cannabis and they are close genus cousins with each other.
Cannabis has higher levels of THC (tetrahydrocannabinol) while hemp has higher levels of CBD (cannabidiol) or other cannabinoids.
CBD is one of many cannabinoids found in the cannabis sativa plant.
It is a naturally occurring compound that can be used to interact with the human endocannabinoid system (The system that helps maintain emotional and physiological stability within the body).
Cannabinoids are natural compounds found in the cannabis plant.
There are over 100 known cannabinoids found in the cannabis plant, two of the most common cannabinoids found are delta-9- etrahydrocannabinol (THC) and cannabidiol (CBD).
CBD is non-psychoactive.
It doesn’t have the psychoactive compound normally found in THC and doesn’t deliver the “high” that cannabis is most commonly known for.
In 2018 the Farm Bill was passed, and it became legal to sell hemp and hemp products in the United States. It removed hemp out from under the umbrella of Marijuana and was no longer considered a controlled substance.
While cannabis plants and derivatives containing less than .03 percent THC are no longer considered a controlled substance by the CSA, the FDA still regulates all hemp products and they must meet any applicable requirements and standards found in the Federal Food, Drug and Cosmetic (FD&C) Act.
The endocannabinoid system is a complex network of cell receptors and neurotransmitters that are responsible for maintaining balance in both body and mind. Much research is being done on CBD’s effects on stress, insomnia, anxiety, irritable bowel symptoms, decreasing chronic pain, inflammation and even post-workout strains.
Find out more about the science here.