Cannabidiol (CBD) can be briefly described as a natural extract from the cannabis plant. There is no trace of THC in it, so it is both legal and non-narcotic. Unlike THC, CBD does not contain any addictive or psychoactive ingredients. As a result, many people are known to use CBD for its regenerative properties.
CBD is mostly available as an oil, which is extracted from the cannabis plant and then mixed with ‘carrier’ oil. In this article we will explain how Grass & Co. CBD oil is made, outlining the process involved in the cultivation, extraction and refining of CBD oil.
Extracting, refining and distillation of CBD oil from hemp plant
There are many different techniques for extracting CBD from the cannabis plant.
Generally, any commercial CBD extraction technique will require the use of solvents. These solvents are important because they are very effective in separating and clearing the CBD molecule from other compounds found in the cannabis plant. After that, the solvent evaporates, leaving only pure CBD oil.
The most common method of extracting CBD is ‘CO2 extraction’ (supercritical carbon dioxide). This method uses a closed loop extractor, a system for extracting essential oils for perfume, as well as for making food additives. The cannabis is kept in a chamber which is then filled with carbon dioxide. By applying pressure to the chamber, carbon dioxide turns into a liquid, which then absorbs the cannabis oil and flavors.
Isolation or distillation of CBD is not a solvent-free process, and although the choice of solvent is important, it is not the only component that supports the extraction process. After extraction, CBD oil undergoes a precise, multi-stage refining and distillation process until all that is left is pure CBD oil.
While it’s easy to focus entirely on a specific type of process or solvent used by a product, it doesn’t tell the whole story about your CBD. Extraction is just the beginning. While solvents are used in the extraction process, what remains in the end is better CBD. More importantly, the quality of our final product depends on our strict manufacturing methods and standards, as well as significant investment in testing.
Light & Air Degree CBD
CBD products is a highly volatile compound that requires careful preparation and storage to preserve its medicinal properties.
In particular, exposure to light and air can cause it to break, negating its potentially beneficial effects.
Most CBD water is stored on grocery shelves in clear containers for days or weeks under bright lights, reducing its CBD content. One study examined the effects of certain storage conditions on cannabinoids and found that light exposure caused the most damage to CBD (7 trusted sources).
The basics of what CBD is and how CBD is made are outlined above. Oil production also requires the preparation of dispensing mechanisms, including containers, wipe cartridges and other mechanisms such as vials and bottles. Of course, there is much more to the manufacturing process, such as CBD product packaging. To learn more about the domestic commercial and industrial suppliers of custom manufacturing services and equipment at all levels of the supply chain, visit the Thomas Supplier Discovery Platform, where you will find information on over 500,000 commercial and industrial suppliers.