CBD is an acronym for Cannabidiol (Can-a-bid-i-ol), a prominent naturally occurring class of molecules called cannainoids found in the plant genus Cannabis Sativa L. CBD comprises up to 40% of the plant and is one of over 60 plus compounds found in cannabis. Of these compounds, CBD and THC are usually present in the highest concentrations, and are therefore the most recognized and studied. CBD is a non-psychoactive component of the plant that possesses a wide range of benefits and does not cause a high, unlike THC. Our bodies are made up of an endocannabinoid ststem and use cannabinoids to maintain healthy cells.
CBD oil is derived from hemp plants that have high levels of cannabidoil (CBD) while having low levels of THC. At TCHW, our CBD oils always have less than 0.2% THC. These extracts can than be used in paste form, or mixed with other oils such as hemp seed oil, to lower the viscosity of the extract. The cannabidiol (CBD) content of CBD oil varies tremendously, since the manufacturers use varing assortment of hemp plants and preparation techniques. We produce CBD oil with a high concentration of CBD and containing 0.02% or less THC.
There is no need for a prescription or medical card to purchase Full Spectrum Hemp Oil (CBD). It is a natural constituent of the high CBD Hemp strains of the plant containing very low levels of THC. Having only trace amounts of THC, our hemp CBD oil is non-psychoactive and legal in ALL 50 STATES. CBD Oil/Hemp Oil and other hemp products are considered to be food-based. As such, there are currently no restrictions on the production, sale and consumption of hemp oil in the United States.
Our proprietary extraction and puriﬁcation process takes place at our state-of-the -art extraction facility located in Colorado. Our unique chromotography extraction technology allows for high levels of phytocannabinoids, while eliminating unwanted amounts of THC and chlorophyll. To achieve this, we utilize a chromatography technique which allows for the identiﬁcation and complete removal of the naturally occurring trace amounts of THC from the oil, while leaving intact the full spectrum proﬁle of non-psychoactive phytocannabinoids and synergistic compounds such as Cannabidiol (CBD), Cannabigerol (CBG), Cannabinol (CBN),Cannabichromene (CBC), and a range of naturally preserved terpenes.
We utilize a rigorous testing system. On-site chromatography and third party batch testing, ensures accurate levels of phytocannabinoids and conﬁrms the absence of THC through our proprietary processes. The end result is the highest quality TRUE Full Spectrum hemp-derived phytocannabinoid-rich (PCR) oil extract that contains no solvents, no heavy metals, and no pesticides.
Cannabis oil distillates are arguably the future of cannabis concentrates. With unmatched purity and sheer versatility, distillate oils provide a clean and potent product with limitless application potential.
When it comes to creating a CBD distillate, cannabinoids, terpenes, and ﬂavonoids are pulled from the vegetative material of the cannabis plant together though various extraction processes. In order to distill these compounds into their purest form, additional layers of reﬁnement must be executed. This process is known as “fractional” or “short path distillation.” These processes can produce single compound oils that can reach upwards of 99% purity.
In order to isolate compounds such as CBD into a pure and viscous oil, there are multiple layers of reﬁnement that must ﬁrst occur. Given that THC as well as other cannabinoids and terpenes are volatile and have varying boiling points, they must ﬁrst be separated from the cannabis plant via hydrocarbon or CO2 solvent-based extraction techniques. This process removes the valuable and volatile compounds from the plant itself, while many lipids and other compounds remain. This necessitates further reﬁnement through a process called winterization, whereby a solvent such as ethanol is used in order to remove these undesirable compounds.
Apart from winterization, isolated cannabinoids must also undergo decarboxylation, by which the compounds are heated enough to activate their medicinal potential. Finally, the material is run through a short path steam distillation or rational distillation chamber in a series of multiple passes to purify the CBD to its isolated state.
Rigorous and frequent third party testing is followed to ensure that the critical attributes of taste, color, potency, and purity consistently meet quality control speciﬁcations for making phytocannabionoid-rich ﬁnished products.