With the recent legalization nationwide of hemp, the industry and market have grown significantly. In fact, the market for industrial hemp is expected to triple by 2020.
Hemp was once grown in the US without much government interference – in fact, farmers were encouraged to grow hemp during the Revolutionary War as the plant was used in the making of sails and rigging.
Again, during World War II, the “Hemp for Victory” campaign was launched by the government for the war effort. Then, with its connection to marijuana, hemp became taboo. And we forgot all about the many benefits and uses of hemp.
There still seems to be a lot of confusion when it comes to hemp and marijuana. The plants have a similar leaf shape and are both from the Cannabis family. But here the similarities end.
The good news: hemp is once again being recognized for its many benefits, with Hawaii being the first state to issue licenses for the cultivation of this miracle crop. Even more important is the positive impact hemp can have on the environment. Almost the entire hemp plant can be used to make products, which makes it zero-waste.
Now, licensed cannabis businesses can also write off expenses related to the cost of goods sold. In the tax world, “Cost of Goods Sold” means any expense directly related to buying and storing the products you sell. This means the cost of buying/growing weed, most inventory costs, shipping costs, etc.
Hemp is on its way to becoming one of the most sustainable crops in the world. Its many uses help to promote this sustainability – we’ll be able to rely less on petroleum and fossil fuel products as they’re replaced with hemp-based products.
One of the biggest reasons for this growth is the use of hemp oil as a means of medicine. There are so many benefits that come from this incredible plant.
So What Does Hemp Do?
Next, we’re going to discuss just that and some different uses for hemp that can benefit you.
Hemp products are gaining popularity all over the world, especially in developed countries like the United States and Canada. With an increase in demand and recent federal legalization in the United States, innovative technology is shaping the industry for good.
A bipartisan group of U.S. senators introduced the Industrial Hemp Farming Act of 2015 that would allow American farmers to produce and cultivate industrial hemp. The bill would remove hemp from the controlled substances list as long as it contained no more than 0.3 percent THC.
American hemp farmers in 2019 can also look forward to new protections that conventional farmers have always enjoyed — like crop insurance, legal interstate travel, and basic banking services. The 50-year federal ban on hemp has meant it was problematic to secure crop insurance for hemp, leaving farmers vulnerable to inclement weather that could devastate plants and ruin a growing season, or potentially an entire farm.
Let’s take a look at some of the 10 most innovative technologies that are changing the hemp industry.
Technology has significantly shaped how we cultivate and manufacture hemp products. Now we use AI (artificial intelligence) to grow hemp and for harvest we now we new machinery. Farmers are now well aware of this innovative technology that helps in boosting production and further lower costs.
Companies like Hemp Inc., Canadian Greenfield and PureHemp Technology are heavily investing in developing innovative technologies that helps in manufacturing hemp or extracting hemp for CBD. With this technology, you can easily manufacture a wide variety of hemp products. With this, you can easily convert raw hemp into pulp, flowers or seed oil that helps in manufacturing hemp-based products.
Hemp and CBD Oil
CBD oil is the short form of the term cannabidiol oil. Cannabidiol is a natural component of industrial cannabis or hemp. CBD oil is cannabis oil that has a significant content of cannabidiol. It is made from the flowers, leaves, and stalks of hemp and not from its seeds like hemp oil.
Tobacco farmers are quitting tobacco and turning to hemp. Companies like Pyxus International (PYX) are investing in subsidiary companies such as Critically, who specializes in CBD hemp production and technologies for extracting CBD from hemp. Their 55,000 square foot facility is the largest of its kind in North Carolina and will be used for the extraction and purification of locally grown industrial hemp, which will then be turned into cannabidiol liquids and oils under the company’s Korent brand. mCig, a Cannabis, hemp, and CBD company is similarly doing the same with CBD ointments, in addition to other ventures in marijuana.
Use hemp as a raw material for biofuels like cellulosic ethanol. Yes, you heard it right; hemp can be used as fuel as well. Cellulosic ethanol is known for producing zero carbon footprints. In addition, Hemp can also be used in generating electricity and powering cars.
A Company like Extreme Biodiesel is pioneering in growing biofuels from hemp. They also operate a mobile hemp biodiesel unit, XTRM Cannabis Ventures.
We can easily make lightweight plastics using hemp. As an environmentally friendly material, we can use hemp made plastics as a traditional plastic as well. Hemp made plastics is very durable as well.
Zeoform material is used to make a type of plastic that is 100% recyclable.
Instead of cutting old trees, we should use hemp to make a paper out of it. Why? Because we can easily grow hemp and they are easily replanted.
Do you know one acre of hemp can produce paper as same as four to 10 acres of trees?
TreeFreeHemp and Green Field Paper are two companies that sell paper made from hemp.
Supercapacitors and Batteries
David Mitlin an engineering professor from Clarkson University created carbon nanosheets from hemp fibers. Mitlin’s carbon nanosheets can store energy better than graphene. You can use these carbon nanosheets as electrodes for supercapacitors and to powerhouses, cars, and more.
Innovative technology in the hemp industry hasn’t left building materials manufactured alone. They are using hemp to create hempcrete, a far better version of concrete than traditional concrete made using hemp and line.
Hempcrete is a lightweight building material that is crack, fire and termite-proof. This material can also help in reducing your energy costs.
Tiny Hemp Houses, an American company is helping people building all-natural houses from hempcrete.
As a building material, using hemp in making furniture’s is one other field where innovative technology is shaping a lot in recent years.
Zeoform, a revolutionary material can use to make plastics and further, use to make furniture like tables and chairs. This is an excellent replacement for wood.
Famous furniture designers Werner Aisslinger now use hemp technology to design and manufacture chair with the help of BASF Acrodur’s ecotechnology.
Clothes are necessary, and it takes various complicated steps and materials to make any fabric. But with the help of Hemp, we can make bacteria-fighting fabric.
Scientists recently developed a hemp fiber to stop bacterial infection, as hemp made fabric is staph resistant and pneumonia-free.
Companies like EnviroTextiles are known for creating quality hemp-rayon fabric that is resistant to UV and infrared wavelengths.
Scientists have developed materials (weigh 30% less) from hemp that is less expensive to replace plastic and metal in cars. So it is a perfect solution to making cars.
Hemp-based materials are biodegradable that helps in increasing fuel efficiency. Companies like BMW and Volkswagen are already using hemp materials to manufacture cars.
Founder of Renew Sports Cars Bruce Michael Dietzen built his own hemp car.
Henry Ford’s first Model-T was made of hemp and built to run on hemp gasoline
Henry Ford’s first Model-T was built to run on hemp gasoline and the CAR ITSELF WAS CONSTRUCTED FROM HEMP!
On his large estate, Ford was photographed among his hemp fields. The car, ‘grown from the soil,’ had hemp plastic panels whose impact strength was 10 times stronger than steel; Popular Mechanics, 1941.
Your household goods are now filled with Hemp made products. There are hemp water filters, glasses, pens, toys, shoes, hats, jewelry and list goes on.
Innovative technologies keen on disrupting the hemp industry, we can see a further breakthrough in the hemp industry.
Companies are innovating and investing a lot to develop new age technologies to push hemp industry forward. We can clearly see many innovative hemp technologies in the future!
There is no stopping as the usage of hemp, and the development of new methods for creating new hemp products with higher quality will further help in creating more jobs and setting up new hemp industry all over the world
Benefits of Hemp/CBD Oil
One of the active components in hemp oil that makes it so powerful is a cannabinoid known as cannabidiol or CBD.
CBD is a chemical compound that works with receptors within our body that control many of our primary functions.
From pain management to inflammation responses, homeostasis, and more. This is because these functions are controlled by our Endocannabinoid System.
What is CBD?
Cannabidiol which is also known as CBD is a compound in the cannabis plant. CBD is one of at least 85 cannabinoids identified in cannabis. It is the second most abundant compound in hemp, which represents up to 40 percent of its compounds, the first being THC.
We are recently starting to take notice of the many medical and therapeutic benefits of the cannabis plant. Cannabis hasn’t been properly tested and researched in the UK, as opposed to places like America and Israel – where it’s available upon prescription for certain illnesses.
The chart below shows the various benefits of CBD.
It has proven to be highly effective in providing many benefits such as relieving pain, spasms and even shrinking brain tumors. At the end of 2016 the Medicines and Healthcare products, Regulatory Agency (MHRA) sent out notices to suppliers of cannabidiol (CBD) products to inform suppliers that it was deemed a medicine and that licenses would be issued for the sale of this popular, effective and misunderstood plant.
The fact is CBD is a medicine, MHRA is not wrong about that. But they must bear in mind, thousands of people in the UK already rely on the healing benefits of CBD. CBD oil is extracted from the cannabis plant, but its extraction us usually from the non-psychoactive cousin, hemp. This leads to us to all the confusion that has been blocking the progress of legislation in favor of cannabis as medicine, the confusion between a plant that is the same, really. Psychoactive cannabis is classified as 0.05% THC and above ; and the non-psychoactive version is usually classified as hemp, which below 0.05% THC. The problem comes in for legislators to distinguish these types of cannabis separately and “safe” for human consumption. Truth is they are very difficult to distinguish separately in nature and lawmakers just care if it makes you high or not. Bottom line, its a medicine, saving lives.
THC vs CBD
The marijuana plant is comprised of over 100 chemicals, known as cannabinoids, each having different effects on the human body. The two active ingredients in the medicinal application of marijuana are:
- Tetrahydrocannabinol, or THC. The psychoactive compound in marijuana — i.e. the element that produces the high. THC has recreational benefits as well as some medicinal.THC is responsible for many things, notably for the psychoactive, high feeling you get when you smoke most strains. THC works by helping your brain produce more dopamine (the chemical in your brain that makes you happy), causing euphoric feelings.
- Cannabidiol, or CBD. This substance does not produce any psychoactive effects. CBD has many medicinal benefits.
CBD is the second-highest concentrated chemical present in cannabis. CBD has become popular with patients for its ability to reduce inflammation, relax muscles, reduce tumor growth and much more, without the psychoactive effects of THC. CBD potent strains are also commonly used to treat cancer, neurological disorders, epilepsy and more. Recreational users may be disappointed in the lack of high feeling, but for many, CBD is a side-effect-free way to experience the benefits of cannabis. CBD is also thought to help counteract the effects of THC, helping to reduce side-effects such as paranoia.
Medical marijuana has a higher CBD content, so when you’re taking it, you don’t feel the euphoria that’s associated with its recreational counterpart.
Can CBD get me high?
People often get confused between CBD and THC properties. THC is the intoxicating compound that causes marijuana users to get “high.” On the other hand, with CBD, it is impossible to get high, and in fact, is a legal substance around the world. To be used as an application, CBD is extracted and mixed in hemp oil extracts which can vary in concentration. THC and CBD are both phytocannabinoids, which means they are natural and plant-derived. THC and CBD primarily interact with specific cells causing various effects in the human body.
There is a wide range of applications for CBD and THC. At the molecular level, they are very similar which is why they are often confused, even in the scientific community. The chemical properties of CBD and THC, however, vary widely, and THC is classified as a hallucinatory drug, while CBD is classified as safe and legal around the world.
Benefits of CBD
CBD is a natural treatment for a plethora of ailments and it is acknowledged that CBD is safer than THC. Industrial hemp, the male form of marijuana, is naturally high in CBD. While containing only traces of THC, the oil extracted is safe and non-hallucinatory. Due to these properties, CBD is a legal supplement and can be consumed safely in any concentration and amount. There are a number of CBD products on the market. As the market is saturated with products being manufactured overseas in unregulated facilities, it would be safe and wise to look things up online and use a buyer’s guide prior to obtaining cannabis oil for sale and products for treatment.
CBD has been seen in various studies to be effective in treating ailments from reducing inflammation and nausea to treating more serious conditions like epilepsy, multiple sclerosis, and inhibit cancer growth. It has also been seen as effective in treating neurological and psychiatric disorders such as anxiety, schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, and more.
Since the acceptance of Cannabis is fairly new, more studies and research on CBD are yet to be done and many new applications yet to be discovered, like this one:
“CBD Helps Reverse Booze Brain Damage”.
Studies claim that treatment of alcohol-induced neurodegeneration (alcohol damage to the brain) can be reduced with the treatment of CBD, in addition to the treatment of brain tumors and other neurological issues.
Cancer Research published statistics on brain tumors in the with almost 11000 cases of brain tumors reported in 2014 in the UK alone. The survival rate with standard treatments came to about only 14%, with a less than 1% prevention rate. At this rate, alternative treatments such as CBD treatment have been sought after for possible prevention and cure of these cancers.
Brain and spinal tumors are one of the biggest fatal cancers, with not many treatment options other than chemotherapy and radiotherapy, known for having many negative side effects. Cannabidiol has shown to be beneficial in aiding the reduction of cancers, which in several studies, significantly reduced the size of cancerous tumors within 6 months. Many doctors and countries have acknowledged this and therefore have legalized the use of cannabis and CBD oil for medical purposes.
What Does Hemp Oil Do for Our Health?
Because of the CBD found in hemp and its relationship with the Endocannabinoid System in our bodies, there are loads of health benefits associated with its use.
Here are just some of the incredible things you may experience from hemp oil:
- Reduced inflammation
- Anti-depressant and anti-anxiety effects
- Improved sleep
- Increased appetite
- Pain relief
- Faster healing
These are just a few of the benefits associated with hemp oil, there are still several more and even more to be discovered as more research takes place. Thanks to the recent legalization, this will become easier and more prevalent.
The research around CBD has shown that it can work well as a substitute for more dangerous, mind-altering, and habit-forming medications that are prescribed. Especially opiates like Vicodin or Oxycontin
It also is a safer option for treating depression and anxiety than the Benzodiazepines that are usually prescribed and may end up replacing them.
Help you remain calm during stressful situations.
Think back when you were in college and you were trying to decide on a major. There are some lucky people who have always known what they were destined to do for their career — but for many, it took trial and error to arrive where they are now. Even more, are still figuring out the right trajectory. Regardless of where you happen to be on the career ladder, work-related stress is to be expected. People who are captivated and challenged by their gigs, as well as those who frequently experience the Sunday Scaries, are sometimes bogged down by a seemingly never-ending stream of deadlines and emails. Not to mention client and colleague meetings, business trips and interpersonal, in-office relationships.
However, to be productive and channel your creativity, managing stress is essential. Everyone has their moments when they feel overworked and over-booked, but your ability to prioritize and work through the chaos and collect your thoughts will set you apart. One of the most talked-about benefits of CBD oil is how it can ease your anxiety and worries in your everyday life. And this isn’t limited to career-related angst. Many professionals find this essential to guide them through difficult quarters, overbearing clients and all of the annoyances in between.
Help you navigate everyday stresses.
Everyday stresses come at us from every angle. The vast majority of the workforce doesn’t work traditional 9 to 5 hours — we’re expected to be on call and available 24/7. Families with children may have two working parents with full-time gigs, making family life that much more demanding. And though friendships are meant to help us navigate life’s ups and downs, they require accountability too. Juggling all of that maybe when the unthinkable happens: the dishwasher breaks down. Or the pipes need to be replaced. Or the handyman measured the blinds wrong and now they need to be fixed. Just when you feel as if you have everything under control, there always seems to be a wrench thrown into the mix.
For everyday stressors — from the expected to the unexpected — CBD oil can step in as your relaxation agent. Clearing your mind, settling your heart rate and giving you a tool to regain focus and control, it can help you get back on track. Much of life is unpredictable and we can’t always have someone to step in and manage the details for us.
Help reduce inflammation after a workout.
You grew up being active or playing sports — and running around outside until your mother finally made you come in as the sun went down. Or maybe you fell in love with running — or spinning or yoga — as an adult. And now, in an effort to maintain your health, strength, and longevity, you somehow make it to a class or to the gym a few times a week. For those who want to live a balanced, energy-filled life, frequent, consistent fitness is non-negotiable.
Even though you know how important it is to get your heart rate going, there are plenty of hurdles that create a barrier to working out. From late nights in the office to hit snooze on your morning alarm (whoops) — scheduling is sometimes, well, impossible. However, one of the most common reasons folks skip out on their visit is soreness from the day (or days) before. While this is a normal part of the recovery process, aching muscles can be painful to push through, especially when finding the motivation to prioritize fitness. CBD oil can work wonders here since it fights against workout-induced inflammation. What’s this mean? When we are active and challenge our bodies, we put a strain on our muscles, creating tiny cuts in the tissue. This isn’t dangerous, and rather, it helps to build our strength — but that doesn’t mean it’s comfortable. Following an intensive, strenuous routine, CBD oil for recovery can speed up the recovery process so you can continue to meet your fitness goals.
Help you to sleep better.
Think of those Saturday mornings. You know the ones: nothing on your agenda until the afternoon, breezy, comfortable just-right temperature outside. No kiddos or pets — or the garbage pick-up or your neighbors — to disrupt your slumber. Your chest heavy, your breathing relaxed, you zonked out for a solid eight hours and waking up ready to conquer the world. Or at the very least — brunch! More than any other routine we keep up, including working out and smart food choices, our health and energy levels are directly tied to how much time we spend in dreamland. But it’s not just quantity, it’s the quality of sleep that matters as well. You may lay in bed for the recommended hours for our age group — but if you aren’t sleeping soundly, you won’t actually reap the benefits of good night’s rest.
How do you know if you are sleeping effectively? Consider these questions — and answer honestly! — to determine how high you rank on slumber hygiene. How long does it take you to drift away? How many times do you wake up in the middle of the night? How do you feel when you wake up — rested or exhausted? Do you go to bed at the same time — and rise like clockwork? If you struggle with most of these, know that CBD oil helps support healthy sleep cycles.
Help you fight against dry skin.
In the winter, as the temperature falls outside, the dry heat skyrockets inside to keep you warm. Then spring rolls around, and all of those beautiful blooms have your nose feeling itchy. Summer may cause your skin to break out thanks to sunscreen and sweat — but for some folks, dry patches are still an issue, year-round. No matter what season gives your body’s largest organ — skin! — the most trouble, maintaining moisture is essential. Dry skin is uncomfortable and makes it more difficult to apply various products that keep us healthy and glowing. Though many people turn to body butter, lotions or other hydrating gems, sometimes, it’s not enough to reach the moisture level our pores are thirsty for. To the rescue could be CBD oil or CBD cream— since one of the benefits of this powerful topical is how it helps our skin to maintain optimal skin moisturization. As with any new skincare product, you will want to start slow and watch how your pores react. It may take time to start seeing results — so be patient. And when in doubt, talk to a dermatologist about an ideal regimen for your unique chemical makeup.
Help your pet feel relaxed.
Though Fido has historically been referenced as man’s best friend — we would like to think our beloved pets are the whole family’s pal. From the moment you took him or her from the animal shelter as a pup (or as an older dog!) — they stole your heart, filled up your iPhone with countless photos and of course, most of your bed. That’s why so many pet owners go above and beyond for their pets by feeding them wholesome meals, taking them to training schools and scheduling regular visits to the vet.
This means you are hyper-aware of any shifts in your pet’s personality. If you notice your pet is skittish, anxious or overall, not like themselves, it is normal to worry. Much like humans, dogs will experience various ebbs and flows in their mood — all causes by a variety of factors. During the winter, they may not get as much time outside running around, causing them to have extra energy indoors. Or in the summer, when it’s scorching under the sun, they could overheat and have to retreat back to the couch. Perhaps they are aging and experiencing joint pain or tenderness, that while normal, is difficult to manage. Though you should definitely seek veterinary attention if you feel something extraordinary is happening under their fur, one of the benefits of CBD oil extends to your pets. In fact, it’s been shown to calm their nerves and anxiety when used regularly. Test a small drop first — and then see how your four-legged friend responds.
Help your pet stay stronger for longer.
Before you had a human baby — your pet your first child. They taught you what unconditional love really means — and how much joy a wagging tail can bring. Ask any pet owner and they will be quick to admit that their pets are not just the guardian of the herd — but part of the family. As they’ve watched you cascade through various milestones, you have witnessed the years wearing on them, too. Though they used to run for hours around your backyard, they’re slower these days. And while they used to serve as your first alarm clock, now you have to wake them up for breakfast. Aging is hard to see — but you can make your pet more comfortable with the use of CBD oil. Because it has been shown to support healthy hips and joints for animals, a drop of CBD oil will have them moving easier. Even if you — sadly — can’t make your dog live forever, you can keep them fresh and happy by adding a bit of CBD oil to their routine.
Is Hemp CBD Oil Safe for Dogs, Cats & Other Pets?
Most of the bad reputation surrounding cannabis comes from its major psychoactive compound tetrahydrocannabinol (THC). This particular cannabinoid is responsible for causing the infamous adverse effects of cannabis usage. But THC is not the only cannabinoid present in cannabis.
What Makes CBD Safe to Use
Cannabis contains approximately 113 various phytocannabinoids. And not all of them are as psychoactive as THC can be. In fact, some of these phytocannabinoids possess unique medicinal properties and can be therapeutic for both humans and animals.
CBD is the major one among the non-psychoactive phytocannabinoids. As opposed to THC, it does not have any psychotropic properties and does not cause addiction. On the contrary, the latest research on CBD suggests that it has anti-anxiety and anti-psychotic effects on the nervous system.
The most common way to consume CBD is with the help of the hemp-based CBD oil. This is the case because hemp is naturally low in THC but is naturally high in CBD. After the process of refining, hemp-based CBD oil contains only trace amounts of THC and becomes safe to use.
How CBD Can Benefit Your Pet
Just like humans, dogs can suffer from various health conditions, such as epilepsy or arthritis. Yet, as mammals, both humans and dogs possess the endocannabinoid system which plays an important role in supporting health. As a phytocannabinoid, CBD can stimulate this system and can help to promote healing in both humans and dogs.
On top of its general value, CBD has specific therapeutic uses as well. For instance, its natural anti-anxiety properties make it an effective behavior modification supplement. Furthermore, thanks to its antiemetic properties, CBD can naturally help to boost your pet’s appetite and alleviate nausea.
What a Safe CBD Pet Supplement Should Look Like
CBD is safe. But it does not automatically make all the CBD supplements safe. At the minimum, a safe CBD supplement for your dog must:
- Be certified
FDA approval does not guarantee that the supplement will be effective. But what it does guarantee is that the supplement will at least not do any harm to your pet.
- Be 100% organic
Non-organic CBD blends contain pesticides which can be detrimental to your dog’s health.
- Specify dosage instructions
Adhering to the proper dosages is crucial to the safe use of CBD supplements for your pet.
- Not worsen your dog’s condition
Your pet’s condition will not lie. If a CBD supplement is truly safe, your dog will seem healthier and more active.
CBD Supplements: Your Pet’s New Friends
CBD supplements can finally rid your pet from having to suffer from all the adverse effects of synthetic medications. Thanks to its unique therapeutic value, CBD can help your dog feel better in a safe and natural way.
How Can I Consume Hemp Oil?
There are a few different ways that hemp oil can be consumed, and some way work better for others.
There are hemp oil capsules that work well for some and can even be found compounded with other beneficial supplements like turmeric or glucosamine.
You can also find hemp oil as a tincture. This gives you the option to either drop the oil directly under your tongue for fast-acting relief or add the tincture into your food or beverage.
We’ve even begun seeing businesses surrounding the idea of CBD-infused coffee. Surely there will be more of these kinds of business models popping overtime with regulations favoring scientific evidence around cannabis.
Whatever method works best for you depends on your preference and the particular set of circumstances.
Hemp Refinery: How to Make CBD Oil
With hemp farmers now able to grow and sell hemp legally in a number of states, the substance is really gaining traction. CBD is simply just one of the many cannabinoids that are found within the cannabis and hemp plant.
In fact, THC is also another popular cannabinoid found within both plants, but it really is the CBD that provides all the medicinal effects. This is especially why CBD is becoming revered amongst the medical community.
However, what farmers, CBD users, and manufacturers need to know is that there is more than one way to extract CBD from a cannabis or hemp plant. And, not all extraction methods provide the same results.
This is why you need to completely understand each method and what it has to offer.
What Is The Purpose Of CBD Extraction
Before you can extract CBD from a plant, you are going to need to start with a CBD rich plant. Some plants are organically grown without the use of pesticides and herbicides, which usually results in a higher content of CBD. There are a number of ways that one can extract CBD from a plant, but it is vital to understand which method is environmentally safe and healthy. Some methods are safer and more effective than others, but at the end of the day, they all serve one purpose.
That purpose is to separate the CBD from the rest of the plant so that the manufacturer can create a highly concentrated substance that is suitable and safe for human consumption. When CBD is appropriately extracted it means that the substance will on contains trace amounts of THC. And, this is exactly why the Farm Bill supports the cultivation and sale of CBD products.
The Liquid Solvent Extraction Method
CBD can be extracted by using a liquid solvent like ethanol, butane, alcohol, or isopropyl. This is by far the most common form of CBD extraction, but it is the most dangerous due to the fact that these liquid solvents are highly flammable. Despite the danger, this method is so popular because it is quick, easy, and less expensive for manufacturers. In addition to this, this method usually results in the destroying of crucial plant waxes. These waxes hold numerous health benefits. Another bad thing about this method is that it doesn’t fully remove the chlorophyll from the plants. Without fully removing the chlorophyll, you are left with a much bitter-tasting product.
The Olive Oil Extraction Method
The olive oil extraction method is really more for the enthusiast rather than the manufacturer. This is probably the oldest extraction method, but it is safer and still somewhat inexpensive when compared to the liquid solvent method. The only downside to this extraction method is that the end product will be perishable and has to be stored in a cool, dark place. This would simply be useless for manufacturers and retailers.
Co2 Extraction Method
The Co2 extraction method is by far superior when compared to the two methods mentioned above. This method utilizes carbon dioxide combines with high pressure and extremely low temperatures to isolate, preserve, and maintain all that medical cannabinoids. With this method, manufacturers are going to get an all-around more potent end product. However, the major downside to this method is that it requires expensive equipment and intricate knowledge. There will probably be some trial and error for new operators, but in the end, you will be left with a safer working environment and a more potent end product that is free of chlorophyll.
Choosing An Extraction Company
As a manufacturer, you will no doubt have a number of extraction companies to choose from. However, if you are looking for a company that is superior to all the available tools and knowledge that they need to extract potent CBD, you should consider IHF LLC. This company uses the best extraction machines available on the market and they employ highly capable techs that remove all the solvent residue and chlorophyll.
The Prices And Conversions Available
The price that you will pay is based on the conversion method that you choose. First, they can extract biomass into winterized/decarboxylated CBD crude oil. For this type of service, they charge a flat rate of $30 per pound of hemp biomass. When you choose this extraction method, you can expect to yield an end product of anywhere from 55 to 70 percent CBD.
Another conversion available is converting CBD crude oil into CBD distillate. This method costs $1 per gram.
The lost conversion available is converting CBD distillate to isolate. The company also charges $1 per gram for this conversion method.
At the end of the day, choosing a good CBD extraction service comes down to the extraction method. And, you simply cannot beat the Co2 extraction method.
Originally posted 2019-11-20 00:31:05. Republished by Blog Post Promoter