EXTRACTION AND PURIFICATION
Our proprietary extraction and purification process takes place at our state-of-the -art extraction facility located in Colorado. Our unique 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.
THE COMPLETE PLANT PROFILE
Our proprietary extraction process uses the entire plant for a TRUE full spectrum oil, containing all of the cannabinoids and terpenes naturally found in medical cannabis.
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THE BASICS OF CHROMATOGRAPHY
In the early 1900s, a Russian botanist named Mikhail Tswett became interested in the individual chemical compounds in plants. He noted that mixing ground-up plant material extracts with different solvents produced different colored solutions. One of his experiments involved pouring a plant extract through a glass tube packed with powdered calcium carbonate. As the liquid passed through the solid powder, bands of color appeared. These were the individual compounds, separated from each other by the interaction of the solid (which remained fixed in the tube) and the liquid extract (which flowed through the tube and out the other end). Tswett had invented the science of Chromatography, aptly named after a word he derived from the Greek words for color (chroma) and writing (graphe).
Since then, chromatography has become a cornerstone of molecule separation science. This unique branch of chemistry is purely devoted to separating individual molecules from Nature’s vast array of multi-compound formulas. There are two main categories of chromatography: Analytical and Preparative.
Analytical work (which may be used in an environmental lab to look for pollutants) uses small sample sizes, and the objective is to separate compounds in order to identify them. Preparative work (which is used in the supplement/pharmaceutical industry) uses very large quantities of samples and collects the output in bulk. The purpose of the specific and proprietary chromatography methods that CannaGlobe has pioneered is to remove all forms of THC, chlorophyll and unnecessary lipids and plant compounds from our final commercial product.
The unique ability to identify, isolate and extract individual compounds from Cannabis sativa L is a critical component to developing legally compliant hemp-derived finished commercial products. The depth of experience and proprietary processes that CannaGlobe has developed to-date are most definitely unique in the industry, and offer a competitive advantage for our customers that no other supplier is able to bring to the table. We can consistenly deliver a TRUE Full Spectrum, Broad Spectrum Zero THC or pure CBD isolate-based formula to meet your unique needs.
HEMP OIL EXTRACT DISTILLATION
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 3rd 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.