CO2 Extraction vs Butane: Dangers of Butane Extraction Machines & Kits
In recent years, the cannabis market has broadened far beyond a simple competition for the choicest flower, evolving to cater to a growing spectrum of tastes and preferences. In particular, cannabis concentrates have been one of the most popular trends in recreational cannabis for the past few years. In 2018, cannabis concentrates represented approximately […]Continue reading
The Fundamentals of Supercritical CO2 Hop Extract and Hop Oil
Crafts beers now account for nearly one-quarter of the beer market in the United States, and this figure is only expected to increase in the years ahead. The Hop Wars continue as microbreweries and macro breweries alike both look to enhance the flavor profiles of their products, while also streamlining production and maximizing brew kettle […]Continue reading
Hemp and Cannabis Decarboxylation: What Does Decarboxylation Do?
Cannabis isn’t like cilantro; people don’t generally eat it raw. That’s because hemp and cannabis in their natural states don’t offer the potent psychoactive or medicinal effects the plants are known for. Achieving these desirable effects requires a process called decarboxylation. The decarboxylation process “activates” chemical compounds in cannabis so that the human body can […]Continue reading
Cannabis FAQs: Supercritical CO2 Extraction, Pure CBD Oil and More
Today, cannabis products are on the shelves at beauty salons, cafes, health centers, and seemingly everywhere in between. Now that cannabis has gone mainstream, cannabis extracts are nearly ubiquitous in our day-to-day lives, and the marijuana industry is booming. In fact, in Colorado, one of the first states where the industry gained a foothold, marijuana […]Continue reading
THC and CBD: What Is the Difference Between Hemp and Marijuana?
There was a time, before the discovery of active cannabis components like THC and CBD, when people would judge a strain based on its subjective effect alone. Then, medical marijuana paved the way for standardized testing procedures, and now the terms THC and CBD seem to surface in all corners of the media. Yet even […]Continue reading
Peak Purity: Supercritical Extraction and Fractional Distillation of Cannabinoids
Cannabis products are currently in a state of rapid evolution, reflecting the cannabis market’s expanding technological applications and changing consumer tastes. There now exists a wide array of cannabis experiences for people to choose from, ranging from basic flower products to extracts and potent distillates. The field of CBD research is still new, but preliminary […]Continue reading
What Are Terpenes? — Supercritical Extraction and Cannabis Derived Terpenes
Terpenes are that latest craze in the ever-expanding cannabis connoisseur or “cannaisseur” market. In fact, according to one source, the total number of search engine inquiries for the term “terpenes” has increased five-fold in just the past two years. We can only expect this interest in quality marijuana- and hemp-derived products to continue to grow […]Continue reading
Cannabinoids and the Human Endocannabinoid System: What Is CBD?
As was the case with many other pioneering firsts, the discovery of the human endocannabinoid system was more happenstance than deliberate accomplishment. Like the petri dish contaminated by mold spores in the open window, or the melted candy bar in Percy L. Spencer’s pocket due to a chance interaction with a running magnetron tube, the […]Continue reading
The Fundamentals of Supercritical CO2 Extraction
The market for CBD extract is booming at the moment, with consumer CBD product sales reaching more than $350 million in 2017. Industry-wide, CBD sales more than tripled between 2014 and 2017, and by some estimates, the market could exceed $2 billion dollars by 2020. The CBD industry continues to expand, further tapping into natural […]Continue reading
Farm Bill 2018 News and Updates: Is Hemp Legal?
In December of 2018, the Agriculture Improvement Act of 2018 (or simply the 2018 Farm Bill) was signed into law. The $867 billion Farm Bill is a massive, far-reaching hunk of legislation touching on everything from crop insurance to school lunches and food stamp programs. Additionally, the 2018 Farm Bill includes major wins for the […]Continue reading