Safe and Effective Cannabis Oil Extraction Methods

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Extraction Methods

A frequent question asked is "Why is CBD so expensive while hempseed oil is priced so low?" This question usually comes from people who do not understand the difference between CBD hemp oil and hemp seed oil.  CBD oil is not exactly the same as hempseed oil, in addition, the extraction techniques used for producing the cannabinoid-rich CBD products are different from those used for obtaining oil from hemp seeds.

Hemp seed oil is produced by cold pressing the seeds and then extracting the oil, and this procedure is easy to implement at home and requires no special equipment or solvent. Hempseed oil has great nutritional value, however, it is different from the CBD supplements we produce.  Let's take a look at the different methods for cannabis hemp oil extractions.

For hemp extraction, one must start with pure-rich plant material. There are many ways to extract oil from the cannabis plant, each has its pros and cons. Some methods are safer and more effective than others. Cannabis oil made with neurotoxic solvents like butane and hexane may leave unsafe residues that compromise immune function and impede healing.

Hemp Extraction Methods:

CBD Co2 ExtractionCO2 extraction. The supercritical (or subcritical) CO2 method uses carbon dioxide under high pressure and extremely low temperatures to isolate, preserve, and maintain the purity of the medicinal oil. When done well, the end product is safe, potent, and free of chlorophyll. This process requires expensive equipment and a steep operational learning curve.

Ethanol Extraction. High grade grain alcohol can be used to create high quality cannabis oil appropriate for vape pen cartridges and other products. But this extraction method destroys the plant waxes, which may have health benefits that are favored by some product-makers.

Olive Oil Extraction: Olive oil can be an alternative but also has its drawbacks.  It's safe and inexpensive but leaves a perishable product that should be stored in a dark, cool place.