We source our biomass from local small farms here in beautiful, sunny Colorado. Right after harvest, the hemp must be cured or decarboxylated. The “decarbed” hemp must then undergo a filtration process to separate the oil from the plant matter. The oil extracted from it is known as CBD crude, and it is used as a raw material to produce further purified extracts like distillate.
CBD crude goes through a purification process to create a distillate. Our Full Spectrum CBD Distillate is solvent-free and has a lovely golden tint. It is ready to use in various finished products such as vape cartridges, tinctures, edibles, soft gels, topical creams, and skin care/hair care products.
THC-Free Distillate is produced when we perform extra purification steps after obtaining CBD distillate. Only THC is removed, leaving behind the less common cannabinoids found naturally in hemp plants. This is perfect if you’re looking for a potent entourage effect without any traces of THC.
The distillates go through further extensive extraction processes to produce CBD Isolate purified to remove all other organic compounds, leaving only CBD. The end product has a purity level of 99.9 percent or more and almost lacks taste and flavor. This makes it an excellent choice for those who prefer CBD products to have none of the usual hemp aftertaste.
Our CBD products are extracted using extremely cold, food-grade ethanol to make sure we don’t pull out all the fats and contaminants. It then goes through a variety of filters to make sure we remove all the unwanted materials. This CBD crude is now ready to move to the next step.
We then take the CBDa crude and run it through a process called decarboxylation, where we turn CBDa into CBD. At this point, the CBD concentration should be around 60-70% cannabinoids, with some of the minor cannabinoids still intact. We then run another filtration process to make sure we have a clean product. It takes 100 pounds of biomass of about 8-10% cannabinoids to make roughly 3 liters of the refined crude.
Once the crude is ready, we take it to the refinement process, where we distill it in our three-stage industrial distillation system. The CBD Full Spectrum distillate is roughly 80-90% cannabinoids. That same 100 pounds of biomass only get about 2 liters of distillate. This is by far our most popular wholesale product.
We offer CBD isolate and THC-Free distillate, but since those are in low demand, we only make them when new orders come in.
We use the same process for our CBG product lines as well.