Narcotic Handling and Extraction Licence from Czech Ministry of Health for handling, production, analysis, separation, and purification of hemp extracts and hemp tinctures.
We love CBD and we know how to extract it from the hemp plant while eliminating the THC and other non-therapeutic components. AROMA EXTRACT LABS uses state of the art supercritical CO2 extraction equipment to refine hemp biomass. Our testing lab performs regular tests for CBD and THC content from plant till final product. Our R&D section works on formulating CBD into different products and uses.
SDSs are the second critical component and contain 16 specific sections detailing information on the chemical’s constituents, physical properties, health hazards, first aid measures, personal protective equipment, and special handling and disposal requirements. 2 The SDS contains all the information needed to develop your HCP and is critical if an exposure or incident occurs. Ensure access to the SDS is available within a few minutes at all times (e.g. 24/7).
In addition to the hazards, employees should receive training on the potential exposure routes, signs, and symptoms of exposure and chemical warning properties (or lack thereof). Training should also include any personal protective equipment necessary for using the chemical as well as incident response, mitigation steps, and first aid measures.
The National Fire Protection Association’s (NFPA) Code for Flammable and Combustible Liquids, NFPA 30, is an excellent resource and introduction to the hazards of these materials. 4 NFPA 30 rates the fire hazard of flammable and combustible materials on a scale of 0 to 4 based on flash point. This rating helps you to quickly assess the potential danger of a substance. Zero is the least hazardous and indicates the material will not burn. A rating of 1 is given to materials with flash points above 200°F and indicates the material needs to be preheated to burn. A 2 rating is for materials with flash points between 100°F and 200°F and these materials will ignite with moderate heat. Materials with flash points below 100°F and above 73°F are rated a 3 and will burn at normal temperatures. Flammables with flash points below 73°F are rated a 4 and are extremely flammable and the most dangerous. The fire hazard rating and flash point data are readily available on the container label and SDS.
Prudent Practices states the most common fire hazard in the lab is a flammable liquid or the vapor produced by one. 3 And flammable liquids are the most commonly stored material and make up the largest volume of hazardous material.
Hydrocarbon extraction uses butane or propane, solvents with much lower boiling points than ethanol. These solvents extract more of the plant terpenes, which provide more flavor and aroma and are therefore better for vape oils or oral tinctures. However, like the alcohol method, scaling up to large batches is difficult and presents significant safety hazards.