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Cbd mother liquor

Full- Spectrum CBD Oil

Kief is also known as cannabis crystals. It refers to the resinous trichomes of cannabis sativa that accumulates from sifted dry flower. It can be sifted through a mesh screen from the flower grinding process.

Mother liquor is a part of a solution left over in chemical processes after crystallization such as in CBD isolate: it is the residual that contains all of the other compounds.

Broad Spectrum CBD is basically the same as full spectrum: however all of the THC is removed in the extraction process. This provides the benefits of a full spectrum CBD with the exception of the cannabinoid THC. This is beneficial for certain people that need to drug test, athletes and children.

Isolate is the purest form of CBD which is a product of removing all of the other compounds found in the plant. This results in a crystal or powder with 0% THC and 96% to 99% CBD.

CBD Isolate

Full Spectrum CBD Oil is the oil extracted from the flowers and leaves of the hemp plant.

Cbd mother liquor

This is the separation of fats by virtue of the fact they are not as soluble in the solvent being used, as the other active plant chemicals. This is also called cold crashing, and can be carried out simply using beakers in a freezer. If the initial extraction was cold enough and in ethanol, this step can potentially be avoided, saving more time and solvent, and with a lower risk of final product quality failure.

In terms of simplicity, a pre-packed disposable flash cartridge technology is one of the easiest to implement and also easiest to optimize and troubleshoot if things don’t go to plan. Passing oil through the column causes it to separate into fractions and from the base of the column flows purified oil components. Once THC is removed, what is left is technically called CBD isolate which can be added back to mother liquors to create the “Broad Spectrum Oil” which is the THC free oil we discussed earlier. CBD isolate can be used directly, for example in medicine. This is the difficult stage for many people, as the regulations for processing, handling and utilization often impose legal limits on % THC content, depending on local and governmental guidelines.

Building sustainable manufacturing operations – CBD/THC processing considerations

Separation of cannabinoids from biomass (plants, typically flowers, where concentrations of the natural products are higher), is achieved by soaking it in (cold) ethanol. Butane can also be used but risks the solvent remaining in the extract afterwards [government legislation has also called for limits on residual solvents such as butane, so solvent choice is quite important]. Don’t use a sledgehammer to crack a nut either, supercritical extraction has been used as an alternative, but supercritical CO2 is such a good solvent, that it can actually extract too much out of the biomass, meaning the next steps are heavily burdened with additional components and thus downstream separation and purification processes need to be run with greater efficiency. In this case, the next step, winterization becomes essential – so chose your battles accordingly.

Nov 26, 2019 11:49:34 AM / by Sunil Rana

This is simply the separation of cannabinoids components from their impurities (such as terpenes and plant material) via vacuum assisted evaporation. This is often performed using classic chemistry laboratory short path distillation equipment (for batch processing) or wiped/rolled film evaporator (flow processes). High vacuum is preferred to minimize the need for heat, which can degrade those sensitive cannabinoids or change the overall activity profile.