Medicinal Cannabis plants contain at least 113 cannabinoids among which are the most famous, cannabidiol (CBD) and tetrahydrocannabinol (THC). Whether you prefer vaporisers, pens, edibles, creams or salves, chances are that you have sampled a product that was produced using carbon dioxide (CO2) supercritical fluid extraction technology.
The Supercritical CO2 extraction process creates phase changes in carbon dioxide utilizing temperature and pressure. CO2 is known as a “tunable solvent” making it extremely versatile for creating a multitude of end products by controlling temperature and pressure. These phase changes create an environment to drop out differing weights of components in the plant material.
This extraction method allows for creation of a pure, clean, quality oil that is safe to produce with little-to-no post-processing.