THC Removal - Remove THC from CBD

Consumers are attracted to the purported health benefits of CBD but understand that THC naturally occurs in hemp along with other minor cannabinoids.  They do not want to consume THC because they don’t want the “high” the comes along with THC or they don’t want to possibly test positive for THC in a work drug […]

Cadiot Distillation for the Analysis of Wine

A Cadiot Distillation Column is also known as a Spinning Band distillation column. One application of Cadiot distillation is the detection of tampering in the production of wine.  The isotopic ratios of hydrogen and oxygen atoms in ethanol indicates if watering and illegal addition of sugars has happened to wines, fruit juices and other foodstuffs. This […]

GMP for Cannabis and Hemp Oil Distillation

GMP asks the question: How do we know that the distillation equipment is operating correctly? A well designed set of GMP documents will ensure that all aspects of the equipment are installed, operating and performing correctly along with supporting documents. This assurance gives us confidence that the distillates made by the distillation system are consistently […]

Water washing hemp extract

Water-solubles in your distillate can gum up the works. Along with reducing your potency, they cause color in the final product and leave behind sludgy residue when distilling. Most extractions bring some water-soluble components into the extract. These components come from the cells in the plant. Even butane or CO2 extractions can pull some. With […]

THC Remediation - Making Compliant Hemp Products

There’s a better way to remediate THC from hemp extract or distillate. CBD Isolate is very popular due to its purity, but the minor cannabinoids are left in the mother liquor. Low THC or THC free hemp extracts are popular because they have the full spectrum of cannabinoids with little or no THC.  The products […]

Bulk distillate versus small batch appearance comparison

When buying cannabinoid products in bulk,  you will often find yourself thinking about the color. Color can be an important indicator of quality in some cases. No one has any desire to consume a concentrated black tar. Color is not the only indicator of purity though. Test results from a certified lab should do most […]

An example of an upgraded rotovap style solvent recovery system by Ecodyst.

Solvent recovery is an essential part of any hemp or cannabis lab. Whether you extract with a liquid solvent or winterize, you will need a method of bulk recovery.   Not to be confused with solvent recycling, solvent recovery is the process of removing the vast majority or all of the solvent in your crude […]

Crystallize CBD

Disclaimer – this post does not address all the safety issues for crystallization of CBD, Pentane and other volatiles can be very dangerous due to their low flash points.  Don’t try this without consulting your safety officer and evaluating all of the possible safety concerns. As always, wear safety glasses and other personal protective gear […]

terpenes derived from cannabis

Tips For Successful Cannabis Terpene Distillation   Refined cannabinoids such as THC or CBD are some of the most commonly sought after compounds when performing a vacuum distillation process on crude cannabis extract. However, non-degraded terpenes can also be collected from certain material using properly configured cannabis distillation equipment.   In order to successfully distill […]

cannabis distillation time line

How are THC/CBD products such as vape cartridges, dabs and edibles created?                 Grow It It all starts with “the grow”.  Most cannabis grows are done in a controlled room. Light, water, temperature and other environmental factors are carefully regulated to maximize cannabinoid production. Cannabis plant genetics are […]