Wholesale Crude CBD Oil – ALCOHOL EXTRACTION
ACID OR NEUTRALIZED FORM (AKA DECARBOXYLATION) – Raw cannabis contains the acidic form of the cannabinoids. In our CBD rich hemp, those cannabinoids are primarily CBDA with trace amounts of THCA – both of which are not psychoactive. When controlled heat is applied, the CBDA/THCA molecule loses its carboxylic functional group (COOH) in the form of water vapor and carbon dioxide and become the neutralized forms of the molecules – CBD. This process is called decarboxylation or ‘decarbing’. Smoking or vaporizing cannabis decarboxylates the cannabinoids by the heat of the combustion (or vaporization). If the target product set is for oral ingestion, most clients prefer their product fully decarboxylated (also referred to as ‘activated’).
CBD oil products produced with n-Butane or alcohol as the primary solvent can either provided in a non-decarboxylated CBDA ‘dab-grade’ form that is solvent free and terpene rich or in an ‘Activated’ form that is fully decarboxylated. The other extraction methodologies traditionally default to decarboxylated cannabinoids as a result of the distillation processes used.