Other Benefits of Carbon Dioxide Extraction

The first of the many great features of CO2 extraction is that it is so customizable, but that is just where the benefits begin.

Another benefit of CO2 extraction is that running supercritical liquid CO2 through the hemp plant or cannabis plant kills any microbial bacteria, insect mites, mold or mildew on the plant. Thus, CO2 extraction ensures that your concentrate is not only cleaner, but also significantly healthier for your consumption.

The third benefit is again related to an important safety feature. In other extraction processes, experts use ethanol alcohol for winterization and butane to extract or dewax cannabis oil.

The lack of chemicals and the retention of terpene aromas also make CO2-extracted oils tastier, making them ideal for cannabis concentrates.
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Other forms of supercritical extraction

Supercritical (sc-CO2) extraction is not a new method of separation and extraction. In fact, supercritical extraction has been around for decades, first appearing in the 1980s. From the extraction of perfume essential oils to the decaffeination of coffee and tea, supercritical extraction has been important in many different industries, including the cannabis industry.
Carbon Dioxide Extraction Equipment

While we understand that the vast majority of our readers will not be purchasing their own CO2 extraction, the information surrounding the equipment and process is still very interesting.

For example, CO2 extraction machines capable of producing large volumes of product can cost hundreds of thousands of dollars. Of course, only laboratory technicians should buy and use these machines.

But don't worry, people like you and me can still make high-quality, non-toxic CO2-extracted cannabis concentrates at home. In fact, all it takes is a few basic ingredients, some easily available dry ice, and all-natural cannabis.
CO2 Extraction - Cannabis Oil Vs. Cannabis Oil Vs.

With the growing popularity of the cannabis plant comes a growing number of misconceptions and misunderstandings. As a quick review, we want to make sure our readers understand some of the important characteristics of the cannabis plant.

Think of the cannabis (Cannabis Sativa L.) plant as an umbrella term. Under the umbrella of cannabis are the cannabis plant and the cannabis plant. While these two plants share many qualities, they are also very different from each other.

The cannabis plant is what we think of as a psychoactive effect and a "high" sensation. Although the cannabis plant has both THC and CBD compounds as well as a myriad of medicinal benefits, most people still only think of the cannabis plant as a recreational substance.

On the other hand, the cannabis plant has made great strides in the medicinal benefits associated with the herb. The THC content of the cannabis plant does not exceed 0.3%. In other words, it doesn't make you feel high. As a result, we are increasingly using products from the cannabis plant, not only for human consumption, but as a safe way to treat ailments in pets.

This may all be old news to you, but we want to emphasize the importance of spreading the facts about cannabis. Think about how many people could benefit from this amazing herb if we didn't have so many misconceptions about cannabis.
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Carbon dioxide extraction. The Bottom Line

The main thing that cannabis consumers should accept is that cannabis concentrates produced using supercritical carbon dioxide extraction methods are generally more appealing and safer. Specifically, cannabis concentrates produced using supercritical carbon dioxide extraction methods are cleaner, significantly less toxic, and more aromatic than butane hash oil products.

Whenever purchasing a product, we encourage our readers to do as much research as possible on the extraction method (spoiler alert: Honest Paws uses CO2 extraction). Know what you're putting in your body!

Also, when purchasing a medical marijuana product for yourself or your beloved critter, it's even more important to make sure you're getting all the benefits that the product has to offer.