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A Comprehensive Guide to 5 Cutting-Edge Cannabis Extraction Techniques

Cannabis extraction stands as a pivotal process, isolating specific compounds like THC and CBD from plant material. This transformative method births pure, potent concentrates, including oils, tinctures, and waxes, boasting diverse applications in both medical and recreational realms.

The Essence of Cannabis Extraction

Extraction isn’t merely a process; it’s a gateway to heightened potency, product consistency, and precise dosing. Its significance extends to effectiveness and user safety, alongside the reduction of plant waste, ensuring every part of the cannabis plant finds purpose.

In this exploration, we delve into various techniques, unraveling the alchemy that turns raw cannabis into concentrated forms, unveiling a spectrum of potency and flavor. From the rosin press to CO2 extraction, each method shapes the final product uniquely.

Decoding Cannabis Extraction Processes

1. Butane Resin Extraction

Butane hydrocarbon (BHO) extraction, extensively researched and applied in the food and perfume industry, requires cannabis to be placed in a container. Slowly sprayed with butane, the extraction process begins, collecting butane and cannabinoids in another container.

However, the high flammability of butane makes this method hazardous. Closed-loop systems have mitigated risks, making BHO extraction safer. Yet, the THC content remains around 60-70%.

2. Supercritical CO2 Extraction

CO2 extractions, known for their non-toxic and eco-friendly nature, separate cannabinoids from the cannabis plant without leaving traces of toxins. This method finds application not only in cannabis but also in industries like beer, coffee, fruit extracts, and tea.

The process involves heating and passing supercritical CO2 through finely milled cannabis flower. The extracted liquid passes through a separator, removing CO2 gas. The eco-friendly approach allows for gas recycling, making it an excellent method for producing waxes and oils.

3. Ethanol Extraction

Ethanol extraction, a safe, cost-effective, and swift process, involves soaking the cannabis plant in ethanol to extract THC. Through distillation refining, the concentration of the oil intensifies. Ethanol leaves behind terpenes, producing one of the purest concentrates available.

The primary goal is to ensure the adequate extraction of THC or CBD content. Ethanol, deemed “generally safe” by the FDA, aligns with the standards of safety and efficiency.

4. Water Extraction

Water extraction, a solvent-free process, immerses the initially frozen cannabis plant in freezing water. Stirring the plant in cold water causes trichomes to separate. The resulting product boasts THC levels ranging from 51% to 71%.

5. Isopropyl Oil Extraction

Utilizing isopropyl alcohol, this method involves submerging dried cannabis flowers in alcohol, dissolving oils from the plant. The mixture is drained, solvent removed using a rotary evaporator and vacuum oven, yielding a THC-rich oil.

Proper storage and cooling are imperative to preserve the shelf life and quality of all extracts. Extraction chillers, maintaining precision temperature control, ensure THC-A and CBD-A remain active by keeping them inert and unaffected by heat.

In the realm of cannabis extraction, the pursuit of purity and preserving the plant’s natural goodness is paramount. As we’ve explored various extraction methods, a common theme emerges – the challenge of balancing pressure, temperature, and the risk of compromising the final product’s integrity.

The Dilemma of Conventional Approaches

Whether it’s high pressure and temperature to extract solvents or the necessity of running at extremely low temperatures to avoid undesirable elements, traditional methods often come at the cost of altering the plant’s natural properties. Fats, chlorophylls, and lipids, crucial components of the cannabis plant, can be sacrificed in the quest for extraction efficiency.

PURE5™ and the R134a Aerosol Extraction

In the quest for a superior alternative, PURE5™ introduces the R134a aerosol extraction method. Unlike traditional approaches, this groundbreaking method operates at room temperatures, ensuring the preservation of the plant’s natural oils without subjecting the solvent to extreme conditions.

Unveiling the PURE5™ Advantages

  • Full Spectrum Resin with Medical Values: The R134a aerosol extraction allows the final solvent to encompass all cannabinoids and terpenes, delivering a full spectrum resin with complete medical benefits.
  • Cost-Effectiveness: PURE5™ takes pride in offering this cutting-edge extraction method at the lowest cost available in the market. Quality and efficiency need not come at a premium.
  • Safety Beyond Comparison: The R134a process, utilizing tetrafluoroethane gas, operates at a slight pressure. The gas moves through the plant material, recovering in a separate tank and leaving behind only the coveted full spectrum cannabis oil. Approved by the FDA and the European Union as Generally Recognized As Safe (GRAS), it stands as a paragon of safety in extraction.

The Unrivaled R134a Process

In comparison to traditional heavyweights like CO2 and Ethanol extraction, the R134a process emerges as the superior, safer, and more cost-effective choice. This method prioritizes the natural essence of cannabis, offering an extraction process that doesn’t compromise on quality or safety.

PURE5™: The Ultimate Selection for Top-Tier Extraction

If your goal is the safest, most natural, and cost-effective extraction method, PURE5™’s R134a aerosol extraction stands as the unrivaled choice. Discover more about our revolutionary process and the world of PURE5™’s oil production here. Revolutionize your extraction experience with PURE5™ – where safety, nature, and affordability converge seamlessly.


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