Go ahead, open your cell-phone calculator and type in “710.”
Now turn it upside down and read it.
Looks a lot like “OIL,” right?
That’s why, Friday, 7-10 is devoted to cannabis oils at Maui Grown Therapies.
Extracting oil from cannabis plants is not new.
During the 1800s, ethanolic extraction technology yielded cannabis tinctures prescribed by most US doctors at the time. During the 20th century, hash oil grew in popularity when new extraction techniques enabled production of a honey-like transparent concentrate that was often added to tobacco cigarettes.
During the past few decades, new solvent-based cannabis extraction technologies have come to the forefront.
Ethanol is still used, but its propensity to mix with water to dissolve molecules like chlorophyll can cause tinctures to taste bitter, plus residual alcohol can irritate sensitive mouth tissues. Butane is another popular solvent used to make BHO or butane hash oil. However, it is highly flammable, potentially explosive, and not recommended for medical use because residual butane is toxic. Propane extraction similarly requires extra care to remove as much solvent as possible because of of its toxic effects on humans.
Maui Grown Therapies uses carbon dioxide (CO2) extraction technology to separate out the bioactive compounds such as CBD, THC and terpenes in our cannabis.
In addition to supercritical (liquid) CO2 we often use subcritical CO2 (gaseous) to produce our extracts.
This ingenious technology can extract specific compounds by manipulating a wide range of parameters like temperature, pressure, runtime, and more, to determine the composition of the final product or products.
We run our extractions at very cold temperatures to ensure no valuable compounds are damaged by heat.
Carbon dioxide (CO2) is so safe that the fizzy bubbles in your soda are made from it. At the end of each run, all residual CO2 is separated and recycled, so all resulting products are extremely pure.
If it’s not in our plants, it’s not in our oils. We never use additives of any kind in our cannabis extracts or concentrates.
If you are new to cannabis oils, you’ll be happy to learn that recent research by Portland State University(1) concluded there are fewer health risks from vaporizing cannabinoid extracts when compared to combusting (smoking) cannabis flowers. Take advantage of special pricing on “710 Day” and give our oils a try.