Turn your CBD oil into compliant full spectrum oil (<0.3% THC), non-detect broad spectrum oil (0% THC), or expand into the food and beverage market by converting it to one of our patented powdered mixes made specifically for food or beverage applications.
What is “Hot” Hemp?
If at any point a hemp plant or extract contains above 0.3% THC by weight, that product is considered to be “hot” and thus illegal under the 2018 Farm Bill. Once this THC threshold is reached and exceeded, the product’s legal definition changes from hemp to marijuana. Of course, it’s the same plant – cannabis sativa – but horticulture has nothing to do with it.
Dilution is not remediation
All that matters for the purposes of staying compliant are legal definitions set by Congress, the FDA, the DEA, and other relevant governmental bodies. These definitions and interpretations can be fluid due to ambiguity in the 2018 Farm Bill, so it is imperative to be aware of policy and enforcement changes by the federal government.
DEA’s Interim Final Rule on Hemp
It’s vitally important to be aware of a hemp plant or product’s THC level at every stage of the process. Recent interim rules by the U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency imply that hemp extract can be considered a Schedule I drug, even just after completion of the extraction process. Legal experts are now warning hemp processors and those who possess undiluted hemp extract. At our GMP certified lab, we utilize chromatography to create THC-free products.
At our GMP-certified lab, we use reverse flash chromatography to separate THC from hemp distillate to achieve a product with less than 0.3% THC, the legal limit under the 2018 Farm Bill.
At Hemp Synergistics we offer:
- Low Minimums
- High Efficiency
- Broad or Full spectrum Output
Acidic Cannabinoid Remediation
Cannabinoids are naturally present in the hemp plant in their acidic form, such as CBDa and THCa. Hemp extract is usually heated in order to convert these acidic cannabinoids into their active forms, for example, CBD and THC, in a process known as decarboxylation. However, there is an increasing interest in maintaining acidic cannabinoids in hemp oil, as they have unique benefits of their own.
Normal processing of hemp oil can expose the cannabinoids to high heat and low pressure, resulting in loss of these acidic cannabinoids. However, with careful temperature and pressure regulation, we use reverse flash chromatography to separate THC and THCa out while maintaining the acidic cannabinoids.
Our team of scientists can recover various solvents used in the extraction and remediation processes, including methanol, ethanol, and water.
Our short path distillation system can process decarboxylated oil. During this process a combination of vacuum and high temperatures are used to separate minor cannabinoids, terpenes and contaminants.
With our super-chilled ethanol operating system, we have the capabilities to process dried biomass. During this process, hemp oil, terpenoids and plant material pigments will be extracted.