THC Remediation and Chromatography Services

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.

Certifications

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.

THC Remediation

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.

Solvent Recovery

Our team of scientists can recover various solvents used in the extraction and remediation processes, including methanol, ethanol, and water.

Distillation

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.

Extraction

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.   

Frequently Asked Questions

How long does the entire process take?

The process lead time is to be discussed at time of quote.

Can you process my biomass/crude to a broad-spectrum oil?

Yes.

Can I just purchase broad-spectrum oil?

Yes.

What is the minimum amount of hemp biomass that you will process to broad-spectrum oil?

40 pounds.

I have crude. What is the minimum amount of crude that you will process to broad-spectrum oil?

4 liters.

What is the minimum amount of full-spectrum oil you will process to broad-spectrum oil?

1 kilogram.

Can I convert my oil, distillate or biomass to a powdered mix?

Yes. We can convert crude oil, distillate and biomass into our patented Bio-Dri, which can be used in food, beverages and nutraceuticals.

How much CBD loss should I expect?

It depends on the CBD:THC ratio. The higher the concentration of THC, the more cannabinoid loss you will experience. 2% THC will result in approximately 10% CBD loss. For example, full-spectrum distillate that is is 80% CBD and 2% THC contains 800mg of CBD. For distillate with this cannabinoid profile, you can expect to receive broad-spectrum distillate that contains 720mg of CBD and 0.00mg of THC. For 3% THC, expect 15% CBD loss. After receiving your cannabinoid potency CoA, we will send you an estimate on your predicted CBD loss.

Does my company have to pay for the lab testing?

We require that you send us a cannabinoid potency test from an accredited third-party lab as the first step of the process. Hemp Synergistics will pay for the cannabinoid potency test that takes place after processing to broad-spectrum oil.
If the customer would like to expedite the lab testing process, expedited shipping or rush-order lab testing is available at an additional cost. We can also use a 3rd party laboratory of choice.

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