Here is an overview of the biology and some of the terms that are used in this industry, and that you will see referred to many times. After that, we'll then look at what makes these plant extracts so unique.
It (almost) doesn’t matter what the intended therapeutic outcome is, for virtually everyone who is working in the business of cannabis processing, CBD / THC remediation proceeds through well recognised processing steps. The introduction of newer legislation has come the (justified) need to ensure the industry runs in a smooth and orderly manner in order to keep outputting products of defined quality. It doesn't matter where on the globe you are, processes are becoming enshrined in and outputs more and more needing to comply with strict standards from quality and legislative directives. % Limits of THC content for example is one of the biggest considerations in many countries right now and already set in many legislative goals.
We’ve looked at the biology, chemistry and the workflow so let's now get to the heart of the matter for many, the process economics. As we stated previously, we need to embrace the rigors of the commercial sector to make economically viable processes out of science. That’s where flash purification can step in.
Welcome to a second installment of the Biotage Cannabis Application development flash blog. The first post, dated August 20 2016, outlined an orthogonal approach to isolating cannabinoids from winterized extract. Give it read if you have not seen it
Today we investigate the “hot” topic of pesticide elimination from extract. Specifically – Myclobutanil remediation.
Previously, I have posted on a normal-phase flash chromatography method to separate and isolate CBG from a CBD-rich hemp distillate. CBG is just one of many naturally occurring minor cannabinoids of interest in this fast-growing market.
Cannabis entrepreneurs continually seek to differentiate themselves from others in the market. Some focus on THC while others focus on CBD. What I have seen recently after attending some cannabis-specific conferences is a growing interest in isolating/purifying some of the minor, naturally occurring phytocannabinoids such as CBG and CBDV.