Our Rare Cannabinoids
Rare cannabinoids are referred to as "rare" or "minor" because they naturally occur in extremely small, trace quantities in hemp and cannabis plants. Until recently, they were impossible to extract in large enough quantities to be commercially viable and were therefore relegated mainly to speculative research. Many of the purported differences of potency and medicinal effect between strains of cannabis are thought to be due to their unique rare cannabinoid compositions. Thanks to advances in genetics, extraction and purification processes, we can now bring these special compounds to you. There are dozens of rare cannabinoids in hemp plants and we will create new single extracts and full spectrum blends with them as they become available.
We choose our rare cannabinoid hemp farms for their specially bred, non-GMO cultivars and unique medicinal genetics. For example, the hemp plants that we use for our CBG extracts start out containing a high amount of CBG. All of the farms we use are located in states that have U.S. Farm Bill compliant programs.
The rare cannabinoids are extracted using a unique chromatography extraction technology that allows for high levels of phytocannabinoids, while removing unwanted amounts of THC and chlorophyll. For example, because of the gentle refining process, the CBG isolate molecules we use in our tinctures are not damaged or weakened by any harsh solvents or chemicals in the refining process. As a result of this, the CBG remains molecularly strong and has a long shelf life as it’s less susceptible to degradation from light and heat.