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Cannabis 101 - How is THC extracted from Hemp

Have you ever wondered how THC, the psychoactive compound in cannabis, is extracted from hemp? Well, wonder no more! In this article, we'll take a look at some of the most common methods used to extract THC from hemp.

 

Method #1: Solvent Extraction
One of the most popular methods for extracting THC from hemp is solvent extraction. This method involves using a solvent, such as ethanol, to dissolve the THC and other cannabinoids from the hemp plant. Once the THC has been dissolved, the solvent is evaporated, leaving behind a concentrated oil that is rich in THC.

 

Method #2: CO2 Extraction
Another popular method for extracting THC from hemp is CO2 extraction. This method involves using pressurized carbon dioxide to extract the THC and other cannabinoids from the hemp plant. The CO2 is then evaporated, leaving behind a concentrated oil that is rich in THC.

 

Method #3: Rosin Extraction
Rosin extraction is a newer method that has gained popularity in recent years. This method involves using heat and pressure to extract the THC and other cannabinoids from the hemp plant. The plant material is placed between two heated plates and pressed, causing the THC and other cannabinoids to be released from the plant and collected in a concentrated form.
So there you have it - three of the most common methods used to extract THC from hemp. While each method has its own advantages and disadvantages, all three are effective at producing high-quality THC extracts.
But remember, if you're planning on using THC, it's important to do so responsibly and in accordance with local laws and regulations. Happy extracting!