You may be wondering how to extract CBD oil from either cannabis or hemp plants since most companies that sell CBD products mention their extraction methods. Moreover, you may be curious about the solvent extraction or the difference between things like supercritical CO2 extraction and ethanol extraction. Science!
To begin, there are seemingly endless solvents you can use to extract cannabinoids (such as CBD) from cannabis, including:
- Carbon Dioxide (CO2)
However, the three most common are CO2, ethanol, and butane. These are the three methods almost all CBD manufacturers use. Let’s take a deeper dive into how this is done.