Hemp flowers contain resinous trichomes, and separating that resin from the plant material through various extractions processes has become extremely popular among hemp processors. This process can be used with or without chemicals and the end result will vary by final product. The most common product being CBD isolate or distillate.
What are Hemp Extracts used for?
Hemp extract like cbd isolate have various uses but CBD isolate is a crystalline solid or powder that contains 99% pure CBD and can be added as an ingredient or used in its natural form. Put some under your tongue, mix it will a carrier oil to produce a tincture, or you can vape and dab it as well. Unlike isolate that contains no thc, distillate usually will contain .3% or less tetrahydrocannabinol. Although some has gone through the process of THC remediation to make whats called T-free extracts and oils.
What is a Full Spectrum Hemp Extract?
When talking about hemp extracts you will hear the terms Full Spectrum and Broad Spectrum referring to the cannabinoids within the extract. Full spectrum contains all the original cannabinoids that were in the plant material before extraction. Broad spectrum has had the THC remediated, eliminating it completely. Some believe that it is important to have the trace amounts of THC to work with the other cannabinoids to reach a common goal. They call this the entourage effect.