HOW WE CAN MAKE THIS CLAIM?
Folium Biosciences’ chromatographic purification process has been able to selectively remove the only psychoactive component, Delta 9-THC, from the phytocannabinoid-rich hemp oil. The absence of detectable THC is confirmed through High Performance Liquid Chromatography (HPLC) tests and the State of Colorado. This allows us to identify the naturally occurring THC and separate it out, instantly, while leaving intact the other synergistic components of the oil. Folium Biosciences has been certified by the CDPHE (Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment) as a producer of 0.0% THC products and has been issued Free Sale Certification.
Industrial hemp is genetically inferior, yet it is defined the same way by the regulatory agencies. Many brands/companies/legal counsel who still believe that hemp-derived CBD must come from overseas to be “fully legal” are not taking into consideration the 2014 US Farm Bill section 7606 which created for the first time since 1937, a Federally legal pathway to growing “industrial hemp” once again on American soil. Our company conforms entirely to the 2014 and 2018 Farm Bill and our “proprietary hemp genetics” are state of the art, designed and grown in Southern Colorado.
There are many companies claiming rich oils with an entourage of cannabinoids. We respond by stating “compare and verify”. Oil begins with the biomass intake and our genetics won’t let you down.
As demand for CBD continues to grow, so too will the synthetic forms of CBD crystalline isolate coming out of North America, China and Eastern Europe. Bulk/wholesale CBD buyers need to be cautious when purchasing CBD from overseas, as much of it contains heavy metals, toxins, and/or mysterious chemicals. True quality control can only be guaranteed if all aspects of the supply chain and our manufacturing and processing strives to reach the highest standards and controls.
Folium Biosciences produces Phytocannabinoid-Rich Hemp Oil by two separate processes. The first process utilizes supercritical CO2 to produce an extract rich in terpenes, CBD, and other cannabinoids. This extract is further subjected to winterization in ethanol and solvent removal through vacuum distillation. After the chlorophyll, waxes, and THC are removed, the resulting product is called PCR hemp oil with 60-80% CBD, minor cannabinoids, and terpenes.
The second solvent-extraction process utilizes ethanol for extraction, followed by the same purification processes as the first, to remove chlorophyll, waxes, and THC. The only difference between the two processes is that the first step, extraction, utilizes different solvents; CO2 and ethanol, respectively.
IIrrespective of the process, the critical attributes of the oil (CBD %, terpenes, minor cannabinoids) are a result of post extraction purification processes and not necessarily the extraction itself. Since the extract from both processes undergo the same set of purification steps, the resulting hemp oil attributes remain comparable and similar from the two approaches. Any minor differences may be solely due to aesthetics and sensory qualities, such as color, viscosity etc.
Folium Biosciences uses both types of oils to fulfill orders. As they are comparable and interchangeable, the resulting products possess the same level of quality without any inconsistency. The PCR hemp oils are the same irrespective of the extraction solvents as the manufacturing is designed to arrive at the same quality attributes that are critical to our customers.