Five simple reasons to love CO2 oil

1)      It’s made using tried and true methods- the same methods that have long been used in the manufacturing of essential oils, fragrances, teas, nut oils, and hops (yep, those same ones that make all the difference in your craft brew).

2)      It’s an FDA-approved process that utilizes an FDA-approved solvent.

3)      It’s low volume and closed-loop, so the actual carbon footprint of the extraction process is low.

4)      It preserves more than just THC, making your oil taste great and create a high that mirrors that of the flower.

5)      It hasn’t blown anybody up.

What Makes A Craft Extract

Most Oregonians are comfortable with the characteristics of a craft brew or a good glass of wine, but in this emerging market few people have had enough exposure to the diversity of product to have a handle on the complexities of what is craft, and what is just Bud Lite.

The short answer is that craft extracts as much as possible preserve the flavors, and effects of the original plant, with no stripping of terpenes, adding of flavors, or exposure to toxic chemicals.

What to Look For:

Color- full-profile extracts range in color from light honey to deep amber and may be slightly cloudy.

Flavor- just like grapes, a craft flower and its extract will produce a full-bodied flavor that may be earthy, sweet, floral, or even peppery.

Consistency- craft extracts are typically a jelly-like or honey consistency

Changes/Separation Over Time- as with any oil-based mixture craft extracts may show signs of settling or separation over time.

The Label- Look for products with higher terpene and trace cannabinoid content (greater than 5%) and slightly lower THC (lower than 80%)

What to Avoid:

Any product you can’t see.

Dark blacks or green- these are evidence of residual organics and chlorophylls.

Anything derived using butane or any other toxic solvent.

Artificial terpenes or terpenes derived from other plants.

Artificial flavors.

THC- only products.