A good quality hemp oil starts with farming. It is important to grow hemp organically in a controlled surrounding, as this plant soaks the toxins out of the soil, which can result in toxins in the final product. Harvesting hemp is also a critical stage for oil production because there are several factors that can significantly decrease the value of hemp biomass. It is important to monitor the bud visually and harvest before the trichomes on the bud become of a milky white color, to avoid the appearance of moulds in the crop. Once hemp is harvested, growers should immediately move the wet crop to their drying facility.
After drying, the product undergoes extraction process, and this is where the broad field of cannabidiol oil sorts open. Crude oil, also known as full-spectrum – is the oil extracted from the whole plant, which contains all plant compounds. It has been studied, that hemp oil works best in conjunction with other cannabinoids, terpenes, and flavonoids. However, crude oil may contain high THC level, whereas less than 0.3% THC is considered federally legal, as it cannot get you high. To purify the crude oil after extraction and to separate the also valuable terpenes, the distillation process takes place.