Cannabis & CBD

The Cannabis of botanical name Cannabis Sativa L also called "Hemp" is a plant native of Central Asia. Sativa comes from Latin and means cultivated. The letter L comes from Carl Linnaeus who realized his first classification in 1750 by leaving him the first letter of his name.

Stemming from the family "Cannabaceae" which also contains the Hop, it is divided into three subspecies (subsp): Sativa, Indica and Ruderalis.

The Cannabis sativa L subsp Sativa is the most common hemp. It is large in size and is exploited mainly for its fibers and seeds. The fibers are used by the textile and insulation industries.The seeds are used for food and cosmetics.

The Cannabis sativa L subsp Indica Lam, discovered by Jean-Baptiste Lamarck in 1785 also left the first letters of its name, Lam for Lamarck. In the shape of bush, it is rich in resin with a strong content of THC. It is exploited for its medical and psychotropic properties.

The cannabis sativa L subsp Ruderalis comes from the name ruderal which means wild species. Discovered in 1924 by Dmitri Yanishevski. It generally grows at the edge of the roads and in the waste grounds.

The hybrid is as for him resulting from the crossing between Sativa and Indica. We find among the known hybrid varieties the Afghan Kush, the Amnesia Haze and the Blueberry among others. The rate of THC is also high, that is why it is also used for its medical and psychotropic properties.

CBD or CannaBiDiol, discovered in 1964 by Dr Mechoulam who wondered why morphine had been isolated from opium, cocaine from coca leaf and nothing from cannabis.
The CBD molecule, which represents 40% of the cannabis plant, was quickly studied. The scientific discoveries that followed attracted the curiosity of doctors, then industry and finally governments.
Today, to obtain a quality CBD, it is necessary to have extracts resulting from genetically stable varieties which grew on rich grounds with an optimal climate.

Extraction of CBD

With a solvent: a liquid solvent like alcohol or CO2 separates the cannabinoids from the plant. The solvent dissolves the good parts of the plant, such as THC or CBD, and leaves behind the chlorophyll and plant material. The solvent is then removed, often by forced evaporation in a vacuum chamber or by heating. Only the cannabinoids remain, including CBD.

Solventless or mechanical: the resin is extracted from the plant by pressure or by dropping the trichomes.ur store with your customers.