“It takes months or years if you let nature take its course”
One is quick but expensive. The other is economical but slow – and tricky to get just right.
Extractors looking to isolate certain cannabinoids have long relied on chromatography to dial up or down the many cannabinoids in marijuana and hemp plants.
But a technique formerly derided as the mark of an inferior product – degradation – is getting new attention.
Cannabis extractors are experimenting with better ways to use light, heat and pressure to hasten the way THC degrades into CBN, a minor cannabinoid gathering interest for its therapeutic potential.
Long considered an unwanted waste product of “stale” cannabis, CBN is created when THC-A is exposed to light or oxidized.
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