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Located in Colorado, Cope is a leading producer of high quality, domestic CBD concentrates. Our high CBD hemp genetics and extraction process allow for large capacity processing of hemp into the highest grade CBD oil.
We use food grade alcohol to extract all of the important compounds from the raw botanicals. The extract is then run through a multi-step purification and distillation process, removing all chlorophyll and other undesirable components, leaving only a formulated spectrum of cannabinoids and terpenes. Our high throughput process allows us to offer competitively priced, high quality CBD concentrates.
The Cope extraction and post processing refinement facilities are one of few licensed and certified facilities in the State of Colorado focused on whole-plant, non-psychotropic cannabinoid processing of hemp material. Our crude extraction takes place in Cope, Colorado and post processing refinement in Loveland, Colorado. We also provide processing services to 3rd parties.
THESE SERVICES INCLUDE:
• ORGANIC ALCOHOL EXTRACTIONS AND DISTILLATION
• WINTERIZATION, DECARBOXYLATION & FRACTIONAL DISTILLATION
Cope’s experts are capable of producing pure, consistent and potent whole-plant extractions with no residual solvents. Working with leading chemists, engineers and scientists, Cope CBD is working with advanced distillation procedures using green solvents while continually striving to advance the state of cannabinoid processing and terpene isolation for the industry.
ORGANIC ALCOHOL EXTRACTION:
Organic Alcohol has been shown to be one of the most effective cannabinoid solvents that can produce an efficient extraction, while retaining high terpene content and is also safe for consumption in its raw solvent form.
Note that this extraction method generally leaves behind the plant waxes, which may have benefits that are favored by some product manufacturers. The alcohol is also a polar solvent vs. the non-polar nature of the hydrocarbons and CO2 and as such can also extract less desirable materials from the material – such as chlorophyll.
We extract at temperatures below -30° C to avoid this, but the nature of the solvent at a molecular level is different and should be recognized.
Cope can process over 20,000lbs per shift with our alcohol extraction systems.
ACID OR NEUTRALIZED FORM (AKA DECARBOXYLATION) – Raw cannabis contains the acidic form of the cannabinoids. In our CBD rich hemp, those cannabinoids are primarily CBDA with trace amounts of THCA – both of which are not psychoactive. When controlled heat is applied, the CBDA/THCA molecule loses its carboxylic functional group (COOH) in the form of water vapor and carbon dioxide and become the neutralized forms of the molecules – CBD. This process is called decarboxylation or ‘decarbing’. Smoking or vaporizing cannabis decarboxylates the cannabinoids by the heat of the combustion (or vaporization). Most clients prefer their product fully decarboxylated (also referred to as ‘activated’) if the planned product set is for oral ingestion.
CBD oil products produced with n-Butane or alcohol as the primary solvent can either be provided in a non-decarboxylated CBDA ‘dab-grade’ form that is solvent free and terpene rich or in an ‘Activated’ form that is fully decarboxylated. The other extraction methodologies traditionally default to decarboxylated cannabinoids as a result of the distillation processes used.
ABSOLUTES / WINTERIZATION – Executing a secondary extraction with a polar solvent can provide additional purity to extracted oils and is desired by many clients and necessary for certain product sets. While this process also removes more of the volatile terpenes in the product, it also eliminates the fats, lipids and waxes that are present in the raw whole-plant extract. The secondary solvent leveraged is organic alcohol and while this process adds additional time to the processing procedures, the absolute extract produced is one of the purest available.
THC REMOVAL – Many clients desire a crude oil extraction without additional refinement, but also need the THC at compliant levels to be sold as a raw hemp product. In this proprietary process, we are able to reduce the naturally occurring and concentrated THC levels in the crude oil extraction to compliant levels (or completely remove to non-detectable levels).
DISTILLATES – The final processing step in refinement of extracted oils can be provided in the form of a distillate fraction in which the cannabinoids are isolated into separate fractions from the plant terpenes and flavonoids and any other, less desirable, residuals in the crude oil (chlorophyll, lipids, etc.). The resulting oil is very light in color, has almost no taste or aroma, is very consistent, solvent-free and fully decarboxylated. The cannabinoid content is also higher (in the range of 85%) as compared to crude oil.
ISOLATION – With greater than 99% potency, our CBD isolate is extracted in a highly controlled environment and processed to produce small crystal sizes (~100um) to achieve the best bioavailability. We’re proud to produce some of the most pure and consistent isolate on the market.