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CBD Distillation for Dummies (Isolate vs Distillate)

By 2018-08-10 August 22nd, 2018 Blog

CBD isolate vs distillate. So science has never been my thing. Same goes for big words. Especially when it comes to drugs, My thought process is — is it gonna get me high? Am I gonna die? Yes? No? Great — let’s hit it. (Literally.)

Since CBD has rapidly become such a hot commodity, I’ve been seeing the words “distillate” and “isolate” pop up everywhere.

They sound very serious and vaguely daunting and conjure images of Walter White making meth in his yellow suit. I decided it was time to bring necessary knowledge to all the non-scientists out there because, like, we matter too!

Let’s call this blog, “Purified Cannabis For Dummies.”

Raw cannabis oil contains all sorts of terpenes, cannabinoids, and waxes. It’s kind of ‘dirty’ with different compounds. But it can be cleaned out of whatever isn’t wanted, because all the compounds have different boiling points. So to extract them individually, one would heat the oil up through a process called “fractional distillation.” After the specific compound you’re after has been removed, another round of distillation occurs to make it pure.

So with CBD, for example, isolate is — did you guess? — isolated, meaning the compound is 100% strong. Distillate could contain small amounts of leftover THC and, as such, could be illegal to sell in a lot of territories. It also contains the components that make cannabis products smell (and then make you paranoid). When smoked (i.e. through a vape), it creates a very strong “entourage effect,” where the presence of one compound enhances the other…and gets you really f***ing high.

All of House of Gro’s products contain CBD isolate, making them fully non-psychoactive, fully legal, and fully effective. Topical use of isolated cannabidiol is a great option for immediate relief of pain, as well as skin disorders and discolorations. Now, you don’t have to smoke anything to be relieved of arthritis, burns, headaches, sore muscles, inflammation…the list goes on…