What is hemp extract? Does it contain THC?
Hemp extract is a dietary supplement and an excellent source of nutrients that can be safely consumed as part of a daily diet. It shouldn’t be confused with “cannabis oil,” which usually refers to oil that contains a high percentage of THC.
Hemp extract is rich in natural cannabinoids and is not psychoactive – meaning that it doesn’t cause a “high.”
Our extract is derived from organic, U.S.-grown, industrial-grade hemp, which is used for a range of purposes and categorized as having less than .3% THC.
How does Sniff & Barkens produce its hemp extract?
The process starts with growing ultra-premium, USDA organic hemp on a family-owned farm in Colorado.
The hemp is hand-harvested and delivered to a nearby facility, where experts extract and distill active ingredients in a process known as “supercritical CO2 extraction.” (See below for more on that term.)
Our team then combines the extracted hemp oil with other ingredients, like coconut oil and Lipoderm, to create our oils, capsules and creams.
Who does the extraction for your product?
One partner does all of the extractions for our products. Sniff & Barkens will NEVER source our oil from another producer because we can’t guarantee the quality.
Where is your hemp grown and does it matter?
Where hemp is grown is just as important as how it’s grown. Our hemp is grown in Colorado on an organic farm, free from pesticides and soil toxins.
By contrast, a great deal of hemp used in other CBD products comes from Asia, and is grown in ground poisoned with heavy metals.
At Sniff & Barkens, we will ALWAYS use domestic, organically grown hemp.
What is hemp “extract” anyway?
Hemp extract is the oil derived from a high-resin Cannabis sativa L. plant, which contains less than .3% THC. To get the oil, we use a process known as “supercritical CO2 extraction.”
Supercritical CO2 – a form of carbon dioxide – is used for many extracts. When this liquid CO2 is heated with increased pressure, it carries the properties of both a liquid and a gas.
This helps it permeate the hemp and extract the plant’s oil. We prefer this method because it’s currently the only solvent-free method of extraction available, and it produces a pure, clean product.
Sniff & Barkens hemp oil is derived from high quality Cannabis sativa L. plants that contain less than 0.3% THC.