Where Does CBD Come From?

April 27, 2021

Where Does CBD Come From?

When it comes to CBD, much of its fame is due to its reputation for relieving pain and reducing stress in the body. CBD is not psychoactive and will not get you high. What does CBD stand for in hemp? CBD stands for cannabidiol. It is the second most prevalent of the active ingredients of cannabis (marijuana).

CBD is an essential component of medical marijuana, it is derived directly from the hemp plant, which is a cousin of the marijuana plant. This hemp plant can then be considered a CBD plant.

What plant does CBD come from?

CBD is a compound extracted from the flower of the Cannabis Sativa L. plant. What part of the plant does CBD come from? CBD is derived from the Buds, Flowers, Leaves, Stem, & Stalks. Though the seeds can produce high amounts, it is not profitable to use this plant material in CBD production. 

Does CBD come from hemp? 

It is extracted from the hemp plant’s flowers and used to make both a wide variety of ingestible CBD products and topical skin and body care products. 

CBD isn’t the only beneficial compound that can be isolated from hemp. Other non-psychotropic cannabinoids, such as cannabichromene (CBC) and cannabigerol (CBG) can be isolated from hemp as well as flavonoids, which give Cannabis flowers their distinct color and terpenes, which give Cannabis flowers their distinct smell.

Hemp’s industrial background confuses its quality, however, the quality of its cannabinoid content relies mainly on the quality of its cultivation and not on the natural character of the hemp species. ‘Marijuana’ and hemp are the same plant–cannabis Sativa.

Where does CBD oil come from?

CBD oil, where does it come from? CBD oil plant is from the same hemp plant, but there’s more to making it. The cannabinoids are most commonly concentrated in the resin glands of the trichome of the plant. Trichomes are predominantly found in female Cannabis plants in both the marijuana and hemp varieties.

Before you can officially harvest, a sample of each crop is tested and cleared by the state’s department of agriculture. Once harvested, plants are put up to be cured, or air dry in a well-ventilated area. After it is processed, once the CBD is in its purest form and extracted from the plant, it is combined with other ingredients.

Natural saturated fat molecules are easily absorbed by the body and directly through the liver. This allows the body to get the most CBD absorbed into the bloodstream as possible. There are several steps in producing CBD, but having a direct and clear supply chain helps yield quality end products.

How to process CBD

There are ways to process CBD. At H2 Processing we use a state of the art cryo-ethanol and standard ethanol extraction processes. This allows us to target the compounds of the hemp that we want and extract only those. 

Our material then goes through 3 different stages of filtration and refinement to remove all and any contaminants and impurities. Then our oil moves on to distillation where we dual distill our material to allow only the highest purity CBD to pass our inspection.