Here are some frequently asked questions.
How do you make a terpene profile?
The traditional methods of terpene (essential oils) extraction is steam distilling and hydro-distillation. Steam distilling involves suspending a basket of herb above a vessel of boiling water. The steam passes through the perforated basket and penetrates the plant material. Only lighter oils such as monoterpenes are soluble in the steam. As the terpene-entrained steam passes out of the top of the distiller it comes in contact with a cooled condenser which liquefies the water and oils. The lighter oils float on the surface of the water and are easily collected. There is usually a water-soluble fraction of oil that stays dissolved and gives the water a milky look. This is called hydrosol and is generally the type of herbal extract used in shampoos and cosmetics when an herb is listed on the ingredients. Hydro-distillation is similar to steam distilling except that the herb is placed directly in the boiling water.
Today, most people use CO2 Extraction to get their terpenes because it leaves no solvent residues in the finished extract. The method is customizable so we can use different temperatures and pressures to get different results. CO2 Extraction also allows for the possibility of fractionating where extracts of different molecular weights will drop out at different times. The fragrances or terpenes we collect from CO2 Extraction are rich, full and more authentic.
Do you make your own products?
All our products are made by us, from beginning to end.
How many milliliters are in a vape pen?
There is no real definitive answer to this question, as each CBD vape pen and tank is capable of different levels of vapor output, and each person’s “puff” take in different amounts of vapor. A 0.5mL pen can provide anywhere from 100-200 “puff” in total, depending on your puff size. The vape pens Kush CBD Vape uses are 0.5mL / 500mg pens, and each contain 200mg of CBD or 40% CBD.
Is CBD a legal product?
Yes, hemp-based CBD is legal. Purchasing CBD is federally legal as long as it doesn’t contain more than 0.3 percent THC, but some laws have put restrictions on buyers.
What are cannabinoids / terpenes and where do they come from?
Cannabis is made up of hundreds of active chemical compounds, over 60 of which are cannabinoids. Phytocannabinoids are naturally-occurring ingredients that are found in the female buds of the cannabis plant. These chemical compounds play an important role. They interact directly with the cannabinoid receptors found throughout the human endocannabinoid system. The medicinal benefits of cannabis are reactions of the cannabinoids activating the CB1 and CB2 receptors in the human brain and body.
Terpenes are the compounds responsible for a plant’s scent and flavor. There are 20,000 different terpenes in existence and the cannabis plant has more than 100 of these terpenes. Many terpenes that are produced by the cannabis plant are also found elsewhere in nature. People use terpenes to add scent to a number of products in the world, not just cannabis related products. Unlike other plant species, each strain of cannabis has a unique terpene profile. Terpenes and cannabinoids work together to develop a strain’s particular flavor and resulting high, a phenomenon known as the entourage effect.
Cannabinoids and terpenes both develop in the resin glands, or trichomes, on the flower and leaves of cannabis plants. Today, growers aspire to breed strains with high concentrations of both compounds, seeing the value in the entourage effect in each strain. Selecting strains based upon the terpenes’ effects can help you to achieve the overall result you desire.