Process for producing an extract containing tetrahydrocannabinol and cannabidiol from cannabis plant material, and cannabis extracts

  • US 10,870,632 B2
  • Filed: 05/13/2014
  • Issued: 12/22/2020
  • Est. Priority Date: 10/17/2000
  • Status: Active Grant
First Claim
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1. A process for producing an extract containing Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) and/or cannabidiol (CBD), and optionally the carboxylic acids thereof, from a cannabis plant material or a primary extract thereof, said process comprising:

  • (1) subjecting the cannabis plant material or primary extract thereof to CO2 in liquefied form under subcritical pressure and temperature conditions to extract cannabinoid components; and

    (2) reducing the pressure and/or temperature to separate tetrahydrocannabinol and/or cannabidiol, and optionally the carboxylic acids thereof, from the CO2.

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