These full-spectrum cannabis concentrates have high levels of major and minor cannabinoids. This variation of full-spectrum extract preserves the most valuable components of the cannabis plant, placing particular emphasis on cannabinoid quality and content. HCFSEs were originally created and coined by Oregon-based company Extractioneering, and utilize a sophisticated extraction process that creates products free of unwanted plant material, waxes, and fats.
“I use high cannabinoid full spectrum extracts because I want to optimize the therapeutic interaction of THC and CBD.”
What is a high cannabinoid full spectrum extract?
HCFSEs are full-spectrum extracts that have been modified so the final product contains a high cannabinoid concentration. HCFSEs cater to consumers seeking depth, purity, and complexity in a cannabis concentrate.
Full spectrum extracts preserve highly desirable elements of the cannabis plant, including cannabinoids, terpenes, flavonoids, phenols, sterols, esters, and other beneficial compounds, while keeping undesirable elements such as waxes and lipids out.
First developed and coined by Dr. Daniel Hayden of Oregon-based company Extractioneering, HCFSEs are created when full-spectrum extract is made from cured cannabis buds and is encouraged to separate into two fractions: one rich in cannabinoid content and the other rich in terpene content. The extraction process uses low temperatures to protect cannabinoids and other bioactive compounds, as well as the flavor and aroma of the plant. HCFSEs take on a gritty, granular appearance, due to their high THCA content.
What are the benefits of high cannabinoid full spectrum extracts?
HCFSEs boast the benefits of the entourage effect, where the combination of all compounds in the plant work together to provide medicinal benefits. The therapeutic effects of the cannabis plant are dependent on the presence and specific ratio of a spectrum of cannabinoids.
There is evidence that CBD and THC, the two major cannabinoids present in cannabis, work synergistically with other beneficial compounds in the plant to offer enhanced therapeutic benefits. HCFSEs theoretically optimize the entourage effect by preserving and championing the presence of both major and minor cannabinoids in conjunction with terpenes, flavonoids, and other compounds.