CBD Information and Frequently Asked Questions
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What are Cannabinoids?
In 2003 the US Federal Government obtained US Patent 6630507 titled “Cannabinoids as antioxidants and neuroprotectants.” The patent claims:
“Cannabinoids have been found to have antioxidant properties… useful in the treatment… of [a] wide variety of… diseases, such as… inflammatory and autoimmune diseases… [and] to have… application as neuroprotectants… in the treatment of neurodegenerative diseases.”
What is distillation?
Distillation is the process of first heating a mixture to separate the more volatile from the less volatile parts, and then cooling and condensing the resulting vapor so as to produce a more nearly pure or refined substance.
What is Vacuum Distillation?
Vacuum distillation is the process of heating a mixture to separate the more volatile from the less volatile parts, under pressure which is less than atmospheric to reduce the required boiling point, and then cooling and condensing the resulting vapor as to produce a more nearly pure or refined substance.
How do you measure Vacuum?
Vacuum is usually measured as absolute pressure (say millimeters of mercury).
What are the benefits of distillation?
High vacuum systems achieve gentle separation of materials at the lowest possible temperatures. Unlike batch distillation systems, which maintain large volumes of the material at distillation temperatures, short path evaporators expose products to evaporation temperatures only for a brief period (less than one minute) and evaporation occurs as material flows constantly across the evaporator surface.
Short Path Distillation
Short path distillation gets its name from the distance in which the vapor stream is condensed. In this case, the evaporator wall generates the vapors as the feed moves by gravity, while being agitated and distributed evenly, down the evaporator wall. The vapor stream travels a “short path” directly to the condenser which is located within the evaporator chamber. Since the vapor stream is immediately condensed, the short path distillation process precludes the vapor from forming vapor pressure. This allows ultimate pressures of 0.001 mbar to be attained. This also allows heat sensitive materials to undergo purification at much lower temperatures preventing degradation. It allows for very high ambient equivalent temperatures to be achieved. Short path distillation in a plant setting is a continuous process.
The distillation of heat sensitive materials can be complicated; especially when the temperature at which distillation must be performed is high enough to cause thermal decomposition. Although the risk of thermal damage can be greatly reduced by distillation under vacuum, the duration of exposure to even moderate temperatures must also be considered. While, in most cases, the risk of thermal decomposition increases exponentially with temperature, it also increases linearly with the duration of thermal exposure. Short path distillation addresses each of these factors by permitting distillation at the lowest possible pressure with the shortest possible residence time.
What are terpenes?
Terpenes are organic compounds which are actually found in a variety of plants as well as produced by some insects. Terpenes are major biosynthetic building blocks within nearly every living creature.
A more in depth look at terpenes…
Terpenes are a large and diverse class of organic compounds, produced by a variety of plants, particularly conifers, and by some insects such as termites and swallowtail butterflies, which emit terpenes from their osmeteria. They often have a strong odor and may protect the plants that produce them by deterring herbivores and by attracting predators and parasites of herbivores. The difference between terpenes and terpenoids is that terpenes are hydrocarbons, whereas terpenoids contain additional functional groups.
They are the major components of resin. In addition to their roles as end-products in many organisms, terpenes are major biosynthetic building blocks within nearly every living creature.
When terpenes are modified chemically, such as by oxidation or rearrangement of the carbon skeleton, the resulting compounds are generally referred to as terpenoids.
What is a terpenoid?
The terpenoids, sometimes called isoprenoids, are a large and diverse class of naturally occurring organic chemicals similar to terpenes, derived from five-carbon isoprene units assembled and modified in thousands of ways. Most are multicyclic structures that differ from one another not only in functional groups but also in their basic carbon skeletons. These lipids can be found in all classes of living things, and are the largest group of natural products. About 60% of known natural products are terpenoids.
Plant terpenoids are used extensively for their aromatic qualities and play a role in traditional herbal remedies. Terpenoids contribute to the scent of eucalyptus, the flavors of cinnamon, cloves, and ginger, the yellow color in sunflowers, and the red color in tomatoes. Well known terpenoids include citral, menthol, camphor, salvinorin A in the plant Salvia divinorum, the cannabinoids found in cannabis, ginkgolide and bilobalide found in Gingko biloba, and the curcuminoids found in turmeric and mustard seed.
CBD Resources & Position Statements
ProjectCBD.org has a great deal of information on Cannabidiol
Epilepsy Foundation, The Epilepsy Foundation’s CBD Position & Statement + Additional Resources on Medical Marijuana and CBD Research and Journal Articles
American Nurses Association’s (ANA), Position statement on Therapeutic Use of Marijuana and Related Cannabinoids [PDF]
American Cannabis Nurses Association (ACNA), ACNA position statements
Celebrities who have talked about CBD:
|Sanjay Gupta, MD||Whoopie Goldberg|
|Morgan Freeman||Montel Williams|
|Tommy Chong||Nate Diaz (video)|
|Melissa Etheridge||Dr. Oz|
Please review the FDA & consumer safety information below.
Professional CBD Education - CNE & CME
CBD Education for Medical Professionals
CBD Houston, LLC does not provide medical products, however, we’re often asked about professional educational resources and continuing education resources on the topics of CBD, cannabis, and medical marijuana.
Accredited Continuing Nursing Education (CNE)
Medical Cannabis Curriculum for Nurses
WHO: American Cannabis Nurses Association (ACNA) and The Medical Cannabis Institute (TMCI)
WHAT: 8 Continuing Nursing Education (CNE) hours – online CNE
APPROVAL: approved by the Virginia Nurses Association, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.
Accredited Continuing Medical Education (CME)
WHO: The University of Vermont, Larner College of Medicine
WHAT: “5 online modules with 1-2 hours of content focused on Cannabis for therapeutic use” – online CME
FDA Disclosure and Consumer Information
This website, CBD Houston LCC, and its representatives do not provide medical advice.
We always suggest consulting with your doctor, medical, or wellness practitioner.
CBD Houston LLC’s products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.
The information on this website has not been evaluated by the FDA, and is not intended to diagnose, treat, prevent, or cure any disease.
Additional Consumer Information
Be wary of products or businesses who make health claims about or who claim that their CBD oil or CBD products are FDA approved.
Select quotes from the FDA’s website post entitled “Is it Really FDA Approved?”
- FDA doesn’t approve companies.
- FDA doesn’t approve medical foods.
- FDA doesn’t approve dietary supplements.
- FDA does not “approve” … laboratories, or manufacturers. FDA does have authority to inspect regulated facilities to verify that they comply with applicable good manufacturing practice regulations.
Material to Consider
Warning Letters and Test Results for Cannabidiol-Related Products
FDA warns companies marketing unproven products, derived from marijuana, that claim to treat or cure cancer
Is It Really ‘FDA Approved?’ – Page Accessed: 09/27/2017
Drug Approvals and Databases – National Drug Code Directory – Page Accessed: 09/27/2017