We source our hemp extract from manufacturers who utilize ethanol, CO2 and solventless extraction methods. We believe these are the cleanest extraction processes as they don’t require dangerous hydrocarbons like butane and leave no residual solvents behind. During the CO2 process, CO2 is slightly heated and highly pressurized to convert CO2 from a gas to a liquid. In its liquid form, CO2 extracts all the components contained in the trichomes (the mushroom shaped glandular sacs found all over the plant) into a collection vessel. Once the CO2 liquid is removed from heat and pressure, it turns back into a gas leaving the finished extract with no solvent remaining. The remaining oil can be further refined to increase potency or winterized to remove the waxes and solids.