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Can THC be extracted from a High THC plant and the flower consumed as a CBD bud ?

Discussion in 'Medical Marijuana Usage and Applications' started by Pedro1133, Jun 5, 2019.

  1. #1 Pedro1133, Jun 5, 2019
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    Hello ! I wonder if anyone can help me here, since I didn't find the answer in the web.
    A new CBD shop opened where I live, I went there and bought the "Amnesia" to try. Nice Aroma and Flavour etc..and no thc
    WHile in the store I asked the guy if the names were only for marketing purposes, i.e White Widow; Kush, Amnesia, etc. He assured me that they were the REAL plant, real genetic but they extracted the THC from it. and I asked "Ah so you mixed it with an high cbd plant until it reached the desired levels ?" He said "No, it's the normal plant and we extract it either in lab or with some machine shaking it)
    I asked two times and he seemed really sincere, but still I doubt that this can be done. Anyone here knows ?
    Thank you !
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  2. You either grow a CBD plant or grow one that has THC.. there's no way you could extract the thc while it's growing to magically make it into a CBD strain lol

    If you Google the strain followed by the word "Leafly" you'll be able to get more info about strains.. in all honesty I think the dude in the store was just chatting shit to get a sale just like some weed dealers do to sell more product :confused_2:
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  3. Thanks for the answer Brews !..Yes that's what i thought aswell, but he seemed honest. maybe the suppliers explained him that and he just regurgitates without I'm sure it's impossible, I'll confront him again and see what's the new explanation..
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  4. Pedro
    CBD can be extracted from any cannabis plant through the use of Chromatography , a process involving filteration and pressure, Check video. It is possible to do so from any cannabis plant.
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  5. #5 pickerman, Jun 5, 2019
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    Of course the video shows the process in laymens term , and the actually process would be performed in a lab envirorment , with proper lab equipment.
  6. Hey Pickerman, thanks for your reply, that I know, what I meant was removing THC from a plant such as Amnesia, after harvest. Remove the THC from the buds and only keep the CBD as the guy said in the store. . are the two chemicals present in the same place ? is it possible to divide them ? and would the flower be usable after this process ?
  7. I’m no chemist but I do know this happen. Most varieties of hemp and CBD flower have very low levels of THC (less than 1%) that does have to be removed. The most obvious process to doing this, from my layman’s point, would be to heat the cannabis to around 311 F which is the point at which THC boil (vaporizes), CBD has a higher boiling point than THC so it would stay in the flower. Again I’m not exactly sure how this is done in an industrial context but in my mind the boiling point line up in a way to make this possible.
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  8. The Flowers (buds ) would be processed into oil before being broken down into CBD, so the flowers will not be got for anything after the extraction. This needs to be done in a lab with fairly expensive equipment.
  9. If you are asking is there a way to remove only the THC and have CBD remain, Then No not that I have heard before,
    You need to grow a strain such as these listed below for High CBD right off the plants
    CBD Mango Haze
    One of the most recognizable high-CBD strains is definitely this one, delivering from 1:1 – 2:1 ratio between CBD and THC.

    It has a tropical aroma with the flavors of mango and pineapple being the most evident in this strain. It’s also an energizing sativa dominant, and because of this a lot of medicinal users are drawn to it.

    CBD Critical Cure
    A crossbreed between Critical Kush and a ruderalis strain, Critical Cure has around 2:1 CBD to THC ratio, and percentages around 11% CBD and 5% THC.

    It’s an indica-dominant which makes it a perfect tool for ending the day in a calm manner.

    A very gentle “highness” can occur with Critical Cure.

    With one of the most reliable expressions of CBD (almost always in a 5:2 CBD-THC ratio), Harlequin also has some sativa-dominant uplifting qualities, with very slight euphoric effects, and because of this, it’s one of the most sought-after CBD strains on the market.

    Lacking the “stoned” effect, it’s perfect for daytime activities while maintaining a soothing CBD experience.

    The taste of these buds can range from sweet-like mango an earthy aroma.

    A cross between Harlequin and Sour Tsunami (which will also be included in this list), this hybrid can have some colossal CBD levels (20:1 CBD to THC), but this number is somewhat relative as some phenotypes have around 1:1 ratio.

    The Harle-Tsu seeds have about a 75% probability to express their massive CBD levels, which makes this strain a perfect partner in crime for anxiety, pain and inflammation while keeping your mind clear and paranoia-free.

    Besides the awesome rock n roll name, ACDC also exhibits an out-of-this-world CBD to THC ratio of about 20:1, with a staggering 19% CBD levels.

    These stats make this strain a wondrous source of CBD, with an almost non-existent intoxication effect.

    As far as the taste goes, expect an earth-like flavour with a pinch of sweetness in it.

    Ringo’s Gift
    As a crossbreed between ACDC and Harle-Tsu, you can expect some powerful CBD levels, of course, ranging from 1:1 CBD to THC ratio, to a mind-boggling 24:1 CBD/THC.

    It’s was named for the legendary CBD trailblazer and cannabis advocate Lawrence Ringo, and with such a potent strain holding his name, his legacy will continue to endure.

    Stephen Hawking Kush
    Named after one of the greatest minds of our time, SHK was created from crossbreeding Harle-Tsu and Sin City Kush.

    With three available phenotypes, CBD levels can range from 5% to 20% CBD, and the phenotype that has the most CBD exudes a 5:1 ratio of CBD to THC.

    Expect a fruity/minty flavor with a twist of cherry, and a slight cerebral high.

    With CBD ranging from 6 to 17 percent, and THC levels staying at under 6%, this hybrid strain delivers many medical benefits such as anxiety, pain, spasms and an instant relief from headaches, without the anxiousness and paranoia that can happen with too much THC.

    Awesome for daily consumption, expect an earthy fragrance with a touch of citrus on your taste buds.

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    Sour Tsunami

    This strain has around 10-11% CBD, while the THC content stays at about 6-10%. It’s also one of the first strains bred specifically for its high CBD levels.

    Stress, depression, anxiety, but also pain and inflammation are rapidly relieved with Sour Tsunami, which has a musky piquant flavor with some sugary connotations.

    Sweet & Sour Widow
    With a balanced CBD-THC ratio of 1:1 (and 5-10% of both cannabinoids), this 70% indica 30% sativa hybrid offers great medicinal benefits with a slight and pleasant THC-high feeling.

    This strain is great for new cannabis consumers because of its perfectly balanced cannabinoid profile, but with this much CBD it also fantastic for medicinal users who don’t want to get too blazed.

    Charlotte’s Web
    This awesome strain has one of the lowest levels of THC (usually at around 0.3%), and CBD levels at 17%, so you can expect serious medical possibilities with minimal psychoactivity related to THC.

    Charlotte’s Web was made famous back in 2013 when it helped a little girl named Charlotte who’s suffering from Dravet Syndrome, a type of epilepsy with numerous seizures a day.

    Because of the practically non-existent THC concentration, it’s extremely suitable for pediatric use.

    This Cannatonic / Sour Tsunami hybrid has an equal range of about 10% CBD and 10% THC, making it a clear-headed and casual option for those looking for CBD health-benefits.

    The high CBD levels keep the THC mental attack in check, and the flavor of this strain is also very rewarding, with a mixture of citrus sourness and earth-like aroma. Great for daytime use because of the generally upbeat vibe it brings about in people.

    Another 1:1 CBD-THC strain, Pennywise is an indica cross from Harlequin and Jack the Ripper, with levels of both cannabinoids ranging from 12% to 15%.

    This “dreadful” strain is amazing in battling for a great number of health issues including arthritis, epilepsy and cancer manifestations.

    Because of the balanced structure and delicious flavors of coffee and pepper-bubblegum, Pennywise is ideal for daytime sessions.

    A new strain coming from Oregon, Corazon is an ACDC x Charlotte’s Web cross, and it really packs a CBD punch, because testing confirmed levels of 22,5%CBD and only a 2.70% THC.

    This makes Corazon (which is still only scarcely available), the highest scoring CBD strain on planet Earth at this very moment.

    Blue Dragon Desert Frost
    Another newcomer from Oregon’s Yerba Buena cannabis farm, the BDDF strain packs a powerful CBD punch at approximately 17% CBD and just a tiny 0.6% THC.

    This of course means these buds have a wicked healing potential, with a minimal psychoactive trait of tetrahydrocannabinol (THC).

    Valentine X
    A 50-50 indica sativa hybrid, Valentine X has a staggering 25:1 CBD to THC ratio, making it one of the go-to strains for a bunch of health issues, like seizures, inflammation, and even cancer.

    Named after a saint of love and courtship, St Valentine is also a patron saint of epilepsy, and this strain was given this name because CBD is currently the most powerful medicine for these types of seizures.

    CBD Critical Mass
    An indica-dominant hybrid, CBD Critical Mass produces a ratio that ranges from 1:1 (CBD/THC) to about 2:1 (CBD/THC), and the growers report that it’s genetic parents are the famed Critical Mass strain and an unknown CBD-potent strain.

    This hybrid is known to produce generous yields and is generally perfect like so many other strains in this list for a massive array of medical issues.

    Think we’ve left some awesome strain in the dark?
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  10. Thanks for the extensive reply. Very good list. Heard of some of them but most are new.. I agree that having a subtle Thc content is more beneficial. Just cbd with thc levels under 0.2% it feels like something is missing, 5% to 8% think it's the sweet spot for Thc. Will certainly try growing some of those when/If I get the chance. Cheers !
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  11. Hey ZeusMan thank you for your insight . Yes that sounds possible..great point..Only thing is I think that would affect the flavour, which is pretty decent...or maybe they dry and cure first and do the heating process..still think it would reduce the herb to powder with the needed heat

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