CBD isolate means chemist have isolated the molecule CBD from hemp with minimal residual material. Usually companies claim their CBD is 99.6% pure, but this is inconsistent with manufacturing norms. Results from several company’s test states that usually the CBD content is around 99.3% and .03% CBDV. The remaining mass is residual particles left over from the extraction process.

The primary differences between full spectrum and isolate are the source product and the means of extraction. One is the isolation of the compound CBD and the other is an extraction of everything from the plant. As you know most of this material is discarded as waste. For now if you’re buying a full spectrum extract make sure your ‘getting what you pay for’.

The Science

  The science behind this is inconclusive. The US government has not been a friend of the hemp plant in the past. ‘Mis-classification’ of hemp led to a void in research because the previous Schedule I meant it was viewed as having no medical benefit.

Breakthroughs come when intelligent and innovative people receive grants to study and incubate ideas. When the government doesn’t offer aid they threaten societal advancement. If the US government says a substance has no medical value it’s effectively removed from the realm of possible study. We know more about mushrooms containing psilocybin then we do this plant (not to discredit the fungus’ importance). The number of identified cannabinoids (excluding THC and CBD) are relatively few. These cannabinoids include GBGA, THCA, CBDA, CBCA, CBGVA, THCVA, CBDVA, and CBCVA. Click here for more info. This is the ‘tip of the iceberg’ as far as the cannabinoids’ potential and scope of influence are concerned. Despite what we know there are hundreds of cannabinoids we can’t identify, yet.

  Psilocybin metabolizes into another substance called psilocin. Psilocin is actually the part that makes you “trip”. It’s a little off topic, but how could we know that? I’ll explain.

  During the 1970’s the government funded the the research of several substances currently scheduled as narcotics. During that time they never allowed testing of any cannabis. Hopefully initiatives will be put in place to accelerate research after the Farm Bill passes. Here is the United States history of drug prohibition.