How is CBD made?

While there are several ways to extract CBD, one eco-friendly method that consistently produces top-quality cannabidiol stands out from the rest.


Above is an image of the final product of CBD extracted using oil.

According to Project CBD a California-based non-profit devoted to CBD research, CBD can be extracted through three methods: CO2 extraction, ethanol, and olive oil.


Project CBD expands on the CO2 extraction process, noting “the supercritical (or subcritical) CO2 method uses carbon dioxide under high pressure and extremely low temperatures to isolate, preserve, and maintain the purity of the medicinal oil.”


Technical experts at the Hemp Gazette speak highly of the increasingly popular CO2 extraction method, citing “carbon dioxide-based extraction is considered to be more environmentally friendly, considerably safer, cleaner, cheaper and less toxic than using fossil fuel-based extractions-- and results in a consistent product that is more palatable.” For these reasons and more, many project CO2 extraction to be the future of large-scale commercialized CBD production.


All of the merchandise at PHD Organics is produced using the CO2 extraction method, resulting in high-quality and environmentally friendly products.