By: Jake Fogg
Video Reporter: Brian Boyd
The results of a two-year long investigation conducted by InternetDeputy.com, have been released in the embedded video report. This examination of the Cannabis industry uncovered production practices that have the potential to bring an entire industry to its knees.
The investigative video report is the result of long hours of painstaking research.
During the course of this investigation, InternetDeputy.com was the victim of a vicious cyper attack that took the site off line for almost two weeks. Happening just after the first release of a sumarized article regarding this data, it is suspected that the attack was result of a person or people within the CBD industry. The information was taken off the site in favor of releasing the entire report when it was finished.
The news report covers 7 processing errors made by the vast majority of processors within Cannabis industry. These errors, or blunders, have been found to cause a major reduction in the many benefits of cannabis in order to arbitrarily increase potency.
Much of the product and its valuable components are destroyed, thus causing some producers to supplement the cannabis oil with material from other plants. In other words, the extraction method that creates the oil actually destroys much of what can be derived by cannabis regardless of how condensed or “potent” it may be.
This form of extraction is named after its founder, Rick Simpson, who in 2004 developed the method in Canada. Many in the Cannabis industry refer to the oil extract as “Rick Simpson Oil” or RSO.
This procedure requires the soaking of Marijuana or Hemp plants in grain alcohol for an hour at which point, it is drained and discarded. The resulting alcohol mixture is then cooked down over high heat in order to evaporate the alcohol until all that remains is a thick black oil or extract.
As this information is more widely spread, it is expected that many consumers will drop their current oil suppliers. Manufacturers of cannabis paste products derived from both whole Hemp and whole Marijuana plants, may see a growth in sales as a result. Producers of bona-fide paste products do not use the popularized RSO method that has come to dominate the industry in spite of the sub-standard product that it creates.
In fact, true cannabis paste requires very little cooking at low temperature. This is to ensure that all of the valuable plant matter and nutrients remain in the paste, thus allowing the full benefit to health and wellness that the plant has to offer.
However, consumers must also be aware that cannabis oil extract can also be sold in a paste form. Therefore, when changing suppliers, they should make sure that the RSO oil extraction method is not involved in the production of the paste. Otherwise, they will unknowingly purchase the very oil they don’t want.
For a full report, please see the following transcript or the embedded video itself.
The Billion-dollar CBD and RSO Oil Blunder Video Transcript
In this investigative report, we are going to expose a multi-billion dollar cannabis and hemp blunder. Forbes magazine claims the cannabis and hemp industry is heading towards a one billion-dollar business. What if we told you the CBD and cannabis oil infrastructure is about to become obsolete, would you believe it?
If this is true, you can bet this report is going to get some serious resistance. We are talking about companies worldwide who have invested millions into manufacturing equipment for the business of making cannabis and hemp extracts. Literally, 100% of the medical cannabis and hemp industry is creating some form of an extract.
So, what’s the blunder? Most viewers watching this video are not aware of the following information that we are going to reveal in this report. There are hundreds of CBD and THC oil companies seeking to help people; however, 100% of these companies who make tinctures, extracts, isolates, and concentrates are greatly destroying the healing properties of this amazing natural herb. Before we proceed with this report, we would like to clearly acknowledge that CBD and THC oils have powerful healing properties and the extracted oils have helped thousands of people. So, if this is true why can this be a blunder? It's helping people, right? But sadly, there are 7 major blunders that we’re going to reveal in this report.
Probably one of the greatest misconception about CBD and THC oil is potency.
The misconception of potency is the #1 reason why CBD or THC oil is even made. Sellers of CBD and THC oils are pushing potency as some kind of medicinal advantage. This claim is 100% false. Stronger or more concentrated oils do not have any benefit compared to a less potent oils. So, what does high potency really mean? It means its more concentrated and it takes up less space.
Take a look at this non-extracted natural made product called Hemp Paste. This product was made using the whole plant method. Again, this is NOT an extracted or chemically processed product. This 1-gram scoop equals 30 milligrams of CBD and this CBD oil here also contains 30 milligrams. Same potency yet the Hemp Paste was not chemically processed. This extracted oil here actually has less medicinal benefits versus the Hemp Paste which we will explain later in this report.
For example, here are two 500 milligram tablets of vitamin C, and here is one 1000 milligram tablet of vitamin C. Both equals 1000 mg. Everybody knows there is no difference other than having to take 2 tablets instead of one. Should you the consumer care if its 30% or 99% potent? Of course not! In the CBD/THC oil world you will find companies bragging about having 99% pure CBD isolates. The misconception is when we hear the word "pure" we think it’s a good thing but take note that pure means it contains nothing else but CBD. No Terpenes or other cannabinoids such as CBG, CBN or THC are present. There is NO full spectrum when its pure CBD. To this day, there is NO evidence that extracts have any medicinal benefits over non extracted flower or the whole plant. In layman's terms, there is no reason or medicinal benefit to extract oil from the hemp and cannabis plant. Somehow, people assume or ignorantly follow this notion that the natural state of the cannabis or hemp flower is useless unless it was extracted into an oil.
What confirms this misconception is the majority of cannabis strains contain over 27% THC and if you take a 1-gram bud and cook it properly you will have about 270 milligrams of active THC. This is 27 times the amount Colorado state recommends for a safe dosage. Anyone who says you should extract cannabis or hemp is smoking way too much of their own product. There are also strains of hemp that contain over 21% CBD. Ignorantly, people are sold on the idea that the stronger the oil is the better it works. Make note that the more you concentrate this plant the more you damage the medicinal value of it.
Here is BLUNDER #1:
The Cannabis extraction process was popularized in 2004 by Canadian Rick Simpson, who coined the phrase RSO or Rick Simpson oil. Mr. Simpson was the one that came up with the explosive idea of extracting oil from the cannabis plant by using 190 proof alcohol. Rick Simpson’s extraction method is to take a pound of marijuana bud and soak it in 190 Proof alcohol in a bucket for an hour and then straining out the plant bud and throwing the leftover plant matter into the trash, leaving what looks like a brownish green tea. Rick would then put the alcohol mixture into a pan on a stove on high heat and evaporate all the alcohol out until it looks like this. Black, thick oil known as RSO.
This process is extremely flammable and dangerous to make and has caused many fires across the world. What’s ironic about the alcohol extraction method is that the RSO was meant to save lives and yet the explosions have killed people.
Here is BLUNDER #2:
The entire multi-billion dollar oil industry has since followed the RSO idea of extraction. Many of the major companies have switched from 190 Proof alcohol to butane or C02 extraction. Are these new extraction methods the future? Are they safe to eat? Troy Schermer, a hemp and cannabis researcher contacted 14 different hemp and cannabis lab testing faculties such as Analytical 360 in Washington and SC labs in California. The main question Troy asked was, “how much of the terpenes are lost during Butane and Co2 extraction?” The majority of the lab testing faculties said they would not give out that information. SC labs in California mentioned on a phone interview that if they shared such information it would damage their relationship with their clients. Only 2 companies answered all the questions. And both lab testing companies stated that 99% of the terpenes are destroyed through Butane and CO2 extraction. Look at Steep Hill Laboratories' email response. By the way, Steep Hill Laboratories was the most transparent in answering the questions.
The lab tech said the maximum terpenes destroyed is up to 100%, but most of the terpenes are lost through butane and CO2 extraction. CO2 extraction is worse than butane extraction he claimed. He made a statement about removing butane from the oil. Butane leaves a chemical residue and many experts claim it to be toxic and has carcinogens which is cancerous. If this were true, why would oil companies sell a product that has carcinogens to people who are fighting cancer?
Did you know that the majority of CBD and THC oil companies are adding terpenes from fruits and trees to replace the terpenes that were destroyed by extraction? These added terpenes are not natural terpenes from the hemp or cannabis plant. Take this orange and this CBD OIL. If I drop some oil onto this orange am I getting terpenes? Yes I am but they are not the real terpenes from hemp or cannabis.
Look at this terpene lab test. It is dried flower. Notice that the natural level of Myrcene is 0.01%. Now notice this CBD oil here has 1.997% Myrcene. Any fourth grader can tell that artificial Myrcene was added. What happened to natural? Did the CBD oil industry follow the footsteps of the Pharmaceutical industry? It is 100% clear that they did. And adding FAKE Terpenes to a natural medicine is deceptive. The oil industry will say it’s for flavor.
So why are they really adding terpenes? It is clear that the industry has started to recognize how critical the “Entourage Effect” is, and they are trying to cover the damage done to their products by adding fake terpenes. What is the Entourage Effect? We will cover that next but first, are fake terpenes safe even though they come from fruits and trees?
Internet Deputy has found the following news articles.
Study Finds that adding Terpenes might make extracts toxic
Are Terpene-Enriched Cannabis Concentrates Bad for your Health?
Adding Terpenes to Dabs might be toxic.
BLUNDER #4 - The Entourage Effect?
The CBD oil industry has been producing isolated CBD. It is a white powder and is currently a hot selling product. If you look at this CBD isolate here it is 99 % pure CBD. What this means is there is nothing left but CBD. There is NO full spectrum. No terpenes, No CBDA nothing left but CBD. How does this effect the Entourage Effect? What is the Entourage Effect? Back in August 2011 the British journal of Pharmacology refers to the Entourage Effect and synergistic relationships of terpenes in the article “Taming the THC.” Since then, there have been hundreds of articles about the Entourage Effect. Scientists and researchers have concluded long ago that the Entourage Effect or synergistic effects of all the terpenes and cannabinoids together is superior over isolating CBD.
Just one cannabinoid type such as CBD will not have an “Entourage Effect”. Entourage, or synergistic, means things work together or enhance one another, or even better yet, they create a complete different set of medicinal benefits. Since pure CBD has no terpenes or other cannabinoids, it’s impossible to create an Entourage Effect.
It is important to understand the "Entourage Effect " and how much added medical benefits it creates. When you Google search “Cannabis Entourage Effect” you will find some powerful articles on how important the Entourage Effect is when it comes to the healing properties in hemp and cannabis. As you can see there are many articles on the "Entourage Effect." In short, you will find evidence that terpenes and all the cannabinoids work together and have superior medicinal value. So the question is why would the CBD oil industry isolate CBD when it prevents entourage effects? And why would they destroy 99% of the terpenes?
What does decarboxylating the hemp and cannabis plant mean? Heating the hemp or cannabis will remove the "A" or carbolic acid from CBD A or THC A. This is called decarboxylating or activating the cannabinoids. Both CBDA and CBD are very medicinal in different ways. One is raw and one is cooked. The main difference is CBD will pass through the blood brain barrier and will attach to the CB1 receptors, but CBDA will not. CBDA is recently gaining popularity in the news regarding its antiproliferative (anti-prolif-er-a-tive) properties known for preventing bad cell growth and how it creates an "Entourage Effect." It is also anti-inflammatory which greatly reduces seizures and pain. In short, the uncooked or raw state of the plant has major medicinal benefits. The CBD and THC oil companies’ method is to completely cook or decarboxylate the plant as much as possible so that more milligrams of CBD or THC can be sold. This destroys even more terpenes thus, damaging the medicine.
Let’s look at a famous lab testing company called Analytical 360 which does thousands of lab tests on CBD oil products. Click CONCENTRATES, then sort them by high CBD and select one. Look how dark that is? The CBDA is under 1%, which means this product has been completely cooked to death to where there is basically zero CBDA. Completely decarboxylated and has been processed several times. Remember, CBDA is antiproliferative and anti-inflammatory and because its uncooked it contains over 1800% more terpenes.
BLUNDER # 6
There are 118 different kinds of cannabinoids. The science is evolving, as we look at the 118 different kinds of cannabinoids such as CBD and THC and so forth. The question is, how do the remaining 116 cannabinoids work together? What are they and what do they do? What happens when we remove or isolate them? The race is on to discover what can these trace cannabinoids do for our health. Let's look at cannabinoid number 17, otherwise known as 17CA-5. It is a trace cannabinoid which is difficult to detect under normal lab testing equipment, yet researchers are finding that this trace cannabinoid is a precursor for CBD just like how CBD affects THC. They work together!
Did you know, THC is very beneficial but unfortunately, it is hallucinogenic? CBD decreases the hallucinogenic effect of THC. So CBD allows you to take a slightly higher percentage of THC without getting high, thus creating a superior blend of medicine or full spectrum medicine. When CO2 or butane extraction is used, cannabinoid number 17 will evaporate and be lost. Again, this is another reason why extraction destroys the Entourage Effect.
BLUNDER #7 - The cost to produce inferior CBD oil.
This process you are seeing is the standard method used when making CBD oil. This appears high-tech and impressive, but it’s actually destroying the terpenes and many of the delicate 118 different types of cannabinoids. It can cost hundreds of thousands of dollars for this processing equipment.
Did you know its impossible to extract all the cannabinoids and terpenes without damaging the medicinal value? Look at this CBD oil. The flower was processed one time and the reason it’s so nice and clear is because it was processed just once, but a lot of the cannabinoids were still left in the plant which was thrown in the trash can. CBD oil companies are literally throwing away the left-over plant matter that still contains up to 40% of the cannabinoids. These numbers vary depending on the method and how many times you run the plant through the machine.
Now let's look at what’s being sold in today's market. Let's go back to Analytical 360. Scroll down and click CONCENTRATES and choose any test. See how black that is? It has been repeatedly processed over and over trying to extract all the cannabinoids out of the plant. Less than 1% of the terpenes survive through this process and delicate trace cannabinoids are damaged.
So why buy all this equipment to only destroy 99% of the terpenes or leave butane residue in the product? It triples the cost to the consumer and greatly decreases the medicinal value of the plant. So, what is the solution? The solution is don't concentrate the plant.
Internet Deputy found that the Hemp Paste and Cannabis Paste method were the only method in the world that 100% of the plant was consumed. There is zero waste as nothing is thrown away. The flower and leaves are ground up and cooked with a coconut type oil called MCT OIL. It is literally a paste that looks similar to a spaghetti pesto sauce.
The Hemp Paste method preserves the terpenes, and the cost to produce the paste is literally 335 times cheaper than chemically processed oil. Which will make this amazing natural medicine affordable to the whole world.
People who could not afford this medicine can now afford it.
The billion-dollar question is, will the world learn of these 7 blunders. Will you the consumer still buy CBD and THC oil? Or will you revert back to what is natural?
Thank you and I hope you enjoyed this investigative report. This is Brian xxxxxxxxx reporting for Internet Deputy .