We are flattered extraction professionals are doing their best to achieve true full spectrum extracts as opposed to shatter, budder, cake batter, snap and pull, distillates and terpene-only products.
When we coined the phrases HTFSE and HCFSE in January, we chose them carefully.
First being full spectrum extracts, it was important to call it by name.
We then understood that it was either going to be terpene rich, or cannabinoid rich. That’s just the nature of cannabis extracts.
Lastly, we wanted a scientific name for our extracts, as opposed to juice, sauce, water, etc.
Everything starts out as a HTFSE after the ultra dewax, then begins the process of cannabinoids (mostly THCa) sugaring out of solution and leaving behind true HTFSE.
When this process is performed correctly, the HTFSE liquid is typically stable indefinitely.
Certain strains and terpene profiles might spontaneously sugar when low in volume or aged, however some low volume liquids I have are exactly the same at two years old, and actually improve with age.
Once the THCa sugar stops settling, we use gravity to dribble the HTFSE away and then divide that sugar into retail grams.
The sugar contains THCa crystals and HTFSE. We call it combined, High Cannabinoid Full Spectrum Extract, HCFSE. Any sugaring extract will be called HCFSE.
Only stable, clear, balanced liquids that don’t gather at the pour point are termed HTFSE.
If it was as easy as fresh frozen purged in a jar, you would think everyone would be doing it.
We absolutely do release some information about our extractions, but it is meant to inspire extraction professionals to do better, and customers and patients to demand better.
The more respect our industry has for native hydrocarbon extractions that exceed todays standards, the better it’s going to be for all of cannabis.
True medicine is also outside of just cannabinoids and terpenes, it’s in the full spectrum of cannabis biomolecules.