The Clear makes the purest cannabis concentrate on the planet. So, we’re explaining: how a cannabis plant becomes The Clear. To get from plant to purified concentrate takes a number of pivotal steps and a lot industry-leading technology.
At The Clear™, we take the extra time and go further to ensure the cleanest concentrate, free from plant-matter byproducts and other residuals. We purchase top-of-the-line equipment and modify it to be even better. Investing in research, we make sure the final product emerging from the extraction and distillation process is as pure as scientifically possible.
Step 1: Start With the Best Plants
Many companies start with leftover plant material. However, only the highest-quality plants go into our exclusive machines to become The Clear. Put simply, we don’t use material that doesn’t meet our standards. It’s an expensive choice, but our product is worth it, and our customers understand that.
Step 2: Extraction
In many states we use a CO2 extraction process and a proprietary distillation process. Thus, separating important cannabinoids from the flower we are starting with. No hydrocarbon solvents and no harmful chemicals are involved. This is the first step in how a cannabis plant becomes The Clear.
Many concentrate makers consider the process complete once the solvents are removed. At this point, they package their BHO and send it to the dispensary.
This is only the beginning of the process for The Clear.
Step 3: Chill and Purify
First we “winterize” the mixture. This freezes the plant-based fats out of the solution. The liquid we use to super-chill the extract is a natural, corn-derived ethanol. In this separation process, we use different temperatures and vacuum pressure to separate out the plant compounds—a.k.a. cannabinoids like THC—that we want to keep and get rid of the ones we don’t. If the resulting product is anything less than 85 percent THC, we run it through the process again, to obtain the purest product possible.
Step 4: Filter
Then we use a proprietary filter press that ultra-refines the oil. At this point, you could drink the resulting cannabis oil and it would not get you high. Just like you have to apply flame to a bowl of cannabis flower or heat to cannabutter to trigger its intoxicating properties, we have to add heat to “activate” the naturally occuring acid form of tetrahydrocannabinol (THC-A) to convert it to THC, the psychoactive compound in cannabis. Decarboxylation is the process. It happens at precise temperatures to ensure the cannabinoids don’t degrade.
Step 5: Evaporate Again
We use another piece of proprietary equipment, an evaporator machine, to remove any remaining plant material and undesirable compounds. From this machine, we obtain incredibly pure and potent THC distillate. We create our own machinery for this step that is specially built for cannabis and hemp.
Step 6: Achieve Maximum Purity,
Where other manufacturers stop, The Clear™ takes one last special step that puts it ahead of everyone else. We put the first round of distillate into our house-designed and manufactured “still,” which takes the cannabis extract and makes it The Clear™.
And That’s How a Cannabis Plant Becomes The Clear
There’s a reason we call our product The Clear™: It’s the cleanest, clearest oil out there. We guarantee it’s at the very least 85 percent THC, but it is often even purer.
We’ve patented the processes and equipment that we’ve developed to make the world’s purest extracts. But we’re still not satisfied: We’ll keep innovating and fine-tuning our refining techniques, using the latest technology to make the Clear™ better all the time, and to bring new products to the market.
We are an industry-leading cannabis brand, known for its pure, potent THC concentrate products. Why did we decide to branch into the CBD market?
We’ve spent five years building our THC product line. It wasn’t a difficult decision to bring The Clear into the cannabidiol, or CBD marketplace.
The Clear already holds a significant percentage of the vape cartridge market in the cannabis concentrates industry. But, CBD products give us even more options and flexibility. That’s what is fueling our expansion into America’s robust CBD market.
First, clinical data on the positive effects of CBD on various medical conditions continue to roll in. In December 2018, the World Health Organization issued an important report stating CBD is not harmful. The report also claims that it has health benefits and does not have abuse potential, among other findings. There have been years of anecdotal evidence supporting these claims. It’s promising for us to have important reports like this being published at this point in time.
The Legality of it All
Second, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, or FDA, is beginning to open the door to cannabidiol products. Recently, GW Pharma was approve to create an advisory panel in April. This panel unanimously voted in favor of approving a cannabis-derived CBD medication. Epidiolex is for treatment of certain forms of epilepsy.
Third, more states are legalizing cannabis in various forms. Low-THC or CBD-only laws have been enacted in at least 15 states, according to the National Conference of State Legislatures. The Senate, meanwhile, has fast-tracked Sen. Mitch McConnell’s bill that would nationally legalize hemp, which would vastly improve the domestic economics of hemp-derived CBD. Awareness of CBD products and their benefits will only continue to grow. More people are encountering legalized medical marijuana, medical hemp and patients using these products.
Modern cannabis is consumed in a number of different ways, including edibles and tinctures. Non-smokable cannabis products are a key component of state medical marijuana laws. Particularly in places like Minnesota, Texas, Florida and New York.
Vaporized cannabidiol fits the bill nicely.
We are encouraged by the 29 states that allow medical marijuana and the nine that have legalized adult-use cannabis. We believe consumers in every state should have access to potent, pure cannabis extracts now. So, we extract our CBD from US-grown hemp that is certified compliant with the 2018 Farm Bill.
The terpenes that give our products flavors like Orange Creme and Potent Pineapple are not cannabis-derived. So, we can send products that incorporate them in most states and many countries.
We believe The Clear will become a CBD market leader, just as it has been in state-regulated THC marketplaces. Initial sales figures in these Arizona, Colorado and California tell us that our move to CBD is the right one. In Colorado and California, we exceeded our THC sales in just a matter of months. Thi was without marketing, simply making these federally-legal products available. As we start to market these products, the potential grows larger.
As the volume of CBD sales rises, it augments the THC side of our business. Ergo, boosting brand awareness. As consumers become familiar with the superior technology and unique flavors of our CBD products, they can easily move over to our THC offerings in state-regulated dispensaries. It’s a force multiplier for our business.
There is powerful potential in distribution to unregulated vendors where CBD products are selling. Places like pharmacies, smoke shops, retail health-and-wellness businesses, spas, and more. The cannabis product trend is not just domestic.Our partners are planning to bring our products to Europe and Japan, and then to other markets in Asia.
Consumers are also hungry for science-based, lab-tested CBD products. This provides positive experiences for those who have not found success with inconsistent off-the-shelf CBD products. Reliability, efficacy and quality are key for consumers. With products like The Clear, consumers know how much CBD they are consuming with each puff of the vaporizer.
There are so many potential benefits, applications and avenues for these products. Such as, providing relief for those suffering from chronic pain or terminal illnesses, to killing a craving for nicotine. In the coming years as we continue to expand cannabinoid research and develop new methodologies for producing extracts, we believe the market has limitless potential. We are bringing a better CBD product to the market for these customers and patients.
Introducing the CBD Concentrate You’ve Been Waiting For.
There is some big news for consumers looking for a clean way to vape CBD. The Clear is now offering a cannabidiol-specific line of vape pens. They are available in all CBD-permitted states and beyond.
We are thrilled to introduce: The Clear CBD.
As the producer of America’s best-selling THC concentrate, we are known for our patented science, advanced technology and unparalleled design. However, this manifests as the efficacy and quality of our products. The Clear is now bringing that singular familiarity with cannabis concentrates to the non-psychoactive space. We’re doing this in both 420-legal markets and non.
Vaporizable cannabis is our passion and focus. Our mission is to make sure everyone has access to pure, potent cannabis extracts. So, making our clean technology available to those who want to benefit from CBD is the logical next step!
There are so many nuances that go into an effective, enjoyable and safe vaping experience. So, you want to go with experts who stand behind the history of their product. In the last five years, The Clear has set the standard for excellence and exploration in the industry. Our golden, potent and pure cannabis oil is available in disposables, cartridges, & syringes.
Consistency is everything
When we develop a new product, we make sure it is the best on market. Our vaporizer cartridges are a prime example. Our precision-made CBD cartridges will be familiar to anyone who has tried any of our popular THC products. It’s important to us that all products bearing The Clear’s iconic badge utilize industry-leading hardware and technology.
We also know that consistency is everything in the cannabis space, whether we’re talking psychoactive or non-psychoactive products. Our customers know exactly how much CBD is in each cartridge.
We tell our customers, “know what’s in your cartridge.” By reaching for The Clear, you do not have to worry. Our proven scientific processes make The Clear CBD as clean, pure and consistent as our THC products. We use state-of-the-art equipment for all of our processing. Our labs create the purest CBD isolate out there, testing at 99.9% CBD. We are proud to use only American grown hemp.
The first six palate-pleasing flavors for our CBD cartridges are:
- Lemon Lime
- Orange Creme, and,
- Potent Pineapple.
All of our flavors are made in-house with steam-distilled, naturally derived plant terpenes.
After very successful test runs in Arizona, Colorado and California, our global partners will soon expand availability to other North American locations, plus Europe and Japan—and then other markets in Asia and beyond.
There are seemingly countless CBD-centric companies out there on the market. However, The Clear has a longstanding history and unparalleled experience with this medicinal plant. We have the loyal customer base to prove it.
The Clear is here to stay. We’ll continue to bring new, top-quality products—like The Clear CBD—to cannabis consumers for decades to come.