The Clear makes the purest cannabis concentrate on the planet. So, we’re explaining: how a cannabis plant becomes The Clear cannabis distillate. 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 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
We use sophisticated extraction techniques to maximize yields of the full cannabinoid profile in each plant. This includes CO2 extraction, hydrocarbon, butane and alcohol extraction. All these processes separate important cannabinoids from the flower we are starting with. 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 crude extraction and send it to the dispensary.
This is only the beginning of the process for The Clear.
Step 3: Chill and Purify
Next we “winterize” the mixture by freezing the plant-based fats out using natural, food grade solvents. We use different temperatures and vacuum pressure to separate out the plant compounds—like THC—that we want to keep and get rid of the ones we don’t want. 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 and Evaporate
Then we use a proprietary filter that ultra-refines the oil. The filtration removes the separated plant compounds and material. We use another piece of proprietary equipment, an evaporator machine, to remove any remaining plant material and undesirable compounds. From this machine, specially built for cannabis and hemp, we obtain incredibly pure and potent THC distillate. The result is a clean, ‘refined’ crude oil by taking out the food grade solvent for a full cannabinoid profile. At this point, you could drink the resulting cannabis oil and it would not get you high.
Step 5: Decarboxylation
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 occurring 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 6: Achieve Maximum Purity with Molecular Distillation
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™. Distillation is a process that refines the raw oil, removes impurities, waxes and other undesirable elements, like chlorophyll. The Clear was one of the first in the country to use molecular distillation for cannabis, adding our award-winning proprietary flavors to our AAA grade distillate.
And That’s How a Cannabis Plant Becomes The Clear Distillate
There’s a reason we call our product The Clear™: It’s the cleanest, clearest cannabis 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.
WARNING: Overconsumption of Marijuana Concentrate may lead to Psychotic symptoms and/or Psychotic disorder, Mental Health Symptoms/Problems, Cannabis Hyperemesis (CHS), and Cannabis use disorder/dependence, including physical and psychological dependence.