Cannabicitran or CBT Distillate is a highly refined cannabinoid concentrate extracted from the Hemp plant. It has a high percentage of CBT cannabinoids along with a small number of other cannabinoids. CBT distillate is colloquially known as CBT Oil and it is a thick, golden-coloured oily liquid.
But, what is a distillate and how is it made?
Simply put, a distillate is a liquid obtained by condensing vapours. Therefore, when the Hemp biomass is heated at a specific temperature using a scientific aperture, a specific cannabinoid reaches the critical temperature and vaporizes. These vapours when condensed, give us the distillate which can be further refined using the same process. The more popular distillates available for use and research are CBD and THC distillates.
Where is CBT found?
CBT researchers extract CBT distillate from the Type-III flowers of the cannabis plants. These plants contain high levels of CBD and low levels of THC. This helps in scientific research as low levels of THC result in no psychoactive results on the research subjects who are administered CBT. In some countries, a mixture exceeding a certain percentage of THC is scheduled as illegal, therefore using the Type-III flowers helps in making sure the distillate is legal.
How is CBT Distillate different from CBT Isolate?
A variety of laboratorian processes are involved in extracting the CBT cannabis compound from the Hemp biomass. CBT is a minor cannabinoid typically present in the Hemp plant and not in Marijuana. CBT is also available as CBT isolate. The isolate has high purity, and unlike the distillate, it contains only trace amounts of other compounds. Research in the Cannabis industry has typically focused on CBD and THC, the more popular cannabinoids rather than CBT. But the mysteriousness and potential benefit of this newly discovered compound are sparking interest in the industry.
How is CBT Distillate used and what are CBT cannabinoid effects?
Generally, people are curious to know about the various CBT cannabinoid effects. Scientists have discovered nine varieties of CBTs, each of which belongs to the same family and differs slightly. Out of these nine CBTs, CBT-C has the potential to be used to mitigate the negative effects of THC, which is found in marijuana or weed. CBT cannabis compound is also used as a non-crystallization agent in CBD oils. This helps consumers massively as it is a natural alternative to other artificial or semi-artificial compounds used in CBD oils for the same purpose. In the market, it is available as gummies and as CBT oil. In the future, more research will surely unlock a plethora of benefits of this mysterious compound.
CBT vs CBD
CBD (Cannabidiol) is one of the most researched cannabinoids and is known for its purported medicinal benefits. It was discovered in 1940 and has recently been used in cancer research. CBT on the other hand is a recent discovery in the ever-expanding series of cannabinoids. Both of these compounds are usually extracted from Cannabis Sativa and are extracted in the Distillate or isolate forms. Due to limited research available on the later cannabinoid, a comparison between the two is not fruitful. They do share some similarities.
CBT vs CBD:
- CBT and CBD have the potential to reduce the effects of THC
- CBD crystalizes whereas CBT does not. This way CBT becomes useful in CBD oils for non-crystalization purposes.
- CBT and CBD are both classified as non-psychoactive. Meaning they don’t make one ‘high’.
Does CBT make you high?
CBT is structurally similar to THC which is found in ‘weed’. CBT is not found in ‘weed’ but in the non-psychoactive Hemp plant. To date, no research exists to show that it has psychoactive properties. Therefore, many think it does not get you high however, an authoritative statement can’t be made without further research.
Is CBT safe and legal?
CBT is not scheduled in the United Nations Convention on Psychotropic Substances, but we recommend you check your local state law to make an informed decision on using or extracting this cannabinoid.