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Creator Explains Patented Process To Extract Cannabinoids From Smoke

The ability to extract cannabis from smoke has become a real possibility. Why? You can imagine edibles with oils that provide more than the effects you get from smoking.

Boston, Massachusetts-based Real Isolates announced on October 24 that it has been issued a patent by the United States Patent and Trademark Office for a novel method used to extract cannabinoids and other compounds—from cannabis smoke. 

The company introduced a new brand as well as two products in oil form: Smokenol Day™ is a CBD-forward cannabis smoke extract derived from hemp. The THC-rich extracted oil created by this method, on the other hand, is sold, and licensed under the brand name Smokenol™, is rich in common and rare cannabinoids and enables a new category of oral, topical, and inhaled cannabis products. Profound Naturals™ is the brand under which hemp derived Smokenol Day™ CBD products are sold.

Creator of Smokenol™ and Vice President and co-founder of Real Isolates Andy Westerkamp explained the concept and products using Real Isolates novel extraction method.

The reasoning behind the new extraction method comes down to common consumer preferences: “Do you prefer edibles or smoking?” Westerkamp asked Chronic News. “I prefer smoking, my wife prefers smoking, and most of my friends do. If you look at consumer preference surveys, or sales data in the cannabis industry, it’s largely going to show you the same thing—consumer sales are smokeable products, whether it’s flower, concentrates, or you name it. Smoking It feels good different than edibles.” 

Because cannabis is inhaled through the lungs and then converted to 11-hydroxy-THC by your liver, smoking is different than eating edibles. Because compounds undergo high heat transformations, smoking is different. It is essential that the compounds undergo some degree of transformation or decarboxylation.

“So basically, to put in perspective, the ember on a joint, or a cherry on a bowl, is probably somewhere between 900 to 1000 degrees Fahrenheit,” Westerkamp said. “That’s really high. At 2000 degrees Fahrenheit, the layer will burn. So when we’re applying that amount of heat to the input material, you’re going to transform All.”


For Real Isolates’ first experiment, the team took 99%+ pure CBD isolate, burned it in a dab rig and sent it through a special filter, allowing them to extract 18 different cannabinoids. 

“Every single one of those cannabinoids in the input material is 100% in the plant, or you know, a variety in your concentrate of choice—those are going to transform significantly Before you inhale,” Westerkamp said. “So essentially, when you’re smoking, you’re consuming a completely different chemical product than when you eat a traditional edible or extract. So for us, we designed a special filter that we call ‘the lung’ internally.”

Because millions are unable or unable to smoke, they can still feel the benefits of this technique.

Westerkamp said they designated this filter “to selectively capture those compounds out of the smoke, so that we can deliver them in different formats like specifically edibles, but edible tinctures, topicals, suppositories, vapes, you name it. This allows us to take your chemical fingerprint, which you wouldn’t get by smoking, and use it for other purposes. And our trademark there is, you know, our slogan is ‘We smoked it for you,’ which is literally what we’re doing.”

You don’t necessarily have to decide between edibles or similar effects compared to smoking. If you’re curious about learning more about Real Isolates unique extraction method and products, visit the website.