Founded in Vermont during the fall of 2017, two longtime friends Carl Christianson and Noah Quist, reconnected to find they shared a sincere passion for the benefits of medicinal cannabis. They identified a vital need in the Vermont hemp and botanicals market for high-throughput testing and processing. Until now, many farmers were unable to convert their crops into clean, pure CBD or essential oils. Northeast Processing exists to support these Vermont hemp and botanical farmers and to be the premier resource to Vermont’s exploding cannabis growing community. We will highlight the Vermont cannabis and botanical communities by bringing these vital oils to the national and international stage.
Northeast Processing offers scientific precision, unmatched quality, and a full array of extraction, processing, and testing services. Our goal is to showcase the amazing quality that is being grown within our state by dedicated and talented farmers.
Frequently Asked Questions
Why extract oils from hemp?
Northeast Processing was founded in order to unleash the powers of the natural compounds found in hemp without the need for combusting plant material and ingesting the smoke and chemicals associated with smoking.
What is CBD?
Cannabidiol—CBD—is a compound found in cannabis that many people find to have health benefits. It does not make people feel “stoned” and has no obvious psychotropic effects. CBD appeals to many people seeking a natural remedy for relief from inflammation, pain, anxiety, psychosis, seizures, spasms, and other conditions. New studies are released regularly that point to CBD having possible benefits for a wide range of conditions, including arthritis, diabetes, alcoholism, MS, chronic pain, schizophrenia, PTSD, depression, antibiotic-resistant infections, epilepsy, and other neurological disorders.
What is Supercritical Fluid CO2?
Widely recognized as the most effective extraction methodology for maintaining terpene levels (compounds that contribute to hemp’s characteristic smell and taste) and preventing cannabinoids from being degraded during the extraction process, supercritical fluid CO2 leaves behind no solvent residues. This is critical to providing our customers with a clean, pure form of hemp oil.
Is there a difference between ethanol and CO2 extraction?
Both processes extract the essential oils from hemp. Both offer benefits along with unique challenges. CO2 extraction will pull lipids from the plant requiring winterization to collect the hemp oil. Ethanol pulls out other compounds called flavanoids, and chlorophyll from the hemp, often necessitating distillation to achieve a purified hemp oil.
What is the difference between whole-plant and CBD isolates?
Whole-plant oils will consist of a wide range of naturally occurring cannabinoids and terpenes that exist in the hemp plant. CBD isolate describes selectively isolating the CBD and concentrating it to a pure form, eliminating the vast majority of the other compounds from the oil.
What are terpenes?
Terpenes are compounds found in all plants that contribute to their characteristic smell and taste. Many studies have pointed to the biological activities of these compounds, and it is believed that they act in concert with cannabinoids to assist in the overall perception that a person feels upon ingestion. There are over 100 known terpenes found in cannabis.
How can I purchase oil from Northeast Processing?
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How can I sell my hemp to Northeast Processing?
Northeast processing makes it fast and easy for you to immediately reap the benefit of all your hard work this season. For additional details, fill out our Contact Us form to start the process.
What testing services do you offer?
We will offer a full suite of analytical testing services. Cannabinoid profiles, including identification and concentration. Terpene profiles. Water activity and Microbial analysis. Pesticide and Herbicide screening.