What role does water play in the emerging cannabidiol sector?
Hear the word ‘cannabis’ and it’s perhaps an image of spliffs that most readily spring to mind. Things are changing, however. Cannabis products are increasingly promoted in countries or states where consumption of the bi-product CBD is legal.
CBD is already used in everything from biscuits to gummy bear sweets. To create a safe, edible CBD product, the necessary measures HACCP and QC need to be applied – and water activity plays a key role here.
What is CBD?
Wikipedia defines cannabidiol or CBD, not to be confused with cannabinol or cannabinodiol) as, “a naturally occurring cannabinoid constituent of cannabis. It was discovered in 1940 and initially thought not to be pharmaceutically active. It is one of at least 113 cannabinoids identified in hemp plants, accounting for up to 40 per cent of the plant’s extract.1 As of 2018 in the United States, Food and Drug Administration approval of cannabidiol as a prescription drug called Epidiolex for medical uses has been limited to two rare forms of childhood epilepsy.2,3
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