Cannabis is revolutionising the pharmaceutical industry, with THC and CBD at theforefront of cutting-edge product development. These compounds have a broad range of therapeutic and medical uses, making them crucial for advancing medicine. The full spectrum of the plant contains further cannabinoids, terpenes and flavonoids.

CBD – the basis of healing solutions

After THC, CBD is the most well-known derived cannabinoid. It is a non-psychotic and medicinal substance widely used in medical treatments. CBD is a great option for pharmaceutical formulations aiming to enhance patient well-being, as it offers the benefits of cannabis without impairing cognitive capacities.

CBD isolate and distillate

Two primary categories of CBD products have emerged: isolate and distillate. These pure compounds serve as the foundation for a wide range of pharmaceutical products, including oral formulations, topical creams, and injectable therapies. CBD isolate is meticulously refined to eliminate all leftover cannabinoids. On the other hand, CBD distillate maintains a variety of minor cannabinoids, along with minimal amounts of THC, other cannabinoids and terpenes, providing a wider therapeutic profile for medical use.

THC and Dronabinol

THC and CBD have incredible therapeutic benefits when used together. It is a representation of delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), the primary and most active isomer found in the cannabis sativa L. plant. Dronabinol broadens the scope of pharmaceutical formulations catering to various medical diseases and patient needs.

APIs – Active Pharmaceutical ingredients

Active pharmaceutical ingredients (APIs) are essential parts of the production of drugs based on cannabis. THC and CBD APIs are processed compounds, in our case from natural sources, and further refined to meet pharmaceutical standards. They are responsible for causing the desired therapeutic effects on the body.

Compliance and Reliability

At Extraction Solutions, we prioritize quality and compliance, going above and beyond legal requirements to provide the highest standards of safety, compliance, and quality in the industry. Our dedication to exceptional products is evident in our collaborations with top suppliers and our application of stringent quality control measures. Our commitment to upholding medicinal purity while guaranteeing access to premium cannabis extracts sets us apart as a trustworthy partner.

GMP (Good Manufacturing Practices) 

GMP certification is a mark of quality and security for goods in an industry where laws are constantly changing. We follow strictly GMP guidelines, and our pharmaceutical partners can rely on our products to pass rigorous testing, fulfil quality standards, and be free of contaminants, ensuring patient safety and therapeutic efficacy.

EUGMP – the European standard for Good Manufacturing Practice

Pharmaceutical companies operating in the European market must be accredited under EU-GMP. This accreditation, which ensures compliance with stringent guidelines and enhances product traceability along the supply chain, distinguishes medical supplies. Pharmaceutical companies working with EU-GMP-certified facilities can get access to a market where quality, safety, and regulatory compliance are highly valued.

Novel Foods

The European Union describes “Novel Foods” as newly developed food products, produced using new technologies and production processes, as well as food which has not been consumed to a significant degree by humans in the EU before May 15th, 1997 Manufacturers are required by the European Commission (EC) to adhere to certain requirements before placing a Novel Food onto the EU market.

The product must be safe for human consumption, have no detrimental effect on the consumer’s nutrition, and have compliant labelling and packaging. The European Union updated its Novel Food list in January 2019 to include hemp-derived cannabinoids, such as CBD. Before placing their CBD supplements or other CBD products that are subject to EU food legislation on the market, producers must obtain regulatory clearance and have their products examined.

Concluding thoughts

Pharmaceutical companies that prioritize quality, compliance, and innovation can take advantage of the medical potential of cannabis while preserving patient satisfaction and confidence. Extraction Solutions is committed to offering our pharmaceutical partners the best cannabis APIs and formulations available. Contact us today to learn more about our commitment to advancing medicine through cannabis.


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