CBD 101

Learn about restoring balance through the Endocannabinoid System, the power of the Entourage Effect, find out what’s in your oil, and the difference between full-spectrum versus isolate CBD oil.

What’s in Your Oil?

CBD is extracted from Hemp using several methods. The extraction method determines whether the active CBD compound is removed from the plant as “isolate” or as a “broad-spectrum” oil.

SONA CBD only uses CO2 extraction to ensure the highest quality Hemp CBD oil.

Extraction method.

The supercritical (or subcritical) CO2 method uses carbon dioxide under high pressure and extremely low temperatures to isolate, preserve, and maintain the purity of the oil.

  • Safe – CO2 is a common food additive and is used to produce carbonated soft drinks
  • Effective – CO2 has been used for years by food companies. It is used to remove caffeine from coffee and as an extraction solvent when producing essential oils.
  • Pure – The cannabinoids produced are potent and free of chlorophyll with minimal risk of contaminants.


High-grade grain alcohol can be used to create high-quality cannabis oil appropriate for vape pen cartridges and other products. But this extraction method destroys the plant waxes.

Cold press.

The hemp plant oil is extracted using a press/juicer and will contain many raw elements of the plant, like natural fats, vitamins, oils, nutrients, and phytonutrients. While this process provides high levels of non-activated CBDa (CBDacid), it does not contain the activated CBD which is naturally converted from CBDa to CBD by sunlight/heat.

Olive oil.

Extra virgin or otherwise, olive oil can also be used to extract cannabis oil. This method is both safe and inexpensive.  However, CBD infused olive oil is perishable and should be stored in a cool, dark place.

SONA CBD only uses CO2 extraction to ensure the highest quality CBD oil.