Cannabis Global, Inc., is implementing a program to produce commercially viable quantities of tetrahydrocannabivarin (THC-V) for use in its own products to be released later this month.
"While THC-V is found in very small quantities within the cannabis plant, extraction, isolation and purification is currently problematic and unreliable," said Cannabis Global CEO Arman Tabatabaei. "For this reason, we have expanded our research and development programs to include ultra-pure manufactured THC-V. We expect our new THC-V products to not only be the first to market, but to also establish leadership relative to quality and purity with zero heavy metals, solvent residues, plant impurities and no chance of cannabinoid microbial and mold proliferation.”
Cannabis Global says it believes the only way to ensure a high level of quality is to base products on manufactured THC-V. While the market situation may change in the future, suppliers of rare cannabinoids derived from hemp and cannabis must contend with a host of issues such as variability between plants and product batches, residual solvents from harsh extraction methods, the introduction of heavy metal via the growing medium, and meaningful levels of undesired cannabinoids, such as psychoactive tetrahydrocannabinol (THC).
Cannabis Global's Project Varin was launched earlier this year and has resulted in the filing of two patents. The most significant of these developments is a new method to produce polymeric nanoparticles with sustained-release properties, allowing for the gradual release of cannabinoids over a predetermined period of time. Cannabis Global has accomplished these breakthroughs utilizing 100 percent food-grade technologies and techniques. These developments, which were gained utilizing botanically-sourced cannabinoids have now been applied to these only recently available ultra-pure manufactured cannabinoids, such as THC-V.
"Project Varin has produced results beyond our expectations," Tabatabaei said. "While planning to continue our research into exotic cannabinoids, our focus is not to just develop new technologies, but to also design products based on these innovations. Our product program for the first set of THC-V tea and coffee products is on schedule and when combined with our patent-pending Hemp You Can Feel coffee and alcohol-free cocktail mixers, represents considerable innovation in the developing market for exotic cannabinoid products."