Cannabis Global, Inc. says it has successfully applied production techniques developed for tetrahydrocannabivarin (THC-V) to cannabinol (CBN), another rare cannabinoid the company believes has growth potential as a new cannabinoid-based products market.
This discovery results from continued work on the company's "Project Varin" initiative, a research and development project the company launched in January 2020 to manufacture new nanotechnologies, infusions and consumer products based on rare cannabinoids. To date, the project has yielded product development and production methodology breakthroughs Cannabis Global believes will enable more effective commercialization of products based on rare cannabinoids.
"Our research team already proved our capability to produce high-quality polymeric nanoparticles and fibers of THC-V, but we also consider it important to be able to leverage our production techniques relative to other rare cannabinoids," said Cannabis Global CEO Arman Tabatabaei. "We are excited to report today the success of this effort, which comes in the form of the production of highly loaded nanofibers of CBN via our methods developed for THC-V. We believe this development allows Cannabis Global to more quickly expand our product portfolio as we continue to stake a claim in the rare cannabinoid sector, potentially unleashing underexploited growth potential in markets like CBN, with little or no real competition."
The company's research team is nearing the completion of a subprogram of Project Varin designed to finalize high volume production methods. As part of this effort, manufactured CBN was successfully utilized, via Cannabis Global’s technologies, to produce highly loaded nanofibers. As an additional planned phase, the company will seek to apply these established manufacturing protocols to other rare cannabinoids.
"Project Varin has exceeded our most optimistic expectations,” Tabatabaei said. “Our next phase of research will involve the design of new and innovative products based on rare cannabinoid CBN. We plan to continue Project Varin throughout the second half of this year, while simultaneously launching our nature-based hemp infused products under the Hemp You Can Feel brand name. These will include our coffee products, alcohol replacement cocktail mixers, Hemp & Booch kombucha line and several other unique offerings, all based on the finest ingredients available."
THC-V and CBN are not scheduled at the federal level. The company's THC-V products contain no tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) and no heavy metals, pesticide and herbicide residues, nitrates and other impurities that are contained in most cannabis and hemp products.