“In everything we do, from our products, to our staff, to our drive for education, we are committed to quality. Quality, it’s just who we are”
Here at Black Fin Extracts we aim to do one thing: bring the Cannabis Community the finest extracts possible. We started in the early days of this industry, and have poured our hearts and souls into our craft. We pride ourselves on never disappointing our customers, and in bringing them the best the West Coast has to offer.
We at Black Fin Extracts want our customers to get the tastiest, freshest, purest dabs possible. It’s why we only source flower from craft growers that know what they are doing, and our facility uses only the finest lab equipment available. We even go so far as to make our solvent in-house so we can guarantee it’s free from impurities.
CECO produces the safest, purest, tastiest dabs, with a full flavour spectrum and terpene profile!
Since October 17th, 2018, legal cannabis has been the talk of the town. Despite its growing popularity, though, the world of legal weed is still uncharted territory. From growers to producers, consumers to politicians, all are both excited and frustrated about Bill C-45. The new licensing process is not as simple as filing a little paperwork. Nor should it be. In fact, it’s quite a challenge that has many hoops to jump through. But the Black Fin team never backs down from a challenge, and the legalization process is no different!
Black Fin Extracts is currently in the submission process of the Federal Licensing Application stage and is seeking to raise future operating capital.
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When it comes to the world of natural oils there are two big ones that have been taking center stage – hemp oil and CBD oil. While many think that just like hemp and marijuana are interchangable, hemp oil and CBD oil are the same products, when they are in fact two different products with very different benefits.
Cannabidiol, or better known to the general public as CBD, is one of the main compounds of the cannabis plant. It’s best known for its anti inflammatory properties as well as its ability to help relieve symptoms of anxiety, and it’s what you are seeing in everything from skin-care products to high-vibe tinctures. For centuries it has been successfully proven to provide pain relief to achey muscles, arthritis, joint pain, neuropathic conditions, headaches and also aids skin conditions such as eczema, psoriasis, rosacea, and can provide relief from bug bites and sunburns when used topically. The oil is extracted from the leaves, flowers and stalks of the cannabis plant and is then added into a variety of products, sometimes labelled CBD hemp which is where the confusion comes from.
On the other hand, hemp seed oil is more relative to other oils such as sunflower oil and jojoba oil due to the fact that it is a cold-pressed extract from the seeds. It’s a perfectly good seed oil that is high in antioxidants, omega-3 and -6 fatty acids but does not contain any CBD. It’s been available in health food stores for decades and is generally viewed as a superfood and is great for adding nutritional value to your diet. As for skin care, it works as a powerful moisturizer and skin softener that won’t clog your pores and doesn’t contribute to oily skin.
While both oils are considered wellness ingredients, you won’t be in any danger if you interchange the two. However, if you are looking for the medical benefits that you get from CBD, using hemp oil will not deliver the same results. While yes, they do come from the same plant (in a sense), they are two totally different compounds with different makeups, and different benefits. Be sure that when you are buying a CBD or Hemp oil product that you are double checking the label and ingredients, and of course if you are ever unsure about whether or not you are about to pick up hemp oil or CBD oil, be sure to ask for help! Even if that means reaching out to us with any questions you might have.
Cannabis, marijuana, weed, hemp. Four words that, over the years, have been confused with one another and wrongly been used interchangeably. While marijuana, weed and hemp are all pants of the Cannabis family, they are definitely not the same thing.
The Cannabis family is divided into two main species – hemp and marijuana. While marijuana can be considered either a Cannabis Sativa or a Cannabis Indica, hemp is only a member of the Cannabis Sativa. We know what you’re thinking, “sativas still get you high though, so how is it that hemp is not weed if it’s still a sativa?”
Just because hemp and marijuana share similarities, the biological structure of the plant has several distinct and crucial differences. It’s like how some wild mushrooms in the forest will send you down the rabbit hole and others will, well… They may look the same and have similarities, but you do not want to confuse them. Thankfully confusing hemp with marijuana won’t have such drastic effects, and visually is actually much easier than comparing mushrooms to mushrooms… Phew.
Marijuana features broad leaves with dense buds and is short and bushy in its appearance. On the other hand, hemp is quite skinny and grows quite tall with its leaves concentrated at the top of the plant and very few branches growing beneath the top. The anatomy of the plants also have crucial differences in their chemical compounds. While the Cannabis family contains many compounds the two main ones are tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) and cannabidiol (CBD). Hemp contains a very very low percentage of THC (think under 0.3%, not worth trying to smoke it) in contrast to marijuana which can have anywhere from 15%-40% THC levels.
The high levels of THC make marijuana the perfect crop to grow for recreational and medical purposes because of psychoactive properties of the plant. Hemps low percent of THC make it less valuable in the “pot” market but highly sought after as a renewable raw material. The seeds and flowers are used in health foods, organic body care, and other nutraceuticals, while it’s fibers and stalks are used in hemp clothing, construction materials, paper, bio-fuel, plastic composites, and more.
So while these two plants might, to the uninformed, be seen as the same, us cannabis connoisseurs (which now includes you) know that they are drastically different!
Here at Black Fin we have been hard at working developing the Cryogenic-Ethanol Extraction (CECO) method to bring you the best way to get a flavorful, high percentage THC product. And we’ve had much success. We’ve been able to make some of the tastiest extracts around using a completely legal, organic, and safe method.
Cryogenic Ethanol Cannabis Oil, or CECO for short (and easier), is the newest trend to be taking the stage in the Cannabis community. And of course, we at Black Fin are always on the front line bringing you the future. When a new product comes to light, the first thing everyone asks is “what is Cryo-Ethanol Cannabis Oil anyways?”
The “C” in CECO cryogenic means cold, super cold. Around -70C type cold. And the entire process has to be done at these extreme low temperatures, it’s basically like working at the North Pole without getting to work inside Santa’s workshop. The “E” in CECO is referring to the solvent that is used to extract the THC from the Cannabis. At Black Fin we make our own in-house 100% ethanol, so you know that the CECO coming from us is 100% natural, organic, and controlled by us.
We take the Cannabis that we receive from local Vancouver Island federally licensed craft growers and “rinse” it in in a series of complex tubes and reactors with our solvent to extract all the goodness from the plant (THC, cannabinoids, terpenes) and none of the badness (water, chlorophyll, carbon). Then, using state of the art high grade ovens, and cold purge vacuums, we remove the solvent, leaving us with a concentrate that we can now use to make shatter, budder, THCa diamonds, or…who knows what else we will discover!
The thing is we haven’t gone and reinvented the wheel; we saw something that wouldn’t “fit” under the new regulations, so rather than starting from scratch we found a way to redesign an already existing process. We took your favorite cannabis extracts, changed one key ingredient, and the outcome is a new legal, organic way to produce all the concentrates you’ve known and loved. And the best part of all of this, the experience stays the same, you are still left with terpy, flavorful high quality dabs.
This last week has been a roller coaster of emotions for us at Lone Tree Concentrates.
We’ve been trying to think of the best way to break into the legal Cannabis world while still maintaining the heart and soul of the Craft Cannabis community. Our dedication to bringing our customers top shelf, AAA quality product hasn’t changed, and with the reports of the LPs making a mess of the Cannabis world, we knew that we needed to show them how it’s done by getting in the game and knocking it out of the park. That’s why are saying goodbye to the Lone Tree brand and bringing you a new, class act extracts company. Same product, same quality, new brand. And in the legal world nonetheless.
We want to say thank you to those of you who have been supporting us from the get go and have been the lifeline of this company, we wouldn’t have been able to do it without you. We’re sorry to leave you like this, however what is coming is going to be a game changer. We promise. We know that you want to know first hand when this new brand is coming, and we will definitely keep you in the loop. We will still be sending out our newsletters so be sure to sign up so you hear first about when we are up and running and we will still be spreading Cannabis education through our Cannaparty instagram account. We aren’t falling off the face of the earth, we’re just taking December to relax, enjoy the holidays and get ready to blow 2019 out of the water.