CO2 oil is one of the latest cannabis concentrates on the market. It is created by using high pressure Carbon Dioxide that strips the cannabis of its essential oils in a process known as supercritical fluid. CO2 oil is an orange tinted oil that is free flowing and either clear or opaque depending on the finishing processes used after extraction. The THC content can be anywhere from 50 to 75 percent.
The benefit of this process is that is does not use any hydrocarbon solvents or flammable liquids during the manufacturing. This process is the preferred method from a purity standpoint, however the cost of the equipment to manufacture this oil can cost hundreds of thousands of dollars.
The use of concentrates for cannabis ingestion is becoming very popular and it is important for the attorney handling dui cases to be familiar with the various substances on the market.