Is there any particular reason why some companies are choosing to use chromatography to separate THC from their CBD rather than just using crystallization? I know there’s more than one way to skin a cat, and I’m interested in experimenting with both. But crystallization seems to be so much easier and cost effective to scale than chromatography. Yet I still see some companies saying they run their distillate or crude through a large chromatography column to remove THC. If you’re trying to make isolate, crystallization just seems to require much less labor and less expensive equipment/expendables compared to chromatography.
I feel like I must be missing something, though. Common sense would dictate that people wouldn’t be spending all this extra money on an inferior method. What are the advantages to utilizing chromatography that you just can’t get from crystallization?