Hi all, got a call yesterday looking for help putting med production into the hands of parents of children with epilepsy.
I’ve been making ethanol extracts and diluting into MCT at about 10mg/ml for these kids for several years now. We’ve been giving it away. It’s getting harder to manage that trick in our regulated environment.
But there does seem to be a loophole. my reading of the hemp rules suggest that a registered Hemp handler can sell or give away as much hemp as they like. I’ve asked the state for confirmation twice, but they have been non-responsive.
What I’d like to do is teach these parents how to make meds that are equivalent to what I’ve been providing. There are some fairly inexpensive, small scale ethanol recovery rigs out there, but I’d like to go lower tech, because some of these parents are almost as fragile as their offspring (PTSD from dealing with their kids refractory medical conditions).
Current plan is to extract directly into the MCT using a variation of the crockpot butter tek. crockpot cannabis butter recipe - Google Search
24g of 10% CBD biomass (not an unreasonable potency for our popcorn) into a cup of MCT should result in a tincture fairly similar to the 10mg/ml they’ve been using.
I imagine that running 4-8cups of water in the crockpot below the MCT will result in a better color and taste on the resulting tincture, and I assume that scooping off the top layer and throwing it in the freezer to enable removal of the remaining water would do the trick.
Has anyone actually performed this trick? Anyone in the Eugene area have access to a GC or HPLC for quantification? (mine is still down. awaiting a new column).
Edit: got a response back from the state…as usual their written comprehension sucks! Asked again…
Edit: got someone from ODA on the phone, yeah, we can give away appropriately tested hemp, but they are not allowed to extract it at home. even with butter. So clearly the hemp needs to magically turn back into cannabis once we hand it to them. So they can legally extract at home.