Cannabinoids are extracted through Supercritical Fluid Extraction using carbon dioxide (CO2) as a solvent. This method guarantees the highest quality on the market and maximises properties without the use of chemicals. The supercritical fluid condition is reached when a fluid is above its critical temperature (Tc) and critical pressure (Pc). This supercritical condition allows to use the properties of CO2 gas (high diffusivity, low surface tension), and to maintain the solvent power of a liquid when it stands between gaseous and liquid state. Handling the CO2 temperature and pressure alters extraction properties and enables the selective extraction of the material of interest. The greatest advantage of Supercritical Fluid Extraction is that it maintains the purity of the product. After extraction, carbon dioxide is depressurised and either ventilated or recycled for further use in extractions. Any residual trace of carbon dioxide dissipates easily towards the atmosphere in a few hours. Carbon dioxide is neither toxic nor flammable and is physiologically compatible.
The versatility of cannabidiol extract makes it usable for treating diverse diseases and reducing symptoms.
We produce pure CBD crystal (99% +) from the highest quality hemp. Our laboratory is located in Parque de las Ciencias, a free trade zone that specializes in pharmaceutical products, in only 3 minutes distance by car to Carrasco International Airport and 30 minutes to Montevideo Harbour.
At the same time, our team of researchers works on the development of pharmaceutical cannabidiol-based products that supply the diverse and changing international demand.
ICCLabs has been selected by the Government of Uruguay to produce cannabis for recreational use, having been awarded with the first licence of its kind worldwide.
Law 19.172 allows the consumption for recreational purposes of up to 40 grams of cannabis per person each month. To purchase the product the person has to register before the Institute for Regulation and Control of Cannabis (IRCCA) of the Uruguayan Government which regulates and manages the entire production, distribution and sales process.