Access to fresh Hemp-Derived Cannabis (HDC) is a “game changer” for medical cannabis products, according to Michael Sean Hooker, M.D.
Much like flash frozen vegetables or plants eaten the day of harvest, processing of freshly harvested HDC elicits far greater quality than hemp that is harvested, stored and processed over a period of weeks or months.
“We’re looking to maximize the Entourage Effect,” says Dr. Hooker. “The fresher the plant, the more effectively the terpenes, cannabinoids and flavonoids work together to create the true medicinal effect of the plant.”
In standard hemp processing, quality degrades over time. Cannabinoids and terpenes synthesize into other compounds, altering their effectiveness. Factors like harvesting method, humidity, UV exposure and oxygen levels can contribute to significant declines in the plant’s properties.
"With Fresh HDC processing methods, we are taking the plant out of the soil and turning it into a full spectrum crude oil within two days of harvest, and that is used to make medicinal products for the consumer" says Dr. Hooker, referring to a process that combines expertise and efficiencies from partners Orenda Hemp, M2X and Renova Labs.
“At that point we’ve captured more of the terpenes and cannabinoids, and at higher quality and effectiveness.”
Medlogia’s research into medicinal cannabis products, particularly those that replicate the hemp plant’s raw qualities as closely as possible, will be greatly enhanced by freshly harvested Hemp-Derived Cannabis.
“We definitely believe this is going to be a game changer in terms of the quality of our HDC therapeutics," says Dr. Hooker.