CW Labs Conducting Full Spectrum Hemp Extract Studies At CSU

The research and development arm of a Colorado hemp and CBD company is conducting a collaborative multi-phase research project at Colorado State University (CSU).

On Friday, July 30, Charlotte’s Web Holdings (CW) announced that its CW Labs science division had completed the first of three studies at CSU.

Cannabis Collaboration

At the end of the collaboration, which has been underway for more than two years, the results will be peer-reviewed and published.

Under Department of Agriculture Associate Professor Dr. Jessica Prenni’s oversight, Graduate student Janina Bowen researched CW’s proprietary hemp extracts at CSU’s College of Agricultural Sciences.

Dr. Prenni received a Ph.D. in Analytical Chemistry from the University of Colorado, post-doctoral at the Scripps Research Institute in La Jolla, California, and has more than 18 years of experience in biological mass spectrometry.

“We are thrilled to have the opportunity to work with Charlotte’s Web,” says Dr. Prenni. “And contribute to building the knowledge base around full spectrum hemp extract products.”

According to CW, the collaborative studies focus on the complex chemical profile of full-spectrum hemp extracts made from CW’s patented hemp cultivars.

CW says the collaboration studies cannabinoid profiles of hemp extracts under different cultivars and conditions.

The studies examine how environmental conditions, geographic regions, harvesting times, and various extraction methods affect hemp’s phytochemical profile and extracts.

“This is one of more than a dozen third-party scientific investigations Charlotte’s Web is conducting on the efficacy and safety of our hemp extracts,” says CW CEO Deanie Elsner. “We have a commitment to advancing the science on hemp to support personal health and well-being through these collaborative investigations. We’re honored to work with Dr. Penni and the team at Colorado State University.”

Phase 1 Focus

In Phase 1, the study focused on standardizing hemp processing and extraction methods to achieve a consistent chemical profile.

The CSU team collaborated with CW Labs scientists to examine hemp extracts for phytocannabinoids, terpenes, and other compounds using liquid chromatography and gas chromatography coupled to mass spectrometry.

According to CW, the long-term study data resulting from the research should provide a deeper understanding of full-spectrum hemp extract’s range of constituents and the factors that can affect its profile.

CW intends for the information to help guide the optimization of phytochemical fingerprints and improve agricultural and extraction methods.

The information should also help further standardize processes, procedures, test methods, and controls for consistency and reproducibility.