Charlotte’s Web Holdings, Inc. announced on July 30 that the company’s CW Labs science division and Colorado State University’s (CSU) College of Agricultural Sciences have completed the first of three collaborative metabolomic hemp studies to decode the complex chemical profile of full spectrum hemp extracts—made from the company’s patented hemp cultivars.
Researchers continue to examine cannabinoid profiles in hemp extracts under varying cultivars and conditions. The studies explore the extent of the impact of environmental conditions, geographic regions, harvesting times and different extraction methods, regarding the resulting phytochemical profile of the hemp plant and its botanical extracts.
Phase I of the investigation explicitly analyzed how hemp harvest processing and extraction protocols can be standardized to generate a consistent chemical profile. Under the oversight of Dr. Jessica Prenni, Associate Professor in the Department of Horticulture at CSU, graduate student Janina Bowen researched the Company’s proprietary hemp extracts in the Prenni Lab of the College of Agricultural Sciences.
“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,” Charlotte’s Web CEO Deanie Elsner said in a press release. “We have a commitment to advancing the science on hemp to support personal