Many cannabis products are marketed as full spectrum, because full spectrum has become a trendy buzzword, and consumers have an idea that full spectrum is a good thing. Most of these claims are misleading, because the products are lacking crucial and beneficial classes of phytochemicals (phyto refers to plant derived). Full spectrum means the product contains the entire spectrum of beneficial phytochemicals originally present in the whole plant. This includes cannabinoids, terpenes, polyphenols, and more. The most common extraction processes used in the hemp industry readily extract oil soluble components like cannabinoids and terpenes. However, beneficial water soluble compounds, like flavonoids and other polyphenols, are neglected. In contrast, Siskiyou Sungrown uses only ethanol, in the form of USP certified organic cane alcohol, as our extraction solvent. Ethanol demonstrates both polar and nonpolar extraction activity, pulling both water soluble and oil soluble constituents from the plant. Consequently, products of ethanol extraction are truly full spectrum, exhibiting the synergy of all available beneficial phytochemicals.