We provide detailed knowledge of the deconstruction & reconstruction of cannabis to maximize its therapeutic potential.

 

OUR APPROACH

To create effective products, it is necessary to understand the nuances of each particular market and develop a strategy to meet the needs of the end user. Unequivocally, this approach lends to consistency and reliability of products– a phenomenon currently unrepresented in cannabis production. Cannabis cultivators aspire greatly to standardize their grows through various lights, nutrients, and unique genetics, but these efforts will never meet the level of standardization that processing delivers.

Just as we do not attempt to control the growing and harvesting of opium from Chinese, Afghan, and Indian cultivators, we should not suggest that there are any proper conditions for cannabis cultivation. While these producers should maintain efforts to control their grows, real consistency lies in processing.

Differences between strains, though critical to cannabinoid and terpene expression, are insufficient to properly develop truly standardized products. Identifying effective products goes far beyond simply matching health benefits to a specific strain. Knowledge of the plant's genetics alone does not reveal the full extent of its physiological effects. Instead, we must look toward material processing. Only through the refined techniques of extraction, distillation, and preparative chromatography can we shift from medical marijuana to pharmaceutical cannabis. This change represents true value added to the industry.

Processing Overview

  EXTRACTION      Plant matter is exposed to desired solvent (CO2, ethanol, water, Butane, propane), to create waxy hash concentrate; terpenes captured (with CO2)

EXTRACTION
 

Plant matter is exposed to desired solvent (CO2, ethanol, water, Butane, propane), to create waxy hash concentrate; terpenes captured (with CO2)

  WINTERIZATION + FILTRATION   Polar solvent (ethanol) is added to extract and subjected to deep freeze to allow precipitation & filtration of waxes & lipids

WINTERIZATION + FILTRATION

Polar solvent (ethanol) is added to extract and subjected to deep freeze to allow precipitation & filtration of waxes & lipids

  SOLVENT RECOVERY     Resulting mixture processed with rotary evaporation to remove polar solvent (ethanol) & create refined oil

SOLVENT RECOVERY
 

Resulting mixture processed with rotary evaporation to remove polar solvent (ethanol) & create refined oil

  DECARBOXYLATION    Energy is directed into material, typically in the form of the heat in order to ‘activate’ bioactive constituents

DECARBOXYLATION


Energy is directed into material, typically in the form of the heat in order to ‘activate’ bioactive constituents

  SHORT PATH DISTILLATION     ‘Decarboxylated’ oil undergoes this process to create purified distillate

SHORT PATH DISTILLATION
 

‘Decarboxylated’ oil undergoes this process to create purified distillate

  PREPARATIVE CHROMATOGRAPHY   Distillate is further purified into isolated canabinoids to drive future product development

PREPARATIVE CHROMATOGRAPHY

Distillate is further purified into isolated canabinoids to drive future product development

 
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