Researchers Pioneer New Cannabis Extraction Method Using An Espresso Machine

In a study to be published in The International Journal of Pure and Applied Analytical Chemistry, researchers have revealed that it is possible to use a hard-cap espresso machine to create cannabis extracts. The team of researchers made the extracts, meant to be used for analysis, with a common laboratory solvent and a $300 espresso […]

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Cannabis Consumers Increasingly Prefer Edibles & Extracts Over Flower

Data from several cannabis market research and analysis firms continues to confirm the trend among consumers away from cannabis flower and towards vape cartridges, extracts and edibles, according to a USA Today report. Only recognizable brands with a diverse range of offerings are holding steady in this buyer’s market. “Just growing flower is basically a knife fight […]

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Arizona Appeals Court Rules MMJ Extracts Illegal

The Arizona Court of Appeals has ruled that cannabis extracts are not specifically allowed in the Arizona Medical Marijuana Act (AMMA) and are illegal, according to the Phoenix New Times. The ruling is largely concerned with the disparity between language used in other drug laws in Arizona that makes “hashish” illegal and the AMMA. Judges […]

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Know Your Cannabis: What Is Live Resin?

Live resin is a type of butane hash oil that is extracted from fresh cannabis plants frozen immediately after harvest. Cannabis plants that are still fresh contain a different collection of terpenes than traditionally dried cannabis. This freezing of fresh plant matter results in more water content than is typical of concentrates made from dried […]

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CRATIV Packaging’s New ‘Mini’ Cannabis Packaging Product Perfect for Concentrates, Edibles

CRATIV Packaging is a Colorado-based packaging firm that has — since the 2015 launch of their first product, the Original — cemented itself as an ancillary resource for the budding cannabis industry. Earlier this year, the company unveiled a new product, the Mini, which is designed to carry smaller products such as cannabis concentrates, edible […]

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Cannabis Business Regulations Introduced in Los Angeles

As part of their efforts to prepare for California’s legal cannabis industry, Los Angeles officials have proposed banning “volatile cannabis manufacturing” and creating a municipal bank to work with cannabis-related businesses. Volatile cannabis manufacturing refers to using flammable gases, such as butane, in the extraction of cannabis oils to create some concentrates. The proposal drew […]

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Breaking Down California’s Proposed Cannabis Manufacturing Rules

With the passage of SB94 (Senate Bill 94 or MAUCRSA), California has merged the oversight of the 2015 Medical Cannabis Regulation and Safety Act (MCRSA) and the 2016 Adult Use of Marijuana Act (AUMA) into a master regulatory system that will make it much more business friendly. As part of this reconciliation, MAUCRSA is releasing […]

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Canadian Company Approved to Sell Cannabis Products in Uruguay

The International Cannabis Corporation — based in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada — has been approved to sell cannabis in Uruguay under the country’s nationwide cannabis legalization rules. Cannabis sales through pharmacies are set to begin on Wednesday, according to the Institute of Regulation and Cannabis Control. Under federal law, the price and packaging of cannabis […]

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DEA Seeks to Have Lawsuit Against ‘Marijuana Extract’ Rule Tossed

The DEA is moving to have a lawsuit dismissed that challenges their December rule change which applies a Controlled Substances Number for “marijuana extract,” according to a report from the Cannabist. The lawsuit contends that the change moves hemp-derived products into the definition, running afoul of the 2014 federal Farm Bill. The lawsuit was filed on […]

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Cayman Islands Hospital Begins Dispensing MMJ

A Cayman Islands hospital has begun dispensing medical cannabis oils nearly six months after Gov. Helen Kilpatrick signed the medical cannabis bill into law, according to a CNS Business report. Grand Cayman’s CTMH Doctors Hospital & Cayman Pharmacy Group will prescribe and dispense the oils for treatment of serious, chronic, conditions such as epilepsy and […]

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GOP Georgia Rep. Supplying Low-THC Oils to State’s Registered Patients

Republican Georgia Rep. Allen Peake is supplying low-THC cannabis oils to patients in his state due to the state’s limited laws that allow them to possess the products but offers no way for them to cultivate, import, or purchase them, the Associated Press reports. Peake, who championed Georgia’s medical cannabis legislation, has previously helped some […]

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Kansas Man Who Suffers Seizures Arrested for Manufacturing Own Cannabis Medicine

A Kansas man who suffers from non-epileptic seizures was arrested and charged with possession and manufacture of a controlled substance, possession with intent to distribute, and possession of paraphernalia after police raided his home and seized one cannabis plant and homemade extracts that help treat his seizures, KSNW-TV reports. Larry Burgess admitted that he had […]

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10 Steps for Starting a Cannabis Extraction Company

The cannabis extraction business is hot. More than 50% of today’s legal marijuana sales are concentrates and infused products, and extracts constitute the fastest growing segment of the marketplace. With that kind of demand, you can bet that entrepreneurs, investors, and canna-businesses are flocking to get a part of the red-hot market niche. However, compared […]

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Health Canada Greenlights Emblem Corp. Cannabis Oil Production

Ontario, Canada’s Emblem Corp. has been granted a permit from Health Canada to produce cannabis oils, the company announced in a press release. Gordon Fox, CEO, said the approval is “an incredibly important milestone” for the company, positioning them to “actively execute” the business plan for their pharmaceutical division. “Cannabinoids have real therapeutic value, as […]

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Matthias Crandall: Creating the PSICO2 Extraction System

Matthias Crandall is the innovator behind Paradigm Supercritical Innovations, creators of the PSICO2 extraction systems. We caught up with Matthias recently to talk about his entrepreneurial journey and experience serving the cannabis industry. You can read his responses below, wherein he explains the reasons, science, and strategies behind using CO2 as an extraction solvent. Matthias also explains the planning […]

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Rosin Making Matures in the Year Following the ‘Hair Straightener Video’

It’s been more than a year since Phil “SoilGrown” Salazar posted a video to Instagram showing the world how to use a hair straightener to extract cannabis oils. That video has been cited as the flashpoint for the rise of solventless concentrates produced using pressure and heat — Salazar, in the interviews conducted for this […]

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Flower Sales Fall, Concentrate and Edible Sales Rise in Oregon

In June, edibles and concentrates became legal to sell to recreational cannabis customers in Oregon, and during that first month the products made up nearly a quarter of the state’s cannabis sales, according to a report by BDS Analytics, outlined by Willamette Week. The analysts said the introduction of the products into the market represent […]

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Oregon Launching Early Access Edibles and Concentrates Market Tomorrow, June 2

Oregon‘s early access recreational marijuana market will take an important step forward tomorrow, when access to low dose concentrated and edible cannabis products comes online for adults 21 and older. Oregon voters legalized recreational pot in 2014 and, in a widely-respected attempt to replace the black market with a regulated industry, state lawmakers decided in the fall of 2015 to allow […]

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Casey Hubbs: Extraction Lab Living

Casey Hubbs is the extraction team leader and lab manager at Orgrow, a licensed cannabis producer and processor based out of Moxee, WA. Casey’s story is one that illustrates exactly how the cannabis industry is made up of ordinary people who have made the extraordinary decision to jump head-first into an uncertain career. She recently joined […]

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Jeff Church: Adding Terpenes to Cannabis Products

Jeff Church is the Vice President of Research and Process Development at Thinc Pure, a leading extracts manufacturer in Washington State. He is a renowned hash expert and helped break the story of Rosin Tech when we reported on the now-ubiquitous extraction method last year. Jeff recently joined our host Shango Los for a conversation […]

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California City Approves Turning Former Prison Into MMJ Concentrates Factory

The city council in Coalinga, California voted 4-1 in favor of re-purposing a nearby abandoned prison into a factory for the cultivation and processing of medicinal cannabis concentrates. The Coalinga City Council started considering their options in commercial cannabis in January. The council invited medical marijuana producer Ocean Grown Extracts to present a manufacturing plan for […]

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The Hash Series: RosinTech w/Jeff Church – CannaCon 2016

Ganjapreneur recorded this presentation on the RosinTech cannabis extraction technique by Jeff Church aka Cannabis Reverend (http://seonganjuk.info/cannabisreverend) at CannaCon 2016 (http://cannacon.org). Jeff Church has been extracting medicine from cannabis for over 15 years. He has worked with every modern solvent and solventless extraction processes including dry extraction, ethanol and ISO alcohol, water extraction, butane, CO2 […]

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The Top Five Safety Concerns in a Cannabis Extraction Facility

Cannabis extraction is a complex process, and could be considered dangerous without proper preparation. Considering the most important safety precautions for any extract production facility, we should first identify the most common risks of extraction. Only by recognizing these process risks can the right steps be followed to ensure the safety of both employees and products. Fire Let’s begin with […]

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What Are Cannabis Concentrates?

While most commonly thought about in its flower form, cannabis can be made into concentrated extracts for topical application, oral ingestion, and smoking. These come in many varieties, and are used in many different ways, but three different forms currently dominate the general understanding of what makes up a cannabis concentrate. Kief Kief is the […]

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