The Four Pillars of Quality Cannabis Processing

Cannabis extraction has been used as a blanket term for what is best described as cannabis processing. A well-designed cannabis process goes far beyond just extraction, overlapping heavily with cultivation on the front-end and product development on the back-end [1]. With this mindset, four pillars emerge as critical capabilities for developing the ideal cannabis process: […]

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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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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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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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Mark Hubbard: Consumer Safety and Standards for Commercial Cannabis

Mark Hubbard is co-founder of Integrity Labs, a licensed cannabis analysis & testing laboratory in Washington. He recently joined our podcast host Shango Los for a conversation about the importance of consumer safety in regard to cannabis, which, after recent product recalls in commercial cannabis markets, is an issue that greatly affects the progress of the industry […]

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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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Vancouver, B.C. Police Apologize for Mistaken Warnings Over ‘Shatter’

Vancouver police found themselves backpedaling after they published a series of tweets regarding the horrors of “shatter,” a concentrated form of marijuana. The B.C. force appears not to have been aware that shatter, also known as “wax” or “dabs,” wasn’t a drug other than cannabis. One tweet read: “Parents!!!! Please educate your children on the […]

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Chris Kelly: Bringing Medical-Grade Extracts to the Recreational Market

Chris Kelly is the Vice President and General Manager of Landrace Labs, a cannabis production company serving Washington State’s recreational market. He is also the founder and former CEO of Green Lion Farms, a medical cannabis company based in Seattle. Landrace produces high-quality CO2 extracts as well as flowers and pre-filled vape cartridges that are for sale […]

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Jeff Church: Extraction Methods and the Rise of Rosin Tech

“Rosin Tech” (or RosinTech, depending on who you ask) is a new form of home hash production which has taken Instagram by storm due to its simplicity and the quality of product it produces. Essentially, Rosin Tech involves using a hair straightener to combine heat and pressure as an extraction method — a process popularized by Instagram […]

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