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Processes, Chemistry, Safety, Equipment, Setup and Regulation of the Extraction of Cannabinoids


  • Chemistry of Extraction Processes: solubility, leaching, precipitation,  and more!
  • Solvent Extraction Terminology: feed, leachate, solvent loading, recovery, losses;
  • Specific Processes & Equipment: hydrocarbon extraction: supercritical carbon dioxide, closed loop systems, tincture production, winterizing, and more;
  • Characteristics and Challenges of Solvents: butane, propane, ethanol, isopropanol, hexane, carbon dioxide
  • Flow Charting of Systems;
  • Post-Extraction Processing: butter, shatter; vacuum ovens, freezers, oils, purification;
  • Waste: hazardous waste, contaminated solvents, spent trim, recycling;
  • Safety: hazard communication, material safety data sheets, written programs;
  • Engineering Controls: ventilation, pressure relief, enclosures, interlocks;
  • Regulations: State of Colorado, Federal, Fire Departments, Health Departments;
  • Hands-On Exercises: fittings/pipe/maintenance, extraction equipment, monitoring and testing equipment

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