Challenges with Process Scale Up in Cannabis/Hemp Extraction

By Darwin Millard
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Process scale up is a challenging endeavor in many industries, but it is even more challenging in the cannabis/hemp industry. What equipment you use, what parameters you implement, and what solvents and reagents are involved are all contributing factors to the scalability of your process. In this piece, Darwin Millard explores the common mistakes made during process scale up and how to avoid them.

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Defining Hemp: Classifications, Policies & Markets, Part 2

By Darwin Millard
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The cannabis plant is an incredibly versatile plant used in numerous applications: construction materials, textiles, composites, bioplastics, food ingredients, phytochemicals, CBD products, and so much more. Or is that hemp? In this two-part series, Darwin Millard takes the reader down the hemp rabbit hole and discusses how the global market has evolved the definition of hemp over time and the challenges posed by trying to have your cake and eat it too. Millard proposes that we adopt policies for market protection of hemp products through standardization, not bifurcation of the cannabis plant.

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Cannabis Extraction Virtual Conference

The Cannabis Extraction Virtual Conference will take place on June 29. This complimentary event will have four webinar presentations, all back-to-back and on the same day. You won’t want to miss this extraction and concentrates event. Stay tuned for announcements on the agenda, registration page and speaker lineup.

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Is Your CBD Product Verifiably Natural?

By Jordan Turner
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In this piece, Turner describes the applicability of Carbon-14 testing as an option for R&D and quality assurance teams in the CBD industry to measure the percentages of CBD extract in their products that is derived from natural sources. This can be used to authenticate the naturality of products and verify ingredients don’t contain synthetic adulterants.

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