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If you’re a farmer (hemp), grower (marijuana), processor, chemist, investor, entrepreneurs – or maybe you’re just curious – this podcast is for you. Listen in as Dr. Jon & Randall Thompson talk about everything Supercritical CO2 Botanical Extraction. They will answer your questions about extraction, processing, methodology, and other how-to's when building a successful CBD business. Get your questions answered. extraktLAB is a leading-edge, CBD hemp and cannabis processing equipment manufacturer. extraktLAB also provides engineering, consulting, and design services for your business. Our supercritical CO2 extraction equipment is known for having the highest throughput, smallest footprint, lowest energy consumption, and the most scalable CO2 extraction process in the industry. Dr. Jon is the President & CEO of extraktLAB. He is a separations scientist, entrepreneur, and inventor. Dr. Jon has earned a strong track record of winning and implementing medical cannabis licenses in well-regulated, medically-modeled states. Randall Thompson is the CRO of extraktLAB. He is a revenue, roll-up, and transition champion for business owners. From 2001-2009, Randall was awarded the Congressional Medal of Distinction for Outstanding and Meritorious Service on the Business Advisory Council to the United States Congress.

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If you’re a farmer (hemp), grower (marijuana), processor, chemist, investor, entrepreneurs – or maybe you’re just curious – this podcast is for you. Listen in as Dr. Jon & Randall Thompson talk about everything Supercritical CO2 Botanical Extraction. They will answer your questions about extraction, processing, methodology, and other how-to's when building a successful CBD business. Get your questions answered. extraktLAB is a leading-edge, CBD hemp and cannabis processing equipment manufacturer. extraktLAB also provides engineering, consulting, and design services for your business. Our supercritical CO2 extraction equipment is known for having the highest throughput, smallest footprint, lowest energy consumption, and the most scalable CO2 extraction process in the industry. Dr. Jon is the President & CEO of extraktLAB. He is a separations scientist, entrepreneur, and inventor. Dr. Jon has earned a strong track record of winning and implementing medical cannabis licenses in well-regulated, medically-modeled states. Randall Thompson is the CRO of extraktLAB. He is a revenue, roll-up, and transition champion for business owners. From 2001-2009, Randall was awarded the Congressional Medal of Distinction for Outstanding and Meritorious Service on the Business Advisory Council to the United States Congress.

    Delta 8 - #3 Safety & Best Ways to Take It | The Molecule, The Myth, The Legend - #36

    Delta 8 - #3 Safety & Best Ways to Take It | The Molecule, The Myth, The Legend - #36

    Because delta 8 THC is a psychoactive cannabinoid, there are many factors to consider to ensure that the use of delta 8 products is safe and enjoyable for the end user. Delta 8 THC, while similar to delta 9 THC, differs in its potency and derivation. This means that the same basic principles for the creation and use of delta 9 do not apply fully to delta 8 which needs its own standards of creation and use. Setting these standards can ensure a safe delta 8 product for both producer and user alike. In this episode of extrakTALKS, Dr. Jon and Randall Thompson discuss the safety of creating and using delta 8 thc products. They will identify what makes a safe delta 8 product including the elimination of solvent and acid residuals, legal limits of delta 9 thc, testing for unknowns and much more.

    • 30 min
    Delta 8 - #2 Product Reviews | The Molecule, The Myth, The Legend - #35

    Delta 8 - #2 Product Reviews | The Molecule, The Myth, The Legend - #35

    Because of its mostly legal status, delta 8 thc products are sweeping the hemp industry. The excitement of this cannabinoid is surrounded by its psychoactive properties similar to delta 9 THC, while maintaining a legal status due to its derivation from hemp. But, there are always concerns when it comes to the quality and safety of hemp extract products - especially a legal and psychoactive one. It is important to consider where those products come from, how they were extracted, how they were formulated etc. to ensure that they are a safe product. In this episode of extrakTALKS, Dr. Jon and Randall Thompson take a look at several delta 8 thc products to evaluate their quality, safety and legality. They discuss critical factors for safe, high quality delta 8 products including testing for purity, residuals and delta-9 levels, legal compliance, user safety and more.

    • 29 min
    Delta8 - The Molecule, the Myth, the Legend - #34

    Delta8 - The Molecule, the Myth, the Legend - #34

    Delta 8 THC has exploded in the hemp industry with a lot of hype and controversy behind it. This psychoactive cannabinoid is in a legal grey area that allows for hemp processors to create a product similar to delta 9 THC without the legal ramifications of producing delta 9 outside of legal jurisdiction. Though less potent than its delta 9 sibling, delta 8 is less potent. Nonetheless, it is a psychoactive cannabinoid that does produce a “high” when used. For this reason, there is a lot of interest, and a lot of skepticism, surrounding this hemp compound. In this episode of extrakTALKS, Dr. Jon and Randall Thompson dive into the fascinating topic of delta 8 THC. They will detail a number of important factors including how delta 8 is made, the legal status of delta 8, the differences and similarities from delta 9, delta 8 and other hemp cannabinoids and much more.

    • 26 min
    All About Excipients - #33

    All About Excipients - #33

    Excipients are a crucial part of product formulation in the hemp extraction industry. Excipients act as a delivery method for desired cannabinoids like CBD to reach the bloodstream when taken by the end user. Without these excipients like surfactants, SEDDS, terpene blends, oils and others, the desired hemp compounds would be less available for the human body to absorb making them vitally important to the overall formulation process. There are a variety of important factors to consider when evaluating the right terpenes for extract products including stability, viscosity, solubility, delivery compatibility and more - all of which are covered in this podcast. In this episode of extrakTALKS, Dr. Jon and Randall Thompson discuss the importance of excipients in product formulation in the extraction industry. They cover important topics including how to establish your formulation requirements, risk assessment, sourcing quality ingredients, and proper formulation methods in your extraction operation.

    • 37 min
    Are You Throwing Money Away | All About Terpenes #2 - #32

    Are You Throwing Money Away | All About Terpenes #2 - #32

    In the hemp and botanical processing industry, cannabinoids often take center stage on the priority list. Most producers will be certain that their extraction, and distillation methods are tuned in perfectly to collect and preserve the best cannabinoids for product formulation down the line. But, terpenes are equally as vital to an end product, so why is there less emphasis on their collection, preservation and product formulation? If you aren’t properly identifying the best methods to collect and preserve those precious terps, you could be throwing money out the window!

    In part two of our discussion on terpenes, Dr. Jon and Randall begin the interesting discussion of the common ways hemp and botanical processors collect their terpenes. There are a number of ways this is accomplished: steam distillation, wiped film distillation, vacuum distillation, ethanol extraction, CO2 stripping and more. But what is the best method? And how would you employ it in your own hemp or botanical business? Using the extraktLAB method, terpenes are captured during the decarboxylation process using vacuum distillation to catch the very best terpenes AND to improve the extraction process overall. Want to learn how? Then this is the episode for you

    • 41 min
    Are You Throwing Money Away | All About Terpenes - #31

    Are You Throwing Money Away | All About Terpenes - #31

    In the hemp and botanical processing industry, cannabinoids often take center stage on the priority list. Most producers will be certain that their extraction, and distillation methods are tuned in perfectly to collect and preserve the best cannabinoids for product formulation down the line. But, terpenes are equally as vital to an end product, so why is there less emphasis on their collection, preservation and product formulation? If you aren’t properly identifying the best methods to collect and preserve those precious terps, you could be throwing money out the window!

    In this episode of extrakTALKS, Dr. Jon and Randall Thompson break down one of four discussions about terpenes, and why you shouldn’t be throwing your money out the window. This episode particularly focuses on the basics - what terpenes are, why they are so valuable to the industry and how you would likely waste money by collecting them at the wrong time, or not collecting them at all! Getting more into the complicated side of the matter, Dr. Jon discusses the stability of common terpenes, how to store them, and how to preserve them so that they can be used in product formulations down the line.

    • 41 min

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