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Live Webinar Cannabis Extraction – Supercritical CO2
January 20, 2022 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Cannabis Extraction: Common Techniques
Cannabis Extraction is a method of selective separation of cannabinoids and other desired compounds from the plant matter using physical or chemical techniques. Many types of extraction exist, although CO2 extraction is one of the most used due to its environmental approach and reliability.
With special focus on solventless procedures, this workshop will guide the attendee through the extraction processes found in a typical LP, from the milling of the plant material to the final formulated product. Here you will:
- Learn about extraction technologies and a summary of each type
- Learn about subcritical & supercritical phases of CO2 and its use as an extraction solvent
- Perform a simulation of common extraction processes, such as weighing and preparing concentrated cannabinoid samples for HPLC preparation, and other downstream post-extraction processes
- Anatomy of cannabis and how it relates to extraction
- Extraction technologies and a summary of each type
- Subcritical & Supercritical phases of CO2 and how they are different
- Extraction principles such as polarity, solubility, and viscosity
- Extraction equipment and their role in the extraction process
- Safety and good production practices in your role as an extraction technician, including labeling conventions of chemical items in the laboratory
- Prerequisite steps prior to extraction and downstream processes post extraction
Note: Course outline is subject to change without notice. Please check back regularly for updates.
Who Should Attend
This course is intended for those who are enthusiastic about solventless and C02 extraction, either as someone who would like to gain insight on this aspect of their business or to gauge whether extractions could be a potential career option. The course covers a wide and general overview of extraction sciences, and as such, no previous scientific background is required.