extrakTALKS with Dr. Jon

extrakTALKS with Dr. Jon

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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July 28, 2021 29 min

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 tho...

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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 produ...

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June 28, 2021 37 min

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 proces...

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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?...

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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?...

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April 9, 2021 40 min

If you are a hemp or botanical extraction business creating high quality distillate and isolate products for consumers, quality, safety and compliance with local and national regulations is paramount. It is vital that your products are extracted with the best possible methods, are rigorously tested for the safety of the consumer, and contain legal quantities of specific compounds in line with jurisdictions within your market. Howev...

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April 6, 2021 28 min

How to Pitch Your Plan! So, you’ve decided to create your first hemp or botanical startup. You’ve planned out your location, what products you will make, what solvent you will use for extraction, and more. You have it all figured out! Or do you… What about your potential investors? Do you know how you'll pitch your business plan to them? This is a crucial step that many startups fail to properly employ causing significant diffi...

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The Top 5 Success Factors of CBD Brand Leaders continues! In our last episode, Dr. Jon and Randall Thompson continued the conversation of CBD brand leader practices by discussing how to identify your personal regulatory path, and how to choose your best potential business partners. These steps are crucial to stay on track with your own geographic regulations in the hemp and CBD markets and to find the right partnership to become a ...

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The Top 5 Success Factors of CBD Brand Leaders continues! In our last episode, Dr. Jon and Randall Thompson began the discussion by talking about the first steps in the top five CBD brand leader success factors - planning and getting your investors involved early. Now, they continue on to discuss how to understand your regulatory path and how to choose the right business partners. These are crucial steps in making sure that you can...

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Top5 Success Factors for CBD Brand Leaders. The CBD industry has undoubtedly offered a fantastic opportunity for entrepreneurs to create exciting and successful new brands. These CBD business opportunities are plenty and has opened the door for others to follow suit from a number of top CBD brand leaders. But, these CBD brand leaders did not rise to the top on a whim. There are a number of success factors that have been taken into ...

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March 23, 2021 57 min

The hemp plant is an incredibly versatile, useful plant for a plethora of applications. Through hemp processing, hemp can be harvested and used for a variety of purposes including industrial use in the form of textiles and fibers, or cannabinoid extraction like CBD, CBG and other plant components. The numerous uses of hemp continue to grow and all are achieved through using some form of hemp processing.

If you are new to the term “h...

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into consideration for a successful hemp grow. Factors like geographic location, daily weather, soil quality, and others will determine the overall quality, and quantity, of your harvest this season. If you want all the time and effort you put into your hemp crop during the growing season to be fruitful, or you need to learn how to harvest hemp for the first time, you need to pay close attention to the factors that we will discuss ...

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December 28, 2020 54 min

What is the ultimate list of hemp strains? Believe it or not, not all hemp plants are created equal. Varying hemp strains can determine the formulation, effects and quality of a CBD extract. The reasons for this are plenty - varying levels of CBD content, terpenes located in the hemp strain, overall grow quality of a particular hemp strain - these are all factors in creating a particular hemp derived product.

What’s more, a particul...

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December 18, 2020 59 min

When it comes to the United States, the legality and regulation of CBD is relatively straightforward under the 2018 Farm Bill. In the EU, however, regulations of CBD vary greatly making GMP compliance a more complicated conversation overall. Much like the FDA, the European Medicines Agency has regulations in place that regulate the use of CBD as a food or medicine product, but depending on the country itself, EU GMP compliance is w...

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Business partnerships in any industry can be as risky as they are lucrative. When it comes to choosing a partner in the CBD extraction industry, there are important factors to consider just like any other business opportunity. While each industry has its own set of guidelines, some mesh together with the hemp and cannabis industry including product handling and storage, health and safety precautions, personnel training and more. Wi...

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When it comes to CBD processing and the hemp extraction industry, investors have become increasingly interested in their involvement. With the CBD industry projected to grow by the billions within the next few decades, the potential for monetary gain as an investor in this industry is a promising prospect. Of course, as with any investment, there are a number of considerations to keep mind of before diving into the CBD processing i...

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November 13, 2020 59 min

Starting up a new business in any industry can be a daunting task, let alone an increasingly competitive atmosphere like the hemp and CBD industry. If you’re not careful, your plans to create a successful, profitable hemp processing business can crash and burn before you even get a foothold in the market.
So, what should you take into consideration when diving into the hemp extraction industry? Have you considered the long-term prof...

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November 2, 2020 61 min

Chromatography has become critically important for the widely popular formulations of CBD products including full-spectrum, broad-spectrum, and CBD isolate - all of which are increasingly desired in the growing hemp extract markets. With the ability to selectively manipulate various cannabinoids, terpenes and other materials from the plant matrix, there are a number of methods by which chromatography can be accomplished, and variou...

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October 22, 2020 50 min

There is no doubt that CBD has swept the world as one of the hottest cannabinoids from the hemp plant. With the introduction of the 2018 Farm Bill, a whole world of hemp derived products. So long as a product has a THC content below 0.3% any derivative of CBD is technically legal under this jurisdiction. However, another hemp derived cannabinoid is rapidly gaining popularity in the hemp extraction industry: Delta-8-THC.

“But wait,” ...

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October 16, 2020 73 min

Bottlenecks are an issue within any business and inside any industry. These issues are never easy to solve, but there are always solutions. Inside the hemp and cannabis industry there are many potential areas in the process that can lead to bottlenecks. Fortunately for this industry, extraktLAB has created a solution to these problems with the igwLAB.
igwLAB is a GMP-compliant, specialized manufacturing execution and quality trackin...

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