U.S.: American Chemistry Society's Annual Meeting Looks At Cannabis

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In yet another sign that the cannabis industry is going mainstream, marijuana extraction expert and Evolab CEO Alex Cahoj will give a presentation at the American Chemical Society’s 249th Annual National Meeting on Monday, March 23, evolab announced on Monday. ACS is the world’s largest scientific society.

The ACS invited Alex to educate their membership on his methods, bringing together an old-line, mainstream science society and a cutting-edge cannabis producer.

Evolab is a pioneer in the use of chromatography and CO2 to produce pharmaceutical-grade cannabis extracts. Cahoj, who has overseen more than 2,000 cannabis extractions, has been invited to give a presentation titled “Safety and Health Standards of Cannabis Extractions with an Emphasis on CO2.”

“People have been concentrating cannabis for thousands of years,” said Alex Cahoj, founder and CEO of evolab. “We’re building on that tradition using the latest technology.

"Unfortunately, not all of the new methods in use today are safe – for workers, consumers or the environment," Cahoj said. "At my company we are committed to producing cannabis extracts that are pure, raw and potent – in a manner that is completely integral – using only CO2.

"We never use hydrocarbons like butane or additives and cutting agents," Cahoj said. "We’re dedicated to developing healthier, more efficient technology for extracting cannabis – and I’m grateful that a prestigious scientific organization like the American Chemical Society is interested in learning about our methods.”

The presentation will take place on Monday, March 23 from 3:55 – 4:25 p.m. in the Embassy Suites, Denver – Downtown Convention Center in Silverton Ballroom 1.

Abstract: Safety and Health Standards of Cannabis Extractions with an Emphasis on CO2

The art of cannabis cultivation and extraction has been developed and refined by societies across the world for millennia. Following and furthering this tradition of our generational forefathers, modern day cannabis manufacturers have been tasked with taking this art form and transitioning it to a science. The passage of Colorado’s marijuana law Amendment 64 was quickly followed by over 200 pages of regulatory language amending the law and building a framework on the safety and health standards of cannabis extractions. Within this framework, there are two important areas of focus: product safety AND production standards. This presentation will explore the many factors and challenges that surround both issues from the standpoint of CO2 based extraction method. From work place hazards, flammable solvents, high pressure systems, and standard operating procedures we will discuss the best practices in developing a safe work environment. Additionally, we will consider the importance of product purity and the factors related to solvent residues, contaminants, ingestion methods, additives, and why CO2 extractions are the best methodology for producing a safe and healthy product. The importance of addressing these issues is diverse and impactful, cannabis legalization is in its infancy and will continue to grow at a rapid rate across the world.

About evolab

Evolab is a pioneer in the use of chromatography and CO2 to produce pharmaceutical-grade cannabis extracts. The company manufactures a full range of cannabis extracts and infused products that are rich in terpenes and pure cannabinoids – while remaining free of solvents, cutting agents, and diluting additives.

Evolab is also a provider of technology solutions and production services to other cannabis manufacturers. Founded in 2009 by Alex Cahoj, who has overseen more than 2,000 cannabis extractions, evolab is based in Denver, Colorado. More information at www.evolab.com .