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Ohio: Researcher Dr. Suzanne Sisley To Discuss Effects of Marijuana on PTSD

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By Steve Elliott
Hemp News

Renowned PTSD researcher Dr. Suzanne Sisley will be addressing the Ohio House of Representatives Marijuana Task Force and speaking to the media and the Ohio community during a Thursday press conference.

Dr. Sisley, of Scottsdale, Arizona, is a physician in the field of medicinal cannabis and will share her expertise with the Ohio House task force on medical marijuana.

She will address the potential benefits of using cannabis to treat PTSD; in addition, there will be a press conference for media personnel and others to hear Dr. Sisley discuss her work.

The press conference will be at 1 p.m. on Thursday, February 18, at the Ohio Statehouse, Ladies Gallery. Those planning to attend should RSVP to Cid Rhomberg of Apeks Supercritical, a CO2 botanical extraction equipment manufacturer based in Johnstown, Ohio.

The Marijuana Task Force testimony will be at 7 p.m. on Thursday, February 18, at the Ohio Statehouse, Room 313, Finance Conference room.

Ohio: Hemp Chamber of Commerce Welcomes Botanical Extraction Facility

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The Ohio Hemp Chamber of Commerce is extending an open invitation to the public and media to honor Apeks Supercritical at their groundbreaking ceremony for the first phase of their new 65,000 square foot manufacturing facility.

The site is located at 150 Commerce Boulevard, Johnstown, Ohio, 43031, and the ceremony will be held at 2 pm on Tuesday, November 25. State Representative Jay Hottinger will be in attendance along with several Licking County Commissioners and Johnstown Village Representatives.

A tour of Apeks’ current manufacturing facility, located at 14381 Blamer Road in Johnstown, along with a demonstration of their liquid carbon dioxide (CO2) extraction equipment, will follow immediately after the ceremony.

Apeks Supercritical has been manufacturing botanical oil extraction and concentration systems for the flavorings, natural products and nutraceutical industries since 2001.

In 2012, the company released patent-pending Valveless Expansion Technology (VET) for their fully automated Supercritical CO2 Extraction systems. Since releasing VET, revenue for Apeks has grown more than 1,100 percent to approximately $9 million USD for 2014 and now has more than 200 extraction equipment installations across the country.

Apeks Supercritical currently employs 15 people in Johnstown, Ohio; two employees in Denver, Colorado; and one employee in Portland, Oregon.

Andy Joseph, the president of Apeks Supercritical, is a US Navy veteran and earned his BS and MS degrees in Welding Engineering from the Ohio State University.

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