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California: Santa Rosa Medical Marijuana Company Raided By Federal DEA Agents

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By Steve Elliott
Hemp News

The Care By Design (CBD Guild) production facilities in Santa Rosa, California and Sonoma County were searched and temporarily closed on Wednesday morning by local law enforcement and the federal DEA (Drug Enforcement Administration). Law enforcement seized equipment, computers, product, payroll, and financial paperwork.

Care By Design produces an array of medical marijuana products for thousands of patients in California, including patients suffering from cancer, epilepsy, chronic pain, PTSD and other intractable medical conditions.

Care By Design products are CBD-centric. CBD is a therapeutically beneficial compound that does not get people high, and can moderate the intoxicating effects of THC. Care By Design products are available in non-smokable formulations such as gel caps and oral sprays, and available in a variety of CBD:THC ratios so that patients can manage the psychoactive effects of medical marijuana.

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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