Decarboxylation is a crucial step in the process of creating nearly any cannabis product. Methods to incorporate this ‘decarbing’ step into an existing operation can vary, but its importance in creating valuable product is paramount. Failure to properly decarboxylate cannabis can limit potency and impact cannabinoid profiles – turning a productive crop into a bust…

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Success in the lucrative cannabis-products marketplace will depend heavily on your ability to consistently deliver high-quality products. And that depends on your willingness to invest in the right laboratory homogenizer equipment. Make no mistake: This is no job for home appliances. A kitchen blender, for example, may seem adequate for blending CBD-laced salves or tinctures…

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The manufacture and sale of products featuring cannabidiol (CBD) has exploded in recent years. The wildly popular non-psychoactive compound, derived from hemp, is highly popular with eager consumers. However, there’s a potential proverbial fly in the ointment. CBD products are presently unregulated by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). And independent analyses have shown…

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As we stand at the precipice of widespread cannabis legalization, the blurred figure of a new industry is slowly taking shape. Throughout the past several years, cannabis has moved away from the bloodshot eyes of stereotypical stoners and into the lives of people from all walks of life. The normalization of cannabis may be attributed…

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When you take a sip of your morning coffee, you aren’t worried about whether there’s too much or too little caffeine. The same’s also true when you take your multi-vitamin or enjoy a chocolate bar. As consumers, we hold a solid expectation of ingredient accuracy. Could you imagine the uproar if Starbucks suddenly released a…

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As cannabis use elevates in popularity, the demand for non-combustible products simultaneously grows. In the current industry, both medical and recreational sales are moving away from traditional herb and into the realm of edibles, vapor juices and tinctures. The latter of the three is popular among those who need precise and regular cannabis dosing. However,…

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Debunking the Myth of THC-CBN Conversion Intensity In the quest of manufacturing the highest-quality cannabis products, processors have undergone a sort of trial-and-error methodology. This is due, in part, by a lack of standardized procedures throughout the industry. As many have learned, without set protocols and a solid understanding of cannabis extract processing, the industry…

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Ethanol Purge via CAT MCS78 Hotplate Stirrer Regardless of your final product, eliminating ethanol from the solution is paramount. At CAT Scientific, we’ve tirelessly worked to outfit equipment and processes which streamline this essential process. Whether your solution is winterized or if you’re undertaking an ethanol extraction, the following procedure effectively eliminates ethanol from the…

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Eliminating Cannabinoid Deviation via Homogenizer Processing Although the legalization of medicinal and recreational cannabis has elevated the health, happiness and quality of life for millions of Californians, the birth of this evolving industry isn’t without serious issues. Perhaps one of the most popular methods of cannabis consumption is, unfortunately, among the most treacherous. Edibles and…

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An Even Distribution of Knowledge – High-Shear Homogenizer vs Overhead Stirrer Solving Disbursement Issues with High-Shear Homogenizers There’s a serious malinformation infiltrating the cannabis industry. No, we’re not speaking of legal entities attempting to block access to this healing herb. This harmful growth comes from the very manufacturers and companies who’ve tirelessly worked to alter…

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