Looking into extracting cbd from out own personal biomass. will have roughly 1000-2000 lbs per month as we grow year round in greenhouses. Would like to aim for high quality more so than high volume. Curious if people think it is worth it to try and extract ourselves and create niche market for high quality product with transparency from farm to shelf.
Also would like to know what equipment and method of extraction is recommended have seen a lot of mention of CAPNA equipment.
Any input is welcomed and appreciated.
End product goal (distillate? Isolate? Tfree? Selling to someone else or retail products?)
IMO, to do high quality with ethanol requires real low temps, and to extract efficiently means getting as much of your solvent back as you possibly can. So right off the bat you’re looking at some reasonably big bills for centrifuges or screw presses, solvent recovery & chilling your solvent.
For only 1-2k lbs/month I think you might be better off finding a developed lab to partner with to do a split or affordable tolling, at the price of crude & speed it seems to be selling in Colorado right now I wouldn’t want to be building out a lab unless I had at least a couple bulletproof contracts to sell the crude at a fair price.
Hope for the future of cannabis as medicine rests on personal grows and small scale local unregulated trade.
personally would like to market and sell my own product locally at farmers market, chiropractic offices, etc.
Mainly looking for a way to create a high quality product and do business local. Located in Minnesota, but would like to move into Iowa whenever Iowa gets its s*it together.
You are far better to sell as smokeable if you are growing indoors with biomass prices at $10 to $15 lb.
I recommend doing something innovative.
Otherwise you are competing with folks who are four years and half a billion dollars ahead of you.
If you are focusing on local market, I’d still strive to offer products that are unique to the overall market. Not something that people can see and then go home and buy for 1/4 the price on Amazon or whatever.
How about going straight to the organic oil of your choice.
See: CBD Lipid Extraction
Low investment. Full spectrum hippy friendly product. Waste product can be pelletized and burned to fuel your hot oil extraction.
Not that it’s all that innovative, but it’s a niche that is not currently being exploited, and the big boys are unlikely to go there (they may find other ways to squash you…)
Edit: DM me if you’d like to do something silly like try this at home
From my experiences living in Iowa for ~7 years before I moved to Colorado, when Iowa will get their shit together is sometime between “hell freezing over” and “world peace achieved”. These are the same people who thought Rick Santorum was fit to lead the country, and still have an idiot governor who brags about arresting retail sellers of CBD products. From my vantage point growing up in MN and staying until I was 24, MN and CO are both far, far superior in a wide variety of ways.
Hey there - looks like we might be able to help each other out - please feel free to reach out! We don’t grow, we only extract and can help develop product formulas for you if you don’t already have them.
DO NOT TOUCH CAPNA WITH A 150 FOOT POLE. GOOD LORDY ANYONE THAT HAS EVER SAID THEY WERE GOOD OR POINTED YOU TOWARDS THEM IS EITHER BLIND DUMB OR ON A WHOLE LOT OF CRACK.
Long story short capna is absolute and utter shit who has made millions off fucking over clueless people
Just to drive home @Siosis’ point…
Check out how many are for sale around here…
I understand and appreciate that you are trying to protect me. Yes, I understand the business is not what it was even a couple years ago. Thats one reason that I feel there might be a market for one my cost is aprox .43 per gram. I have had great feedback from the several people with cancer that cannot afford there expensive pain meds. I would like to speak openly with you if you have the desire. I have spoken in riddles because I have been honoring my teams wishes. You have represented yourself very well and seem to be very knowledgeable.
from the CAPNA?
I guess. at least make information accessible so folks can make an informed decision.
One might not take such a strongly worded post, in all caps, as seriously as one that points to a reading list