Preparing for Inspection — Making Friends with the Fire Marshal

Posted on May 7, 2019 3:03:16 PM

Fire codes are enforced to maintain facilities in a fire-safe manner and protect extractors. Marijuana extraction facilities, in particular, use flammable solvents and other hazardous materials during extraction processes that require stringent regulations.

The fire marshal can visit an extraction facility at any time, so it is vital to stay on top of the fire code requirements to pass inspection. Any fire inspector's goal is to reduce the risk to life and property. Extractors can use this handy checklist to help them prepare and pass their inspection.

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Topics: Inspection

Extraction Facility Requirements to Keep Processors Compliant

Posted on May 6, 2019 2:31:00 PM

Extraction facilities use various methods, each with unique processes and building requirements. An extraction facility must meet applicable building code guidelines, equipment requirements, and safety regulations in order to gain approval to operate. Denial of an application for an extraction facility can typically be appealed through a hearing within a certain period of time.

While certainly not exhaustive, here are some general guidelines that can be applied to most jurisdictions. Following these guidelines will not ensure regulatory compliance but are a good starting point for obtaining approval.

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Topics: Inspection

6 Commonly Overlooked NFPA Regulations for Marijuana Extractors

Posted on May 3, 2019 1:18:34 PM

Fire safety professionals developed new building and life safety codes to keep up with the ever-changing cannabis industry. The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) added Chapter 38, "Marijuana Growing, Processing, or Extraction Facilities," to the 2018 Edition of NFPA 1 Fire Code to address common marijuana production hazards.

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Full-Spectrum Extraction — The Future of Concentrates

Posted on Mar 28, 2019 4:45:18 PM

Cannabis concentrates range in texture, potency, and quality, but each provides a concentrated form of medicinal and therapeutic compounds found in the cannabis plant. While many cannabis consumers only focus on a couple of cannabinoids (THC and CBD), the truth is that cannabinoid isolates pale in comparison to an extract that also contains terpenes and flavonoids. Aromatic terpene and flavonoid compounds contribute to more than just a strain’s smell. They interact with cannabinoids to amplify or mitigate certain effects.

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Cannabis Entourage Effect — Terpenes' Importance in BHO Extraction

Posted on Mar 15, 2019 9:13:21 AM

Cannabis legalization is slowly taking over the country, which is great news for medical cannabis patients looking for access to cannabis’ therapeutic compounds. As states continue to fight against cannabis prohibition, more rigorous scientific research will uncover the mechanisms of action of every chemical compound found in the medicinal plant.

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BHO Stigma — Truths, Misconceptions & Falsehoods of Butane Hash Oil

Posted on Feb 17, 2019 6:25:32 PM

The world of cannabis oil extraction is riddled with bad or outdated information. Most of the negative press BHO extraction receives actually serves the agendas of competing groups rather than as viable health or safety warnings. The CO2 industry's path to popularity, in particular, was paved by sensationalized stories of home explosions from open loop butane extraction, and misinformed claims of impurities in the end product.

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BHO 101 — A Guide to Butane Hash Oil Extraction

Posted on Feb 5, 2019 11:50:42 AM

Why BHO?

In this article, we examine the advantages of concentrates, what makes a good concentrate or extract, and why BHO is, in our opinion, the best alternative for manufacturers who are producing and processing on a large scale.

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