In the not-too-distant future, cannabis extraction labs will be expected to cater to every consumer's taste, from the budget-conscious newbie to the connoisseur looking for a full-spectrum experience. Labs can future-proof operations by investing in butane hash oil (BHO) and ethanol extraction technology to keep up with demand.
For solvent-based extraction, BHO and Ethanol have emerged as the best methods to process most all types of cannabis biomass, from high-quality single-strain nugs to trim.
The cannabis industry has shifted from predominantly focusing on high-potency cannabinoid products to appreciating and even seeking out lesser-known cannabis compounds, namely, aromatic terpenes.
Cannabis consumers are increasingly getting hip to the science and production methods of their favorite products. They are not just looking for the highest THC possible anymore. Cannabidiol (CBD), minor cannabinoids, terpenes, and other components are more in-demand than ever.
Modern cannabis extraction methods can produce high-quality cannabis extract and derivative products for medical and recreational markets. Although both cannabis markets use the same plant for extractions, each program is regulated differently.
Cannabis and CBD are among the most popular natural remedies worldwide. Since anxiety is a common mental health condition found globally, it makes sense that CBD would be a natural alternative to prescription medications for anxiety.
Does your mind race every time you lay down to go to bed? Do you have restless nights where you keep waking up? Moderate medical cannabis use is linked to improved sleep quality. However, the results are in the preliminary stages and inconclusive. More research is needed.
To keep up with the increased consumer demand for a wide variety of edibles, oils concentrate, and topicals, cannabis extraction technologies have grown by leaps and bounds in the past ten years. Fully automated solutions capable of producing high purity, potency, and flavor concentrate products at scale are not only the norm but a necessity for any extraction brands looking to dominate the marketplace.
Industry 4.0 technologies such as automation, artificial intelligence, the Internet of Things (IoT), big data, and machine learning are revolutionizing the cannabis industry. Cannabis automation has helped growers, manufacturers, and retailers reduce operating costs, maintain consistency and quality in products, and increase workplace safety.