Karen Yves Quinto completed her Master’s Degree in Environmental Science and has seven years of experience in microbiology and chemistry research. She entered the medical cannabis industry in extraction and formulation process and development. Karen is currently the Chief Science Officer at Iron Sight Industries, an Oregon-based Hemp farm and extraction facility spearheading the Extraction Department and researching current and future hemp sciences and processes for extraction optimization and innovation, including Research & Development activities pertaining to medical products. Karen has guest lectured for University of Toronto and Ryerson University on cannabis extraction.
Cannabis Extraction is a method of selective separation of cannabinoids and other desired compounds from the plant matter using physical or chemical techniques. In the industry, many types of extraction methods are commonly found, although CO2 extraction is the most commonly used in the Canadian legal market due to its solventless nature.
With special focus on supercritical extractions, this workshop will guide the attendee through the extraction processes found in a typical LP, from the milling of the plant material to the final formulated product. Here you will:
Learn about extraction technologies and a summary of each type
Learn about the supercritical phase of CO2 and its use as an extraction solvent
Perform a simulation of common extraction processes, such as weighing and preparing concentrated cannabinoid samples for HPLC sample preparation, calculating %yield, and other downstream post-extraction processes