Cannabis Manufacturing Series

QSP Training

QSP Sciences cannabis manufacturing training courses have been prepared for extraction and processing that cover the terminology, equipment options, pros and cons with downstream processing options. Courses cover basic extraction, short path distillation, chromatography and crystallization. Additional courses cover edible product like gummies and sugar free lozenges.

Advanced Cannabis Extraction and Isolation Strategies

($1,000)

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  • The class is an introduction to liquid/liquid partitions, fractional distillation, chromatography, short path distillation and recrystallizations.
  • Processing strategies incorporating these technologies will be presented to make a wide variety of products.
  • Includes hands-on work with R&D Flash Chromatography columns and a short-path distillation apparatus.

Ethanol Extraction of Hemp and Cannabis

($750)

  • Hands-on course extracting agricultural hemp, with rotary evaporator solvent recovery
  • Ethanol has emerged as a quick and efficient method of extracting plant material
  • Cold ethanol extraction operates below the flash point of ethanol for increased safety
  • Ethanol extraction with Short-path distillation can manufacture many of the most popular products on the market today

Short-Path Distillation of Hemp and Cannabis

($750)

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  • Hands-on course performing short-path distillation of ethanolic hemp extract
  • Short-path distillation has leveled the playing field between butane, ethanol and CO2
  • Short-path distillation can be used to remove colors as well as fractionate cannabinoids
  • A simple short-path system is used for laboratory exercises
  • Tricks and tips will be included that transfer to more advanced equipment

Making CBD Gummy Candies

($750)

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  • Hands-on course preparing gummy candies (with mold inhibitor)
  • Hemp extract will be used to demonstrate the importance of emulsifiers
  • Gummies represent a pleasant and easy to dose delivery system for medicines
  • Always start with low doses and allow plenty of time for the effect to develop

Making Sugar Free CBD Hard Candies

($750)

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  • Hands-on course preparing isomalt sugar-free candies
  • Hemp extract will be used to demonstrate the lack of need for emulsifiers
  • Gummies represent a pleasant and easy to dose delivery system for medicines
  • Always start with low doses and allow plenty of time for the effect to develop

Chromatography Clean-up of Hemp and Cannabis Extracts

($750)

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  • Hands-on course exploring chromatography clean-up of hemp extracts
  • Alumina, silica gel, C18 and carbon adsorbents will be used to evaluate their ability to remove various colors and odors from “nasty” hemp extracts
  • Multiple solvent systems will be employed to visually demonstrate the concepts of weak and strong solvents on each chromatography material