The son of a hockey player, Gene Galyuk was born in Kyiv Ukraine and immigrated to the United States in 1992 at the age of 7. He started playing hockey at an early age and in 2003 became a world champion for his native country.Primarily focused on indoor cultivation, Gene co-founded Herbotronics Inc in 2010,whichbuilt and operated several large cultivation facilities in Southern California under the SB 420 and prop 215. During the extract boom of 2011, Gene began researching extraction to understand the existing technologies and methodologies as well as determining the marketability and demand in the current market place.Gene co-founded Capna Labs, in 2014. Capna Labs was launched as a fully integrated extraction, refinement, and formulation service provider that primarily focused on CO2 extraction technologies that were the most current at that time. Within a year of operation, it was determined that the CO2 systems were simply incapable of the necessary throughput required to run a successful extraction facility.In 2015, Gene also co-founded The Bloom Brand. The Bloom Brand became oneof California’s top THC vapebrands by market share, and is now sold in NV, NM, and WA.The Bloom Brand quickly took over the manufacturing capacity at Capna Labs. It was during the ramp up of The Bloom Brand that Gene was tasked with improving the extraction capabilities internally at Capna Labs.View the profile
Guy is the Co-founder, and Chief Product Officer for Papa & Barkley, a cannabis wellness line with products ranging from topicals to vape oils, to tinctures. Guy Rocourt is an experienced cannabis entrepreneur and an expert grower, extractor and product development practitioner. Guy has launched multiple companies in the cannabis space and has deep subject matter expertise. Guy is a graduate of the Rochester Institute of Technology and a Navy veteran who served as a technician and helmsman on nuclear submarines. Guy has designed and built manufactured infused products facilities (MIPs) in California, Nevada and Colorado. In addition to his technical and scientiﬁc expertise, he is also an artist with the cannabis plant, continuously envisioning and creating new products. His creativity and understanding of the market and cannabis consumers provides deep insight into strategy, production, due diligence of potential investments and product development.Aside from his creative background and experience in product development, Guy was a long-time caregiver for Montel Williams and has also helped other patients with issues including irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), Crohn’s Disease, cancer and epilepsy. His understanding of the lifecycle of the plant and its ability to produce rich ratios of cannabinoids and terpenes has led him to craft wellness products (such as CBD/THC tinctures) with the goal of helping those suffering from chronic pain.View the profile
Alec Stephens is a seasoned entrepreneur who has recently launched a venture focused on CBD Oil extraction from Hemp in the exciting blossoming cannabis sector for wholesale distribution to manufacturers of CBD infused products.He also maintains his title as principal/founder of SAS Holdings LLC, a real estate investment and development firm focused on responsible and sustainable value add investing in multifamily properties throughout the US with an emphasis on primary metropolitan markets exhibiting strong economic fundamentals. He has over twenty-five years of real estate related experience as a principal Investor, developer and broker. He has been an active principal in multi-family projects, land development and urban infill. For over a decade, he was founder and principal of a general contracting design/build firm engaged in the acquisition of land for development of minor and major subdivisions while designing and constructing high end custom residential homes. During his tenure as a developer/builder he honed his skills and expertise in market analysis, government relations, contract negotiation, financial planning and forecasting, construction and project management. Alec also previously worked on Wall Street as a market maker trading futures and options on the floor of the New York Board of Trade Commodities Exchange.View the profile
Eric serves as Principal Scientist for Imperial CBD Extraction- located in the agricultural region of Imperial County- where he oversees the extraction, purification, analysis, and formulation of hemp oil. A chemist and engineer by training, Eric has experience in the many facets of Cannabis processing as well as the complex cannabinoid ensemble evolved by nascent cultivars. His research interests are focused on cannabinoid fractionation and purification for the mutual benefit of regulatory compliance and clinical deconvolution.View the profile
About the talk
The process of extracting cannabinoids from hemp has evolved. From ethanol and CO2 to even butane, there are a number of methodologies currently at your disposal. The best first question to answer is "what types of products do you want to design?" Additionally, while some techniques require larger sums of money upfront, others can be limited by the amounts of solvents able to be stored, waste generation, or health and safety considerations, including of the final consumer product. In this panel we take a closer look at these methodologies, as well as the potential differences in the resulting product.
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