As cannabis flower consumption falls to less than 50 percent of the market share in North America, it is clear that some consumers prefer the ease and convenience of extracts and edibles. Cannabis businesses preparing for the future of the industry - driven by changing consumer tastes - are finding that the right design to support their extraction operation is increasingly critical to business performance. A wrong step in the early development stages can be extremely costly, especially if operations are facing inspection failure or lack of ability to scale with growth.

This session will explore hydrocarbon vs. non-hydrocarbon extraction methods, and the different regulatory considerations that go along with producing extracts. Attendees will develop a strong understanding of the different federal, state, and local governing bodies and codes, as well as dive into the space classification and permitting processes.

Learning Objectives:
1. Define the different methods of extraction, including hydrocarbon and non-hydrocarbon processes.
2. Explore the local, state, and federal governing bodies involved in regulating extraction operations.
3. Examine common regulatory mistakes and complications from an experienced engineering perspective.
4. Learn about space classification and maximum allowable quantities and how they relate to the extraction process.
5. Dive into the permitting process and the different steps involved at each stage of building an extraction operation.