As cannabis flower consumption falls to less than 50 percent of the market share in North America, it is clear that a considerable portion of consumers prefer the ease and convenience of extracts and edibles. Cannabis businesses preparing for the future of the industry and taking changing consumer tastes into consideration are finding that the right design to support their extraction operation is increasingly critical to business performance. Starting a processing facility is a complex process, and the industry is not yet at a point where a standard set of guidelines apply to each operation.

In this session, audience members will hear from experts in extraction from across the industry and leave with an understanding of the different considerations that go along with producing extracts. Panelists specializing in different methods of extraction will discuss important regulatory issues, common mistakes and complications when setting up an extraction facility, and innovative new technology in the extraction industry.

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.