How to Design an Extraction Facility

The design of a facility can dramatically impact how efficiently—or inefficiently—a cannabis extraction company operates.

When designing a marijuana extraction lab, it helps to focus on:

  • Ensuring safety when working with dangerous gases.
  • Creating a smooth workflow and reducing the opportunity for contamination.
  • Leaving adequate space to work on the machines.
  • Sectioning off each stage in the process.
  • Planning ahead to scale up as…

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Loans Without Bias

Seke Ballard is the founder and CEO of Seattle-based Good Tree Capital, an online platform that raises capital from accredited investors and uses those funds to underwrite small-business loans to vetted, licensed cannabis operators nationwide. Good Tree Capital’s average loan is $75,000, and its biggest … [Continue]

Making Headway in Cannabis Reform

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Chain Link

Building a franchised company around the rapidly growing cannabis industry seems like a natural fit—it can be a quick way for newcomers to get started with an established brand. But because both marijuana and franchising are so heavily regulated, marrying the two is likely to … [Continue]