Adapting to New Economic Realities | 8.1.23 | Service Solutions

NCIA’s Service Solutions series is our sponsored content webinar program which allows business owners the opportunity to learn more about premier products, services and industry solutions directly from our network of established suppliers, providers and thought leaders.

In this edition originally aired on Tuesday, August 1, 2023 we were joined by Jason Laronde of Vitalis Extraction Technology and special guest Mark Webb (passionate chemist, educator, and extraction specialist better known as The Aroma Science Guy and ) for a session about one of today’s most impactful, yet often misunderstood, solutions for rising production costs: cosolvent extraction using CO₂ and small, metered volumes of ethanol.

Making cannabis products is basically like printing money, right? Well… Maybe in the past. Today, cannabis is bound by the fundamentals of business. The old ways of processing are often too expensive amid rising competition and price compression. In this more mature market, every penny matters. So with extraction and downstream refinement being among the highest operating costs producers face, it’s vital to get things right.

Learn how this novel application of a time-tested process can streamline your operation, improve your profitability, and help you maintain the consistent product quality your customers expect.

Learning Objectives:

• Summarize the economic evolution of the legal cannabis manufacturing industry and the resulting impacts on today’s producers.
• Explain the drawbacks of different solvent extraction methodologies as they relate to a cannabis manufacturer’s operation and bottom line.
• Describe the advantages of using CO₂ extraction with small amounts of ethanol as a cosolvent in cannabis manufacturing.


Jason Laronde
Sales Manager
Vitalis Extraction Technology Inc.

Mark Webb

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