About

Hi ya’ll!  Graywolf here to welcome you to Skunk Pharm Research LLC!

Our new start up company and this site are just starting to come together, so please bear with us and we will do our best to make your time worthwhile, by sharing our research with you for free.

We derive our income from leasing equipment of our design to local OMMP service providers, and spend it researching new equipment, processes, and potions for use by medical marijuana patients.

We started the company because our cannabis research hobby was eating up all of our mad money allowances, and we will be happy to break even after taxes, so that we can again use our mad money for personal fun and games.

As part of our research, we supply pro bono potions to volunteer patient test panels with a variety of different medical complaints and to end of life patients requesting support to attempt a cannabis cure with gram a day doses.

We periodically conduct hands on extraction classes of our own, that thus far have been well received, and have agreed to start teaching show and tell extraction classes at other local groups.

We neither buy or sell cannabis products, and all of our donations come from our own strictly compliant garden, or from material donated for that purpose by other skunk pharmers, who meet our organic growing standards.

In our own garden, we are focusing on developing high CBD strains to make high dosages tolerable to more people, when delivered in a sublingual or oral format.  We currently have Cannatonic and another no name strain that look promising and ES will keep you up to date on that progress.

Skunk Pharm Research LLC was formed by us three equal partners, from the local skunk pharmers group, with no medical credentials beyond Red Cross first aid to any of our names.  We include one each retired electrical and manufacturing engineer, plus a bright young biochemistry student just getting started.

We have no illusions of any of our results ever being accepted by the medical profession, and in point of fact, that is not our goal or intent.

Our intent is to dramatically increase the number of MMJ patients running through the streets waving their arms and shouting out their miracle as they see it, and to send more to the voting place, with their eyes open, so that they can no longer be lied to.

The group made me Technical Director, because being older than dirt, I know enough to be dangerous on a wide range of subjects, though alas, I am the resident expert on absolutely nothing.

I mostly handle equipment and extraction process development.  I will freely share my progress on those projects with ya’ll, both here and on other forums where you see my Graywolf sobriquet.

Joe, is our R&D Director, dragging us old farts (or fartess) kicking and screaming into the 21st century.  He has not only helped us immeasurably with chemistry, but is leading our charge on tissue culture, synthetic seed development, and DNA sequencing.  He will be keeping ya’ll up to speed on his page as he progresses.

Eloquentsolution is our Marketing director in charge of purchasing, and our lease programs. She is also our master dirt pharmer, consistently pumping out our fat bottomed girls like clockwork and will be keeping ya’ll up to date on our master garden.

She also likes to play in the lab and developed both our Holy Anointing Oil oral, and topical medications, as well as other potions she will share with you.

More to come, so hope ya’ll will keep checking back.

Kohst ah Wa ya, aka Graywolf

204 responses to this post.

  1. obviously like your website but you need to take a look at the spelling on several of your posts.
    A number of them are rife with spelling problems and I to find it very troublesome to tell
    the truth on the other hand I will surely come again again.

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  2. Posted by Matt on June 29, 2014 at 9:49 AM

    Hello,

    I am currently a college student studying biology in my 3rd year now and I noticed you commented about having a young biochemist is helpful. I was wondering if you would recommend taking biochemistry and organic chemistry classes. If I was interested in doing some research with cannabinoids and making clean medicine.

    I have been taking an emphasis in plants and ecology as my original plan was to have a completely organic (no fertilizers whatsoever) garden, but the extraction process has piqued my interests.

    Any input on the subject is greatly appreciated, as it is hard to find many who appreciate the background knowledge.

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  3. Posted by rob on March 4, 2014 at 1:53 PM

    Have you ever used DMSO as as solvent? i have been interested in making a medical spray topical for skin issues. . I’m thinking of using dmso instead of ethanol to make an absolute.

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  4. Posted by Alildabwilldoya on February 26, 2014 at 11:54 AM

    Very cool site and forums! Looking forward to reading up on all the topics and checkng out the forums!

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  5. Posted by Adriana on February 26, 2014 at 10:08 AM

    Hello,

    I am the mother of a son who suffers from chronic migraines. Conventional medicine has not worked. Unfortunately, my knowledge within this area is minimal. Is there a contact number where I would be able to speak with you? Your help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks.

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  6. Posted by Skoosh on February 23, 2014 at 4:05 PM

    Kohst ah Wa ya:
    Thank you for the time/financial investment in making this forum available.
    (Grabbing a seat over there in the corner…)

    Sk
    ;-)_~~

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  7. Hi all, great site you have here.
    I am looking to make medicated coconut oil with kief. My plan was to do the first round in a fondue pot/pyrex beaker oil bath at ~155F to infuse the oil. Then I would strain it and return it to the oil bath at ~250F to observe the bubble production of decarboxylation.
    Does this sound like the right method to y’all? I suppose I could do the infusion and decarboxylation simultaneously, but it would be harder to observe and I don’t want super sedative meds.

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  8. Posted by BasoonBubbles on February 22, 2014 at 5:51 PM

    Hi,

    First I have made a lot of use of content on this site, specifically your tutorial on QWET and polishing extracts, and your various posts on forums out there that have lead me back here at least a few times. It’s a great resource and much appreciated! Thank you!

    I had a question, not that I expect you to answer necessarily as I feel that would be presumptuous. However I have a very specific extract question, and I have not seen an answer anywhere that was obvious enough for me to track down myself.

    Here goes:

    Would it be possible to use lower temperatures to make polar solvents like ISO and Ethanol pickup 0 chlorophyll like butane, even in a long soak?

    I ask this because my freezer goes to -6 degrees F for some reason, and I can soak “already been vaped” herb in ISO for 2-3 minutes inside the freezer (after they have both been in there overnight) and get only minor discoloration, where as at room temperature even 1 minute in ISO, usually the solution turns black and results in pretty lame oil. The stuff out of the freezer is worlds better.

    So I am wondering if there is a temperature band in which chlorophyll is completely insoluble in ISO and yet cannabinoids remain soluble? If there was such a band you could theoretically do a long term soak in a freezer of some sort and still send up with fairly pristine oil when using a polar solvent.

    That may not even be a coherent question, and if it is not, then please disregard :) Otherwise any answer is greatly appreciated!.

    Thanks!

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  9. Posted by S Novak on January 26, 2014 at 4:42 PM

    Hi all, do you sell the Terpenators? Ir are you basically for informational purposes?

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  10. I have been wondering about the effects of cotton filters on the cannabinoid content of smoke. Filters are useful for filtering out unnecessary particles of smoke, but I don’t know if they filter out a significant amount of cannabinoids. Any ideas or previous work on this?

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  11. Posted by David Jones on January 20, 2014 at 1:28 PM

    I love your website. Although I cannot understand much of what I read I still get a lot of valuable info. I am a baker new to the scientific end of medibles. I am working to develop a lotion or cream for skin problems (yes I live in California with a lot of sun). I have tried soaking crushed buds in olive oil, which is not the skin lotion I would like. I have only soaked the first batch for a few days (I am so grateful for this wonderful website to put things in perspective) but have used the result on skin cancer over the last month. While I am waiting to see what happens I noticed that a wart, on my finger that I used to apply the oil, has disappeared. I used it on a second wart and it has shrunk. But I want something kinder to the skin. So I have started soaking crushed buds in jojoba oil. Unlike olive oil nothing seemed to happen. No fragrant smells. Now after two weeks I see the color of the jojoba darkening and I can smell the bud. I would be happy to let it sit for months to get what I want. I want to get out of the habit of having my skin cut, burned and frozen. My only other experience with this type of extraction is in the making of Four Thieves Vinegar. It is an insect repellant and skin conditioner. I would put the herbs (wormwood, lavender etc.) into a glass jug with vinegar that still had the mother and put it out in the sun for two weeks, then add the garlic and put in a dark closet for two weeks. So…have you ever tested jojoba oil or vinegar?

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  12. Posted by Joshua Benton on January 16, 2014 at 5:29 PM

    Hello,
    My name is Joshua Benton. I am a chemical engineering student at Kansas state university. I am contacting you in hopes of getting an internship. I have interests in extraction and concentration processes. My resume is available upon request.

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  13. Posted by Nicole Kain on January 10, 2014 at 4:12 PM

    I’m interested in your 2014 classes for BHO. Can you tell me when you will be posting those?

    Thank you.
    Nicole

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    • When we find a new venue to replace our lost lease.

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      • Graywolf,

        I just come across your site and will say I enjoy the wit as well as the info. I would like to know if you or anyone has tried to extract the goodie from green fresh picked leaf and buds. I have been picking and grazing on my plants as I tend to them but as they mature the taste is getting a little unsavory and hard to ignore. I believe it would be more healthy and thats where I’m coming from anymore. Also it would be nice if it could be isolated without heating and getting the psycho active effect. I’m not sure what that temp. would be so maybe you could enlit’n me to that fact. Also juicing the raw leaves and flowers is a solution I have not tried yet but I am finding it hard to believe that the stickiness and goodie will not stay in the juicer , because it is not water soluble? Am I a little off base here? A word to the wise may be in play here if you you could.
        I am a caregiver in Michigan and am after the best solution for the afflictions of my patients many of whom are not into the high. I may say I am getting somewhat the same way as my evolution too is uncloaking signs of aging .
        I see you have worked with the Cannotonic strain and I too am looking for strains with higher CBD contents. All i have found are seeds and don’t really want to start there. Any advice will be helpful. I noticed you referred to terpenes in your explanation of the oil infusion methods of extraction. Are you referring to only terpenes or the entire spectrum of cannabinoids in the cannabis?
        Anyway my main reason for posting is to find a way to get the goodie out without the high coming along. I know how to get that the old fashion way.

        Thanks for your time,
        Dwayne Gascho

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      • Posted by BigSkyDabs on February 18, 2014 at 9:42 AM

        Any update on 2014 classes? Thanks!

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  14. Posted by anon4now on January 8, 2014 at 5:34 AM

    Graywolf, “Big Fan”. Take heed, I am in desperate need of a private discussion with you, over a new means of extraction that will put everything you’ve done to shame. I think you can help me, and together maybe we can help everyone. Please, Please contact me!

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  15. Posted by scott590 on January 3, 2014 at 12:52 PM

    Hey there any way to resell these products in Colorado.. My company Neo Farms, will be interested.. http://www.neo-farms.com, if you do not have a rep here..
    Contact me at orders@neo-farms.com

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  16. Hey guys! I got a er-well buncha er-well pot. It’s what’s left from the fall crop, sorta. It tried to get this funky white mold while it was hanging and bone dry, even. That bunch I rum cured but it still tastes weird- don’t use spiced rum I think. but it still has that sweetish taste. Any recommendations? I make BHO, oil, or blender hash good. Don’t cook wurf spit- I’m single haha.

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  17. Posted by Bob on December 14, 2013 at 6:01 PM

    Can you please point me to procedures (publications are fine) for isolating CBD using 1) SFE and 2) using the rotovap?

    Another question – CBD oils are often made under conditions that would decarboxylate THCA, CBDA, etcetera.  If the solvent (e.g. hexane) were evaporated under vacuum (or extracted with butane), the temp could be kept lower thus reducing the conversion of THCA to THC.  It’s my understanding that THC (and THCA) compete for similar binding sites as CBD (and CBDA).  Would having THCA instead of THC in an oil yield an even more therapeutic product and one which could be tolerated in higher doses without getting high?

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  18. I just found the goddam holy grail. Im richthis………im rich. In knowledge, mind and spirit

    so grateful ifound this

    Wocnoc baby

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  19. I truly love your website.. Excellent colors & theme.
    Did you create this amazing site yourself? Please
    reply back as I’m wanting to create my own website and would
    love to know where you got this from or exactly what the theme is
    named. Thank you!

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  20. hi how are you I am A compassionste card carying caregiver with a lot of donations got good deal on some out of the box girl scout cookies and many other flavors I am in desperate need of a tankfor trade donations buy or borrowor . I also have at least 10 other tanks sold for you as you were talking and I’m lying about someone telling your textplease respond to phone number or email as soon as possible As I am in your area for next couple days this be the first time contacting you but I’ve been following you from day one and have been out doing research on tanks and how are they would sell and what my used to be I think I could benefit you greatly time is a constraint right now so I reiterate please respond asap and if there’s any processing we can work out on the couch have a wonderful day god bless you bye we are close by and very flexible good easy going peopleyou can reach us at phone number 907 617 7164 haha I am new to try to get ahold of you guys but I have been calling you since you were just a little blog online I have very passionate and also have about 10 other tanks sold in California and Washingtonplease response ASAP as with the holidays time is an issue

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  21. I lost your contact details including your phone number. Please contact Uncle Pete @ 989-630-7852

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  22. Posted by Trevor on October 21, 2013 at 9:13 PM

    Will you test samples if they are sent to you for thc/cbd content?

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  23. Posted by Doug Bodnar on October 12, 2013 at 12:28 AM

    GW
    Awesome resource, thank you. Trying to find hoses, but not sure which will meet standards for using butane. Also not sure what can tapper to use. Can you point me in a direction. Any help is greatly appreciated.
    Doug

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  24. Posted by Jc824 on September 27, 2013 at 1:27 AM

    Stuck on this site love it

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  25. Be sure and follow @GrayWolf23 on twitter for updates.

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  26. How long was it ran for? Also in your extraction notes for cold it says it can be decarbed later but you don’t mention the process, is it as simple as double boiler? How long though and what temp

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  27. Hey GW,

    I was looking at your glycerin extraction and saw that it took around 60-120days and have had a thought. In the world of electronic cigarettes and people creating their own juice people use ultra sonic cleaners to put bottles of flavoring and other ingredients based upon vegetable glycerin and propylene glycol. The reason for this being is that those ingredients change on a molecular level melding with each other over time but the ultra sonic cleaner actually speeds that process up. I can’t describe the science behind it but I’ve used it with great success the rule of thumb I’ve been going by has been every 2weeks worth of waiting is 336minutes in the ultra sonic cleaner, do you think you could give that a whirl and try it out with the glycerin cold tincture. The UC does get warm because of the heat of the motor but It is no where near as hot as the hottest tap water (approx 150degrees F).

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    • Vibration works. I used a vibratory shell ammo polisher to produce a dense extract cold in about a week,

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      • I swore I clicked reply….. I was on my phone but now that I’m on my computer this “How long was it ran for? Also in your extraction notes for cold it says it can be decarbed later but you don’t mention the process, is it as simple as double boiler? How long though and what temp” was for a reply to this message instead of just posting randomly about in the about section…..

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        • Solly bro, you are still on the About thread, and I don’t know for sure what you are talking about.

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          • The glycerin extraction you were talking about in this chain of posts. I was asking how long you ran the vibratory shell ammo cleaner with a cold extraction and how you decarbed after that

          • I ran it a week in the vibrator and got a dark extract.

            We don’t decarboxylate all of our glycerin extracts, because it still has medicinal effects at the CB-2 receptors, even if it can’t pass the blood brain barrier to reach the CB-1 receptors,

            If we do decarboxylate it, I placed it in a 250F oil bath and watch the bubbles, while stirring to keep the bubbles rising.

  28. Posted by Ethan M on September 17, 2013 at 12:44 PM

    Really awesome information. First time visitor to this site and it will certainly be my foremost provider of extraction information. Thank you for your contributions.

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  29. Do u have a updated parts list?I was reading comments below the link u sent me.seems like a lot of parts have been switched.

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  30. Posted by Rob on August 28, 2013 at 3:37 PM

    Hello I love youe site. One of the best I ever came across. Im new to bho or co2 extraction and tissue sampling. Well looking into all of them but haven’t tried any let lol.i was wondering if u could point me in the right direction?should i go bho or co2?and what extractor should I build to do it?and im very interested in tissue culture also but its
    hard to find step by step directions on how to do it.

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  31. Posted by hvacchad on August 16, 2013 at 8:01 PM

    Went to the bho class last week and got to meet some awesome people. My equipment is put together and ready for my first run 2mrw. Looking for real patients in real need in socal.

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