Tattered Old Graywolf Retires Again????

Ah came to believe that you should retire as soon and often and possible, at a relatively early age, but it wasn’t until age 62 that I was able to comfortably retire from my professional career in industry.

Medical cannabis processing became a hobby, which blossomed into Graywolf, followed by Skunk Pharm Research with kindred spirits Carla and Joe.

Alas, next came time  creating WolfWurx with my son, then Pharmgold with partners to market WolfWurx designs, but ah’m happy to announce my 9-9-2016 second retirement from Pharmgold at age 73.

Hee, hee, hee, so far the time has been absorbed by Mom’s funeral, time with family over the hill and far away, and a vacation in WA DC marveling at the museums, as well as resuming mah dawg training and photography hobbies.

The best news is that it should afford me more time to play with Skunk Pharm Research projects and this site.

Watch this space for good things to come:

Royal Jelly

Hee, hee, hee, snicker, snark, snort………..!  Enter Royal Jelly!

A mixture of Clear concentrate and purified THCa crystals, stirred, not shaken, and left to clarify overnight.

Check it out at:

Royal Jelly

The Bad Boy is in Town

The essential oil extraction market using LPG solvents, has grown up around recovery pumps that get the job done, but are actually designed for refrigerant recovery, which is typically a much higher pressure process, so consequently the available pumps are designed for higher pressure than is required, which limits their volume out put at any given horsepower.

Many of ya’ll know the king of the hill, which is the Haskel EXT-420 pneumatic, which competes with 550 psi pumps like the TRS-21, 600, and CMP-OL electric pumps, but will recover up to 1145 psi and is rated at NEMA 7, Class 1, Div 1.

For larger, or multiple pot systems, the Class 1, Div II, 2 Hp CMP-OL-6000 is available at 2.9 cfm free air, and capable of 550 psi.

Soooo what about something seriously bad ass and more directly focused on our application??????????

Hee, hee, hee, enter the bad boy in town!  Pharmgold has coupled a Welch V-Twin BRP-1 hydrocarbon recovery pump, with a 2 horsepower NEMA 7 motor and control switch, to produce a NEMA 7 Class 1, Div 2, 6 cfm free air pump, which they protect with an inlet cyclone filter drier as part of the package.

Whoa, twice as big as the$12,000 CMEP-OL and about $2,000 cheaper, aside from the consideration that the Welch pump is built in the US of A, as is the motor and Swagelok fittings!!

If’n you’re running multiple pots, and have a system designed to run under 60 psi (100 psi max), check out these bad boys by Pharmgold at sales@pharmgold.com vaporhawg-at-assemblyvaporhawg2016-10-03-21-14-47

New Salk Institute study on the effects of Cannabis on Alzheimer

Lu lu lu lu lu lu lu lu lu! Check out the latest Salk Institute study on the effects of cannabis on Alzheimer’s.


D Gold, author of Cannabis Alchemy

How many of ya’ll remember this?


When I professionally retired in 2005 and started my research into Medical Cannabis as a hobby, one of the best books I found on cannabis alchemy, was Cannabis Alchemy, by D. Gold.

It was the basis for much of my experimentation, so imagine my joy and amazement more than a decade later, when the books author, D. Gold contact us’ns at the Pharm to share amenities and chit chat.

Hee, hee, hee, it gets better!  After exchanging secret handshakes, and comparing secret decoder rings, D Gold agreed to share his observations with us, regarding the changes he’s witnessed since he became involved with cannabis.

Given that he published Cannabis Alchemy in 1971, we may infer that he did previous research before writing it, sooooo his experience ostensibly dates to before a large percent of this forum’s readership was born (present company excluded) .

To put it in perspective, even his book was published more than thirty years before I was doing anything more more technical with cannabis than making tricky little sneaker pipes or rolling joints.

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Why pharma companies are fighting legal marijuana

Copied from the Washington Post

One striking chart shows why pharma companies are fighting legal marijuana

There’s a body of research showing that painkiller abuse and overdose are lower in states with medical marijuana laws. These studies have generally assumed that when medical marijuana is available, pain patients are increasingly choosing pot over powerful and deadly prescription narcotics. But that’s always been just an assumption.

Now a new study, released in the journal Health Affairs, validates these findings by providing clear evidence of a missing link in the causal chain running from medical marijuana to falling overdoses. Ashley and W. David Bradford, a daughter-father pair of researchers at the University of Georgia, scoured the database of all prescription drugs paid for under Medicare Part D from 2010 to 2013.

They found that, in the 17 states with a medical-marijuana law in place by 2013, prescriptions for painkillers and other classes of drugs fell sharply compared with states that did not have a medical-marijuana law. The drops were quite significant: In medical-marijuana states, the average doctor prescribed 265 fewer doses of antidepressants each year, 486 fewer doses of seizure medication, 541 fewer anti-nausea doses and 562 fewer doses of anti-anxiety medication.

But most strikingly, the typical physician in a medical-marijuana state prescribed 1,826 fewer doses of painkillers in a given year.

The rest of the article is at:


DIY-Induction Heating a Titanium Nail

Hee, hee, hee, sometimes our readers pass on something that is just too good not to share.  In this case, a DIY induction heating system for Titanium nails, that is handy and portable.

Look what that certain rascally hard boiled frog has been up to:

DIY-Induction Heating your Titanium Nail