Attacks on Instagram

Wowza, imagine my surprise when someone forwarded me Instagrams from Summit Research, where two brothers and a sister presented as gospel, things about Skunk Pharm Research that taint so.

Specifically that us’n Skunk Pharmers filed Chapter 11, and took a lot of people’s money without delivering, as well as other malicious charges.

Taint so of course, and as you would expect, our attackers are hiding behind avatars.

Doesn’t matter as it so happens, between the two I recognize and the two Joe recognizes, we know exactly who all three are.

Because I believe truth is not only shorter than fiction, and that it puts things in perspective, I challenge ya’ll three misguided brothers and sisters to discussing this in public, using our correct names.

Further discussion of the details at:

https://skunkpharmresearch.com/attacks-on-instagram/

BHO Extraction Equipment Certification

Some of ya’ll know that I came out of retirement long enough to support my son’s  WolfWurx, Inc startup, and to provide the engineering required to get it certified for use in OR, WA, CO, NV, and MD.

I’m back in retirement again, but would like to relay my experience getting the Terpenator Mk IVC/VC certified, so ya’ll have some idea of what to expect and be better prepared.

Let me say for starters that I thought I had a solid design out of the gate, but noooooo, I still had to make some upgrades to get certified.

Secondly, the process, or how it is operated affects certification, thirdly the installation also had to be certified, and forthly, as did the extraction booth that it was in.

Soooo, like Zen, they are all one………………………..

More at: https://skunkpharmresearch.com/bho-extraction-equipment-certification/

BHO Extraction Booth Design

With legalization, comes regulation, and one regulation facing local extractors, is the requirement that they have a certified extraction facility.

To obtain that certification, requires a panoply of steps and maneuvers, including certified extraction equipment, but a subject that comes up regularly, is what is required for a legal extraction booth itself???

More at:  https://skunkpharmresearch.com/bho-extraction-booth-design/

ISO-3 by D Gold

Some of ya’ll mature brothers and sisters will remember D. Gold’s ISO-1 and II Isomerizers from the 70’s, and some of ya’ll young researchers may have cast eyes upon one or at least a picture.

Starting with  the ISO-1, here is a picture from a brochure.  First concept, direct and utilitarian:

iso-i-by-d-goldISO-1

iso-ii-by-d-goldFollowed by the ISO-2, Super Flower Tower, which was both functional and elegant in design:

https://www.superflowertower.com/images/operation-overview-super-flower-tower.pdf

Imagine our joy and amazement, when D. Gold announced that he has now whomped up an ISO-3, and presented us’ns with SN-0001 to have our way with.

Clearly an evolved design that has moved from direct and utilitarian, through elegant, to KISS.  The sort of thang that happens, when you continue to mull over a concept for half a century or so………………..

ready-to-roll-1

More at:

https://skunkpharmresearch.com/iso-3-by-d-gold/

CANNABINOIDS OF THE FUTURE – BOON OR DISASTER? by D Gold

Hi Everyone,
 
About a month or so ago, Graywolf asked me to write an article on the history of cannabis extraction, as I witnessed it.  He also asked me what I thought the future of cannabinoid chemistry might be.  Well …. Thanks a bunch Graywolf!  Keep me up thinking an extra hour every night for a month contemplating what the hell might be next.  Not actually complaining, mind you.  I do love it!
 
My first thoughts on the future was that the future is here, the future is now, we done done it all already.  When the basement Alchemist can perform the same experiments and procedures that previously only happened in university laboratories, or were carried out by government-funded scientists in Israel or Spain or at Harvard, we have come a long way. There’s not much that our intrepid Alchemists have not figured out. (Note that I left out those so-called researchers at University of Mississippi government “farm”. They have been about as useful in advancing the science as … you supply the metaphor). 
 
But then, something dawned on me that hit me pretty hard.  There is a massive universe of unexplored cannabinoid chemistry out there that may eventually yield incredible medicines and euphoriants.  It is likely a vast untapped mine of chemical wonders, and right now it is being abused, neglected, prostituted, besmirched, and possibly worse.  In fact, the way that this vast potential resource of wonderfulness is currently being treated will most likely lead to disaster.  Unless some young brave Alchemists step up and develop the research as it should be.
 
What the hell am I talking about? Synthetic cannabinoids! Spice! K-2! That horrible crap that the media has labeled as “synthetic marijuana” that makes big news as people freak out on unknown chemical mixtures that may or may not actually contain some synthetic cannabinoids.

Extraction Craft Source Turbo Ethanol vacuum recovery unit

Whoop, whoop, lu lu lu lu lu lu lu!  Ah just loves new toys!

Ya’ll brothers and sisters looking for support extracting or winterizing with ethanol, will be delighted with Extract Craft’s recent offering of their Source Turbo, vacuum assisted ethanol recovery system.

It is a counter top vacuum assisted refluxing still, about the size of a blender, that uses vacuum to reduce the temperature necessary to boil away the ethanol, so as to preserve more of the monoterpenes, as well as limit changes in their properties.

Hee, hee, hee, they sent us a unit to torture and our preliminary testing supports their enthusiasm.

Eloquentsolution just happened to have several choices of winterized BHO handy, so we selected about 150 ml from a mixed flower extraction for the trial.

let-the-magic-begin

More at:

https://skunkpharmresearch.com/extract-craft-source-turbo-ethanol-vacuum-recovery-unit/

Normal and Isobutane rated GRAS by FDA

The Food and Drug Administration has rated n-Butane and Isobutane as GRAS, or generally recognized as safe.

https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/CFR-2012-title21-vol3/pdf/CFR-2012-title21-vol3-sec184-1165.pdf

Food and Drug Administration, HHS

§ 184.1165 n-Butane and iso-butane.

(a) n-Butane and iso-butane (empirical formula C4H10, CAS Reg. Nos. 106– 97–8 and 75–28–5, respectively) are colorless, flammable gases at normal temperatures and pressures.

They are easily liquefied under pressure at room temperature and are stored and shipped in the liquid state. The butanes are obtained from natural gas by fractionation following absorption in oil, adsorption to surface-active agents, or refrigeration.

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(b) The ingredients must be of a purity suitable for their intended use.

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(c) In accordance with §184.1(b)(1), these ingredients are used in food with no limitations other than current good manufacturing practice.

The affirmation of these ingredients as generally recognized as safe (GRAS) as direct human food ingredients is based upon the following current good manufacturing practice conditions of use:
(1) The ingredients are used as propellants, aerating agents, and gases as defined in § 170.3(o)(25) of this chapter.
(2) The ingredients are used in food at levels not to exceed current good manufacturing practice.

(d) Prior sanctions for these ingredients different from the uses established in this section do not exist or have been waived.

[48 FR 57270, Dec. 29, 1983, as amended at 73 FR 8607, Feb. 14, 2008; 76 FR 59249, Sept. 26, 2011]”