Skunk Pharm Research 2013 Classes

Skunk Pharm Research 2013 Classes

1          Jan

            1.1       Saturday 19                             Volunteer Test Panel Orientation

2          Feb

2.1       Sat 9                                         Truffles for Valentines Day

2.2       Saturday 23                             BHO Extraction

3          Mar

3.1       Friday 8                                  BHO Extraction

3.2       Saturday 23                             Alcohol Extraction

4          April

4.1       Friday 12                                Alcohol Extraction

4.2       Saturday 27                             Alchemy and Formulations

5          May

5.1       Friday 10                                Alchemy and Formulations

5.2       Saturday 25                             Tissue culture in your kitchen

6          June

6.1       Friday 7                                  Oil and glycerin extraction

6.2       Saturday 22                             Oil and glycerin extraction

7          July

7.1       Friday 12                                BHO Extraction

7.2       Saturday 27                             BHO Extraction

8          Aug

8.1       Friday 9                                  BHO Extraction

8.2       Saturday 24                             Truffles

9          Sept

9.1       Friday 13                                Alcohol Extraction

9.2       Saturday 28                             Alchemy and Formulations

10        Oct

10.1     Friday 11                                Alchemy and Formulations

10.2     Saturday 26                             Tissue culture in your kitchen

11        Nov

11.1     Friday 8                                  Truffles for the Holidays

11.2     Saturday 23                             BHO Extraction

12        Dec

12.1     Friday 13                                Oil and glycerin extraction

Cost Per Student 

Skunk Pharm Personnel teach our classes of 10 students for free, at our quiet informal setting, which keeps facility costs minimized.  Our fee is $15 per student per class, to cover the cost of the actual materials used, excluding all cannabis products.

Because they are all intense compressed classes, that cost includes the gourmet soup and sandwiches that Carla serves, so that we can maintain experiment continuity over the lunch hour.

Glass containers are available for taking home samples at $2 each, or you may bring your own.

Only OMMP card holders may sample cannabis products, all of which will be provided at no charge.

Non OMMP out of state MMJ cardholders may attend and audit classes, but may not sample any of the cannabis products, or take any home.

We will allow up to 20% or 2 financially challenged patients to attend each class at no charge.

No non medical students will be accepted until Oregon laws permit it.

Fees are due in full at enrollment.

Cancellations greater than 5 days before the class, will be promptly refunded.

Cancellations less that 5 days before the event may or may not be refunded, depending on whether the slot can be filled in time from standby students, but if not, we will hold a solemn toast to your contribution to the shared expenses, in your absence.

Class Descriptions 

1.0       BHO Extraction: 

1.1       We will demonstrate proper butane handling safety, with both open and   closed butane extraction systems.

1.2       We demonstrate BHO Extraction using a packed column, and a thermos,  as well as a Lil Terp passive essential oil extractor, and a Mk IIIA  Terpenator electric essential oil extractor.

1.3       We will demonstrate both fresh frozen and cured material preparation and   extraction.  It will be a hands on class, where students look, touch and feel through each step.

1.4       We will provide information on how to build your own Lil Terp or  Terpenator as well how to operate one.

1.5       You will learn how to winterize your BHO extractions, to remove plant  waxes and produce an Absolute Amber extraction.

1.6       Students with designated drivers may compare the nuances of the different  extractions done in class through vaporization, or optionally a student may  take their samples with them to compare at their leisure, once safely home.

2.0       Alcohol Extraction:

2.1       We will discuss and demonstrate alcohol extraction safety issues.

2.2       We demonstrate extraction of dried material, using both 190 proof Ethanol   and 99% Isopropyl, utilizing  QWET and QWISO quick wash techniques.

2.3       We will provide information on how to recycle the alcohol and build your  own recycling equipment.

2.4       We demonstrate purging using forced air, hot oil, and vacuum techniques.

2.5       We demonstrate decarboxylation, to make the oil orally active, by converting the THCA, which doesn’t readily pass the blood brain barrier, to THC, which does.

2.6       Students with designated drivers may compare the nuances of the different extractions done in class through vaporization, or optionally a student may  take their samples with them to compare at their leisure, once safely home.

3.0       Alchemy and Formulations: 

3.1       Alchemy and Formulations is a pot pourri covering:

3.1.1    Lab safety.

3.1.2    Decarboxylation, to convert the THCA to orally active THC.

3.1.3    Winterizing to produce an pristine absolute amber, by removing the inert plant waxes and lipids.

3.1.4    Hexane and brine washing extracts to salvage extractions gone  awry, by removing undesirable non active water soluble polar                                            elements and chlorophyll.

3.1.5    Converting cannabis essential oil to cannabis acetate, using  hexane, sulfuric acid, and acetic anhydride, and the same process as making aspirin from salicylic acid extracted from willow bark.

3.1.6    Demonstrate vacuum and submicron syringe filtration, and purging with hot oil, forced air, or vacuum.

3.1.7    We will formulate extractions into Holy Anointing Oil Oral and  Topical, as well as Holy Shit sublingual.

3.1.8    We will make Cannabuttons and Super Cannabuttons in class.

3.1.9    Students with designated drivers may compare the nuances of the  different extractions done in class through vaporization, or optionally a student may take their samples with them to compare at their leisure, once safely home.

4.0       Oil and Glycerin Extractions:

4.1       We discuss and demonstrate safety handling hot oils.

4.2       We extract cannabis oil from plant material, using ghee, coconut oil, olive

oil, grape seed oil using hot techniques.

4.3       We extract with Kosher grade vegetable glycerin, using both hot and cold  techniques.

4.4       We demonstrate and discuss making medibles using fats and oils extractions.

4.5       Students with designated drivers may compare the nuances of the different extractions and medibles done in class through tasting, or optionally a student may take their samples with them to compare at their leisure, once safely home.

5.0       Eloquentsolution’s Professional Truffle Making Class:

Eloquentsolution herself, demonstrates making professional, non  medicated world class truffles, that compete favorably with the finest available from commercial sources.

An assortment of non medicated truffles will be available for sampling and to take home for Valentines Day, as well as medicated samples, that the student may take home to compare at their leisure.

Class content as follows:

5.1       The Basics

5.2       Ingredients

5.2.1    Genache

5.2.2    Holy genache

5.2.3    Class choice of two additional flavors made in class

5.3       Tempering

5.3.1    Stovetop

5.3.2    Machine

5.4       Dipping

5.4.1    Stovetop

5.4.2    Machine

5.3       Medicating/Dosing

5.3.1    Using medicated butter perfumers method

5.3.2    Using infused medicated butter

5.3.3    Using oil infused into cream/genache

5.3.4    Dosing individual truffles

5.4       Boxing and Storing

5.4.1    Lining

5.4.2    Layering

5.4.3    Marking

6.0       Tissue Culture in Your Kitchen

6.1.    Chemical Safety

6.1.1.1.              PPE

6.1.1.2.              Handling

6.1.1.3.              Planning ahead

6.1.1.4.              Pre-made VS Home made

6.2.    Using basic instrumentation

6.2.1.1.              Balance

6.2.1.2.              Graduated Cylinder

6.2.1.3.              Pipette

6.2.1.4.              pH Meter

6.2.1.5.              Microwave (agar)

6.3.    Math and solution making

6.3.1.1.              Moles

6.3.1.2.              Ratios

6.3.1.3.              Percent’s

6.4.    Autoclaving

6.4.1.1.              Safety

6.4.1.2.              Principals

6.5.    Aseptic technique at home

6.5.1.1.              Managing Bio-burden

6.5.1.2.              Sterilization

6.5.1.3.              Proper technique

6.6.    Storage

6.6.1.1.              Light and Temperature requirements

6.6.1.2.              Passaging

6.6.1.3.              Long term considerations

6.7.    Multiplication

6.7.1.1.              Planning

6.7.1.2.              Division

6.8.    Rooting

6.8.1.1.              Hormones

6.8.1.2.              Removing from agar

6.9.    Hardening off

6.9.1.1.              Temperature

6.9.1.2.              Humidity

6.9.1.3.              Drafts

GW/jde

Skunk Pharm Research Student Application

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Total classes no taken__________X $15=________________remitted with application approval.

Copy, and add required information, before cutting and pasting a copy in an email to

graywolf@skunkpharmresearch.com

Classes will be on a first come, first served basis and tuition expenses fees are due upon approval of registration and schedule.

Refunds with cancelations more than 5 days before scheduled class or in the event of a class cancelation.

GW

162 responses to this post.

  1. Posted by Dick Ripp on August 13, 2016 at 3:15 PM

    Hello, I wanted to know how I can learn how to use one of these units. I just inherited one and I would love to learn how to use it. I would be willing to pay to be taught the correct way to extract. Thank you very much in advance.

    Reply

  2. Posted by andrew ryan on September 10, 2015 at 6:50 AM

    I am interested in taking your class I am from Canada and have my medical papers is there any classes for the 2015 year and would I be able to take any classes if I came there?

    Reply

  3. Posted by michael on March 1, 2015 at 1:31 AM

    Are there any classes this year?

    Reply

  4. Posted by Dean on January 18, 2015 at 6:34 AM

    From what I read on this site classes are only open to patients that have medical cards. I’m from Illinios and soon to be a friendly state.
    I’m interested in taking a class with you, not sure if laws have changed on your state so that I may be able to take a trip out there to study.
    Please let me know
    Dean

    Reply

  5. Posted by Brown on October 25, 2014 at 7:50 AM

    Hello
    I am a license grower in b.c.
    Confidantly been kickin it Old school and wish to learn bho, safe and inteligently.
    Would someone from your company be willing to take a trip north for a seminar?

    Reply

  6. Posted by Daniel on September 26, 2014 at 5:26 PM

    Please let me know the 2014 schedule as soon as you guys figure it out. There are three of us who would like to see a closed loop CO2 extraction as well as pick your brains!

    Reply

  7. Posted by Strider Smith on August 10, 2014 at 9:36 PM

    Please notify me of future classes.
    Thank you,

    Reply

  8. Posted by Iva mosley on July 20, 2014 at 10:09 AM

    I would like you to notify me if you have any classes coming up in the near future of 2014 thanks

    Reply

  9. Posted by Zane Robinson on July 3, 2014 at 1:42 PM

    I am interested in upcoming extraction classes please put me on your mailing list for upcoming classes.

    Reply

  10. Posted by Russel Wise on July 3, 2014 at 10:10 AM

    Will you guys be offering “Tissue Culture in Your Kitchen” classes? If so could you please provide me with some info? Thank you!

    Reply

  11. Posted by alex on February 21, 2014 at 3:15 PM

    will there be any classes in 2014, supercritical extractions

    Reply

    • If I can get the right teacher, we may add that to the list. Right now, I am mostly all theory and a student myself. The actual SCFE CO2 extraction that we have done, was done using a scuba tank and heating blanket, so until we receive the Apeks loaner to try some techniques using lower temperatures at higher pressures, with high volume CO2 pumping rates, I’m still fishing.

      Reply

  12. hey there great site do you have anymore classes coming up i would also be willing to pay for a private class if you do not please get back to me a contact # would be great thanks agian MT

    Reply

  13. Posted by Austin Braun on January 8, 2014 at 3:49 PM

    Have you heard back from your lawyer? If you have to be 18 to take the butane class?

    Reply

  14. Posted by Austin Braun on December 26, 2013 at 8:31 PM

    Cool thanks

    Reply

  15. Posted by Austin Braun on December 20, 2013 at 10:49 AM

    Do u have to be 18 to take the bho class ? I have my card and I have finished high school and I’m on my own . I’m interested in the bho class

    Reply

  16. Posted by Randy on December 19, 2013 at 6:51 PM

    Hi GW!

    I’m highly interested in S.P.R. classes. Primarily on operation of extractors, possibly the phoenix?🙂 California resident. Looking for the 2014 schedule. Thank you for your time and effort into furthering the research in extracts and safe procedure. Here’s to hoping!

    Best Regards,
    Randy

    Reply

  17. Posted by Hopefull on December 7, 2013 at 2:34 PM

    Any idea when 2014 schedule will be out? Love to attend.

    Reply

  18. Posted by Rick on November 15, 2013 at 1:10 PM

    Are there any slots available for the BHO Extraction class on Nov. 23rd.?

    Reply

  19. Posted by Jason on October 4, 2013 at 3:49 PM

    Man, I would really love to take a class, mainly to learn up on the Terpenators and lil terp, as this is the route I will be going for extracts. Being a WA resident I look forward to the time that I am able to visit OR for class! I will gladly take that drive!….As I have MANY questions!!!

    Reply

  20. Posted by hak wong on September 12, 2013 at 9:19 AM

    I signed up for upcoming classes but did not receive any confirmation is there a way to check to see if I’m registered for the classes. Thanks My email address is vipbuilders@sbcglobal.net

    Hak Wong

    Reply

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