Cannabis Extraction Consulting per Section 56 Exemption

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Cannabis Extraction Consulting (Medical Marijuana / Marihuana / Hemp) into “Cannabis Oil”

–    for CBD, THC and other cannabinoid-rich oils / derivatives / powders, etc., via the Health Canada Section 56 Exemption of the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act (CDSA), subsection 8(1) of the Narcotics Control Regulations (NCR)

Either for:

  • Scientific research, such as for use in vitro, animal (in vivo) or human clinical trials for safety & efficacy (see our Clinical Trials page);  and/or
  • Derivatives / oils for patients / clients under your ACMPR-MMPR Producer’s License, for conditions such as epilepsy / Dravet syndrome & pain management, or adding to baked goods, etc. Great news is that many insurance companies are now covering this. See the CBC article in the Comments section below.
An idea can turn to dust or magic, depending on the talent that rubs against it.   William Bernbach

Why use our cannabis extraction consulting services?  Whether it be bench scale or 20 kg batches of input cannabis material, we have hands-on experience in various cannabis (and many other herbs) extraction techniques, including CO2 supercritical fluid extraction (SFE), soxhlet, large column via organic & inorganic solvents / gradient elution, and concentration with rotary evaporators.

Within that, we have experience in optimizing yields of key cannabinoids (neutral & acids), terpenes / terpenoids, sterols / sterolins, chlorophyll, waxes, etc.

Section 56 marihuana extracting

We can also assist you with process & equipment validations (IQ/OQ/PQ), security protocols, and stability (shelf life) determinations.

We also have experience in developing & submitting Research applications to Health Canada for the cultivation & extraction of cannabis (marijuana & hemp) for scientific purposes (such as for use in human clinical trials)

Why use a consultant?

Weighing the numerous pros & cons of bringing in a consultant vs. tackling it all in-house?  Please see our web page “Why Use a Consultant” as part of that critical thinking process. Based in British Columbia, but covering all of Western Canada.


Dale Enright

July 28, 2015at 1:05 pm

Great CBC article Medical marijuana could be covered by insurance, experts say. at

Dale Enright

August 28, 2015at 7:35 pm

Another great CBC article “Alberta mother fights to keep child on marijuana treatment that quells seizures” for the use of cannabidiol (CBD) extracted from hemp or marihuana at

Dale Enright

September 5, 2015at 7:34 am

Health Canada: Agency Approves Hydropothecary’s License to Produce Cannabis Oil
The Gatineau-based medical marijuana company received the government agency’s approval to begin producing and researching the oil, which is a step toward being licensed to sell the oil.

Dale Enright

February 12, 2016at 10:07 pm

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