This course will examine all processing and refinement methods of
cannabis, including marijuana and hemp. Students will learn about
extraction methods, distillation techniques, and purification methods.
Differences between cannabis products, such as the major and minor
cannabinoids, full spectrum versus broad spectrum extracts, distillates,
isolates, and nano-encapsulated cannabinoids and their applications
will be discussed. Students will also learn about THC remediation and
how these processing methods relate to the environmental and economic
benefits and challenges that a hemp industry might create in the U.S.
Newly emerging technologies like biomimetics, fermentations and
catalytic enzyme conversions to source cannabis will also be discussed.