Extraction Vs Manufacturing – Definitions

Extraction and Manufacturing are terms that often get used interchangeably among US cannabis producers, but there is a key difference.

Extraction is the process that happens before manufacturing. Extraction removes the active ingredients from the cannabis plant using ethanol, Co2, hydrocarbons, heat and pressure.

Manufacturing comes next, where those active ingredients are mixed with other ingredients to make a final product, such as an edible, a salve or any kind of multi-ingredient product.