The ONLY Cannabinoid and Mushroom Extraction Certification Available
Are you interested in extracting and infusing cannabis ingredients at home? Then this session is essential to attend. From grams to thousands of kilograms per day, the principles are the same for extraction. Dr. MacKay has the kitchen-sized products he uses during the class. Products that have gone through the certifications to be used in your kitchen.

When to use ethanol? When to use CO2? How can you decarboxylate? Tools you can use to know when your process is completed. He has the instruments for extraction, decarboxylation, infusion, and testing for your use during the class. Some of the manufacturers have provided discounts on the products that Dr. MacKay can pass on to you. Dr. MacKay is not good at monetizing from them, so he passes on all the discounts to you directly.

The course covers conventional processes currently used in cannabis and mushroom extraction. The
theory of concentration of natural products is based on Formulation Centric Theory.

From the 1980s to 2014, used basic extraction principles. From 2015 to 2021, more technology has been
available. The process is and productivity has increased significantly over the past two years. In the next
two years, it will double. The newer technology includes hyphenated technology, including microwave-
assisted, acoustic-assisted, pulse-field energy, in rapid decompression. The use of multiple solvents in
multiple ways of solventless extraction has increased.

The differences in similarities of cannabis and mushrooms are like popping a balloon versus blowing up
the walls of a castle. The course explores how to increase the extraction of compounds in plant matter.

Other Upcoming Locations in 2022
Only 17 seats are available per class. $710 per person.
Seattle, Washington
February 25, 2022
Grand Hyatt Seattle at the Convention Center at 721 Pine St, Seattle, WA 9810
Las Vegas, Nevada
May 6, 2022
Las Vegas Embassy Suites at 4315 S University Center Dr, Las Vegas, NV 89119
Charlotte, North Carolina
June 25, 2022
Embassy Suites by Hilton Charlotte Concord Golf Resort & Spa at 5400 John Q. Hammons NW, Concord, NC 28027
St. Paul, Minnesota
August 20, 2022
InterContinental Saint Paul Riverfront, an IHG Hotel at 11 E Kellogg Blvd, St Paul, MN 55101
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Certification Course Schedule
9:00 AM
You meet John and John meets you!
9:30-10:30 AM
Practical Principles of Concentration of Botanical Sources
Difference and Similarities of Extraction versus Separation
Morning Break
11:00-12:30 PM
Active Compounds of Interest
Cannabis Trichomes and Fungi Cell Walls
Concentration of Compounds NOT in the Headlines of Mushrooms and Cannabis
Mid-day Break
Efficiencies and Economics
Modes of Concentration for Compounds of Interest
Afternoon Break
Conclusion and Quiz
Connecting all the Puzzle Pieces from the Day into the Big Picture of the Future
Course Sponsors
A special thank you to our supporters!
"Dr. MacKay is one of the most trusted experts in extraction technology. His experience, knowledge, and background guarantee that you will get tremendous value from his teaching, which will help you advance your career and business dramatically. If you plan to be an extraction professional, studying with John will propel you forward to new heights."

Max Simon, CEO, Green Flower
"The John MacKay Institute for Extraction Technology is an unparalleled learning opportunity for experienced and new-to-the scene extraction entrepreneurs. Dr. MacKay's teaching style is refreshingly entertaining, insightful, and quickly engages every student to learn. Classes are organized and structured to methodically walk through each step to ensure comprehension and proficiency in technical processes while understanding the science behind each step.  In fact, learning complex science will never be easier for any student! In this nascent industry where so many non-scientists are performing technical work, we need Dr. MacKay for his decades of experience, exceptional expertise, and dynamic approach to teaching."

Dr. Susan Audino
Chemistry, Chemometrics
"John MacKay, Ph.D. takes complex concepts within extraction and data analytics and explains them in layman's terms. When it comes to extraction, John is one of the most sought-after people in the industry because of his experience and business acumen to this craft. I do not doubt that if you plan to be in this area of the cannabis industry, learning from John will be the best decision you ever made."

Joe Barnard, Head of Curriculum and Accreditation at Green Flower
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