The ONLY Cannabinoid and Mushroom Extraction Certification Available
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
Charlotte, North Carolina
JANUARY 30, 2022
Embassy Suites by Hilton Charlotte Concord Golf Resort & Spa at 5400 John Q. Hammons NW, Concord, NC 28027
Seattle, Washington
february 25, 2022
Grand Hyatt Seattle at the Convention Center at 721 Pine St, Seattle, WA 98101
ADVANCED COURSE
Las Vegas, Nevada
MAY 6, 2022
Las Vegas Embassy Suites at 4315 S University Center Dr, Las Vegas, NV 89119
St. Paul, Minnesota
August 17, 2022
InterContinental Saint Paul Riverfront, an IHG Hotel at 11 E Kellogg Blvd, St Paul, MN 55101
Orlando, Florida
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Certification Course Schedule
9:00 AM
Introduction
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
10:30-11am
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
12:30-1:30pm
Mid-day Break
1:30-3pm
Efficiencies and Economics
Modes of Concentration for Compounds of Interest
3-3:30pm
Afternoon Break
3:30-5:00PM
Conclusion and Quiz
Connecting all the Puzzle Piece 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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