How would you describe your company? What is your specialty?
EvolabTM created the world’s first suite of cannabis specific pharmaceutical-grade extraction technologies. We produce exceptionally pure oils, without the use of any cutting agents.
What do you offer consumers/clients that others don’t?
Our proprietary technology was designed to preserve the integrity of the whole plant, because we know it takes all the compounds in cannabis to make THC great. With a special focus on terpene preservation, it’s a difference you can taste and feel. Other companies use extraction techniques that destroy most of the original terpenes, or leave residual solvents like butane in the oil. So they’re forced to fake it with terpenes from non-cannabis plants. But our extraction technology preserves all the terpenes, extracted directly from the plant, completely free of residual solvents.
How and why did your company start up?
EvolabTM was founded in 2011 with the purpose of creating the purest, cleanest, most terpene-rich cannabis oils on the market without using hydrocarbons or ethanol as an extraction solvent.
With the changing landscape of medical and recreational cannabis, what do you see as the biggest challenges to your progress as a company? Any advantages?
The changing landscape has actually been good for us. We embrace more regulations for lawfulness and workplace/consumer safety. We also embrace a shift towards CO2 as the preferred extraction method.
What words of advice would you offer anyone seeking to enter the world of cannabis business?
Just be prepared for change, be flexible and know that fires are coming but don’t panic. Also, stay true to your mission and values; don’t let the naysayers change your vision.
What are the goals and vision moving forward, for your company? Where do you see your company in five years?
We’ve been working diligently on a plan for global expansion, due to domestic regulations that prohibit us from sending product overseas and also make setting up in one market to the next a very expensive and time consuming process.
What do you hope to accomplish in the cannabis industry?
To make clean cannabis products that are beneficial for a myriad of reasons, accessible to all consumers.