Over the past few years, cannabis legalization has made its way into different areas of the United States, allowing for holistic means of healing to come to the forefront of medical advice and recommended remedies. Legal hemp is no longer as controversial as it once was, and the definitive studies for therapeutic uses of its active ingredient, THC, has drawn users of many ages for different ailments. One particular method of administering THC is vaping, and new companies have sprung up to offer the highest quality hemp for THC’s popular use.
Here, we will look at some of the most important elements for those considering the manufacturing and sale of THC cartridges, which has become a thriving industry.
The First Steps of THC Cartridge Manufacturing
One of the most common reasons that vaping has become an accepted form of administering THC (and CBD) for new users is a reported infrequency of paranoia and psychoactive effects most commonly associated with cannabis. In recent times, for example, delta 8 carts have become popular as a sort of middle ground between THC and CBD. Depending upon the state where a cannabis company is based, new cannabinoid products are possible for numerous variations, such as infused beverages, edibles, or gummies. There are also vape-friendly forms made from cannabis and sativa concentrates such as distillate and oils. In addition to focusing on the THC vape cartridges commonly assigned for health purposes, consider the necessary components needed for manufacturing and distribution. Before you purchase extraction equipment, conveyors, or a robotic case erector system, be prepared for some due diligence.
Before opening a manufacturing operation, you need to tackle the two most important components in getting your business off the ground: the legal guidelines within your state and the chemistry needs for creating the vape cartridges following the cultivation of the cannabis plants themselves. For the purposes of vaping, the THC extract is removed from the cannabis flower, usually through butane, ethanol, carbon dioxide, or CO2. Depending upon the method, the extraction equipment can vary, but all require employees with experience in botany and chemistry. Again, local laws and state laws will dictate the guidelines, and if you’re solely looking to manufacture the vape cartridges, you’ll want to research the cannabis extraction company supplying your hemp plants.
The Ins and Outs of Cartridge Production
If you’re looking to construct a lab for the production of original THC cartridges, don’t be shy in asking many questions of your extraction team, especially when it comes to your equipment. Hemp extracts are becoming a booming business, and luckily, you’ll have your pick of various machines for every element of the production. Depending upon the different compounds you’re working with in order to emphasize different characteristics from the cannabis flower’s abilities and potency of the hemp plant, the lab’s equipment will be dictated by your intentions and demographics.
Likewise, if manufacturing and distribution is another element that you want your THC cartridge company to handle, you’ll also want to invest in quality industrial machines for the different case sizes of the cartridges themselves, as well as at least one conveyor system. The installation for any such sensitive materials as vape carts and THC products will certainly require the assistance of a state-licensed engineer (who will also have knowledge of your particular state laws), allowing for the proper set-up, field verification, and inspection for refinement of the finished oil before you manufacture any first-time products.
As a precaution when purchasing equipment, keep sufficient data regarding warranties and return policies, and familiarize yourself with the machines and robotic technology before setting target lead times and delivery dates to the dispensaries carrying your THC cartridge line. Once these elements are set, you can begin toying with the flavor lines and potency variations (and testing for side effects). As part of your first time marketing research, scout for other companies with similar names, so as not to infringe on copyright while packaging your own amazing product.