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Whole-Plant Edibles Application Eliminates Extraction Process

Azuca spent four years developing Whole-Plant ACTiVATOR.

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The advanced formulations team at Azuca released the Whole-Plant ACTiVATOR, which creates an entirely new category for consumers: edibles and beverages without extraction that contain the whole cannabinoid and terpene profile of the cannabis flower.  

“Similar to the creation of Azuca’s TiME INFUSION, we spent four years developing Whole-Plant ACTiVATOR. Using the whole plant is the end game of what so many cannabis producers want to achieve -- and, after extensive research, experimentation and optimization, we did it,” said Ron Silver, Chief Creative Office and Co-Founder, Azuca. “This is the beginning of a new norm that edibles consumers will come to expect."

Whole-Plant ACTiVATOR encapsulates the inflorescence's fingerprint, rendering the whole plant into a doseable ingredient for downstream ingestible applications.

By encapsulating active cannabinoids directly in their natural cannabis flower form, this fast-acting formulation eliminates the need for extraction, and delivers whole-spectrum, strain specific edibles, with their natural terpene profiles and minor cannabinoids preserved.

Among the benefits:

  • By using cannabis flower instead of solventless extracts, producers can save up to 70% in costs. No intermediate extraction process is required, and no ethanol or hydrocarbons necessary; the only solvent used in this process is water. 
  • Terpenes preserved are abundant enough to create an appealing natural flavor in products: Manufacturers’ original recipes will shine with strain specific flavor and with no need for added bitter blocks or masking agents.
  • Application can be incorporated into existing manufacturing processes with ease and our nationally scalable system doesn’t require our staff to be on site for production. Whole-Plant ACTiVATOR utilizes the same low-footprint, low-cost equipment as all TiME INFUSION products.
  • Unlike traditional edibles, all TiME INFUSION products also allow for greater Delta-9-THC absorption and a euphoric smokers-high. The predictable experience provides consumers with fast onset and offset technology with sensory effects kicking in at 5-15 minutes.
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