Inside Grupo Flor’s cannabis oil extraction operation, strange looking machines occupy a corner of a cavernous space.
In Monterey County, where the sales and cultivation of medical marijuana have been greenlighted, Grupo Flor is expected to be a significant player in the much-anticipated cannabis industry.
The Salinas-based investment firm is a consortium of cannabis-centric businesses including oil extraction and testing labs.
Oil extraction is a delicate balance of art and science achieved through chemistry, engineering, and experience.
It’s also very dangerous if not done right. The chemicals, including the flammable solvent butane, are highly volatile.