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Researchers Just Extracted Cannabinoids Using A Keurig

A group of researchers from the University of Valencia in Spain have concocted a method for extracting cannabis compounds with a Keurig.

Their thesis describes quick “extraction of cannabinoids in marijuana samples by using hard-cap espresso machines,” such as a Keurig or Nespresso.

In a recent study published by the journal Talanta,  “A simple, quick and low-cost procedure was developed for the extraction of Δ9-tetrahydrocannabinol, cannabidiol, and cannabinol from marijuana samples, based on the use of a hard-cap espresso extraction with 2-propanol.”

Researchers detail that, “After extraction, cannabinoids were directly determined after appropriate dilution by gas-chromatography-mass spectrometry.”

Additionally, “a reference methodology based on ultrasound-assisted extraction,” was used.

Funding for the research was provided by the Ministerio de Economía y Competitividad (Ministry of Economy and Competitiveness).

Their concept is the first of its kind in Europe, however, it may be awhile before any table-top cannabis extraction machines are available on the market. In the United States, the closest equipment comparison is the Levo diffuser. In the meantime, you can still put cannabis coffee pods in your Keurig.

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