All material processed by WLE will require a micro extraction for testing purposes before we introduce the material into our larger scale extraction equipment. Our micro extraction equipment is extremely small, enabling us to fit the entire apparatus into an ultrasonic cleaner in between batches. This procedure completely eliminates the risk of cross contamination, providing zero chance your results will be affected by material from other farms, thereby giving you the peace of mind you deserve! WLE has five different ways for our partner farms to turn the material they need processed into cash. We will offer an outline of each below; however if your farm has a need for a service you don’t see mentioned here, please feel free to contact us and ask! With all of the options outlined below, WLE offers extremely high visibility co-branding to our clients. As you can see in the attached example of our packaging, we allocate 50% of the available branding space for our partner farms. We are proud of the material our partner farms provide us; we want to tell that story to our valued consumers, as well as help promote your business! All payout information is valid for the 30-day period referenced on the cover page, WLE reserves the right to make adjustments based on seasonal market saturation and demand.
WLE buys cannabis for extraction at rates ranging from $100-$600 per pound, depending on strain, Cannabinoid content, age, and quality. In order for WLE to purchase material, we must first do a micro extraction on one ounce per strain in order to both grade quality and yield, as well as ensure the final product passes all testing requirements at an ORELAP certified testing facility. After this micro extraction has been performed, and we’ve gotten test results back, we can then negotiate a final purchase price. If your material passes, WLE agrees to cover the testing cost as part of our cost of doing business; however if it fails, your farm will be responsible for compensating WLE for all testing costs. The time from initial material drop off to payout is approximately 2 weeks.
WLE still offers the traditional producer/processor partnership model, “The Split”. Unfortunately, due to OLCC rules this option is only available to farms that are either utilizing a wholesaler or have a wholesale license. As with all of our processing options, the first step is to perform a micro extraction for testing purposes. The cost of this test, as well as the cost of the final batch will be split equally between the client and WLE. Once we get lab results back, we can proceed with the larger scale extraction of the entire batch. The standard split is 50/50; more favorable splits can be negotiated based on quality and quantity of material.
WLE offers flat fee processing to farms that prefer to take 100% of the product back, and handle distribution themselves. Unfortunately, due to OLCC rule this option is also only available to farms that are either utilizing a wholesaler, or have a wholesale license themselves. As with all of our processing options, the first step is to perform a micro extraction for testing purposes. All testing costs will be the responsibility of the client when choosing flat fee processing. Flat fee pricing starts at $350 per pound of material, $325 per pound for 100 lbs. or more and $300 per pound for 250 lbs. or more. These prices are negotiable based on which final product your farm requires.
Fractional distillation takes the already high purity level of BHO, and refines it even further into nearly pure Cannabinoids. In the process of this additional refinement, terpenes are removed, and the product is fully decarboxylated, resulting in an odorless, tasteless, and extremely potent final product. This product can be used either ‘as is’ for infused products, or it can have terpenes reintroduced before being used to fill cartridges for vaporizing. Cost for Fractional Distillation is $1 per input gram of crude oil. Terpene blending and cartridge filling is available for an additional cost; this cost varies based on the quality of cartridge desired.
WLE also purchases material under what we refer to as a progressive payout. Progressive payouts average between $135 and $912 per pound, depending on the final yield and quality. These numbers are for dry material only. Live resin is discussed strictly on a case-by-case basis. Quality level is determined solely by WLE, and is based on which price bracket we feel the final product best fits into. This option takes longer to monetize your material than selling outright, but it offers a chance for your farm to more fully share in the final products’ yield and quality. As with all of our options, the first step is to perform a micro extraction on one ounce per strain. The cost of this test, as well as the cost of the final batch will be split equally between the client and WLE. After WLE gets test results on your product back, we can then perform the larger scale extraction on the entire batch. Once the entire batch has been finished, we grade it, package it, and bring it to market. Your farm will receive payout after the product has been sold, based on the progressive payout structure illustrated below. Progressive payout turn around time varies depending on seasonal demands; check with us at time of intake for current times.