Intake / Info
The methods used for material drying, as well as the post drying storage can make or break the quality of the final product. Material destined for extraction has three main enemies, light, heat, and moisture. A little bit of extra care in these areas will result in the difference of an A+ grade final product, or something much lower quality, and therefore much less valuable. Drying techniques for material destined for extraction is a bit different from drying flower that is destined to be sold or consumed. Material destined for extraction should be dried as quickly as possible while maintaining temperatures below 68F, ideal conditions are 25% humidity, 60F. Once fully dry, as close to 0% moisture content as possible, the material should immediately be sealed, and frozen. WLE will do an on site consultation with farms on a case by case basis, as well as provide loaner freezers in order to ensure the highest quality final product possible. In the case that a clients micro extraction fails testing, it will then be submitted to a secondary laboratory to ensure the initial failure was not due to laboratory error. If the extract fails the second test as well, the return or destruction of the contaminated material will be governed by current OLCC rules relating to this issue. In the case of the presence of pesticide being confirmed by both laboratories, all testing costs will be the responsibility go the farm. In the extremely rare case that a main batch fails testing, after the initial micro extraction has passed, farm will not be compensated for the failed batch in any way. Although extremely rare, it is possible for this to occur if only a small potion of the batch had pesticide applied, and the initial micro extraction does not reflect this. In this situation, the farm agrees to forfeit the failed batch for destruction, and pay WLE $350 per pound of material processed for the time and expense incurred on said batch.