Oleum Extracts is a Seattle-based, Tier I producer/processor that focuses almost entirely on cutting-edge processing—sugar waxes, honey crystals (refined ethanol extraction), distillates and isolates. Their team of eleven full-time employees share a passion for science and innovation, and seek the most advanced extraction methods possible.
“Our highest achievement to date has been the isolation of THCA in its crystalline form,” says Oleum’s Regional Sales Manager, Justin Marsh. “It tests on average 98-99.9% pure, and is one of the most potent forms of cannabis we’ve ever experimented with.” The cannabinoid, THCA, is showing great promise in the field of medical cannabis, and Oleum offers it in many forms—THCA Crystalline Fine Grain, THCA Crystalline Wizard Stones and THCA/CBD Crystalline Blends.
Their Fine Grain THCA is the texture of coarse sand, and can be either clear or opaque. Wizard Stones are batches they have recrystallized into large-form crystal structures, resembling rock candy on a stick. Their favorite experiment is to take the THCA Wizard Stones and submerge them into extracted cannabis terpenes. The added terpenes allow Oleum to mitigate and alter certain effects, such as mellowing out the high.
“Our highest achievement to date has been the isolation of THCA in its crystalline form.”
Oleum Extracts was founded by childhood friends Graham Jennings and Aaron Palmer, who started their own medical collective on Rainier Avenue in Seattle in 2011, called Columbia City Holistic Health. Early on, they began developing concentrates. Being cannabis patients themselves, they needed a strong, consistent and clean source of medicine. Soon, neighboring collective gardens wanted to carry the concentrates they were producing, and the Oleum Extracts brand was officially established in 2013.
Justin says, “Having come together organically through our passions and hard work, and all having brought our unique talents to the table, we work together very well. As we expand, we hope to retain this quality and characteristic of passion, hard work and efficiency.”