Cannabis extracts are the industry’s fastest growing market segment according to New Frontier Data’s “U.S. Cannabis Report: 2018 Industry Outlook.” It is projected to continue to chip away at raw flower’s lead as the top-selling cannabis product. But similar to producing top-quality flower, producing extracts blends art and science—no easy feat for industry newcomers or veterans alike. For this reason, Cannabis Business Times reached out to two extractors to gather their tips on best practices, safety measures, and increasing quality and yield for two different extraction processes. LeafLine Labs’ Chief Scientific Officer Rachel Loeber shares her insights on how to properly operate and care for CO2 extraction systems; and Brad Robertson, co-founder of Guild Extracts, divulges his tips for butane extraction.