Cannabinoid extraction has exploded in recent years. Now, when you hear that word extraction, what do you think? Some may think shatter. Others may think of live resin, or even hash. It wasn’t until I discovered Future Compounds and talked with their founder that I considered extraction of minor cannabinoids.

MedicateOH selected the article “Minor Cannabinoids Making Noise: Talking Extraction with Future Compounds Founder” by Tyler Baker as a winner of our Journalism/PR category in our recent MedicateOH Cannabis Writers’ Workshop.

Cannabinoid Extraction Types

Unless you’re new to cannabis, you have already heard of tetrahydrocannabinol (THC). THC is the most abundant cannabinoid and is most known for its psychoactive effects. Some may not know this, but there are hundreds of compounds within the cannabis plant.

Cannabidiol (CBD) gained a huge amount of visibility with the passage of the Agriculture Improvement Act of 2018 (2018 Farm Bill) and now CBD is being sold nationwide in various forms.

Another cannabinoid that has started to gain some traction is cannabigerol (CBG), a non-psychoactive compound that is considered the mother cannabinoid. The precursor to all other cannabinoids—including THC—none of it would be possible without CBG starting the process. CBG is thought to be helpful with inflammation, pain, nausea, as well as potentially slowing down cancer growth.

I would also like to mention cannabinol (CBN), a mildly psychoactive compound when derived from THC (but not when derived from CBD). Sometimes called the sleep cannabinoid, it is believed to also have benefits of helping with pain, stimulating your appetite, and regulating your immune system.

Future4200 Open Source Platform for Talking Extraction

I came across a large Instagram page with over 40k followers called @Future4200. I found my way onto their website, a free “open-source” platform for all people to talk cannabis extraction openly. I immediately began strolling through the page and website to learn more. It was immersed with information about cannabis extraction, ranging from determining yields of cannabis-derived terpenes, to methods of purifying cannabinoids, and everything in between. 

I was amazed at what I could learn! Future4200.com was awarded the “Most Revolutionary R&D Platform” by Terpenes & Testing Magazine. For this to not be monetized is astonishing because the information you can find here is something others will be paying for at a university.

Future Compounds

Kyle Jones, CEO of Future Compounds
Kyle Jones, CEO of Future Compounds

Kyle Jones, CEO of Future Compounds, took some time to tell me about the community and the company. “The creation of Future Compounds came from us being in the cannabis industry for close to decade,” Jones explained. “Seeing how much lack of true consumer care, consumer education, fair and affordable pricing, as well as how much horrible business we’ve seen over the years, something had to be done.”

He continued, “That’s our goal with Future Compounds. To provide truly transparent and quality products, conduct meaningful research with universities, and make an impact on the industry and community we care so much about.”

Products by Future Compounds

Isolate was the first mainstream product option Future Compounds released. Initially rolled out with only CBN, but since they have branched out to also include CBD and CBG. They come in multiple sizes of packages ranging from 10 to 1000 gram options. Isolate is the foundation that Future Compounds is based on because all their other products use these isolates.

One of the first products that caught my attention was a product called CBD coconut oil which is made from the CBD isolate. A premixed container of certified organic coconut oil has 100 grams of CBD isolate added. It provides 100,000 mg of CBD for just $100. This was what initially caught my eye about this producer. To be able to have that many milligrams of CBD for that price seems too good to be true.

When other cannabinoids CBG and CBN were added to the product list, they released something known as 3-COMP-OIL. A combination of all the isolates they offer (CBD, CBG, CBN) in addition to a 30-ounce jar of certified organic coconut oil. This provides 135,000mg of cannabinoids for $200 and does not come premixed. However, there is another premixed product referred to as The 50/50 Oil. This is an equal combination of CBD and CBG with the 30-ounce certified organic coconut jar for $150.

Gummies by Future Compounds

Finally, the last type of product that is offered, the gummies, may very well be the most popular. They are sold in three different formulations. First, a CBD-only gummy, comes with thirty 100-mg gummies in each package with a total of 3000mg for $60. Next are the 50/50 gummies with cannabinoids CBD and CBG. Just like the coconut oil mixture, there is an even ratio of CBD and CBG, sold for $75. Lastly, a 3-COMP Gummy features a mixture of CBD, CBG, and CBN for $75. Each package of gummies offered always equates to 3000 mg of cannabinoids with 30 gummies per package. Those interested in checking the gummies out can use discount code ACE20 for a 20% discount on any gummy order.

These are by far the highest doses available on the market when looking for minor cannabinoids. In the last year, their product line has more than doubled. Other products are still being formulated so keep your eye on this company to see what they will come up with next!

Education, Community, The GoodLifeGang (GLG)

Kyle Jones explains, “Purity, quality, and community is at the heart of everything we do. We are changing the industry day by day with products that deliver for those who know better, want better, and need better.” Jones says that Future Compounds’ mission is larger than their margin and that’s why they offer free education as well as the highest quality and maximum doses possible for a fraction of what one would pay elsewhere. He feels this group is the most amazing, caring, passionate community of extractors, educators, and technicians. They make up something known as the GoodLifeGang (GLG).

The GLG is a professional network for extractors and business owners in the industry to network and connect professionally. According to Jones, nine out of ten businesses in the industry are a part of it. By becoming a member of the GLG, you can get discounts on extraction equipment, supplies, and anything a business would need to extract. They also foster opportunities to meet like-minded people in the industry while taking part in many cannabis meet-ups and events. Future4200 and GLG has fast become the largest cannabis extraction community in the world. “We had all the brightest individuals and a large enough platform to make an impact,” said Jones.

Jones was humble with his words and I could really tell this community of people were more like a family to him. I got the impression from him that money is never the goal, just one of the side effects of bringing people together for the greater good. Kyle said, “We never expected it to get this big and now we can use it to do good in the industry.”

Go check out the Instagram pages for @future4200 as well as @futurecompounds and @goodlifegang.tech. Additionally, all websites are linked through their Instagram accounts.

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Tyler Baker recently graduated from our MedicateOH Cannabis Writers’ Workshop. MedicateOH thanks workshop sponsors Buckeye Relief, Klutch Cannabis, and BeneLeaves. Learn more about our workshop here and subscribe to MedicateOH to learn about our next workshop offering.

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  • Tyler Baker is a medical cannabis patient in the state of Ohio and was the first to purchase in Lorain County. Tyler has been using cannabis since 2009 to treat epilepsy and has become an advocate for cannabis normalization since that time. He says: "My passion for cannabis is unshaken; I want everyone to look at this plant as a natural healer that can be beneficial for their well-being."