Trulieve launches first hydrocarbon product line in Florida market
Trulieve CEO with patient Niclole Walker.

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Live Resin extracts promise fuller flavor thanks to newly approved extraction method.

Trulieve is selling its first hydrocarbon product in Florida, an extract created through a newly approved process.

The medical cannabis company launched its Live Resin product line on Monday, with its first sale at a Tallahassee dispensary.

“We’ve spent the last year focused on developing products that highlight more than THC and CBD, creating terpene-heavy, full-spectrum, and single-source oil products including our TruWax concentrate and signature TruSpectrum cartridges,” said Trulieve CEO Kim Rivers.

The release of a hydrocarbon extract makes Trulieve the first medicinal marijuana company in Florida to bring such a product to market. Live Resin products come through an extract lab, derived from the company’s TruFlower product after being frozen immediately after harvest. The extract used a proprietary propane-butane blend. Company officials say the hydrocarbon process results in an extract with high levels of cannabinoids and terpenes, making for a higher-flavor product with a “powerful and richly aromatic experience with a broader sensation of effects.”

“Cannabis is an incredible medicine not only because of the medical properties of cannabinoids like THC and CBD but because of every element of the plant,” Rivers said. “Having an opportunity to utilize an industry-leading technology like hydrocarbon extraction will allow us to expand our comprehensive product catalog and continue bringing innovative, natural, and, more importantly, effective relief to our diverse range of patients across Florida.”

According to MJBizDaily, hydrocarbon is one of several available extraction techniques which can result in different types of products.

“Hydrocarbon extraction typically refers to using butane or propane as a solvent that’s passed through the raw cannabis matter to collect cannabinoids and terpenes,” the trade publication explains. “The solvent with the essential oils is then heated up to evaporate off the butane or propane, leaving behind the extract.”

Trulieve said the process had been employed for the True Resin line because it allows retention of a higher level of flavor from the plant. That makes for a patient experience with an extract that is more similar to smoking the cannabis flower.

Trulieve made its first sale from its hydrocarbon Live Resin line to Nicole Walker, a patient at a Tallahassee dispensary.

“I am excited to be part of Trulieve’s special day,” Walker said. “As a longtime Trulieve patient and someone who benefits from concentrates, I’ve always known I can count on Trulieve for the highest-quality products, and now with hydrocarbon-produced concentrates, I look forward to an even better experience going forward.”

Live Resin in the popular Member Berry and Orchard Nectar strains, are available in 0.5g sizes throughout Florida. All extracts in the product line will be strain-specific, ranging across Indica, Sativa and Hybrid products.

Jacob Ogles

Jacob Ogles has covered politics in Florida since 2000 for regional outlets including SRQ Magazine in Sarasota, The News-Press in Fort Myers and The Daily Commercial in Leesburg. His work has appeared nationally in The Advocate, Wired and other publications. Events like SRQ’s Where The Votes Are workshops made Ogles one of Southwest Florida’s most respected political analysts, and outlets like WWSB ABC 7 and WSRQ Sarasota have featured his insights. He can be reached at [email protected]


7 comments

  • Dick Durban

    September 14, 2021 at 8:46 am

    One ponders where is this CEO’s mask? TL employees are complaining on Reddit that they are going crazy with this mask enforcement thing even though they all supposedly are vaccinated. Shame on you lady. You are setting a terrible example for this company. Do as I say not as I do?

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    • Me

      September 14, 2021 at 3:41 pm

      Shut up

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    • Sam

      September 19, 2021 at 12:17 pm

      I agree with you Dick. Don’t let the liberal ass kissers get away with being hypocrites. Trulieve isn’t all that!! Grow healthy and curaleaf are way better as far as products and customer service and as far as I know they aren’t involved with shady investment deals like Trulieve is.

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  • D

    September 14, 2021 at 9:14 am

    Calm down Dick

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  • G

    September 14, 2021 at 3:28 pm

    If THAT is Dick’s major concern about this incredible company, then there really isn’t a problem. I am sure TL’s employees complain about wearing a mask during work, but I really appreciate that they do.
    Are McDonald’s employees also complaining? Then we’re gonna hear from Dick again. Home Depot? Yep, Dick is watching. Thank you Dick.
    (Stop being so little).

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  • Me

    September 14, 2021 at 3:44 pm

    The real problem is the over pricing corporate bs. Company wouldnt be where it is if her husband didnt run scams. Now he’s in trouble. Trulieve is a smack in the face to the cannabis community.

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    • G

      September 14, 2021 at 3:47 pm

      Agreed. That husband is a drag on the entire operation. He looks dirty. A divorce is probably in the future. CEO Kim bought more shares of stock and said, “onward and upward”. I felt that she meant she has nothing to do with that scene. He was her BF when he allegedly committed those dirty dealings.

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