3rd Party Service Options & Processing Capabilities

Organic Hydrocarbon Extractions

Hydrocarbons act as non-polar solvents and are both very efficient and comprehensive in extracting critical and desirable components from the plants. We use only 99.9%+ pure solvents in all of our extraction processes and leverage n-Butane (straight chain) as the hydrocarbon solvent of choice depending on our clients needs.

Organic Alcohol Extractions

Organic Alcohol has been shown to be one of the most effective cannabinoid solvents that can produce an efficient extraction, while retaining high terpene content, and is also safe for consumption in its raw solvent form. We perform a comprehensive alcohol extraction of the biomass and then execute multiple levels of filtration to minimize tendency of the polar solvent to capture less-desirable components in the concentrate.

Winterization, Distillation, & Chromatography

Winterization with a secondary solvent to removes fats and waxes.

Ensuring THC is at compliant levels in crude oil to be sold as a raw hemp product.

Distillate cannabinoid fractions resulting in an oil that is very light in color, has almost no taste or aroma, is very consistent, solvent-free and fully decarboxylated.

What we Do

Botanical Extraction & Refinement - From Soil to Oil

The Loveland Molecular Laboratories extraction facility is one of few licensed and certified facilities in the State of Colorado focused on whole-plant, non-psychotropic cannabinoid processing of botanical material. The laboratory is housed in a 2500 square ft. facility in Loveland, Colorado. In addition to processing all product from the Elite Botanicals farms, we are able to provide processing services to 3rd-parties across a variety of botanical extraction methodologies, solvents, and systems.
These include:
• Organic alcohol extractions and distillation
• Organic hydrocarbon extractions
• Winterization, Decarboxylation & Fractional Distillation

Loveland Molecular Laboratories has a staff of trained experts capable of producing pure, consistent and potent whole-plant extractions with no residual solvents. Aligned with leading chemists, engineers and scientists, Loveland Molecular Laboratories is working with advanced distillation procedures using green solvents while continually striving to advance the state of cannabinoid processing and terpene isolation for the industry.


Collaborating & working with some of the best in the industry.
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David Bonvillain

Founder and principal of Loveland Molecular Laboratories, Elite Botanicals and Elite Cannabis Enterprises.
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Dr. Alan Shackelford

Chief Medical Advisor
The research catalyst for Loveland Molecular Laboratories. Dr. Shackelford provides ongoing oversight of product development and collaboration on research initiatives.
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Dr. Noel Palmer

Chief Science Advisor
Providing invaluable insight, ongoing oversight and quality assurance for the team at Loveland Molecular Laboratories.
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Caleb Kane

Laboratory Manager
With comprehensive expertise in fractional distillation, re-crystallization, micro-encapsulation and solvent extractions, Caleb brings a wealth of experience, leadership, and innovation to the laboratory


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