Extraction & Concentrates Fundamentals ECF was created for cannabis industry professionals and consumers who need to understand the various extraction methods and post-processing techniques involved in manufacturing cannabis concentrate products.

ECF is taught by Murphy Murri, one of the leading extraction experts in the cannabis industry. With over a decade of experience in CO2, hydrocarbon, and ethanol extraction, along with pioneering gas chromatography for cannabis fractions, Murphy Murri is by far one of the best educators there is to provide you with all of the foundational information you’ll need to understand cannabis extraction.


Who is ECF for? 

Extraction Lab Staff

There are many multi-licensed and vertically integrated cannabis companies that cultivate their own flower to use for their own extractions, along with individual extraction companies that purchase flower and trim from individual growers. Although each extraction facility may have its own unique methods for extraction, ECF can aid as the foundational training course that ensures employees understand the fundamentals of extraction, and then receive hands-on training within the lab.

Dispensary Staff

Aside from cannabis flower, nearly every other cannabis product found in a dispensary stems from a cannabis extract. From edibles and suppositories, to vape pens and lotions, none of these products would be possible without the science of cannabis extraction. It’s important for dispensary staff to understand the fundamentals of extraction and concentrates so that they can better answer customer questions and concerns about the various processes involved.

Medical Professionals

There are very few people who are legally able to prescribe cannabis to patients. For those who are, understanding the various extraction methods, the types of products they make, along with the concentration or potency of cannabinoids and terpenes, will be incredibly useful when prescribing concentrate products for their patients.

Legalization learners

More than 30 states have legal marijuana programs and plenty of others are working on legalization. If you work in politics, government, law enforcement, legal, and many other professions, chances are you’re going to be affected by marijuana legalization. Extraction labs will be popping up all over the country and it’s important that government officials and lawmakers understand what is involved in extracting cannabis, so they can keep the community safe without tying the hands of the extraction companies.

Educated Consumers

The primary audience for this course is those working within the cannabis industry, but there are plenty of consumers that want to better understand cannabis extracts for their personal use, or even for their family. Whether you’re learning for your own consumption or to help someone you care for, the education you will receive from ECF will definitely benefit your understanding of cannabis concentrates.


Many medical marijuana states allow caregivers to purchase marijuana products and even grow plants for medical patients that are unable to leave their residence, let alone grow, due to their debilitating symptoms. Trichome wants to make sure all caregivers have the tools and resources they need, to ensure their patients are as comfortable as possible.



Estimated Completion time with exam: 2.5 hours

  • Extraction Types
  • Solvent Extractions
  • Solventless Extractions
  • CO2
  • Ethanol
  • Hydrocarbon
  • Hash / Bubble Hash
  • Rosin
  • Solvent Recovery
  • Lab Tests
  • Decarboxylation
  • Winterization
  • Distillation
  • Isolation
  • Types of Concentrates
  • Concentrate Tolerance
  • Flower v Concentrates
  • Hydrocarbon Extraction Lab