Collaboration is the name of the game.

The ants go marching on.

One of the principles that the cannabis industry has been built on is the idea of collaboration and treating each other like family. With the climate of the today’s market, both recreational and medicinal legal states need collaboration more than ever. The costs involved in setting up a proper facility, getting equipment, licensing, marketing and advertising are on the rise, and it doesn’t appear likely to stop anytime soon.  The industry will continue to grow and big money will inevitably start to dive in, potentially drowning out small businesses. Keeping the industry locally driven is one of the biggest reasons collaboration must be practiced. Local companies that band together offset costs needed to compete and success can be realized. There is strength in numbers and if we work together the big money companies won’t have such a negative impact on the local economy.

Are you interested in collaborating? We are working growers and dispensaries that want to collaborate in starting an extraction facility. Give us a call to join the family.  1-866-262-5678

The PSICO2 Extraction Community Begins Here

There is a lot of CO2 extraction information circulating, some good and some bad. This can make it a challenge to wade through and decipher the information that is really pertinent. In conjunction with our efforts to bring a new CO2 technology engineered for the industry, we’re also building a community of individuals that share our vision of an informed, responsible, and growing industry.

We are launching this series of blogs for the purpose of connecting the PSICO2 Family and industry at large. The more knowledge we share the more we develop a strong and thriving industry.

This is a group effort. We have a collective obligation to implement practices that will leave future generations with an industry that we can all be proud to pass on. So, let’s begin that journey together. Join me as we learn what in the world the CO2 industry is all about. We invite you to submit posts, videos or audio that contributes valued information for our industry’s development.

How CO2 Extraction Began

Industrial use of CO2 as solvent began to gain attention in the 80’s. Primarily used for food grade oil, perfumes as well as pharmaceutical applications. The technology was straightforward and an ideal solution for many industrial operations.

When the producing products for the medicinal use industry first moved into the public arena, butane extraction had taken a strong lead as the preferred method for making concentrates. We looked to CO2 with high expectations and high hopes (no pun intended). Unfortunately, that pre-existing CO2 extraction technology does not deliver. In some cases, the end product has concentrations as low as 25% and rarely higher than 50% THC. You could get better results with bubble hash, or ethanol, which have traditionally been thought of as less desirable products when compared to butane extracts.

There is an inconvenient solution: take that low-quality extract, refine it with ethanol or acetone and throw it in a vape pen. Viola! People would never know the difference. And that is what they did.


It’s quite simple. Traditional extractors weren’t made to produce the kind extracts that we seek in our industry. They were designed to make oil you eat or put on your body, not concentrates that you can vaporize and inhale. So, that is what you have out there now. Folks using a bunch of food processors, trying to make hash. The low pressure, low flow systems that exist out there, just won’t cut it.

“. . .using a bunch of food processors, trying to make hash”

That is where PSICO2 extractors are something different. We have engineered CO2 extraction technology specifically for extractions used in medicinal and recreational products. A system that collects faster, purer extracts more efficiently. We have the highest flow rates for systems of their capacity. Our smallest system has a flow rate of about 10.4 L per minute maximum. On average the food grade systems have flow rates of 2-3 liters per minute maximum. So I ensure that even with a smaller PSICO2 system you can out-produce your competition. — Matthias Crandall, CEO


What are your thoughts? Have you ever had a CO2 extract that you liked? Are you using a CO2 extractor and want to share your experience? Does a system retrofit interest you? Please let us know in the comments below.

(Keep an eye out for our next blog: Which pressures and temperatures, and how the F@#$ should I know?)

Matthias Crandall, CEO
PSICO2 Extraction Systems

PSICO2 Sidekick Pre-Order Special extended

Save up to $6000 on this CO2 Extraction System

Make shatter in a day with PSICO2 Extraction Systems

Plant to shatter within 24 hrs

Your response to our PSICO2™ Sidekick Extraction System pre-order offer has been so tremendous that we’re able to extend it through the end of January.

The Sidekick, our single chambered 1 Liter desktop system is just like all our PSICO2™ systems. It has a production ability more efficient than a system three times its size. This means that we are offering you the best deal the industry has to offer.


  • Inline fraction system, targeted collection
  • Ideal pressures and temperatures for extracted material
  • Produces faster than a 3 Liter system
  • Extracts industry-specific engineering

Order here

*Financing available

2017 Holiday Newsletter-Sidekick and Terpene Trap Release.

Through 2017

The year is coming to a close quickly and the industry has seen great growth. The promise of a healthy and profitable industry is a reality that is touching the lives of those who are getting involved now. As the company that is representing the extracts industry for CO2 systems, we have worked hard this year to meet your specific industry needs. One need is the Terpene Trap, which allows for the collection of terpenes and concentrates all in a single process. This revolutionary product is now available on any of the PSICO2™ systems you choose.

Pre-Launch Special
Now Accepting Pre-orders!

Order your Sidekick by December, 25th 2017 for an introductory price of $19,995.00*

*Only 5 available at this price

Call us today to get your order started!


Sidekick - Desktop Supercritical CO2 System

As promised, we are announcing the launch of The Sidekick January 1st, 2018. As part of a Pre-launch special, we are now accepting pre-orders for The Sidekick. This system is a single chambered 1 Liter system. Just like all the PSICO2™ systems, it has a production ability more efficient than a system 3 times its size. This means that we are offering you the best deal the industry has to offer.

Order here

NCIA Tech ​Award for PSICO2 Extraction Systems


CEO and innovator of PSICO2 Extraction Systems talks with NCIA’s Bethany Moore after being awarded the NCIA 2017 Tech Award. He shares the story behind the patented innovation of this game-changing CO2 extraction technology and his company.

From CannaRadio’s website:

NCIA’s Bethany Moore speaks with Matthias Crandall from Paradigm Supercritical Innovations [makers of PSICO2 Extraction Systems]. PSI was awarded for Best Technology in Infused Products and Extractions at the NCIA’s CannaTech Awards held at the 2017 Seed to Sale Show.

PSI focuses on CO2 Extraction technology to minimize time and maximize yield in the extraction process. Matthias also shares his story behind the launch of his start-up company and the success he has achieved in the extracts industry.

What Sets PSICO2 Extraction Systems Apart?

By Celeste Salazar, Senior Associate.

I have been asked many times,”What is it that sets PSICO2 systems apart from other CO2 extractors on the market?”

I would like to say that PSICO2 systems are unlike any other CO2 extractor because you are able to create a product that is more comparable to the butane extracted products. We have designed a system that will process faster than any other comparable CO2 extractors and produce shatter in less than 24 hours. I have listed some of the benefits of the PSICO2 systems;

  • Shorter prep time (no grinding material)
  • Efficient processing time (1# in 1 hr 15 min)
  • Patented collection method (we use a pressure gradient to collect as much as 0.75g/min of target substances)

    Plant to Shatter within 24 hrs.

  • Easy post process – use only a vacuum oven for shatter. (there is no need for winterization with the patented purification from our collection chambers)

We have designed a system that is ready to demonstrate its amazing capabilities!

PSICO2 Extraction Systems partners with all of our customers to ensure they can produce the best possible product, and financing is available.

PSICO2 Extraction Systems Moving Day

PSICO2 Extraction Systems takes root in our new digs

Here, we’ll increase our manufacturing capability ten-fold. With comfortable offices for our sales team and a showroom for you to get a look at these remarkable CO2 extraction systems. Stop by to talk about our Maintenance Packages and Performance Guarantee. Call to set up your visit. 1-866-262-5678

*Video by Roy Head

Seeking Qualified Sales Representatives


This position is Commission based with bonuses. Applicant must have knowledge of the industry and a basic technical understanding.

Duties include:

  • Service existing accounts
  • Obtain orders
  • Establish new accounts by planning and organizing daily work schedule to call on existing or potential sales outlets and other trade factors.
  • Maintain lead and customer records using company systems.
  • Work with Marketing Director to adjust and personalize content of sales presentations and sales materials.
  • Focuse sales efforts by studying existing sales material.
  • Submits orders and manage sales information by submitting activity and results reports, such as daily call reports, weekly work plans.

Please send resume and cover letter to Christine: