Sisu Extracts is one the biggest cannabis extraction companies you’ve probably never heard of.
This lack of name recognition is not a result of failure. In the Golden State, Sisu Extracts is a powerhouse for distillates and other extracts. If you’ve ever used a vape pen in California, there’s a high probability Sisu’s oil was inside.
Sisu extracts provide the state with roughly 20% of its total cannabis distillate products, according to the company.
Beyond the product, what makes Sisu so fascinating is its human-centered business model. This divergence from the status quo caught our eye, and we reached out to Sisu Extracts to learn how one company is fighting to support multigenerational family farmers.
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60-40 Split Success
When Sisu Extracts launched, it commanded headlines by being the first permitted volatile extraction plant in Humboldt County, the epicenter of the Emerald Triangle.
Even more impressive was Sisu’s promise to split all profits 60-40 with its cultivators. Within the first year of business, the company created 146 million servings of high-potency cannabis oil and nearly 40 tons of cannabis in the first season alone.
The source of the staggering amount of plant matter needed to produce these oils was not a massive grow op; it was people who had spent their lives growing cannabis.
Rather than focusing on backward vertical integration, Sisu Extracts said …