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Castagra’s High Purity Ecodur Used as Floor Coating in Important Cannabis Oil Extraction Plant

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Phoenix, AZ – Castagra’s veggie-plastic coating, which is rated for contact with drinking water, has been applied in another food grade facility, a THC oil extraction room in Denver, Colorado, from where the product goes into medical marijuana edibles.

Matt Cullen, Castagra Vice President Sales, said, “This is a classic situation where our high purity Ecodur is finding favor with clients wishing to provide maximum protection for plant flooring with no VOCs, no solvents, combined with outstanding performance.

“The fact that we are highly price competitive and have a cannabis floor coating product that can readily be repaired for an indefinite period of time because it never loses its ability to re-bond to original coatings, is a major factor.”

Ecodur has been used to coat critical flooring areas in grow-ops in Arizona.

“This is a niche market for us, but, importantly, it adds to our portfolio of food associated facilities which we have coated.”

Cullen noted that the overall marijuana business in the US, appears to have now comfortably gone past the critical mass stage.

It was only as recently as November 6, 2012, the Colorado Amendment 64 and Washington Initiative 502 were passed by popular initiative, thereby becoming the first American states to legalize the recreational use of cannabis under state law.

In the United States, cannabis for medical purposes is legal in 29 states, plus the territories of Guam and Puerto Rico, and the District of Columbia, as of April 2017. Eight states and Washington, D.C., allow adult-use recreational marijuana.

“All eyes are now on Nevada”, commented Cullen. “That state is about to blow the barn doors off anything holding the industry back.”

Many Canadian visitors to Nevada will be able to celebrate July 1 ‘Canada Day’ in a very special way this year.

July 1 is the start of recreational sales in Nevada, where demand from tourists is expected to eventually make the state’s market bigger than other states where it is legal, including Colorado, Oregon and Washington.

Nevada is anticipating that 63 percent of recreational marijuana sales will go to tourists. More than 40 million tourists visited Las Vegas last year.

The North American marijuana market made $6.7 billion in revenue in 2016, up 30% from the year before, according to a new report from Arcview Market Research. Arcview projects sales will grow at a compound annual growth rate of 25% through 2021, when the North American market is expected to top $20.2 billion.

Medical marijuana is using the whole unprocessed marijuana plant or its basic extracts to treat a disease or symptom, but the U.S Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has not officially approved marijuana as a medicine.

Under federal law, it is still illegal to possess, use, buy, sell, or cultivate marijuana, since the Controlled Substances Act of 1970 classifies marijuana as a Schedule I drug, claiming it has a high potential for abuse and has no acceptable medical use.

“As Bob Dylan sang back in ’64, The Times they are a-changin. It has taken many decades since then to reach this point of critical mass having been achieved for widespread adoption of medical marijuana products. It may still be a while still until the FDA recognizes the medical benefits, but for millions of Americans who find relief from pain using the products, there is no going back.”