In late October, I had honor of attending The Infused Product and Extraction Symposium organized by The National Cannabis Industry Association (NCIA). The venue was elegant and the room was filled with suits that were surly containing very high-powered and business savvy professionals which now overwhelm the numbers of tie-dyed brothers and sisters of this industry’s rebellious past. To say that the air was saturated with the inspiring excitement of this innovative and prolific new industry would be an understatement indeed. From Dixie Elixirs to Eden Labs, this first-of-its-kind conference gathered the best and brightest in the world of cannabis oil extraction and product infusion to discuss the future of these practices and the rapidly expanding regulations surrounding their continuance. Here we’ll talk about why this side of the industry is here to stay, and walk up-and-coming entrepreneurs through the fundamentals of starting a successful business in this sector.