Clarice Young is an expert on making rosin, a popular cannabis concentrate that is made under heat and pressure but does not require solvents.
After perfecting the process herself over the past five years, she now visits licensed cannabis farms across the state to help her build rosin labs and train staff.
“I’ve always been a huge scientific person – I can absorb any knowledge like a sponge and I don’t call any situation doomed because it can always be changed,” said the 28-year-old. “I like to use the term delta for the triangle, which means ‘change something for the better. “
Young started learning about rosin from online sources and then started making her own, starting with a handheld straightener. This was followed by more videos and more research and talking to others in the industry through Instagram about their techniques.
She then upgraded to learn practical techniques with a Sasquatch rosin press, a process she highly recommends.
Young’s cannabis journey began when she was hired as a young child. Soon after, she was asked to help build a production/processing facility from the ground up.
You’ve learned what each circuit does and needs, from trimming to extraction. She also had the opportunity to write company standard operating procedures for each department.
Having learned everything in this facility, she felt ready for something greater. She reached out to Brandon Bond, a genetics consultant at In-House Genetics, through her Instagram account XlariceMelts.
Working with Bond Young helped expand her knowledge base even further and provided the opportunity to start networking with farms across the state to educate them about genetics and other growth practices.
Currently, Young is able to select plant materials from different farms to be processed into rosin. She operates three professional presses for conifers as well as three washers for In-House at P&R Processing, a Level 2 producer/processor located in Woodinville.
She said, “I’m all about working with ‘mom and pop’ growing up.” That was the first thing that really caught my eye. I have been taught by real OGs so I feel very confident in my skills in this industry. “
She is passionate about teaching and hopes to offer a class on the cannabis industry and rosin in the future, as well as other classes for women in the cannabis business.
“It was very difficult to enter this industry as a woman,” she said. “People tend not to take me seriously. There are men in this industry who will tell you horrible things, really bad things, and I’m here to educate more women – that’s a job we can do too, and there’s plenty of cannabis for everyone.”
In addition to teaching people how to make better rosin, In-House Genetics wants to improve education about plant genetics in other ways.
On November 1, Global launched Pheno Hunt, which will involve selecting up to 10 growers around the world to receive and grow one type of specialty cannabis seed. The company will check regularly to see how the exotic plant grows.
The ultimate goal of this project is to get farmers in different countries and countries to show their progress. The knowledge gained will help the company to learn more about factors and conditions that can affect growth such as weather, soil and climate. We hope that this data will turn into best practices that can be shared with farmers.
“We’re just here to help grow the nation as well as the Washington industry,” Young said. “We want to help those who need help getting the right genes and making sure everyone gets what they’re looking for.”