Growers Network Staff

December 22, 2016 14 min read
December 22, 2016
14 min read

Inside Look at Leading AZ Extraction Company

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In this Growers Spotlight, we interview Tasia Mercadente, who runs Santiago and Dunbar Extracts. Tasia performs many extractions for her company, producing a wide variety of concentrates, from waxes to crumbles, shatters, oils, and more.

Growers Network is committed in spreading knowledge about all aspects of the commercial cannabis industry, including growing, dispensaries, extractions, and more. Extract sales, like Tasia's, are one of the fastest growing segments of the cannabis industry.

Since she first learned about cannabis in her teenage years, Tasia has formed a company and made a career out of making extractions for both recreational and medicinal users. The medicinal products were inspired by one of Tasia’s best friends, who has suffered from cancer for most of his life. Tasia produces CBD capsules and tinctures to ease the symptoms of cancer, both for her friend, and for other cancer patients.

The following is an interview with an industry leader. Growers Network does not endorse nor evaluate the claims of our interviewees, nor do they influence our editorial process. We thank our interviewees for their time and effort so we can continue our exclusive Growers Spotlight service.

Extracts and Concentrates

In the cannabis industry, both extracts and concentrates refer to a substance or group of substances that has been physically or chemically extracted from the flower buds of the cannabis plant. One of the oldest known recreational forms of cannabis, hash, is an extract.

There are many means of extracting and concentrating cannabis derivatives, as discussed below.

Let's Talk Concentrates

I try to avoid blowing myself up.Tasia Mercadente

The Process of Making Concentrates

The fewer distractions there are, the safer the process is.Tasia Mercadente

Experience in the Extraction Business

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Want to get in touch with Tasia Mercadente, or Santiago and Dunbar Extracts?

You can find Tasia in the Growers Network community under the username tasiakelle. You can also visit the Santiago and Dunbar Instagram page, and if you want more information, you can contact them at

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About the Author

Hunter Wilson is a community builder with Growers Network. He graduated from the University of Arizona in 2011 with a Masters in Teaching and in 2007 with a Bachelors in Biology.