Vertosa

Vertosa Vertosa creates the most effective and reliable active ingredients for infused product makers. We are dedicated to helping you scale. Nanogen creates industry-leading active ingredients for infused product makers.

Our patent pending nano-emulsions are carefully designed for the specific needs of each of our customers. Our pre-suspended aqueous solutions empower you to create incredibly homogenous and stable products while maximizing bioavailability, clarity, and taste. We work closely with you and our lab partners throughout the manufacturing process to achieve target potency and accelerate your products to market.

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High pressure processing with polyethylene terephthalate or PET bottles can create undesirable results if done incorrect...
10/02/2020

High pressure processing with polyethylene terephthalate or PET bottles can create undesirable results if done incorrectly.

Plant Magic's hemp infused juice is a great example of how Vertosa’s infusion technology conquers these common pitfalls. Keep reading below for more on how we avoid common mistakes in HPP (high pressure processing) with PET bottles.

● Vertosa emulsion can sustain in extreme HPP without physical failure, resulting in no cannabinoid potency loss.
● Vertosa emulsion doesn't stick to PET bottles during the HPP process.
● Vertosa emulsion is compatible with PET bottles after HPP and emulsion is stable over an extended shelf life.

To learn more about our case study with Plant Magic, visit our document library for more information.

In 2020, many of us are struggling with anxiety perpetuated by the pandemic. The first-ever Cannabinoid Anxiety Relief E...
10/01/2020

In 2020, many of us are struggling with anxiety perpetuated by the pandemic. The first-ever Cannabinoid Anxiety Relief Education Study (C.A.R.E.S) will explore CBD and cannabis efficacy for anxiety aggravated by COVID-19. This exploratory survey conducted by University of California, Irvine, in partnership with the Wholistic Research & Education Foundation, will assess the role of CBD and cannabis in improving sleep, anxiety, and quality of life for tens of millions of Americans. Click here to take the 15 minute survey: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/8KWM9YV

This is going to be another great conversation on Normalizing Cannabis consumption.This week Thursday at 5pm on our Inst...
10/01/2020

This is going to be another great conversation on Normalizing Cannabis consumption.This week Thursday at 5pm on our Instagram Live tune in to catch Tiffany Yarde the founder of Tribe SHOKi chat with our Community Engagement Manager Evelyn LaChapelle
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Tribe SHOKi is a cannabis beverage company and lifestyle brand with flavors that hail from the streets of Accra, Ghana and the Afro-Caribbean diaspora.SHOKi’s cannabis powered non-alcoholic cocktail mixers are unapologetically fun, relaxed, indulgent, earthy, elegant, and integrates well with the way you already unwind.
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Let us know in the comments how you have been unwinding during this incredibly challenging year.

Interested in cannabis, restorative justice, and sustainability? Don’t miss out! On October 7, Vertosa’s Chief Innovatio...
09/30/2020

Interested in cannabis, restorative justice, and sustainability? Don’t miss out! On October 7, Vertosa’s Chief Innovation Officer Austin Stevenson and Community Engagement Manager Evelyn LaChapelle will be speaking at the Cannabis Sustainability Symposium, presented by the Cannabis Certification Council. Evelyn will be speaking on the "Restorative Justice in Cannabis" panel at 10:45-11:45 AM MT and Austin on the "Hemp and Sustainability" panel at 11:45-12:45 PM MT.

Click the link below to register:
https://cannabiscertificationcouncil.org/cannabis-sustainability-symposium/

“Innovative product makers should not compromise their vision to accommodate limitations from infusion technology,” says...
09/29/2020
The Science Behind Creating a Cannabis Infused Beverage - BevNET.com

“Innovative product makers should not compromise their vision to accommodate limitations from infusion technology,” says Dr. Harold Han, founder and CSO of Vertosa. In a new article with BevNET.com, Dr. Han discusses how Vertosa uses data-driven science to create one of a kind beverage emulsions for brands like Viv and Oak, Caliva, and Vita Coco. Check it out here:
https://www.bevnet.com/sponsored/the-science-behind-creating-a-cannabis-infused-beverage/

The cannabis infused market has evolved by leaps and bounds thanks to visionary producers and scientific advances of infusion technology. Vertosa has been at the forefront of this technological revolution, helping clients bring groundbreaking infused beverages, edibles and topicals to market.

09/29/2020

How is CBD changing the beauty industry? Cannabinoids such as hemp-derived CBD are sought-after active ingredients in cosmetics today. Today at 3pm, our Chief of Staff Lisa Raja will be speaking at the CannaCosmo Health + Beauty Virtual Expo. Come check out Lisa’s panel if you want to learn how CBD infused products can soothe problems such as acne, dry skin, and itchy inflammation. Click the link below to watch!
https://lnkd.in/d_6myr5

In case you missed it on the Marijuana Today podcast, Vertosa CEO Ben Larson and co-hosts Kris Krane, A.J. Herrington, a...
09/25/2020

In case you missed it on the Marijuana Today podcast, Vertosa CEO Ben Larson and co-hosts Kris Krane, A.J. Herrington, and Jimmy Levi discussed the impact of global warming, social media, and recent political changes on the cannabis industry. As a result of the alarming wildfires, Twitter and Instagram censorship, the recent death of Justice Ginsberg, and the delay in voting on the MORE (Marijuana Opportunity, Reinvestment, and Expungement) Act, the cannabis industry continues to evolve and adapt.
Click the link below to listen and remember you can catch Ben every other week on Marijuana Today!
https://hubs.li/H0w_j730

“I couldn’t find a product that blends high-quality with high luxury, so I set out to make my own.” says Shaina Kerrigan...
09/24/2020

“I couldn’t find a product that blends high-quality with high luxury, so I set out to make my own.” says Shaina Kerrigan founder of Molly Jones. Her naturally fruit-flavored CBD-infused gummies come in 25mg or 50mg doses, feature Vertosa's gummy formulation, and were recently profiled in The Emerald Magazine! Check out the link below to read more about Shaina's story. https://hubs.li/H0wXgKs0

The Heart of Cannabis will be great this week. Evelyn LaChapelle will be chatting with Liz Grow the Co-Founder of @growh...
09/24/2020

The Heart of Cannabis will be great this week. Evelyn LaChapelle will be chatting with Liz Grow the Co-Founder of @growhousetx. Tune in to hear her perspective of the media and its role in normalizing cannabis consumption.
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Let us know in the comments how effective you think the media has been in changing the negative narrative of cannabis.

Ben Larson, CEO of Vertosa is a recurring host of the weekly Marijuana Today podcast! Last week he joined as a guest, al...
09/23/2020

Ben Larson, CEO of Vertosa is a recurring host of the weekly Marijuana Today podcast! Last week he joined as a guest, along with Betty Aldworth (former SSDP Executive Director) and co-host Heather Sullivan (CuraLeaf) to discuss the upcoming MORE Act vote. Together they dive into what this means, some of the policy votes happening on the west coast (AZ, OR, MT), and a brief highlight on how hemp legalization in Texas led to far fewer cannabis arrests. To tune in check the link below! https://hubs.li/H0wPFfx0

Today is American Business Women day! We're immensely proud to work with not only the incredibly talented women on the V...
09/22/2020

Today is American Business Women day! We're immensely proud to work with not only the incredibly talented women on the Vertosa team, but the women behind our brand partners. Their creativity and dedication is deeply inspiring. Here's to celebrating the achievements of the ladies in the cannabis industry and in all industries!

09/18/2020
Cannabis Quality Virtual Conference Series Event

Mark your calendars! Austin Stevenson, Chief Innovation Officer, at Vertosa is speaking at the Cannabis Quality Virtual Conference Series on September 21. Austin will be presenting on, "What's in my Weed? A Panel on Derivative Goods" at 1:15 PM ET/10:15 PT. Register at the link below to tune in.

Every Tuesday, starting September 8 through December 22, we’ll host a different themed Episode with two presentations and two Tech Talks, followed by a panel discussion

Quim create high-quality, plant-based products that meet your intimate self-care needs.Currently, our friends at Quim ar...
09/18/2020

Quim create high-quality, plant-based products that meet your intimate self-care needs.

Currently, our friends at Quim are giving their friends, family, and customers the opportunity to own a piece of Quim.

In their own words, "We're confident in what we're building, and we're excited that we can now democratize the opportunity, so when Quim soars high, the people who’ve supported us from Day 1 can benefit. This campaign also allows up to further our commitment to our customers and those joining us on the vaginal health revolution. Our customers are the reason we do what we do, and now it’s time for them to reap the rewards. We’re in this together!"

Learn more about how you can get involved in their crowdfunding campaign on Republic: https://republic.co/quim

Lisa Raja is Chief of Staff here at Vertosa. Lisa got her start as an entrepreneur in the fashion industry, but found he...
09/17/2020

Lisa Raja is Chief of Staff here at Vertosa. Lisa got her start as an entrepreneur in the fashion industry, but found herself drawn to the cannabis industry as she was researching the benefits of cannabis for a skin-care line she was creating. From there the rest is history! Now Lisa wants to share what she's learned. "Knowledge is power," Lisa says "Leading with science to infuse products that are easily understood and accepted by mainstream consumers, can help break the stigma around cannabis, collectively making the biggest impact to push federal and state regulations to legalize." For more on Lisa's role at Vertosa check out the link below. 💙https://hubs.li/H0ws7040

Tomorrow at 5pm (PST) head over to Instagram and catch Evelyn LaChapelle chatting with Nina Parks Live on "The Heart of ...
09/17/2020

Tomorrow at 5pm (PST) head over to Instagram and catch Evelyn LaChapelle chatting with
Nina Parks Live on "The Heart of Cannabis" Nina among many things is an expert in cannabis policy and social equity. Nina has become a major influencer in this industry and will share with us her thoughts on normalizing cannabis consumption.

What is Beta Caryophyllene? Scroll to find out ➡️All terpenes have distinct characteristics and shine in specific applic...
09/16/2020

What is Beta Caryophyllene? Scroll to find out ➡️

All terpenes have distinct characteristics and shine in specific applications.

Did you know Vertosa provides complimentary terpene sample kits? Created for those looking to infuse products with terpenes, the kit includes a sample of your selected terpene and our water-compatible Vertosa CBD emulsion. Interested? Drop us a DM or connect with us at [email protected] for more info.

"I want to see more stores that are vertically integrated, that have a wider market share, do more to lead by example......
09/15/2020
Can Cannabis Entrepreneurs Advance Racial Equity?

"I want to see more stores that are vertically integrated, that have a wider market share, do more to lead by example...It’s not just cutting a check, it’s supporting grant funding programs and vehicles that lift community members… it’s getting good Black and brown distributors to tailor the logistics, and supply chain managers engaged to help them accelerate their production,” says Austin Stevenson, Chief Innovation Officer at Vertosa.

Austin chats mentorship, equity investing, and the importance of supporting Black and brown voices in cannabis space with Karma Impact. To read more of Austin's insights check out the full article at the link below: https://hubs.li/H0wjtSc0

Racial equity in cannabis startups remains low, even in states with the stated goal of

We’re excited to announce that Sysamone Phaphon, Head of Growth at Vertosa, will be speaking at Wonder Women Tech Virtua...
09/14/2020

We’re excited to announce that Sysamone Phaphon, Head of Growth at Vertosa, will be speaking at Wonder Women Tech Virtual Summit September 16-19. This summit is designed to offer thoughtful conversations, impactful solutions, empowering talks, and the opportunity to hear from some of the most inspirational speakers in STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, Math).

Sysamone will be speaking on why diversity matters when growing a cannabis business. Check the link below for how you can tune in.

https://hubs.li/H0wbJ680

Don't miss another great interview on The Heart of Cannabis! This Thursday Evelyn LaChapelle will with chat with Alana B...
09/10/2020

Don't miss another great interview on The Heart of Cannabis! This Thursday Evelyn LaChapelle will with chat with Alana Burstein Founder and president of @viv_oak. Viv&Oak, features premium California grapes infused by @Vertosa with cannabis to deliver an elevated social experience. Infused wine gives you a good time without the Hangover.
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Pour yourself a class of @viv&oak. No need to wait for the weekend.

It’s time to learn terpenes! What is Linalool? Click to find out ➡️All terpenes have distinct characteristics and shine ...
09/09/2020

It’s time to learn terpenes! What is Linalool? Click to find out ➡️

All terpenes have distinct characteristics and shine in specific applications.

Did you know Vertosa provides complimentary terpene sample kits? Created for those looking to infuse products with terpenes, the kit includes a sample of your selected terpene and our water-compatible Vertosa CBD emulsion. Interested? Drop us a DM or connect with us at [email protected] for more info.

#Terpene #Myrcene #linalool #betacaryophyllene #terpenesmatter #infused #cannabiseducation

This is not rocket science,” says @HaroldHan, Founder and CSO of Vertosa, “but it’s a special science. It’s complex. Inv...
09/08/2020

This is not rocket science,” says @HaroldHan, Founder and CSO of Vertosa, “but it’s a special science. It’s complex. Inventing an emulsion is easy. What’s hard is stably putting it into a base.” In @FoodQualityandSafety, Harold details the special considerations required by infused products and how best to maintain proper THC and CBD content once packaged.

To learn more about how plastic may impact cannabis potency check out the link below!

https://hubs.li/H0vP65z0

Mark your calendars! We’re excited to announce that Vertosa’s Chief Innovation Officer, Austin Stevenson, will be joinin...
09/08/2020

Mark your calendars! We’re excited to announce that Vertosa’s Chief Innovation Officer, Austin Stevenson, will be joining Emerge Virtual Cannabis Conference on Sept. 8th at 12:30pm PST. Austin will be discussing, “Fast Acting Edibles: How Technology and Food Science Are Fueling the Biggest Change in Cannabis,”

@Emerge_Canna will also be donating $1 from every ticket sold to the @lastprisonerproject, a nonprofit coalition of cannabis industry leaders, executives, and artists dedicated to bringing restorative justice to the cannabis industry. Head over to the link below for registration:

https://hubs.li/H0vPDZm0

Happy Labor Day everyone! Whatever your long weekend plans, we're wishing you rest, relaxation, and time to soak up thes...
09/07/2020

Happy Labor Day everyone! Whatever your long weekend plans, we're wishing you rest, relaxation, and time to soak up these last few days of summer. Pop some bottles to celebrate with Rickett Brewing bubbly Jolie Fleur THC-infused champagne or keep it refreshing with Rhythm CBD-Infused Seltzers CBD-infused seltzer-- both infused by Vertosa ☀️ #Happylaborday #labordayweekend #laborday #thccommunity #cannabiscommunity

Austin Stevenson, Chief Innovation Officer and Lauren Tamurro, Director of Technical Servies x Sales at Vertosa, knows t...
09/03/2020
How to Choose the Right Co-Manufacturer for Your Infused Product

Austin Stevenson, Chief Innovation Officer and Lauren Tamurro, Director of Technical Servies x Sales at Vertosa, knows that launching a product is exciting, but for a small business it can also pose a significant challenge. Austin & Lauren co-outlined 12 key questions to ask when shopping for a potential co-manufacturer. Click the link to learn more.

Austin Stevenson & Lauren Tamburro Launching a new product is exciting, but for a small business it can also be a significant challenge. Everywhere you turn, the stakes are high – and fin…

Every Thursday "The Heart of Cannabis" with Evelyn Lachapelle goes Live from Instagram. This week we have invited Patric...
09/03/2020

Every Thursday "The Heart of Cannabis" with Evelyn Lachapelle goes Live from Instagram. This week we have invited Patrick Lane of Benzinga to discuss normalizing cannabis consumption. Patrick is focused on bringing https://hubs.li/H0vqTfY0's content to life by engaging with the companies changing the market landscape in industries like financial services, cannabis, and life sciences.
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At Vertosa we know that it is going to take a village to move our mission forward. Tune in this Thursday to hear from another village member on how we normalize cannabis.
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Tag your favorite Cannabis Villager in the comments to let them know you appreciate them.

It’s time to learn terpenes! What is Myrcene? Click through to find out ➡️All terpenes have distinct characteristics and...
09/02/2020

It’s time to learn terpenes! What is Myrcene? Click through to find out ➡️

All terpenes have distinct characteristics and shine in specific applications.

For those looking to infuse products with terpenes, learn more about the power of terpenes by requesting a complimentary sample kit. Whether it’s your first product or you are looking to extend your product line, Vertosa provides complimentary terpene sample kits including a sample of your chosen terpene and our water-compatible Vertosa CBD emulsion. Drop us a DM or connect with us at [email protected] for more information.

#Terpene #Myrcene #linalool #betacaryophyllene #terpenesmatter #infused #cannabiseducation

Vertosa CEO Ben Larson sat down with @Emerald-Magazine to discuss recent partners Artet, Molly Jones, Rhythm CBD-Infused...
08/31/2020
Vertosa Partnering with Artet, Molly Jones, Rhythm and WUNDER to Enter the Cannabis Infused Beverage and Edible Sector this Summer - Emerald

Vertosa CEO Ben Larson sat down with @Emerald-Magazine to discuss recent partners Artet, Molly Jones, Rhythm CBD-Infused Seltzers, and WUNDER. “Premium infused products continue to stand out, leveraging cannabinoids’ potential as active ingredients that can enhance a variety of sophisticated consumer packaged goods,” says Ben.

Check out the link below to read why Ben believes we're in "an innovative and electrifying time for the industry,"
https://hubs.li/H0vk_Gv0

The cannabis-infused beverage and edible industry is growing exponentially. At the forefront are companies like Vertosa, which recently announced a partnership with companies like Artet, Molly Jones, Rhythm and WUNDER this Summer to expand its product offerings.

MollyJones, a boutique manufacturer of handmade hemp gummies, knows its customers are actively seeking high-quality, cle...
08/27/2020

MollyJones, a boutique manufacturer of handmade hemp gummies, knows its customers are actively seeking high-quality, clean CBD with a broad-spectrum profile. They needed a lab partner that could provide verified laboratory analysis of the product and its minor cannabinoids. We determined that two modifications to our testing process would likely help detect minor cannabinoids in their gummies: change in equipment and modifications in our sample preparation.

Read more about our process in our latest case study: Detecting Minor Cannabinoids in Broad Spectrum Finished Products: https://hubs.ly/H0v9s5J0

Join us Live this Thursday at 5pm (PST) for a conversation with Tahira Rehmatullah. Fortune Magazine has called Tahira o...
08/27/2020

Join us Live this Thursday at 5pm (PST) for a conversation with Tahira Rehmatullah. Fortune Magazine has called Tahira one of the top 5 most powerful women in Cannabis and Business Insider has deemed her one of the rising stars of the marijuana investment scene.
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Women have found great success in the Cannabis industry but will it help normalize cannabis consumption?
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Tag your favorite women in Cannabis in the comments.

In the infused gummy-making process, extract will be diluted in two separate steps: from oil to emulsion, and from emuls...
08/26/2020

In the infused gummy-making process, extract will be diluted in two separate steps: from oil to emulsion, and from emulsion into finished gummy. This pushes minor cannabinoids outside of the detectable range for current standard testing procedures. Vertosa worked with Anresco Laboratories to establish new methods that detect and quantify these previously undetectable minor cannabinoids in a finished product.

Read about how we did that in our latest case study- Detecting minor cannabinoids in broad spectrum finished products: https://hubs.li/H0v55zM0

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A Letter From Our CEO

At Vertosa, we’re honored to help bring your infused beverages to life. We take great pride in providing the most reliable method for our customers to infuse their products at scale. We launched Vertosa with the belief that the hemp and cannabis supply chains needed to be simpler and more consistent for product makers, and it is our mission to provide you with the highest quality active ingredients that suit your specific needs without you having to worry about consistency.

Vertosa is the only nanoemulsion company laser-focused on creating the most consistent, effective, and reliable hemp and cannabis-based water soluble ingredients for infused product makers. We truly believe that our nanoE™ technology is the better delivery mechanism for consuming cannabinoids (CBD, CBG, etc.), and so we’ve made it our core focus.

Our industry-leading nanotechnology provides a superior product. Our advanced scientific approach provides an accessible, scalable, and reliable platform for your beverage or topical company. While we consistently out-perform in clarity, taste, homogeneity, and stability, we hang our hats on being an even better partner that works closely with you to ensure you’re achieving your product goals.

Please reach-out if you have any questions about our active ingredients, the hemp and cannabis plants, or the state of the hemp and cannabis markets. We’re here to help!

Sincerely, Ben Larson, CEO

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