Marijuana manufacturing facility in St. Louis

“We are very excited to open this amazing cannabis manufacturing facility in St. Louis.”

ST. LOUIS – A St. Louis medical marijuana maker is operational after receiving government approval and has completed an integration strategy for parent company BeLeaf Medical.

Cannabis maker Phytos passed a series of required Missouri Health Department inspections to open the first of two medical marijuana manufacturing facilities.

Earth City-based BeLeaf will become Missouri’s first vertically integrated medical cannabis company to control its own supply chain – grow, manufacture and dispense. It also owns the Sinse cannabis grow facility and the Swade cannabis dispensaries.

Three women run Phythos: Stephanie Cernicek, Chief Science Officer, Ph.D. Chemist; Research and Development Manager Jamila Owens-Todd; and BeLeaf partner Mitch Meyers.

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“We are very excited to open this amazing cannabis manufacturing facility in St. Louis that will enable us to offer high quality cannabis products with a relentless focus on patients and product safety. Vertical integration allows us to grow, produce and sell to patients faster, “said Meyers.

The nearly 8,000-square-foot Phytos facility – BeLeaf does not publicly disclose the exact location of its growing and manufacturing operations for safety reasons – will use a variety of extraction methods, including CO2. The methods are precise and enable consistent and reliable cannabis products, according to the company.

“Phytos has the unique ability to produce live resin products as we produce shared land with our Sinse Cannabis grower. This enables our team to extract fresh plant material at sub-zero temperatures, preserve sensitive terpenes and obtain a high-quality, aromatic concentrate. Said Cernicek.

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