Gauteng-based Cilo Cybin intends listing on the Johannesburg Stock Exchange within the next three to six months. It also intends getting its Cilo Cybin cannabis-infused oils and vapes into the retail market by December 2021
Business Insider SA’s Ntando Thukwane visited the company’s high-tech cannabis facility outside Pretoria and met CEO Gabriel Theron who’s confidence in the cannabis space is soaring high. Should the listing go ahead Cilo Cybin will be the first cannabis company to list on the JSE; the two other major cannabis players – Labat and Nutritional Holdings – were listed entities that were turned into cannabis businesses.
Theron has also applied for a psychedelics research license from SAHPRA, saying that medical psychedelics could be bigger than medical cannabis in the future.
Thukwane published his interview and picture gallery in Business Insider SA on 12 October 2021 – go to the original article here.
Cannabiz Africa republishes his detailed visual walk-through of Cilo Cybin’s Pretoria facility.
Ntando’s Tour of Theronland
Where everything begins; growing the cannabis
First comes the vegetative stage, where cannabis seeds, which Cilo Cybin imports from the Netherlands, are planted in big planters.
Rooting: Day 5. (Image: Business Insider South Africa/Ntando Thukwana)
After rooting, the leaves are transplanted into smaller buckets. (Image: Business Insider South Africa/Ntando Thukwana)
The flowering stage
Once the cloned leaves have bloomed into whole plants, they get taken into a separate room, in the flowering room, where they’ll develop into marijuana buds.
Once the buds have fully matured, they are harvested.
Then the processing stage
The bags are locked in cold storage regulated at -70 °C. (Image: Business Insider South Africa/Ntando Thukwana)
In the extraction room, the buds are then briefly thrown in a chopping machine.
Once shredded, it gets soaked in ethanol and then filtered out by a pump that sucks it out into a different vessel.
The extraction room. (Image: Business Insider South Africa/Ntando Thukwana)
The cannabinoids are further processed. (Image: Business Insider South Africa/Ntando Thukwana)
Then the oil is further processed.