St. Louis-based BeLeaf Medical launches Phytos, a female-led manufacturing brand.

BeLeaf Medical is the first vertically integrated medical marijuana company to have its cultivation, manufacturing and dispensing locations open and operational. Their manufacturing brand, Phytos, passed a series of required inspections by the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services and received the first of two manufacturing licenses earlier this year.Phytos is proud to have a strong, diverse team of women led by Chief Scientific Officer, Dr. Stephanie Cernicek (Ph.D. Chemistry), Research and Development Manager Dr. Jamila Owens-Todd, N.D., and Partner Mitch Meyers, who manages the team.

"We are excited to open this amazing cannabis production facility in St. Louis, allowing us to offer high quality cannabis products with a relentless focus on patient and product safety. The vertical integration allows us to grow, produce and sell to our patients faster." Mitch Meyers said.

The nearly 8,000-square-foot Phytos facility will use multiple extraction methods, one of the most high-tech methods being CO2 extraction. This extraction method will allow Phytos to use subcritical and supercritical carbon dioxide to extract cannabinoids and other components of cannabis with little to no post-processing. These methods are very precise and can produce consistent and reliable cannabis products.

"With shared facility space with our cultivation business, Sinse Cannabis, Phytos has the unique ability to produce live resin products, allowing our team to extract fresh plant material at sub-zero temperatures, preserve delicate terpenes, and produce high-quality, flavorful concentrates," said Dr. Stephanie Cernicek." In addition, Phytos has a state-of-the-art computerized automated filling machine for vape pens, chewing gum and tinctures, ensuring that products are made accurately and consistently."

Phytos has also partnered with other brands to offer customized cannabis-infused products that should be available in February to Missouri patients who have been eagerly awaiting products such as pre-rolled joints, edibles, vapes and concentrates. phytos will be the first company in the state to offer topicals. Patient favorites such as SWADE brand glass pre-packs are expected to hit shelves immediately, with pre-rolled joints following close behind.

About Phyos. PHYTOS leverages BeLeaf's industry-leading experience and scientific rigor to bring unparalleled precision to cannabis in Missouri. Dedicated high-tech facilities allow PHYTOS to produce reliable, safe and meticulous cannabis that is unaffected by any variables. A highly controlled growing environment, separated by stage and strain, creates premium cannabis with a range of extraction methods.PHYTOS offers CO2 extraction, highly efficient ethanol extraction, and now state-of-the-art hydrocarbon extraction - which allows us to immediately freeze freshly trimmed cannabis and extract more quickly, retaining the delicate terpenes for premium extracts and producing live resin products. These science-based systems and proprietary formulations have made PHYTOS synonymous with precision. Additional photos are available upon request.