Our affiliates have undergone full training in our CO2 extraction systems. They’ve taken a deep dive into the technical requirements and specifications of each system, and understand what’s involved in operating one. Please contact us if you’re interested in our Apeks Affiliate full day training at our Johnstown, OH facility. Please note: the affiliation with Apeks does not mean endorsement!

Dr. Steven Bennett

Chief Scientific Officer, Maricann Inc; Founder/CSO, Prescott Logic Technologies

Steven Bennett, Ph.D., is a molecular biologist with a background in neurodegenerative disease, opiate receptors, and melanoma.  Dr. Bennett holds 2 patents in the field of Alzheimer’s disease and drug delivery.  He is currently the Chief Scientific Officer of Maricann, a Canadian licensed cannabis producer and founder of Prescott Logic Technologies; a medical cannabis research, product development, and consulting company located in Langton, Ontario.

Adam Pierce

Private Consulting, CO2 Botanical Oil Extraction, Medically Infused Products

Adam Pierce is a private contractor and consultant specializing in CO2 botanical oil extraction systems with over 6 years experience in the industry. His services range from basic start-up and operation, to full system overhaul and pump rebuilds. He has set up medically infused labs across the country and is familiar with varying techniques that create the wide range of concentrate products out on the market today.

Dr. James E. Parco

Co-founder, Mesa Organics & Purplebee’s; Professor, Colorado College

Jim Parco, Ph.D., is a professor of economics and business at Colorado College ( He is also the founder and co-owner of Mesa Organics (, a licensed retail cannabis operation (cultivation, manufacturing and store) in Pueblo, CO manufacturing CO2 extracts as Purplebee’s ( He is also a co-founder of The National Marijuana Museum (forthcoming) and a founding board member of the National Association of Cannabis Businesses ( As a retired military officer, he previously taught at the US Air Force Academy, served on the National Security Council at the White House and later, with the American Embassy in Tel Aviv.

Brian Staffa

Chief Operator, BSC Group

Brian Staffa is the Chief Operator of BSC Group (, and has consulted with cannabis operations in 24 US states, Canada, and abroad. After extensively studying over 100 different operations and detecting patterns of various types of inefficiencies, Brian focuses on improving, expanding, and automating both new and existing cultivation and processing operations. Brian is an invaluable resource for facility design, system automation, and application preparation for both medical and adult-use licensing.