Founded in 1963, over the years Pope has supplied the cannabis industry with expertise and equipment. Today after celebrating over 60 years of business, we want to take a look at how far we’ve come:

  • 1963 – Pope Scientific Inc. is founded in Menomonee Falls, Wisconsin
  • 1975 – Pope Scientific introduces the Wiped-Film Still product line and technology to many industries worldwide.
  • 2002 – The 1st Pope WFS sale for a cannabinoid application, (CBD recovery from hemp seed oil byproduct in Canada)
  • 2007 – Pope builds Turnkey 400L Reaction System for synthesis of pharmaceutical THC, (first of a series of subsequent skid modules)
  • 2011 – The 2nd Pope WFS sale for a cannabinoid application to the University of Mississippi Dept. of Pharmacology, (THC purification from cannabis for research – at the time, the only authorized lab in the US)
  • 2015 – Start of the THC Distillate boom in the US
  • 2016 – Pope Sells over 100 Canna Wiped-film Stills
  • 2017 – Start of the CBD Distillate Boom in the US and elsewhere
  • 2018 – 1st Pope CBD Crystallizing Isolation System sold
  • 2018 – Pope begins Cannabinoid Toll Processing and Process Development Services, (for several types of cannabinoids except THC)
  • 2019 – Pope breaks ground for a 20,000 square foot building expansion (required both for cannabinoid industry and for general industry) larger scale distillation and process equipment
  • 2019 – Pope sells over 500 Canna Wiped-Film Stills (in US and several countries)
  • 2021 – Pope launches the ProPass 600 Canna Still
  • 2023 – Pope celebrates 60 years in business
  • 2023 –  Pope introduces the fully CE-certified Wiped-Film Still series at MjBizCon