Heavy Machinery: Cannabis

Cannabis Machinery

As cannabis continues to enjoy an increasingly common legal status, more and more dispensaries are looking to streamline their production to meet increasing demand. Finding reliable, high-quality machines that can help you scale your cannabis business is paramount, and Kanary can help you connect with China suppliers to make it happen.

Kanary Can Source Any Cannabis Machinery

Don't see the specific machine you need for your cannabis operation. Contact us! Kanary knows how to find whatever factory you need to make the machinery you need. Fill out our online form or call, and our team will get started on detailing your needs and finding a factory partner.

Cannabis Packaging Machines
Precision batchers, product counters, and truly automated assembly line systems for streamlined cannabis operations.
Cannabis Recovery Pump/Solvent Recovery Systems
Cannabis recovery pumps including dry screw pumps, scroll pumps, and oil-sealed vane pumps. Systems can be custom-fitted or sourced through existing designs.
Bottle Labelers, Cappers, and Fillers
Bottle labelers, cappers, and fillers for assembly line labeling and capping processes. Machines can be made to specifications and are installed, tested, and approved upon delivery.
Hydrocarbon Extractors
Hydrocarbon extractors compatible with multiple kinds of solvents available for industrial use. Can be used for gummy or concentrate production.
Gummy Production Equipment
Any machinery related to gummy production, including production line machinery and molds. Machinery can be customized and will be installed and tested upon delivery.
Bucking, Debudder, and Destemming Machines
Bucking, debudder, and destemming machines available for laboratory, dispensary, or industrial use. Machines can be custom designed for niche use.
Centrifuges and Refrigerated Centrifuges
Centrifuges for cannabis concentrate extraction. Can be sourced according to unique specifications and laboratory needs.
Industrial Weight Scales
Industrial weight scales for commercial and personal use, including for customer-facing dispensary positions.
Tabletop Cannabis Trimmer
Tabletop cannabis trimmers for dry and wet cannabis. Standard or custom designs available, including tumble trimmers, bowl trimmers, or hybrid trimmers.
Cannabis Pre-Roll Machines and Cone-Fillers
Cannabis pre-roll machines and cone fillers for industrial or dispensary use, as well as small pre-roll machines for retail sale. Machines can be customized as needed.

Sourcing Cannabis Machinery Step-by-Step


Identify Cannabis Machinery Needs

Not all suppliers in China can make all cannabis machines, so Kanary will make sure we have a clear understanding of what your business needs. Whether you need pre-roll assembly machines, CO2 extractors, packaging and weighing machines, or even specialty vending machines, our experts will note what you need and begin the supplier search.


Cannabis Machinery Supplier Search

Once Kanary has the specifics of the machinery you need, we begin our supplier search. Our process begins by gathering 20-50 potential suppliers that could potentially make your machinery. Then, we narrow down the field based on a number of factors, including lead times, engineering capacity, pricing, and overall quality.


Supplier Vetting

Kanary will narrow down the field until we have 3-5 quality candidates selected. From there, we begin a thorough vetting process of suppliers, which includes in-person factory inspections and making sure that suppliers have all the required certifications to import. Once vetting is complete, Kanary consults with you to make a final supplier decision.


Step 4: Production

Kanary helps facilitate initial deposits paid to suppliers, and then manages factories once production begins. Our team remains on-call for issues with production, and since we have a physical presence in China, Kanary is in place to respond and resolve issues quickly. Our experts also ensure quality control processes are followed, and that no corners are cut.


Shipment and Customs

After production is complete, Kanary takes the reins in managing shipping logistics. We book containers, coordinate consolidated shipping (when applicable), and make sure that your machinery is appropriately packaged to be safely shipped. Kanary monitors your sea freight shipment and helps to navigate customs issues, should they arise.


Final Delivery

After customs is cleared, Kanary manages the final delivery of your products. Our team facilitates communication between you and your supplier to unpack, install, and calibrate your machinery so you can start using it as soon as possible.

Kanary: Cannabis Machinery Sourcing Specialists

Kanary knows what cannabis businesses need to scale their business, and we know how to find the best machinery to get the job done. If you need cannabis machinery of any kind, contact us ! Our experts will get started on finding the machinery that's high-quality, reliable, and at a price that makes sense.

Words from our clients

I’ve been in this industry for a long time and I was surprised that Kanary was able to help find us machines for a 1/3 of the cost compared with US and European manufacturers. What I really enjoy with Kanary is that they constantly keep me in the loop and get back to me almost instantaneously. What’s also great is that they kept me in the loop with the shipping, customs clearance, delivery, and also arrange travels for engineers from the factory to install our equipment.  The quality has been outstanding and I’m in the process of building out a new facility with them.
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I’ve been in the construction industry for over 30 years. We’ve always bought from US distributors. I reached out to Kanary out of curiosity to see if we could find similar construction materials of high quality. I did not think they were going to make much progress and so I was shocked when they found the exact manufacturer that my distributors have been buying from within 2 weeks. They were able to make contact and have the factory send me samples within a week.  By connecting directly with the factory, we’re looking at savings of over 30%.
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We’ve done quite a few different packaging projects with Kanary in the past (Child-resistant packaging, glass jars, plastic bags, shipper boxes, etc.). We sent AI files to Kanary, who then worked directly with the factory's design team to make prototypes of the packaging. Our in-house designer is very particular about our designs and Kanary was really flexible and worked with us when our designers wanted to make changes in the packaging development process. They were able to manufacture different prototypes at different price points, which gave us options when making our final decision.
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Cannabis Machinery Resources

Resourcing cannabis machinery can be challenging, but not with Kanary! Take a look at our curated resources about sourcing cannabis machinery and more!
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Cannabis Machinery FAQs

Where can I find a China supplier for a refrigerated centrifuge?

For specialty equipment like a refrigerated centrifuge, it can be challenging to find a trustworthy supplier. This is why many businesses choose to partner with a sourcing specialist, like Kanary, to make sure that they can find a supplier that will make a product they can trust.

Can Kanary help me find a China supplier that can make prototype gummy equipment?

Yes! Since we inspect factories during the vetting process, Kanary can also see if a factory has the right kind of engineering capacity to make the prototype you need for gummy equipment. We can help you find suppliers that can make unique gummy molds, novel machines, or any other kind of prototype machinery you need.

Can Kanary source retail products related to cannabis from China?

Yes! While we've focused a lot on cannabis machinery, Kanary also has extensive experience connecting businesses with China suppliers that can provide cannabis retail products to. This includes glass jars, plastic containers with child-proof mechanism, bags, and other common kinds of cannabis products.

Is it safe to use Alibaba to find a CO2 extractor?

While it's safe to use Alibaba to find suppliers for any product, including CO2 extractors, businesses should take care when choosing suppliers on Alibaba. While scams on Alibaba are rare, low-quality suppliers are common, and it's easy for businesses to get matched with a factory that isn't a good fit. 

We generally recommend that businesses partner with a sourcing specialist (like Kanary), to source high-end, specialty equipment like a CO2 extractor.

Where can I find a CBD vending machine?

An easy way to find a CBD vending machine is to get once sourced from a China factory. There's a few strategies you can follow if you want to find a factory that can make a CBD vending machine (if you're in an area where a CBD vending machine is legal:

  • Alibaba: Alibaba is an enormous platform where businesses can find factories in China to make products, including CBD vending machines. 
  • Trade Shows: It's possible that certain vendors might be at tradeshows, including those that can make CBD vending machines. 
  • Google searches: Factories in China often have websites that offer direct solicitations, though you should take care to properly vet any factory before signing contracts or paying deposits.

Should my business consider pre-rolling machines for industrial use?

Whether your business considers investing in industrial pre-roll machines for your dispensary business depends on your overall business needs. Some factors to consider include:

  • Amount of shake or low grade bud available: If you have a lot of bud or shake that is leftover from other products, or you have low-grade bud you're struggling to move, making budget pre-rolls may be an easy, attractive way to move product. Pre-roll machines make it easy to quickly produce a high volume of pre-roll products.
  • Market demand: High-end pre-rolls or standard pre-rolls may have certain appeal in certain markets. If demand for pre-rolls is high, you may want to consider investing in a pre-roll machine to reduce the labor cost of keeping up with demand. 
  • Labor availability: If you don't have the labor (or don't want to invest in the labor) to manually make pre-rolls, then a pre-roll machine is the obvious solution.

What packaging solutions can Kanary source for my cannabis products?

Kanary has helped multiple cannabis businesses source the products they need to make their businesses flourish. Packaging is an important part to any cannabis business, and we've helped businesses source the following:

  • Packaging machines: For large-sale and small-scale operations alike, we have helped businesses source packaging machines to help automate their business as much as possible. 
  • Cannabis packaging: Kanary helps businesses find high-quality, safe packaging for cannabis products. This includes glass jars, plastic bags, plastic jars, and more. 
  • Cannabis graphic design: Kanary's graphic design team can help tweak existing graphics or create images from scratch to help establish and solidify a brand. 

Can I trust industrial weighing machines that I buy from China for my cannabis business?

If your scales are sourced through Kanary, yes, you can trust them! Our experts know how to monitor and maintain quality control protocols during production, and we only partner with factories that can provide the required certifications for import.

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