July 17, 2018
Is Your Distillation Process Damaging THC Content?
When potency and purity are required, it’s hard to beat distillates. Depending on the specific distillation method and care taken, there’s a chance that the distillate contains less Δ9THC than you might think, sometimes lower than the starting product. Why is that? To answer, lets first explore how distillation works. Read More ➝
June 21, 2018
LightLab | Behind the Technology
Orange Photonics' CTO Dylan Wilks, hosts a quick whiteboard session to illustrate how LightLab analyzes a cannabis sample with Selective Separation Spectroscopy. Read More ➝
May 17, 2018
Want Good Potency Numbers? Here’s How
There’s a good chance there’s something other than the lab that is causing most of the variation in your potency numbers. It seems simple to send two flower samples to a lab (or run them on a LightLab Cannabis Analyzer) and expect the same results, but the samples might not be exactly the same for a variety of reasons. Let’s delve into the most common ones… Read More ➝
May 8, 2018
How Hemp Researcher John Baker Uses LightLab
John Baker, MSc, is a certified Professional Argrologist (P.Ag) and is the president of CBD Baker Inc. He is a CSGA recognized plant breeder and a Health Canada recognized hemp breeder/researcher. In his own words, John talks about his new approach to screening genetics with LightLab. Read More ➝
April 4, 2018
Testing for Truth Part 3: Does Sun Damage Cannabis?
Sunlight contains UV light, which has well known destructive properties. Anecdotal reports suggest that the acidic form of THC, THCA, would degrade into Δ9THC (the active form) and then further into CBN. We put some buds to the test to find out. Read More ➝
January 17, 2018
Lionheart and the Rocky Cannabis Battle in Montana
“It’s been an ongoing struggle to get medication in the hands of our patients, but the medical marijuana community of Montana has responded to this adversity every step of the way,” said Gabe Perry, a partner in Montana dispensary Lionheart Caregiving. After a five-year battle, the Montana Supreme Court passed the bill into law in February 2016. By August of that year, over 93% of the state’s 12,400 patients had lost their access to a medical marijuana provider. Read More ➝
November 9, 2017
Testing for Truth Part 1: Is the “best bud” at the top?
One of the theories we frequently hear is that the very top of a plant has flowers with much higher cannabinoid content than those on the lower branches. This makes sense if you consider that the top flowers receive more sunlight and airflow. This leads us to our Testing for Truth questions: how much of a difference is there really between top, middle and bottom flowers harvested from the same plant? Read More ➝