The Cultivator Cup 2021, sponsored by Solar Therapeutics and TheFarmacist, was developed to empower and establish emerging licensed cultivators of cannabis while allowing consumers to provide honest feedback on various cannabis and cannabis-infused products. The judge’s kits include 28 individual cannabis samples from licensed cannabis cultivators in Massachusetts.
As part of the competition, Orange Photonics put each of the 28 samples to the test on LightLab 3, the portable HPLC that analyzes cannabinoid and terpene content.
Each of the 28 samples were ground and homogenized before analysis. Analysis on a LightLab is simple and fast. Preparation involves weighing 0.3g of sample into a vial and adding 30ml of LightLab extraction solvent to the vial. The vial was then shaken on an automated shaker included with LightLab for three minutes. After extraction, the liquid extract was injected into the instrument for analysis. A full panel of 11 cannabinoids were tested in addition to a semi-quantitative terpene measurement that represents low, medium or high terpene levels.
Summarized results are included below. Access to each sample’s test result can be found through the link at the end of this post.
The Massachusetts growers did not disappoint! Here are our highlights:
Access to Results
View full panel of competitor results here. Scan the QR codes to view the Result Dashboard for each sample.