Potency calculations seem simple at first glance, but they can get complicated quickly. This is especially true for tinctures, where the percent weight doesn’t easily translate to an understandable dosage. Let’s say your lab or LightLab reports 2% CBD in your tincture; how does that translate to milligrams CBD per bottle? Read on to find out!
At the California Cannabis Business Conference last month, someone approached our booth with an interesting question: if I smoke cannabis, how much THC is left in the ash? She just happened to have both the starting material as well as the leftover ash. Rather than make a guess, we decided to let LightLab answer the question.
What happens to really old cannabis? Does it contain mostly THCA? Is there any CBN present? Fortunately, we had a ten year old sample to find out!
Orange Photonics is pleased to announce the release of the Terpenes+ Module for the LightLab Cannabis Analyzer. The Terpenes+ module adds three new chemical analyses to the existing six cannabinoids reported – terpenes, degraded THC and CBC. The LightLab Cannabis Analyzer is a portable analyzer that serves the on-site quality control needs of businesses with cannabis in their supply chain.
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.
Dylan Wilks, CTO of Orange Photonics, shares a quick overview of the pros and cons of the various technologies on the market today.
Orange Photonics' CTO Dylan Wilks, hosts a quick whiteboard session to illustrate how LightLab analyzes a cannabis sample with Selective Separation Spectroscopy.
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…
Eden Labs, in response to the extraction industry's continuing demand for increased precision, will be offering the proven LightLab cannabis analyzer from Orange Photonics as part of their continued effort to aid in their customers’ success.
“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.
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?
Jud is a mechanical engineer by training with a diverse background including design, technical support, and sales. For the last six years, he has worked in sales and technical support roles in a photonics and space-grade instrumentation environment.
What does it take to stay alive and on top of the ever-changing regulations in this fast moving business? Read our interview with Deb Kimless, MD, Medical Director of Maryland-based, ForwardGro.
Some people love a challenge. If you want to combine the arduous labor of growing a complex plant like cannabis with the intensity of aquaponics (cultivation of plants in water with fish), you have taken on a double whammy challenge with a big potential payout.