Anecdotal evidence suggests that the very tip of a flower will have the highest potency. After all, it looks the best, and it's typically covered with trichomes. But at Orange Photonics, we want to do better than make an educated guess, so we put some buds to the test.
“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.
CW Analytical Laboratories Inc., a leading laboratory in California's Cannabis industry, and Orange Photonics Inc, producer of portable Cannabinoid analyzers, are pleased to announce their distribution partnership throughout the state of California.
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.
While the US cannabis economy struggles with a fragmented legal framework Canada pursues a very different model.
BIG IDEA: Products for the legal marijuana industry. First up will be LightLab, a “portable, lab-grade cannabis potency analyzer” that the company says will give growers, dispensaries, regulators, and manufacturers of marijuana-infused products a fast, reliable, and affordable way to maintain quality control. Instead of waiting several days for a lab to perform potency tests, they could get results in less than ten minutes.
The AOCS annual meeting brought leaders in analytical chemistry to discuss the changing cannabis safety landscape...Dylan Wilks, chief scientific officer at Orange Photonics, discussed the various needs in sample preparation for a wide range of products. He focused on sample prep and variation for on-site potency analysis, which could give edibles manufacturers crucial quality assurance tools in process control. Susan Audino, Ph.D., chemist and A2LA assessor, echoed Wilks’ concerns over sample collection methods.
Startups dealing with marijuana could be positioned to see serious green. Forbes stated that a recent report revealed that legal cannabis sales in the U.S. grew 184 percent last year. For 2015, our country’s legitimate marijuana business was worth $5.4 billion and much of the growth was due to a rise in recreational sales, which went from $351 million in 2014 to $998 million in 2015.