January 16, 2019
My Tincture Is 2%. How Much CBD Is in the Bottle?
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! Read More ➝
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 ➝