Testing for Truth Part 7: Does the Decarboxylation Equation Work in Real Life?
If you’re working in the hemp or cannabis field, you’ve likely already heard about Decarboxylation. When cannabis is heated...Read More ➝
Sensational Solutions: Accelerated Hemp Breeding with LightLab
Marty Yip, Founder of Sensational Solutions, produces stand-out hemp and adult use cannabis through rigorous cultivar selection, disciplined breeding protocol, specialized grow media and the LightLab.Read More ➝
Testing for Truth Part 6: The Mystery of the Unknown Cannabinoid
By Dylan Wilks, CTO In Testing for Truth Part 5, we tested some old cannabis samples that were at least 10 years old. The results were a little unexpected. In brief, we expected to see lots of Cannabinol (CBN) and lots of Delta 9-THC. The typical degradation story for cannabis is that the plant makes Tetrahydrocannabinolic Acid (THCA), then that... View ArticleRead More ➝
Hemp’s Headache Over – Portable THC Test with LightLab Cannabis Analyzer by Orange Photonics
NEW LONDON, NH – LightLab, by Orange Photonics, is the only portable, cannabis tester which can accurately determine the difference between hemp and adult use cannabis (marijuana) in a non-lab setting. LightLab Cannabis Analyzer is used by hundreds of regulators, law enforcement, and cultivators to accurately quantify THC content and other cannabinoids in cannabis plants and plant derived products. “As... View ArticleRead More ➝
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 ➝
Testing For Truth Part 5: How Much THC Is Left in Cannabis Ash?
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.Read More ➝
Testing For Truth Part 4: What happens to cannabis after 10 years of storage?
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!Read More ➝
Orange Photonics Adds Terpenes+ Module – Measures Terpenes, CBC and Degraded THC for LightLab Analyzer Users
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.Read More ➝
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 ➝