Fast Cannabis Analysis. Lab-grade. Without the Lab.

Law enforcement agencies across the United States are using LightLab to quickly quantify THC content in cannabis plants and products in non-lab settings. Designed for the non-technical user, LightLab provides real-time presumptive and quantitative analysis to ensure only illicit products are seized.  

Trusted By
  • Police and Sheriffs
  • Drug Enforcement Agency
  • Bureaus of Investigation
  • US Customs & Border Protection Agency
  • Narcotics Laboratories
  • Ports of Entry
  • Plant material
  • Flower
  • Vape cartridge
  • Isolate (white powder)
  • Edibles
  • Tinctures
  • Infused products
  • Custom (advanced)
  • Execute warrants with confidence
  • Add scalable forensic testing throughput
  • Support legal operations
  • Support the community
  • Provide quantitative analysis indicating probable cause

Law Enforcement Modes

Two testing modes offer flexibility for specific testing scenarios.

Presumptive Mode

Presumptive mode reports whether a sample is CBD dominant (hemp) or THC Dominant (psychoactive) using ratios of cannabinoids present in a sample. Minimal sample preparation and on-screen guidance allow for quick and robust field checks for plant material, concentrates, and edibles.

Quantitative Mode

Quantitative Mode offers laboratory-grade quantitative analysis for up to 19 cannabinoids including D9THC and CBD.  This mode uses step-by-step on-screen instructions that guide non-technical personnel through sample preparation.  The quantitative mode will report both quantitative information about cannabinoids as well as a presumptive determination of CBD dominant (hemp) or THC Dominant (psychoactive) samples.  

Plants and Products

Santa Barbara Sheriff’s Office speaks about how their team utilizes the LightLab Cannabis Analyzer.

Cannabis plants and products (marijuana and hemp) may both contain THC, a psychoactive compound. However, it is critical to determine precisely how much THC content exists in the sample before executing a warrant and taking possession of the suspect items. LightLab 3 Law Enforcement Version lets the user immediately determine if a sample matches a Certificate of Analysis, corresponds to a business license, and is a legal or illicit product.

Test Like a Lab at Your Desk

LightLab’s intuitive touchscreen interface relays step-by-step instructions allowing non-technical users to accurately complete an analysis. The instrument’s hardened analytical components and accurate performance make LightLab the go-to tool for mobile cannabis analysis.

Video: How to Run a Sample

Technology for All

Orange Photonics is the global leader in ruggedized, portable easy-to-use,  High-Performance Liquid Chromatography (HPLC) based technology. HPLC technology is the Federally recommended technology for testing cannabis. Each LightLab is calibrated at the factory using traceable Certified Reference Material.

LightLab 3 Law Enforcement Brochure