November 5, 2019

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...

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October 2, 2019

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...

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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!

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July 26, 2018

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.

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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.

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