A $500 million class action lawsuit was filed last month in Calgary targeting the potency of several Canadian cannabis companies’ products, claiming testing shows the THC content is “drastically different” than advertised. A potency analysis of a cannabis oil product from one of the major producers contained 46% of the THC advertised. A second sample from the same lot was tested and contained 79% of the advertised THC content. Unfortunately, this is the norm in the cannabis industry.
These days we have so many things to worry about. At least when it comes to cannabis, whether you are a professional along the supply chain or an enthusiast at home, you want peace of mind; to be certain that you get what you paid for, to know your grow, or to be sure about what you are putting into your body.
No two cannabis flowers are the same and two flowers from the same plant may have dramatically different potency levels.
Images Analysis by GemmaCert of Trichome Spread in Cannabis Flowers
Therefore, to make the right decisions regarding cannabis quality, efficacy, and safety, you need your own diagnostic tools for onsite testing and results delivered in real-time. That way you will also avoid costly dependence on third parties.
The GemmaCert Lite is the perfect affordable analytical solution for the small cannabis business or enthusiast. GemmaCert Lite (patent no. US10458908B2) combines near infrared (NIR) spectroscopy, image analysis and machine learning to deliver an easy-to-use, quick, and reliable solution for estimating cannabis potency.
The GemmaCert patented technology is truly non-destructive and eco-friendly. It requires no sample preparation whatsoever, even no need to grind your sample before analysis. No need to use dangerous solvents. This technology has used and validated by cannabis professionals worldwide since 2015. For the first time, the technology, as well as the know-how and expertise behind it, is available in an affordable package. After all, GemmaCert is on a mission to improve the health and wellbeing of individuals and communities worldwide by setting the standard for cannabis quality.
With GemmaCert Lite:
- Test like a Pro
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- Make sure you do not get ripped off
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