Many risks associated with extraction facilities burning down or literally exploding are being addressed as the cannabis industry matures. But reduced risk does not mean no risk. Dr. Markus Roggen provides 5 tips to ensure safety in extraction labs.
As different cannabis products have differing potency levels, knowing the potency of a product is important for determining the correct dosage. Currently, chromatography is used for potency testing of cannabis products. We teamed up with Agilent to show that FTIR spectroscopy can also be used to further enhance these testing processes.
Consumers have been lead to believe that if an extract is clear, then it must be pure. Dr. Markus Roggen explains why this is not the case. In fact, many of these clear extracts have more added solvents.
“If you spend top dollar on a top shelf flower bud, you have a right to know how long it will stay dank”, Dr. Markus Roggen argues. Testing procedures, the effects of cannabinoids and terpenes on the body, and regulations surrounding the industry are always being talked about, but nobody seems to talk about best before dates and product stability.