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Separation of Δ-8 and Δ-9-THC on the Workhorse™ HPLC Column for Cannabis Potency Testing

The Emerald Scientific team was super excited to be able to formally launch the Workhorse™ HPLC Column for Cannabis Potency Testing at The Emerald Conference about two weeks ago. I think I can confidently say I was definitely the most excited one out of our team because I had spent a lot of time putting the product through its paces with real cannabis samples and developing multiple methods on it...

Chromatographic Selectivity – It’s Technical, but It’s Important

I’m finally writing my first technical blog for Emerald Scientific – hooray! While I’m perfectly content droning on about esoteric topics, I promise that I won’t do that in the Emerald Scientific blog. Your time is important, so I won’t waste it introducing technical concepts that you’ll never need to know. The topic of this blog – column selectivity – is extremely important for residual solvents analysis, and it’s something...

Top 5 Reasons to Test Your Cannabis

1) It’s the Law: Let’s face it. The main reason most producers get their product tested is because they have to. In almost every state that has a medical or social cannabis law, some sort of testing is required, at the very least potency testing for labeling purposes. In these states, untested product can’t be sold in dispensaries. In states where it’s not required, it soon will be, so you...

Emerald Scientific Technical Service Team is Now Online!

techsupport@emeraldscientific.com   Part of any technical company is technical service. Lifelong loyalty can be won and lost through technical service. There’s nothing worse than being dead in the water with a deadline looming. I’m very familiar with that sinking feeling in the pit of your stomach that comes from a broken instrument. When you’re feeling like that, help – real help – feels like a lifeline. I still remember my...

Part of the Emerald Scientific Team and the Cannabis Industry - and Proud of It!

As I finish up my first week as Chief Technical Officer at Emerald Scientific, I wanted to publish the first of what will be many blogs pertaining to the cannabis industry. First off, I’d like to say that I’m thrilled to be a part of the Emerald Scientific team. These folks are among the best in the industry, and they’ve accomplished so much in the years that I’ve known them....

Top Terpenes - The Next Frontier

Terpenes are the pungent oils that give cannabis varieties their unique characteristics, from flavors like citrus, berry, and mint, to aromas like pepper and pine.  Secreted by the same glands that produce cannabinoids, every cannabis strain tends toward a unique terpene type and composition, called a terpene profile or fingerprint.     Terpenes, however, are not only important for flavor and aroma, but also for their synergistic relationship to other compounds in the plant, thereby directly affecting how the body's endocannabinoid...

What do your cannabis lab's test results really mean?

  The continuing legalization of medicinal and recreational cannabis means increased numbers of patients, consumers, dispensaries and labs.  Analytical Testing of cannabis, then, becomes increasingly critical, not only for potency (accurate dosing and fair pricing), but also for safety (pesticides, molds and residual solvents).     Inconsistency of testing results between labs, however,  has caused many growers and dispensaries to lose faith in the results of analytical testing, specifically when market prices...