The variable potency of cannabis is well-documented. Potency varies between crops, as well as between individual buds from the same plant. It also tends to decrease as plant material ages. In short, the relevance of any single tested sample to an entire batch must be viewed with some doubt and skepticism.
This clearly illustrates why a Certificate of Analysis from the lab might be good enough for the regulator, but it’s nowhere near the standard your business requires for optimal outcomes. We all know that you can test individual flowers from the exact same batch and obtain wildly different results, with some being more potent and others less.
While many cannabis testing requirements (like residual solvents, heavy metals, pesticides, etc.), do need to be fulfilled by external labs, in-house testing is becoming increasingly popular. You need to continually test the potency of your raw materials and end products at every stage – purchasing, processing, and manufacturing – so why not make sure your testing is as convenient and reliable as possible?
GemmaCert enables you to analyze multiple samples on-site, providing a representative potency assessment for your batch that’s much more practical and relevant for buying at the right price than a highly-accurate lab test with results derived from only a single specimen.
This is why more and more forward-thinking businesses are using GemmaCert to overcome supply chain inconsistencies, refine their products, increase production line quality control, and create an extra line of defense in the face of increasingly complex regulatory hurdles.
In-house testing with GemmaCert will enable you to raise your standards and project a professional, reputable image that impresses regulators and customers alike. Not all testing needs to be outsourced to an external lab. Be a smart producer and use GemmaCert’s in-house testing to boost your bottom line.