Cultivating quality crops and maximizing ROI are the two main considerations for cannabis growers, and both are influenced by the same key factor: potency.
Potency drives pricing and efficacy, but actually determining potency presents a unique challenge. The non-homogeneity of cannabinoids within each plant, between strains, and even within a single sample, is a real stumbling block when it comes to precise product testing and labeling. No single test can accurately represent the potency of a large cannabis crop, as any single flower will test differently from others in the same batch, with some more potent and others less.
Current industry-standard testing practices have failed to overcome this problem in an affordable, practical way. High-performance liquid chromatography (HPLC) tests are slow and require significant equipment overhead, as well as specialist interpretation of results. Crucially, HPLC also destroys samples during analysis, meaning that it provides data for flowers that are no longer usable.
What growers are looking for is a good, reliable estimate that comes from multiple samples, without rendering those samples useless in the process. This is exactly what GemmaCert provides: a representative potency assessment that supplies far better understanding of the entire crop’s potency. An assessment far more relevant to quality control than any highly-accurate test that is limited to a single sample.
You can use GemmaCert to refine your grow, increase quality control, and create an extra line of defense against all those ever-evolving regulatory hurdles. What’s more, in-house testing helps you cultivate an image of professionalism and propriety that impresses regulators and your customers.
Not all testing needs to be outsourced to an external lab. Be a smart grower and use GemmaCert’s in-house testing to boost your bottom line.