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You can’t manage what you can’t measure

Dr. John MacKay uses GemmaCert as a teaching aid tool in classes on monitoring THC and CBD concentrations in hemp from beginning to end of the extraction processs. GemmaCert provides a practicale solution for obtaining timely measurements.     There are many […]

An Agronomist on GemmaCert’s potency test device

The following entry was submitted by Dr. Curt Livesay on his personal experience using GemmaCert. Dr. Livesay is a professional agronomist, a certified crop advisor and a licensed commercial pesticide consultant through the Washington State Department of Agriculture.   I came to […]

High correlation between HPLC and GemmaCert cannabis potency test

A new scientific study points toward a significant deviation between labelled and measured cannabidiol (CBD) potency on commercially available products. The study, conducted by Professor Poulas Konstantinos from the Department of Pharmacy at the University of Patras in Greece, analyzed seven products […]

Medical Cannabis Roulette

Can you imagine taking a different drug than what you thought you were taking? Or taking a drug with the wrong dosage? If you are being treated with medical cannabis, then this is a likely occurrence. We might as well call it […]

Is it Hemp or Cannabis? Just ask GemmaCert

The hemp industry received a major boost with the passing of the 2018 Farm Bill last December. Consequently, hemp was no longer considered a controlled substance so long as the plant material contains less than 0.3% dry weight tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), which is […]

The Power of Potency

Just as anything you would reach for in your local supermarket or pharmacy has a nutrition label and ingredient information displaying the contents contained in the product, the rise in…

NIRS- The Breakthrough Technology for Potency Analysis

With the increasing legalization and use of cannabis worldwide has come the growing demand for regulations surrounding the substance. Consumers now call for tighter and more consistent testing protocols surrounding the safety of their cannabis. One of the major contributing factors in […]

Cannabis- Improving the lives of those who helped protect ours

Being the ‘land of the free and the home of the brave’ does not come without a price for those brave – sometimes a tremendously heavy one at that. More than 2.7 million U.S. army men and women have been sent to […]

Field-Testing Cannabis

Overcoming the plant’s chemical non-homogeneity for accurate potency results Executive summary Potency testing cannabis presents unique challenges. Principally, the non- homogeneity of cannabinoids, within the plant, between strains, and even within a single sample, hinders the accurate testing and labeling of products. […]

Dutch & Go. The Uncertainty behind Netherlands’s Cannabis

While the Netherlands has long been praised for its liberal approach to cannabis creating one of the largest cannaba-toursim markets in the world, in many ways, the Dutch cannabis paradise has a long way to go when it comes to standards for […]