A CLOSER LOOK AT THC TESTING PROCESS IN OREGON
- December 24, 2018
Over the course of several years, Oregon has claimed a title as an aptly named marijuana capital of our country (next to California, Colorado, and Massachusetts). With its lush forests and arid temperatures, the Beaver State seems to be an ideal location for growing and producing pot. Still, did you know that Oregon prides itself on a quality environmental plan and a large crop of organically grown marijuana plants? Ultimately, you may also not be surprised to hear that Oregon producers take great pride in laboratory testing, to ensure that each cannabis product supersedes all standards established by the state government. Let’s take a closer look at the THC testing process in the State of Oregon.
Another Part of Everyday Life
For a large number of Oregon marijuana farms, testing is another common procedure that must be completed on a daily basis. (Ultimately, each batch must be sent to an accredited laboratory to be tested prior sales.) However, one question remains: do the different procedures at these labs procure drastically different results? Ultimately, a team of investigators sent in some samples (buds from the Bruce Banner strain) for review, and the results were quite astounding: each percentage varied from the first.
Outline THC Testing
So, what kind of equipment is used in the testing process? How are samples taken from plants and what guarantees accurate testing? Here are the steps the Oregon labs take to test for THC:
- Sending a laboratory representative to gather the samples for testing
- Logging and labeling the marijuana products
- Placing the samples in a controlled environment (temperature, humidity) for storage
- Setting the extracts in a sonic bath for the separation process
- Using heat and electricity to isolate the THC
Understanding THC Percentages
Besides the obvious factor (not wanting to get overloaded on the substance), why are the percentages for THC so incredibly important for dispensaries? Without exaggerating, the fact of the matter is that the amount of THC can literally make a company sink or swim. Factors like price and popularity depend on the ratio of this little cannabinoid.
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