High Times Article Regarding THC Test Kits

October 11th, 2017 by

The High Times is one of the most reputed magazines regarding marijuana. Founded in 1974 by Tom Forçade, the magazine has been giving out fantastic information on marijuana usage and counterculture. It was an absolute honor when they tried our THC test kit and reviewed it. This page enlists some key points from the article they posted about us.

The writer of the article A.J. Herrington starts off saying about the potency variation in various cannabis strains. Then, he goes on to explain the importance of potency when it comes to medical marijuana. Unless you have the access to authorized cannabis from an MMJ dispensary, it might be tough to get tested marijuana products for use. In case weed is legal in your state, you can go up to the commercial lab to get the cannabis tested. However, he writes, “But lab tests can be costly, running about $40 or more for each potency analysis.” This is the issue at hand and our test kits can serve as a solution to it. The purpose, according to the writer, for the testing of our kits was, “My goal was to compare the results I obtained from the home testing options for THC and CBD potency, with the lab results provided by PharmLabs, to see if they were consistent. “ PharmLabs is a San Diego cannabis testing facility whose test results were considered as a reference point in this case.

We are glad that The High Times went the distance to write about the usage and results obtained by using our test kit. Have a look at what the writer says about the kits. Here’s an excerpt from the write-up:

Our kits are available for $160 and can be used to test up to 25 samples. Though the writer of The High Times article tested flowers, you can use any product to test. In fact, our TLC-based kit is one of the best for testing edibles.

We are glad that High Times got in touch with us and tried out our testing option. Connect with the magazine to stay updated about marijuana or cannabis news from all over.

A Qualitative and Quantitative HPTLC Densitometry Method for the Analysis of Cannabinoids in Cannabis Sativa

October 11th, 2017 by


Cannabis and cannabinoid based medicines are currently under serious investigation for legitimate development as medicinal agents, necessitating new low-cost, high-throughput analytical methods for quality control.

The goal of this study was to develop and validate, according to ICH guidelines, a simple rapid HPTLC method for the quantification of Delta(9)-tetrahydrocannabinol (Delta(9)-THC) and qualitative analysis of other main neutral cannabinoids found in cannabis.


The method was developed and validated with the use of pure cannabinoid reference standards and two medicinal cannabis cultivars. Accuracy was determined by comparing results obtained from the HTPLC method with those obtained from a validated HPLC method.

Delta(9)-THC gives linear calibration curves in the range of 50-500 ng at 206 nm with a linear regression of y = 11.858x + 125.99 and r(2) = 0.9968.

Results have shown that the HPTLC method is reproducible and accurate for the quantification of Delta(9)-THC in cannabis. The method is also useful for the qualitative screening of the main neutral cannabinoids found in cannabis cultivars.

Highest High: How Potent Is Your Pot?

October 11th, 2017 by


For obvious reasons we can’t list the TLC Lab Supply Cannabis THC Test Kit as the Bad Ass Toy of the Week: It’s not a toy.

In fact, this home chemistry kit is 100 percent legit. The Thin-Layer Chromatography (TLC) technique is based on the same, used in testing the trace amounts of organic compounds. What works to figure out the makeup of your fertilizer, also works to figure out the cannabinoid composition of your chronic.
Not to harsh your buzz, but here’s why this test is such a big deal for bong-lovers: due to the Schedule 1 Controlled Substance classification of marijuana, few labs in the U.S. will test weed for potency, unless the DEA approves. Of course the police will happily test your marijuana, but chances are you’re not getting it back. You are guaranteed one phone call though.

The lack of testing means that no one can say for sure how potent pot is. The National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) regularly reports on the tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) concentration in marijuana, but the stash tested is what law enforcement officials have confiscated, and the range in reefer quality and THC percentages is pretty large. Some of the sticky rates THC concentration in the high 30s, but some rates 0. It averages out to 4.53 percent, but all this really means is that while there is some seriously potent pot on the streets, there’s also some buds barely registering anything.

THC levels differ according to plant, with females often having higher levels, as do more mature plants. This is because as cannabis grows, the chemical composition changes. Plant genetics, climate and harvesting procedures all will affect the chemical composition of the plant.

THC is not the only cannabinoid in cannabis. The other cannabinoids might not be as well known, but their presence affects your high. Some cannabinoids have anti-inflammatory affects, some are anti-anxiety, some induce sleep, and one even has been shown to suppress appetite. Because of the lack of lab testing, even in the many states and the District of Columbia where the use of medical marijuana is legally permitted even those with prescriptions for pot can’t be completely sure of the THC levels in the weed they’re buying. And as you know if you buy off the street what you get depends on who you’re buying from.

The Cannabis test kit can identify the type and consistency of cannabinoids, which means you’ll know what’s in the pot you’ve purchased, and what kind of high to expect. Sure, it means you have to be a bit Mr. Science about your stash, but isn’t it worth it to know what you’re smoking?