Posted by TLC Lab Supply on Jun-09-23 with 0 Comments
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First, for the sake of argument, we are going to assume that Cannabis and Hemp are made from the same DNA and are therefore the same plant.
Hemp grows and produces a different strain of Cannabis that does not generally produce a high THC delta 9 % type of cannabinoid in its un-manipulated form like Marijuana, and the seed that was used was bred for growing medical hemp rather than rope or other types of hemp plants.
FYI: The Declaration of Independence was written on Hemp paper and the USA grew government Hemp for years for rope and other products.
That being said the US government has currently no one that is trying to understand the global economics or the large GNP this will turn out to be for the U.S. in the future, or do they have any real interest and will not until our scientists, which got the OK to study Hemp recently because know it is under the FDA.
Their government contracts will remain in place for their other studies whereas, in the case of a class one substance Marijuana, the DEA will still currently forfeit their grants.
Studies of these substances will benefit the industry, USA studies by the government will make products more expectable and used to promote more products techniques which produce better products and global sales.
There is a large global market of THC, CBD, CBN, CBG, and Hemp products, we provide testing kits to them so we know that they are going to be importing to the USA many products and plant materials very shortly.
We live in a time of a wild west industry, using a lot of money to try and streamline an industry, that is still trying to figure out what works and what does not, plus the state-by-state ever-changing laws create confusion and investment concerns.
We feel that regardless of what comes down the line, regulated standardized inexpensive testing of anything Hemp or Cannabis related will be the industry that will always be in demand, it will be mandatory and the one thing everyone will have to do regardless of what they grow or the product they produce. Unfortunately, since there are no USA standardized testing laws currently on the books, labs vary in results for many reasons. But the result is an uneven testing industry with very little oversite or real standard rules for testing any cannabis substances which has led to an unspoken problem that no one in the industry wants to address.
There have been some small efforts like 3rd party testing required in some states and Registered Hemp growers must use a DEA-approved lab if they can find one, but that is not addressing the problem of consistent product testing results at the laboratory level and with imports of Hemp and Hemp/Cannabis products now coming from other countries testing is more critical than ever.
For over the last 13+ years, we have had a Chromatography testing kit for these products that use a pre–designated sample weight that if used correctly, will give you consistent results of whatever plant material or products made from plant materials you are testing and will cost you around $8.00 USD. or less per test.
It is very mobile and has been certified FDA, USP, cGMP, UNODC, and Health Canada Approved, this is Thin Layer Chromatography (TLC) which is easy to use and taught in many college classes. These kits will test for CBG, CBN, CBD, and THC. THCv and more in each sample. TLC Lab Supply has been in business for over 13 years selling worldwide TLC testing kits and supplies and is known as a leader in the industry.
Hopefully, the testing industry will get it together in the near future and push for government testing standards in the way each sample is tested should be the same results from state to state. Our test kits are used in some labs in conjunction with their GC and HPLC machines depending on the substance that needs to be tested.
Visit the website for a ton of information and an instructional video including an independent study of the difference in testing results using the 3 major types of Chromatography testing GC, (Gas Chromatography) HPLC (High-Performance Liquid Chromatography), and TLC (Thin Layer Chromatography) also visit our online store.