Testing THC, CBD and more in Marijuana: The straight facts
Currently there are 3 major mainstream ways of testing marijuana – (GC) Gas Chromatography, (HPLC) High Performance Liquid Chromatography and TLC or HPTLC) – High Protocol Thin Layer Chromatography. Here are some real facts from an independent study done to determine the value of each one of these testing procedures.
Comparison of these 3 types of testing, all using some sort of Chromatography testing, gives a person or company a better look at how each work since these methods have been determined the best way of testing cannabinoids (cannabinoids are substances present in marijuana which give the herb its distinct characteristics). They all use Chromatography which has been around for years and is taught in many colleges currently and used by most governments around the world for testing drugs for years. TLC (Thin Layer Chromatography) has been used long before GC or HPLC machines were even thought of. TLC is used for all types of testing of foods fertilizers, soils and many other organic materials.
Our post on 3 lab testing has a lot of information on how all these testing procedures work and what will work the best for you.
Whether you want to know what you are purchasing or growing or a small or large company making products it all needs to be tested. That is a worldwide requirement. You will be surprised by the results of this study and also learn a little more then you knew before.
Whether you are a cannabis grower or a medical user, our TLC kits are for you. If you are making products for the cannabis industry for CBD or other medicines to high THC plant material or recreational products like dabs or shatters, our TLC test kits will work for you. Any product with more than 1% cannabinoid in it will show up on our TLC plates. Take a look at the study.