In our Shelf Testing series, we re-test strains from local dispensaries. Variance is the recurring theme, because of the inherent variability in the plant and the final product. As we’ve discussed, there are several contributing factors. In the first of this two-part series, Patrick Ray – one of our Pree field reps and former grower – helps us understand some of the implications on the farm...Read More
It’s time for another round of shelf testing! We have 11 new strains right out of dispensaries here in Oregon, and each was approved for retail sale after testing by one of ten different cannabis labs. The kicker is that this time we included a strain that was originally tested right here at Pree! We’re taking a bit of our own medicine to see how the Pree-tested flower fared after a few months...Read More
First, what exactly is homogenization? In the context of cannabis, it’s the process of thoroughly breaking down and mixing flower to create a uniform blend. As the sample is then divided into smaller units for testing, each portion represents the aggregate of the combined product.
Why does this matter? As we’ve touched on in other posts, there are many factors that contribute to variance in...Read More
Our team is bringing more flower straight from local dispensaries back to our lab to validate our own precision and accuracy. The eight strains have a wide range of harvest dates, original test dates, and THC percentages, and they came to market by way of seven different testing labs.
It’s not so much a matter of whether our results will differ — we know they will to some extent. It’s a matter...Read More