The Evolution of Industrial Hemp Testing

Like many foods and beverages we consume, testing the safety and compliance of hemp has drastically shifted since the illicit days. The evolution of industrial hemp testing has proven the hemp plant to be a widely grown crop; heavily regulated for its therapeutic value. In our previous blog, we discussed analytical testing in cannabis. In […]

A Guide to Cannabis Analytical Testing: What to Know

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Previously, we’ve highlighted the importance of CBD testing. In this blog, we’re breaking down a guide to cannabis analytical testing and everything to know about our process at Highgrade Labs. (Plus, why it’s crucial for your company!)    A Step-by-Step Guide to Cannabis Analytical Testing Considering the various ways people use cannabis, its important to […]

Cannabis Mycotoxin & Mold Remediation

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There are many factors that make it important for companies to test cannabis flower and manufactured products. Among them are mold and mycotoxins. These common contaminants hold many major risks to cultivators and consumers alike. Read on to learn exactly how mycotoxins and mold can be harmful, the cause of these fungi, and how powerful […]

Arizona’s Cannabis Compliance Testing: An Overview

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In November 2020, Arizona passed Proposition 207, a bill authorizing the adult-use cannabis marketplace as a build-off to the esteemed medical marijuana program established 4 years prior. By 2021, adult-use sales commenced at already licensed Arizona medical cannabis dispensaries.  With full cannabis legalization under Arizona’s belt, the state constructed an in-depth outline and overview of […]

Cannabis & Parkinson’s Disease

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A number of health conditions have become a widespread concern in this country. While there are plenty of FDA-approved drugs and medicine as remedies for these diseases, many are turning to the natural and therapeutic relief that medical cannabis potentially provides.  Parkinson’s disease (PD) is known to affect one to two people per 1,000 individuals […]

Learning About the Cannabis Testing Lab: Pesticide Toxicity

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Similar to testing our food for chemicals and pesticides, our cannabis deserves the same attention, too. Unfortunately, due to the illicit federal status of the plant, many large cannabis operations are not enforced to regulate or test for the use of pesticides.  With no external agencies supervising this, pesticide toxicity is becoming a rising concern […]

Notable Marijuana & Hemp Terpenes: Farnesene

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Terpenes are natural compounds in plants that hold distinctly significant aromas, flavors, and potential benefits. They work together with cannabinoids to influence the overall mental and physical effects created by cannabis and hemp.  So far, there are over 100 different cannabinoids and 140 terpenes identified – each holding their own unique properties and influential elements.  […]

What is Terpene Profiling?

Here at Highgrade Labs, our enduring aim is to expertly take all the guesswork out of cannabis and hemp testing. Proudly veteran-owned and operated since 2019, we are an ISO-accredited, multi-state cannabis testing laboratory.  We full-heartedly believe in the power of cannabis and hemp, as well as the incredible wellness possibilities contained within. We also […]

Highgrade Labs: Our NIST CannaQap Study Results

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Our expert team constantly works to be on the cutting edge of science/technology, and ensuring that our measurement comparability and competency is the best it can be.  With that being said – we are excited to announce that during this past January, Highgrade Labs was proud to participate in the NIST-sponsored CannaQap study.  Keep following […]

Why is CBD Lab Testing Important?

All essential food staples are always tested for proper health and safety standards. The hemp and CBD products you consume should be, too.  Before anything gets dispatched to its expected retail destination, each item should be thoroughly tested and carefully inspected to ensure only the safest, purest products end up in consumers’ hands.  In this […]