Cannabis Terpenes: Exploring Their Potential Benefits and Effects

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Greetings, dear readers! In the dynamic panorama of cannabis science, we at Highgrade Labs shed light on intricate nuances that make the world of cannabis so fascinating. Today, we unravel the enigmatic world of terpenes, those tiny molecules that contribute significantly to your cannabis experience. Let’s journey together into this olfactory universe filled with aromas […]

Why is Microbial Testing Important?

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Microbial testing, while seemingly complex, is the unsung hero in maintaining the safety of cannabis products. It acts as an invisible shield, protecting consumers from the potential dangers of unseen microorganisms. In this post, we’ll highlight the intricacy and importance of microbial testing—a critical process that stands as a guardian at the gate of the […]

Cannabinoid Testing at Highgrade Labs

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If you’ve ever wondered what goes on behind the scenes to ensure that your favorite cannabis products are as top-notch as they claim to be, you’re in for a treat. Today, we’re diving into a fascinating topic that affects us all: cannabinoid testing.  At Highgrade Labs, we use our expertise and state-of-the-art technology to discover […]

PTSD & Medical Marijuana: Notable Studies

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Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) is a debilitating mental health condition affecting millions worldwide. It is characterized by a range of distressing symptoms, including intrusive memories, heightened anxiety, and emotional numbness, often resulting from exposure to traumatic events. The prevalence of PTSD emphasizes the urgent need for effective treatment options to alleviate its impact on individuals […]

Cannabis Compliance & Lab Testing in Oklahoma: What You Need to Know

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As the medical cannabis industry continues to grow in Oklahoma, it’s essential for patients, businesses, and healthcare professionals to understand the state’s regulations and compliance requirements. In this blog post, we will provide an overview of the Oklahoma Medical Marijuana Authority (OMMA) guidelines and discuss the key aspects of medical cannabis compliance in the state. […]

Does Cannabis Have Neuroprotective Properties?

Cannabis research has been uncovering its many potential health benefits. CBD is being used to help treat pain and inflammation, and THC is said to relieve anxiety and other mental illnesses. But what else can this powerful plant offer us? Recent studies have uncovered cannabis’s potential for neuroprotective properties. Here at Highgrade Labs, we believe […]

The Importance of Cleanliness in Cannabis Cultivation

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At Highgrade Labs, we strive to bring you the most pertinent information related to the legal cannabis industry. In this blog, we will cover why cleanliness in cannabis cultivation is so essential as well as the best practices you can implement when growing cannabis.   Cannabis Health & Safety Concerns Cleanliness can affect the health […]

Terpene & Cannabinoid Testing: Discussing the Entourage Effect

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At Highgrade Labs, we provide our clients with accurate terpene profiling, cannabinoid potency testing, and several other services to ensure precise measurements of what exactly is in their cannabis products. While there is plenty of thought and research that goes into these analyses, one principle must be at the forefront of our researchers’ minds during […]

Notable Marijuana & Hemp Terpenes: Ocimene

Terpenes are the natural compounds in cannabis that determine the flavor, aroma, and potential benefits. They work alongside cannabinoids to create the mental and physical effects of using cannabis or hemp. Researchers have identified over 100 different cannabinoids and 140 terpenes, each of which has its own distinct characteristics and effects. At Highgrade Labs, we […]

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 […]