How To Prepare Samples For Potency Analysis
1 gm of bud taken from different parts of the plant – or different sections of the storage container/bag so that as random a sample as possible is created. Break off sections of bud instead of selecting just small buds.
Make sure plant material samples are fully cured – and then leave them exposed to air overnight to further dry them past what you normally dry for smoking – handle the samples carefully at this point, since trichomes are very fragile.
1gm – this gives us enough (if we mess up the sample preparation of a sticky concentrate) to prepare a second sample. Oils are best contained in syringes if you have one handy. These sample amounts allow us enough for sample preparation and visually checking for foreign objects/ mold/fungus/bugs.
An edible sample is a sample that contains animal fat or vegetable oil – this includes glycerin tincture. We prefer to test your “secret sauce” that you use to medicate your edibles, vs. the edibles themselves. A couple of teaspoons will be needed to test, unless it is a concentrate/oil –then follow instructions above. The dosage unit means what unit you want the potency for i.e.: 1 ml, 1 gram etc.
To drop of a sample early, write on the sample bag or container:
1. The name of the strain, concentrate, oil, infusion, tincture, edible ‘secret sauce’ etc.
2. Whether it is indoor/outdoor or greenhouse grown
3. The dominant strain ( indica, sativa, hybrid)
4. Who it is tested for (your name, your farm name etc.)
5. If it is an edible, the dosage you want the potency for — by default we use mg potency/ml liquid sample or mg potency/gram solid sample
6. State base of ‘secret sauce” i.e. butter, alcohol proof, type of oil used, etc..
7. Contact Information in case we need to ask you a question about your sample
b. Phone number
c. Email address