If you are working in the hemp space, Demeter Laboratory is here to help. We don’t just test your sample and email you a report; we will work with you to use that report to make your process or product better. Whether you’re a farmer trying to decide when to harvest or an extractor working on improving efficiency, we can set up a testing strategy to make sure that the results you get will give you information you can use to make your business better.
At Demeter Laboratory, we offer a variety of services to help clients optimize their processes and to help drive product improvements. Cannabinoid Profiles will show the amount of CBD and CBDA (CBD’s precursor) in addition to other emerging cannabinoids so our clients can be sure that their optimizing their product offering. Similarly, Microbiological screenings, Heavy Metal & Elemental analyses, Residual Solvent (VOC) testing and Pesticide testing will help keep you compliant with state and federal regulations.
The term “industrial hemp” means the plant Cannabis sativa L. and any part of such plant, whether growing or not, with a delta-9 tetrahydrocannabinol concentration of not more than 0.3 percent on a dry with basis.
Farmers & Growers
Come harvest time, you want to make sure your crop is at or below the 0.3% THC threshold to be compliant with state and federal laws. Optimum harvest time depends on choosing the right hemp strain for your growing conditions and monitoring growth along the way. The best way to do that is through potency testing before you harvest. By monitoring THC and CBD values as the plant developos, we can help you predict the optimum time to harvest to get the best return on your investment.
Buyers & Sellers
Lab results can vary, most often due to how the sample was acquired. We can test hemp to verify the potency of what you’re buying or selling, then talk to you about the best way to sample biomass for more accurate results to be sure you’re getting the best value for your dollar.
Demeter Laboratory can help extractors to verify the potency of their products. Our scientists can set up a testing strategy that will help you dial in the efficiency of your process to make sure you’re getting the most out of every run.
Product Developers & Formulators
Putting a quality hemp product on the market requires a lot of work and effort. Analytical testing is the only way to know for sure if you’re hitting your potency and homogeneity targets. Demeter Laboratory can test your base concentrate or oil to make sure your formulation is correct before you mix. We work with clients to resolve issues around potency, formulation, homogeneity, and more.
There is so much activity in the hemp industry that it’s hard to predict what innovative product or technology is on the horizon. From hemp seeds to oil to fibers along with cutting-edge extraction processes and new harvesting techniques, innovation will drive the hemp market.
Contact us to find out what Demeter Laboratory can do for you.
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