The first step in the analysis of the sample is dissection and viewing under a high powered dissecting microscope, where we look for mold, pests, and physical impurities that compromise the quality of the sample. All findings are reported and compared to current scientific standards and expectations. As more product is produced locally and is monitored carefully, contamination can be diminished.
Trichomes carry the beneficial, active medicinal elements sought by patients. These include: THC, CBD, CBN, CBG, CBC and other cannabinoids. Trichomes are inspected and studied for their density, size, color and age/ripeness. These qualities help define the overall physical condition and potency of the sample.