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BestPracticesInExtraction | Bart Schaneman
standard operating procedures
to maintain variables such as
temperature and humidity.
In addition to following European
Union-Good Manufacturing
Practice in its CO2
extraction
lab, Clever Leaves follows Good
Agricultural Practices established
by Colombian authorities.
Test It Twice
Clever Leaves sends its finished
products to be tested by a thirdparty
laboratory to verify its own
test results.
" We have an internal lab
that has the capability to
evaluate cannabinoids and
other parameters like humidity, "
Useche said.
Barone has his own internal
quality-control process, which
includes testing his flower for
cannabinoid content as well
as fats and lipids to evaluate
consistency. His quality-control
team also tests packaging and
cartridges.
Clear Cannabis staffs several
people in departments across the
company to focus on testing for
consistency. " That's the first line of
defense, " he said of the testing.
Bulk oil is tested for
homogeneity; the product is
tested again once it's loaded into
hardware such as vape pens.
The team also grades the final
products.
" We have someone who will
oversee all of the batches and
test all of them to make sure they
taste right, " he said. " You want to
make sure the Blue Razz tastes
like Blue Razz. "
Bart Schaneman covers
cultivation and extraction
for Marijuana Business
Magazine. Reach him at
barts@mjbizdaily.com.
To ensure predictable results, an extraction lab should have in-house testing capabilities.
Photo Courtesy of The Clear
Finding a single strain that works well and using it across multiple product lines can help
to standardize the extraction process. Photo Courtesy of Clever Leaves
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