As a result of USDA regulations, growers, and processors of cannabinoids from hemp are required to perform testing to ensure that total THC levels are less than 0.3%. Crops above this level could be considered as “hot” and the farmer or extractor risks fines and/or crop loss. A single acre of hemp can be valued at $50,000, so continued monitoring during the flowering stage is imperative to maintaining a legal crop. A point-of-need HPLC analysis using the Axcend Focus LC® provides important information about crop potency to facilitate profitable harvesting decisions for major and minor cannabinoids while adhering to federal regulations for THC levels in hemp.
The Axcend Focus LC® High-Performance Liquid Chromatography system (HPLC) delivers repeatable analyses of Cannabidiolic Acid, Cannabidiol, Cannabinol, Delta(9)-Tetrahydrocannabinol, and Delta(9)-Tetrahydrocannabinolic Acid. Click on the chromatogram below to see more details.
See how the compactness of the Axcend Focus LC® can work with point-of-need analysis of Cannabinoids: