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Crop optimization or "Croptimization" is a major priority for master growers. For licensed hemp growers, this means harvesting their crops at peak CBD potency without going over the legal limit of .3% THC.
Unfortunately, hemp growers in many states are having to wait up to 3 weeks for 3rd party test results, especially during harvest season. This delay has caused countless growers to lose entire crops because the THC potency can spike in the span of a single week.
With CompleTest, growers can test their crops as often as they wish and see accurate lab-quality results in less than 30 minutes. This allows them to harvest at peak CBD potency while keeping an eye on THC levels at the same time.
And in cases where the early test results show THC levels over the legal limit, growers can quickly destroy their crop and replant, saving them from missing the entire growing season.
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Law Enforcement Agencies
Since the passing of the 2018 Farm Bill, Law Enforcement Agencies across America have dealt with the problem of trying to determine the difference between legal hemp (.3% or less THC) and illegal cannabis (greater than .3% THC).
Drug-sniffing dogs are unable to tell the difference and cannot be "untrained" to alert on the smell of cannabis and hemp. In addition, most forensic labs are only able to detect the presence of THC, but not the actual potency level.
Flurotech recently added the portable Pelican Case version to their lineup. This allows officers to perform a roadside test to determine the THC content of a sample down to .1% in less than 30 minutes.
Agricultural & Regulatory Agencies
Industry reports show that over 90,000 acres of hemp were grown by more than 12,000 licensed growers in 2019 alone. This rapid growth has put a huge strain on the various state Agricultural and Regulatory Agencies that are responsible for compliance and testing. Under the state rules, hemp growers cannot harvest their crop until the lab results are in and this can take up to 3 weeks or more during peak harvest season.
The CompleTest device allows state agencies to achieve lab quality results in 30 minutes or less, easing the bottleneck that has caused countless crops to "go hot" in the field as a result of these long delays.
In the 33 states that allow Medical &/or Recreational cannabis, consumers trust their local dispensaries to provide them with a safe and trustworthy product. With CompleTest, these dispensaries will no longer have to rely on the sometimes outdated and unreliable test results provided by their suppliers. Cannabis products can now be tested as it arrives daily to verify potency and purity.
In addition, dispensaries are paying their suppliers based on the CBD and THC potency of the product. The CompleTest device provides retailers with a valuable tool to verify these numbers and help protect their bottom line.