Post-Processing: How to Stop Cannabinoid Potency Deviation in Solutions!
While a majority of processors are not aware that when combining extract with carrier oils, mixing them in with a overhead stirrer, hotplate stirrer, immersion blender, etc. will not evenly disburse the cannabinoids/ terpenes throughout the batch.
When a batch is processed as described above, some folks purchasing this product from a dispensary may experience no effects and others too much THC for their liking.
A lollipop processor contacted us last December because he kept failing Orgeon's15% per batch potency deviation limit. For the batches he was processing with an overhead stirrer, the lab analysis was coming back with 60% potency deviation, see attachments, Cannalysis 1A-4A.
It took us over eight months to convince the lollipop processor to use a high shear homogenizer to emulsify the constituents and shear the cannabinoids for uniform potency throughout the batch. After using the CAT X1740 Homogenizer for four minutes to process a batch of Lollies the potency analysis results are 5% potency deviation, see attachments Cannalysis1B-4B. The processor is now able to consistently duplicate a 5% potency deviation whenever he processes a batch of Lollies.
Steve, CAT Scientific