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Sage Analytics’ Chief Scientist featured in CannabisBusiness Times.

Michigan Releases Medical Marijuana Regulations, Opens Licensing Applications

“Michigan’s testing requirements are the government’s first line of defense for the consumer. Growers should test their product in their own facilities when possible to ensure they know what to expect from lab results.” – Alexander Makowski, Ph.D, chief scientist at Sage Analytics

Link to full article here:

http://www.cannabisbusinesstimes.com/article/michigan-releases-medical-marijuana-regulations-opens-licensing-applications/

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Beacon Profiler: Lighting the Way through the Storm

Sage Analytics Beacon Profiler Featured in Terpenes and Testing Magazine

“There is a thorough misconception in the cannabis industry that because of the local level of regulation, that testing either cannot or should not be standardized. Unfortunately, this mentality has led to an atmosphere of doubt, uncertainty, and even chaos as a myriad of regulations and certifications that leave patients, recreational users, concerned moms, and even some producers baffled. Perpetuating this misconception is the arguably dangerous and erroneous belief that the legalization status of cannabis should have any bearing on the way cannabis is produced or tested.

Sage Analytics was founded on the idea of bringing these tried and true principles of quality control and analytical testing into the cannabis industry. Leveraging 17 years of experience in design, customization, and automation of analytical testing for highly regulated FDA manufacturing environments.

Product consistency is the key to consumer confidence and safety. As scientists, we want to focus on the facts, but there is no reason why the testing for safety shouldn’t be seen as a boon to business. Proper dosing of infused products is key for client security and safety, but we should also see it as an avenue for celebrating our dedication to optimal production quality.

Product consistency is the key to consumer confidence and safety. As scientists, we want to focus on the facts, but there is no reason why the testing for safety shouldn’t be seen as a boon to business. In fact, this idea is rooted in the history of American manufacturing. Most of the first trademarked brands in America were in fact about touting
consistency. ”  – Terpenes and Testing Article.

Contact  laurenw@sageanalytics.com  for more information.

Terpenes & Testing article - Beacon

Terpenes & Testing article - Beacon

Terpenes & Testing article - Beacon

Sage Analytics Humboldt Profiler II Featured in The Portland Pheonix

Sage Analytics Humboldt Profiler II Featured in The Portland Pheonix

THIS MACHINE TESTS HOW STRONG YOUR BUD IS — HERE’S HOW IT WORKS. 

Sage Analytics Portland Phoenix Article

The Profiler II uses near-infrared spectroscopy to analyze a marijuana sample. There’s some hard science behind this, which involves measuring the overtones and combinations of bond vibrations in molecules. The cannabis sample is bathed in near-infrared light and by measuring and comparing the wavelengths of what’s reflected and what’s absorbed by the sample, an observer can calculate exactly what’s in it. Light particles, known as photos, contain a lot of information. Thankfully, you don’t need to know anything about the electromagnetic spectrum, because the machine does all the heavy lifting, spitting out data after about 10 seconds. Near-infrared technology is a fast, reliable, and non-destructive technique used already in the agricultural and pharmaceutical industries.

The technology is typically only available for people in scientific careers priced at hundreds of thousands of dollars, however, it has been used through these smaller devices by growers, extract producers, edible manufacturers, and dispensaries for a couple years now.

“We took the same technology that was being used in pharma to test drugs and designed it to test the potency of cannabis,” said Wilson. “It’s an FDA approved technology and it’s very inexpensive.”

Read the full article here: https://www.portlandphoenix.me/columns/homegrown-in-maine/item/7100-this-machine-tests-how-strong-your-bud-is-here-s-how-it-works