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FAQ: Senorics at cannabis conferences in Berlin

Fast, easy, and non-destructive analysis: We have gathered the most frequently asked questions about cannabis analysis with the SenoLab at recent expos.

Hannah Szynal
Hannah Szynal

Jul 15, 2023

Over the past month we got the opportunity to participate in a number of cannabis conferences in Germany. The Medicinal Cannabis Congress, as well as the International Cannabis Business Conference and Mary Jane Berlin provided a space for industry experts to network and for us to demonstrate our novel handheld device. The SenoLab received an immense amount of attention and positive feedback from pharmacists and cannabis cultivators alike, who were impressed by its capabilities to analyze cannabis quickly and effortlessly. Now we have take the time to answer some of the questions we have been asked at last month' events.

Senorics_at_the_Medical_Cannabis_CongressChristian and Katharina at the 4th Medicinal Cannabis Congress in Berlin

What can be measured with the SenoLab?

The SenoLab is an extremely versatile tool that can be used to analyze a broad range of materials. Regarding the analysis of cannabis, the device can determine the THC and CBD content of dried flowers, no matter whether they are whole or ground. This way you know whether your sample is high in THC, high in CBD, or balanced.

Can the SenoLab identify and quantify terpenes in cannabis?

Terpenes add to the smell and flavor of cannabis, and they can also have an influence on the effect of cannabis, especially if different terpenes interact with each other. Currently the SenoLab can’t be used to identify and quantify terpenes, but we are working on this application as we know that it is an important feature for consumers.

Can the SenoLab be used to analyze solid cannabis products such as hash?

Hashish, also known as hash, is produced by processing and compacting certain parts of the cannabis plant. It is currently not possible to use the SenoLab to analyze hash. However, the use case is already part of our development roadmap, which means it will be possible in the near future.

Can the SenoLab identify molds and other impurities?

Generally speaking, the SenoLab could detect mold on cannabis flowers. However, this is only possible when the concentration is high enough. But at this point you can already see the mold with your naked eye, which means using the device would be unnecessary. Before the mold becomes visible to the naked eye, its concentration is simply too low for the SenoLab to detect it.

Why have you decided to enable the analysis of the THC and CBD content as a first application rather than e.g., terpenes?

The amount and quality of THC and CBD present in cannabis flowers have the biggest influence on the effect the cannabis will have on consumers. Our research has shown that the ability to determine THC and CBD levels is the first priority for many users, which is why we made it our first application. All other applications, such as those to analyze terpenes and hash, will follow over time.

Cannabis_flower_placed_on_SenoCorderA dried cannabis flower being placed on the SenoCorder for analysis

If you would like to learn more about cannabis analysis with the SenoLab, check out the ninth episode of the SenoTalk on YouTube. In the video, Christian explains what exactly we mean when we talk about cannabis analysis, why it is important to know the exact THC and CBD content of cannabis flowers, and what impact this information would have on growers, pharmacies, and other institutions.

 

Hannah Szynal

I joined Senorics in October 2019 and am the company's Sales and Marketing Manager. My main responsibilities are strategic planning and leading the team towards reaching the company’s goals. I think that a task is only completed successfully when everyone involved had fun working on it. I’m also a real data nerd.

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