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Ionization Labs Offers Solution to USDA's Farm Bill Testing Conundrum

Ionization Labs Offers Solution to USDA's Farm Bill Testing Conundrum

AUSTIN, TexasAugust 27, 2019 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- 

Ionization Labs today formally extends an offer to the USDA and other relevant stakeholders, including state agriculture departments, to assess their Cann-ID (cannabinoid identification) potency testing solution free of charge as a potential answer to their struggles to identify a reliable and quantifiable testing method for levels of THC to differentiate between legal hemp and illegal marijuana. Cann-ID is uniquely positioned in the marijuana and hemp industry as one of the most scalable, accurate, cost effective and reproducible potency testing solutions available on the market. Cann-ID can also be ruggedized to be deployed into optional mobile testing units, positioning it as an ideal solution for law and compliance enforcement. With it's low-barrier to entry (low-cost acquisition, simplistic user interface, and minimal training) Cann-ID offers what has been lacking in a mass deployable solution. A standardized platform across hardware, software, and consumables, with a Cloud-based interface that allows for data to be shared across the network of stakeholders. These elements uniquely position Cann-ID as a leading solution to the testing issues around the Farm Bill's requirement for a national THC testing protocol.

The Cann-ID solution can test for 14 of the top cannabinoids including THCA, THC delta 9, delta 8, CBD, CBDA and others with its sensitive and accurate HPLC (high-performance liquid chromatography) analytical hardware in minutes - not hours, days, or weeks. HPLC has long been considered by industry experts to be the laboratory "gold-standard" for potency testing of marijuana and hemp. Noteworthy to this, HPLC is what many of the state licensed testing labs for the marijuana industry use for "COA" certification of analysis (what is required to legally sell marijuana products in legal states). The Cann-ID solution has detection capabilities to 50 PPM (parts-per-million), or .05 LOQ, which is a sensitivity well below what is required to measure .3% total THC sensitivity to differentiate between legal definition of hemp and marijuana. This solution is incredibly scalable because of Cann-ID's proprietary user software that has simplified an otherwise high-level analytical lab testing device and turned it into a tool, 100% focused on producing accurate, precise and replicable testing results of potency levels in hemp and marijuana flower and extracts. 

"As the federal government and individual states continue to navigate the legal implications of the Farm Bill we want to make the USDA aware of our turn-key solution and offer them the opportunity for a first-hand demonstration and a free testing unit to put through the paces," said Ionization Labs co-founders Alex Andrawes and Cree Crawford. "Cann-ID has the potential to be a standardized testing solution to solve some of the complexities of interstate hemp commerce and allow the crop to flourish across our great nation as the Farm Bill intended. Let's solve this challenge and get seed in the ground and farmers cultivating this incredibly versatile crop that has the potential to profoundly impact our economy in a positive way!"

Ionization Labs' Cann-ID turnkey subscription solution for potency can play a key role in supporting government compliance and research/development as the USDA continues to work to simplify interstate hemp commerce. In this fast and ever-evolving industry, having a tool to identify cannabinoids levels in plants and products quickly and accurately can provide government compliance and law enforcement agents the means to perform lab-level analysis testing with minimal training. Their solution is also an affordable, accurate way for farmer/growers to ensure compliance as well as providing data to support operations, costing and bringing about predictable, high-quality, and consistent crop results.

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