As cannabis and hemp farms throughout the West Coast face the immediate effects of devastating fires, the threat of smoke exposure is of concern. Wildfires and controlled burns generate smoke particulates that could be taken up by the cannabis or hemp plant in nearby farms. While the chemical composition of smoke from wood pyrolysis is rather complex, free volatile phenols (VPs) are believed to be the major aroma compounds that confer the smoke taint characteristics to cannabis/hemp products.
Products made from smoke-exposed plants can present undesirable sensory attributes with reduced palatability and market acceptance.
Pacific Botanical Laboratories in Seattle, WA offers expedited volatile phenol testing services to the cannabis and hemp industry:
Matrices: biomass, flowers, extracts, oils, tinctures, infused products, edibles
Markers -volatile phenols (VPs)-Guaiacol and 4-Methylguaiacol
All samples should be shipped to:
Pacific Botanical Laboratories
3917 Aurora Ave. N
Seattle, WA 98103
For more information please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call (206) 566-3526.