GemmaCert Debuts Field Test Technology To Distinguish Between Cannabis, Hemp
GemmaCert has unveiled the first presumptive field test in the United States to effectively detect the percentage of THC present in cannabis, as low as 0.2%, to accurately distinguish within minutes between hemp and cannabis. This innovation is achieved by GemmaCert’s patented technology combining near-infrared spectroscopy, image analysis and advanced data analytics.
The hemp CBD industry has been growing exponentially since the 2018 Farm Bill legalized hemp as having less than 0.3% THC. A market boom has ensued. Today CBD products can be found in everything from body lotions to beer. The CBD market in the U.S. will triple in size from $390 million in 2018 to $1.3 billion by 2022, according to New Frontier Data.
“With GemmaCert unjustified crop destructions and unwarranted arrests could be avoided. Police officers could determine on-the-spot if the substance analyzed is below the permissible THC level,” said GemmaCert CEO Guy Setton.
GemmaCert customers received an over-the-air upgrade enabling their devices to distinguish between hemp and cannabis. New customers will receive the capability pre-installed. This innovation strengthens GemmaCert’s position as a market leader for cannabis analytics with customers in over 20 countries.
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