Total Cannabis Profile
What is a Total Cannabis Profile?
One Test for Cannabinoids, Terpenoids and Flavonoids
CannaLab Analyses cannabis flower and trimmings; kief; hash; oils; distillates; rosins and isolates. CannaLab tested products are trusted to meet label claims!
We understand the importance of cannabis product testing for growers, producers, patients and consumers.
We aim to empower people to live healthier lives by verifying what you inhale, drink or eat,
whether recreational or medicinal.
CannaLab is a private consulting analysis laboratory, providing cannabis testing services to the people: patients, caregivers, consumers, clinicians, producers, farmers, breeders, researchers, extractors and product developers.
Authorities and scholars alike are coming to an understanding that cannabis is a valuable commodity and resource and could possibly be a key economic driver for South Africa, which in turn creates a need for the cannabis industry to be formalized. Standards play a vital, though largely invisible role in formalizing the cannabis industry. The need for community and national standards will ensure that all cannabis products available in South Africa – from raw flower to manufactured products – are safe for consumers and that product label claims are factual.
How it Works?
We apply what we’ve learned to help you better manage the development, deployment and tracking of cannabis-related brands or products.
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A small sampling of some of the therapeutic effects of Cannabinoids:
Suppresses muscle spasms and convulsions
Stimulates bone growth
CannaLab aim to answer the age-old questions;
“How will this make me feel?”
“What symptoms will it help me relieve?”
“Is this product safe for me to use?”
“What dosage am I ingesting?”
The CannaLab results presented, gives you a Total Cannabis Profile analysis for Cannabinoids, Terpenoids, and Flavonoids. An overview of the potency of your strain/product, whether for recreational or medicinal use. These tests can be carried out on concentrates and or flower. We test cannabis flower and trimmings; kief; hash; oils; distillates; rosins and isolates. Results are presented in a percentage per mass for the total product.
A short list of Terpenoids and their therapeutic effect:
Anti-Anxiety, Anti-depression, Anti-tumor, Antiseptic, Anti-stress, Immunostimulant, Antimicrobial
Sleep Aid, Anti-Anxiety, Sedative, Bronchodilator, Anticonvulsant, Stress reliever, Anti-epileptic, anti-convulsant, anti-inflammatory
Anti-tumor, Anti-fungal, Anti-cancer, Anti-spasm, Sedative, Aids insomnia, Anti-inflammatory, Anti-bacterial, Muscle relaxant, Allows THC to take effect quickly, Couch Lock Effect
Sleep aid, anti-anxiety, Sedative, Anti Bachterial, Pain Reliever, Anticonvulsant, Stress Reliever, Anti-Apileptic, Analgesic
Anti-tumor, Anti-fungal, Antiseptic, Anti-inflammatory, Anti-bacterial, Muscle Relaxant
Anti-Tumor, Anti-bacterial, Anti-inflammatory, Appetite Suppressor
Anti-fungal, pain reliever, Anti-ischemic, Anti-inflammatory
Why CannaLab matters to you!
In 2020, we are debuting our most innovative and revolutionary service yet. CannaLab is going light years past just analyzing your cannabis. We have cultivated the partnerships to the most extensive database of user-submitted feedback on emotions, feelings, types of high, and effects of more strains of Cannabis than anyone...Read More
CannaLab Competition – Best Bud SA 3 categories, Flowers (Sativa, Indica, Hybrid) Outdoor 1st Prize Runner Up Greenhouse 1st Prize Runner Up Indoor 1st Prize Runner Up Entries are scored using CannaLab’s two-tiered digital system that includes a qualitative score that comes from judges and a quantitative score that comes...Read More
As of today, South African permit the private use of cannabis for medicinal and recreational purposes. As public opinion shifts, with 81% of South Africans supporting the use of cannabis as a medical treatment and 49% supporting legalization for recreational use, this trend is expected to grow not only in...Read More
Grow Location: Modeor, Johannesburg, South Africa Test Date: 2020/08/12 Total THC: 18.19 % Total CBD: 0.14 % Total CBN: 0.07 % Humulene: 0.94 mg/g Nerolidol-1: 0.24 mg/g beta-Caryophyllene: 0.29 mg/g alpha-Pinene: 0.08 mg/g beta-Pinene: 0.16 mg/g Myrcene: 0.08 mg/g Limonene: 0.11 mg/g Camphene: 0.01 mg/g Geraniol: 1.17 mg/g cis-Ocimene: 0.11...Read More
Who We Are?
Our highly-skilled team works with clients to gather data, solve problems and make informed decisions about consumers health, products, their farm, or business. We believe in providing more than the expected service to our clients by providing consultation and educational support.
We understand the importance of cannabis product testing for growers, producers, patients and
consumers. Helping to formalise the cannabis industry in South Africa.
Our Mission is to:
We aim to empower people to live healthier lives by verifying what you inhale, drink or eat, whether recreational or medicinal.
This total cannabis profile is then matched with our extensive database providing you with an accurate prediction of how this cannabis will make you feel and what symptoms it can potentially relieve.
Beyond testing your Cannabis flower and products we collect 40,000+ Data Points that lever four classes of data and algorithms.
We collaborate with Labs internationally as they test various products and record their efinding with those products and compounds. In turn our database grows and we begin to understand how various compounds in cannabis products work together resulting in the desired medical benefit.
CannaLab leverages this data, which we at CannaLab refer to as the Cannabis Benefit Factor (CBF), combined with our proprietary algorithms, to develop key insights into user behavior based on unique chemical profiles.
CannaLab gives you the ability to test your cannabis potency (% THC), analyse other cannabinoids (such as CBD and CBN) as well as 22+ terpenes, providing you with a Total Cannabis Profile
CannaLab collaborates with other partener laboratories within the cannabis advocate groups internationally, and we submit data, which is maintained by HIPAA. (Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act)
This information is sourced from a number of inputs including the partner laboratoires analyses, and branded pre-tested concentrates and edibles.
Our proprietary algorithms are used to develop key insights into user behavior and chemical profiles: ● Provides exact chemical compositions for a feeling or relief ● Predicts how a strain will make you feel or what ailment it will relieve ● Offers recommendations based on usage, feelings desired or ailments alleviated and adjusts according to data feedback
Meet the Team
- Craig Ruurds - Chairman | Co Founder
- Mandy-lee Meyer - Laboratory Manager | Operations
Over 20 years of product R&D technologies, Strategic Product & Market Developer for technology firms, engineering new products with strategic partners. Manages technical requirements.
With an in-depth knowledge of the procedures, research activities, leads and manages laboratory personnel. Manages daily operations and guides client services. Manages all operations and daily activities.
- Caelan Rhodes - Laboratory Technical Head | Health and Safety
- Charles Dube - Laboratory Assistant
Ensures that the laboratory is fit-for-purpose and enables research to be conducted to a high standard to produce outputs. Sees that the working environment in the laboratory allows for the effective and productive completion of tasks. Responsible for centrally maintaining lab protocols and all records pertaining to laboratory practice, Health and Safety, and study-specific laboratory deliverables.
Studying at the University of Stellenbosch, his experience ensures CannaLab follows best
practice and housekeeping. Maintains a tidy laboratory environment according to regulation. Ensures correct receipt of samples and ordered items. Ensure samples are submitted for testing, data entered and oversees correct waste management in accordance with procedures.
CannaLab is an independent analysis laboratory focused on the cannabis industry.
When questions come up, we turn to our highly-trained team of experts to find answers. We confer with other partner labs and experts. We continually monitor our methods, processes and procedures for testing you can trust and results you can rely on. Our equipment is calibrated and serviced regularly for reliable results.
Much more than just a lab, we are doing well by high-quality accurate testing for the South African canna community!
With 40,000+ unique data points tied to chemical profiles that are accumulating at a significantly high rate, CannaLab knows the net physiological effects of various chemical profiles via our proprietary algorithm.
We have deployed services to empower consumers, caregivers, producers and cultivators to take charge of their cannabis business, medication and consumption habits.
CannaLab actively and passively collects data that tie exact strain chemical formulations and dosages to their physiological effects. We are then able to analyze and generate meaningful insights from the data that can be used for a wide range of activities.
Since we know what and how people are using cannabis products to alleviate specific ailments, we can then assist our client in creating thier our own formulas to address those same and/or different ailments.
Our client can then confirm our findings via formal clinical trials, which they can use, sell or license the formulations to develop bio-pharmaceuticals and other consumer products.
We offer our customers various levels of consulting support according to the individual needs. For instance, our client will have access to varying levels of formula customisation and data analyses to support their business goals and product development initiatives. CannaLab offers seamless market entry to aspiring entrepreneurs and brands by streamlining the process by which they create formulated-concentrates and then provides them with a feedback ecosystem.
Example Test Results
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Total Cannabis Profile
The CannaLab result information we give you is a Total Cannabis Profile tests for Cannabinoids, Terpenoids, and Flavonoids. The Total Cannabis Profile gives you an overview of the potency of your strain/product, whether for recreational or medical use. This test can be done on concentrates and or flowers.
Our results are presented in a percentage per mass for your total product.
A Total Cannabis Profile can only be done on flowers and trimmings; kief; hash; oils and distillates; rosins and isolates.
Note: Please DO NOT send cannabis from the field without drying it first. It will mold by the time it arrives in our hands. Fresh cannabis samples should be delivered directly to the lab. Time required to dry samples will delay test results and could incur additional charges. Make sure the name of the sample is correct and legible. That’s the information that will go onto the results report. Please do not send infused oils, topicals or tinctures. Our lab is not set up to isolate per mg doses at this stage.
Your queries matter to us!
Questions & Answers
The CannaLab team is here to help. We’re dedicated to providing information our customers can use to make informed decisions about their farm, their business, their process, their health.
CannaLab uses 2 generations of patented tech, Thermo Chromatography with Photodiode Arrays, developed by the Jet Propulsion Laboratory and used by NASA. In simple terms our equipment acts like an electronic nose that is able to detect molecules in vapor. The sample is analyzed using a gas flow system that supports the chemical release process and exposes the chemicals that are present.
Our adherence to rigorous methodological standards provides the most accurate results obtainable; however, the precision of the result is always tied to the quality of the sample provided.
As a consulting lab, we are dedicated to providing information our clients can use. We provide testing services with easy-to-read results, and we let you know what those results mean. We are not report results to anyone other than the customer. Your information and results are private.
CannaLab tests for the Total Chemical Profile of the plant and correlates that with feelings, or your symptoms, so you can find a strain profile that works for you. We hope CannaLab will help cancer patients track strains that have been shown to suppress tumor cell growth, relieve pain and increase energy. We also hope that we can help patients identify strains that have been shown to alleviate stress and anxiety for insomnia sufferers. The list is long, to learn more, please our Blog.
CannaLabs has partnered with the Courier Guy service to make your life simpler. Courier Guy is a last-mile delivery service that focuses on 100% visibility and accountability of each individual parcel. They will come to you and collect. Let the courier guy collect your samples for CannaLab Analysis, safely and anonymously.
Our typical turn-around time is within 1 business day from receipt of the package. Additional rush charges apply for faster shipping.
Payment is due when applying for service online. We accept EFT, credit/debit cards. Bulk discounts can be arranged, coupon discounts and seasonal specials may apply.
The vision includes a plan for CannaLab to be your friendly knowledge companion, along the South African journey to legalizing medical and recreational cannabis. The ultimate goal is for the canna community to understand exactly what and how much of each component they are putting in their bodies as the cannabis industry begins its journey toward legalization and regulation.
To insure the accuracy of testing we discard all used disposable sample containers after each use. Cleaning and reusing the inserts will compromise test results.
At this time the disposable test container inserts are made of lab grade polypropylene and can be recycled like any other polypropylene plastic. They are not biodegradable. We are evaluating other designs for the future.
CannaLab uses 2 generations of patented tech, Thermo Chromatography with Photodiode Arrays, developed by the Jet Propulsion Laboratory. Our equipment acts like an electronic nose that is able to detect molecules in vapor and utilizes sensors to identify the chemical signatures of organic properties in cannabis and more. CannaLab electronically “smells” the sample by drawing the sample’s vapors across the various electronic sensor channels. The digital electronic signatures obtained are then analyzed against a sophisticated International collaborative database and our unique algorithm produces the accurate result.
Best Bud – 2 grams
It is what it says it is. Pick your best bud, at least 2 grams, dried and cured the way you would consume it, and submit it for testing.
Plant Average – 5 grams
Take several small samples from the top, middle and bottom of the plant, as well as from all sides. Make sure they are dried and cured to the level at which you would use them. Grind them, mix together well, and submit at least 4 to 5 grams from that homogenized sample batch.
Crop Average – 10 grams
Take several small samples from plants that are the best representation of your crop. Make sure they are dried and cured to the level at which you would use them. Grind them, mix together well, and submit at least 2 to 3 grams from that homogenized sample batch.
Biomass – 25 grams
Take multiple samples from throughout the batch or bag. Take samples not only from the top but also from several spots in the middle. Grind and homogenize it in the same way it will be processed and submit one ounce from that homogenized sample batch.
We offer consulting services to help you understand more about your cultivation, extraction and formulation, or to answer other questions about labs and testing. We love helping our clients solve problems!
Through our parent company, Smarterthinking, we consult on various business issues from opening an analytical lab or establishing good manufacturing procedures to advocating for good public policy or bringing a product to market.
Been there. Done that.
Our team of professionals really knows what they’re talking about. They’ve been deep in the trenches of the cannabis space for years, working on policy and regulations, setting up laboratory procedures, building relationships with agencies and organizations, and developing a vast understanding of the industry along the way. If you want to work with experts with real-world knowledge and experience, people who have walked the walk and talked the talk, this is your team.
- Testing strategy and test results
- Cultivation and sustainability practices
- Product formulation
- Processes and procedures
- Lean manufacturing
- Private-nonprofit partnerships
- Consumer behavior
- Education and messaging
- Cannabis policy advising, specializing in medical
- Working with governmental agencies
- Local and national regulatory structure
- Expert testimony
- Science and policy
- Education and messaging
- Third-party testing and validation
- Evidence review
- Case strategy
- Expert testimony
- Science and research
- Consumer/patient needs and behavior
- Cultivation and extraction practices.
- Cannabis laboratory analytics, practices and regulations
- Cannabis and child welfare
- Medical Cannabis on probation
- Medical Cannabis in schools
- Cannabis and Stress
- Cannabis research
We assure you the best cannabis testing service
Send your samples now using the online service & see for yourself why we stand out from other cannabis testing services.