Residual solvents in cannabis

The extraction of cannabis components during the manufacturing process can leave behind potentially harmful compounds.

Residual solvents analysis determines whether the finished product will be compromised, putting consumers and the manufacturer at risk.

Product quality is a huge issue for the cannabis industry

Residual solvents testing is essential to ensure none of the solvents have been left behind following the extraction of cannabis. This is an important step in protecting the integrity of the end product and, ultimately, the grower, manufacturer and consumer.

Solvents used can include hydrocarbon gases as well as organic solvents such as ethanol which is linked with liver damage.

Cannabis is approved for condition-specific medicinal use in the UK, as well as in 33 US states, and new regulations governing its labelling, are set to follow. In a regulated environment, failing to test for residual solvents could lead to health issues and consequent litigation.

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  • Tests against a readily available standard
  • High accuracy
  • Rapid time to results
  • Accurate results
  • Clear reporting

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Rapid time to results – No waiting for labs

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Footprint of H16cm x W41cm x D34cm

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Footprint of H16cm x W41cm x D34cm

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Simple to Use

Designed for easy operation – even with no prior experience

To learn more, download the Ellutia Residual Solvents in Cannabis brochure

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