We're Here to Help!

At CW Analytical we're passionate about providing our clients and the Cannabis community with relevant information and new learnings we discover. Here are some resources we've complied to help manufacturers of Cannabis produce safe, clean and consistent products.

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Cannabis Pests and Predatory Insects

Take a look at these little buggers! Explore ways to manage pests naturally on your grow and avoid using pesticides.


Preventing Microbial Contamination

Prevention is the best medicine.  Take a look at the guidelines our team has put together to help you ensure the production of safe, clean cannabis free of microbial contamination.


Managing Pests Naturally

The CA State Water Board released a list of common Cannabis pests, and some recommendations on combatting them naturally. While this list is not exhaustive by any means, this offers cultivators a great start for managing issues without using harmful chemicals. 


Understanding Residual Solvents

Did you know that solvents like acetone, isopropyl alcohol and methanol are produced by Cannabis (and other) plants themselves?  Compounds like this are endogenous, meaning they're naturally produced.  This means that when you see small amounts of certain solvents on your lab report, they may not have come from your extraction process at all! 


Micro-Extraction for Improved Pesticide Sensitivity

Many of our clients have found this protocol to be useful in evaluating the pesticide levels in trim. Remember that representative sampling is key, and that a micro-extraction should ideally represent no more than 10lbs. of trim.


Understanding Variation

Why are my test results not exactly the same every time?  Variation is a natural and unavoidable aspect of analytical testing.  The data obtained is the best measurement of that sample at that time. There are 4 sources of variation: natural, sampling, processing and analytical, which compound to 

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Micro Myths

True or False: Bacteria can travel through the plant and spread to buds or leaves.  Click below to find out.