Our Testing Recommendations

Rick Simpson Oil is a full spectrum hot solvent extraction concentrate. Heated ethanol or another solvent is used to extract essential oils from the plant material. After filtration, the mixture is heated further to remove the solvent. The result is a potent activated (fully decarboxylated) oil containing many beneficial non-cannabinoid plant compounds (full spectrum) that is ingested for medicinal purposes.

State-Required Tests: 

  • Cannabinoid Potency
  • Pesticide Chemical Residue Screen
  • Heavy Metal Residue Screen
  • Residual Solvent Analysis

In addition, we recommend:

  • Terpene Profile

Butane extraction, cold and inactivated extract is produced. This is used for activating into an RSO for ingestion, edible baking, “dabbed”, vaporized or just added to a flower for smoking.

Recommended Test: Pro UPLC Pack testing for:

  • Potency
  • Terpenes
  • Residual Solvents

Made with just a screen and bud or can be done with ultra-cold dry ice and bags/screens. This is a solvent-less extraction and when done properly produces a very high quality product.

Recommended Test: Basic UPLC Pack testing for:

  • Potency
  • Terpenes

Like dry sift, but cold water is used to suspend everything while the trichomes settle at the bottom. Producing a high-quality product when done properly this is considered solvent less.

Recommended Test: Basic UPLC Pack testing for:

  • Potency
  • Terpenes

Can be made many ways from suckers to brownies, made from extract to whole bud. Please remember to fill out how your edible was made on our Request for Analysis/Chain of Custody form when sending in tests.

Recommended Test: Pro UPLC Pack testing for:

  • Potency
  • Residual Solvents to test for ethanol if used as an ingredient
  • Cannabinoid Potency by UPLC

Bud from the female plant.

Recommended Test: Basic UPLC Pack testing for:

  • Potency
  • Terpenes

An early cutting from the plant, best option is the early bird test that can give you comparative numbers or a ratio of cannabinoids. Comparative numbers can be used against your other plants in the crop to determine which has the highest level of cannabinoids or the most desirable THC to CBD ratio.

Recommended Test: Early Bird testing for:

  • Plant Sex
  • Early Chemotype Potential

This would be considered an edible infusion, generally made with alcohol or glycerin, this is a soak and strain extract that remains in the solvent for delivery. It can also be made with oils.

Recommended Test: Pro UPLC Pack testing for:

  • Potency
  • Terpenes
  • Residual Solvents

An exterior of the body use product for rubbing on, not ingestion.

Recommended Test: Basic UPLC Pack testing for:

  • Potency
  • Terpenes
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