Hemp Synergistics partners with Purdue University Northwest to develop THC rapid test tool to distinguish hemp from cannabis in minutes.
With the new tool, law enforcement will be able to test a given specimen’s levels of Delta-9 THC, or the cannabinoid compound found in cannabis products associated with getting a person high. Read the full article here…
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Purdue University and Hemp Biotechnology Company Develop Quantitative THC Field Test. The test will allow law enforcement to detect how much THC is present in a cannabis sample within minutes.Hemp Synergistics LLC, a Pennsylvania-based hemp biotechnology company, has partnered with Purdue University Northwest to develop a new THC rapid field test kit for law enforcement to distinguish hemp from marijuana in less than five minutes. The test, called TRU (THC Recognition Unit), has the ability to measure the amount of THC in a cannabis sample up to 1%. Ron Fazio, a former forensic scientist and the current chief operations officer at Hemp Synergistics, says the test also indicates if the sample contains more than 1% THC, although it cannot detect the specific amount beyond that. Field Kit Can Distinguish Hemp from Marijuana in 10 Minutes. Researchers at the Purdue University Northwest’s Center for Crime, Forensics and Security Analysis teamed up with Hemp Synergistics, LLC, to solve this costly problem. After a year of research, development, testing and validation, the team has debuted the TRU (THC Recognition Unit), a field kit law enforcement can use to distinguish between hemp and marijuana in about five minutes. TRU has been rigorously tested at the Center for Crime, Forensics and Security Analysis utilizing Hemp Synergistics’ expansive portfolio of hemp products, as well as research marijuana samples. The field kit has not been dispatched into service yet, but Westring said they plan to partner with multiple state police labs who have expressed interest. TRU will then be available for law enforcement in late fall 2020. The THC Rapid Field Test Kit. Hemp Synergistics, LLC formed a partnership with the forensic scientists at Purdue University Northwest’s Center for Crime, Forensics, and Security Analysis. After a year of research, development, and testing, the teams have developed a THC Rapid Field Test Kit that gives law enforcement an easy-to-use tool to distinguish hemp from marijuana in less than five minutes. Breakthrough for law enforcement to rapidly distinguish hemp vs. controlled marijuana. Purdue University and Hemp Biotechnology Company Develop Quantitative THC Field Test. NutraCast Podcast: Hemp Synergistics introduces ‘Intelligent Hemp Products’.Quick Cannabis THC Field Test Kit Unveiled.THC Testing Hemp On The Go With Ron Fazio Of Hemp Synergistics