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Meet Matthew

B.S. in Chemistry Meet Matthew Hansen, True Northwest’s Lead Chemist. He graduated from Westminster College with a Bachelors of Science in Chemistry. Following graduation, he spent four years gaining valuable experience as the laboratory manager of the BioInnovations Gateway, a life science incubator which provided resources to start-up companies and mentorship opportunities for high school…

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Meet Jenny

Jenny Anderson, B.S. in Microbiology, Minor in Molecular Biology Meet Jenny Anderson, True Northwest’s new Lab Director. She has a B.S. in Microbiology with a minor in Molecular Biology from Washington State University. During university, she volunteered in an infectious disease laboratory studying Campylobacter jejuni. Through this experience she was able to win a College of Sciences grant…

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MJ Examiner Cannabis Testing: Potency Re-Test and Moisture

  Conditional potency re-tests have been approved following a review by the MJ Examiner. It was brought to the attention of the MJ Examiner that when quality assurance samples fail for moisture/water activity and are subsequently dried for the retest, potency is affected. Effective immediately, labs may also retest potency when retesting a sample that failed…

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Increased Sample Size

We are constantly striving to get better. At True Northwest, we routinely evaluate the proficiency of our methods, equipment, and technicians. This practice has enabled our lab to ensure that the service we provide is always at a high standard. Starting May 7, 2018, we will begin utilizing a new method for microbiological screening, RapidChek. This technique will…

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NEW Cannabis QA Testing Rules

WSR 17-12-032 Revision to WAC 314-55 On Thursday, August 31, 2017, new rules changes to cannabis QA Testing will take effect. Certain product types will now require additional QA Testing. The True Northwest labs have upgraded equipment to ensure that it is certified to meet all prerequisites for the upcoming testing changes. The details below…

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Why You Should Test Your Cannabis For Terpenes

Terpene profiles are becoming increasingly popular among consumers of recreational and medical marijuana. They offer unique attributes of aroma, taste, color, and bind and interact with THC and CBD in different ways, enhancing the experience. Over 100 types of Terpenes have been identified in cannabis through scientific analysis. Here are the 6 Most Common Terpenes…

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