The Hemp Love podcast features Todd Denkin, the founder of DigiPath Labs, a laboratory that offers reliable testing and education to the cannabis industry. In this episode, Denkin shares his experience in the cannabis industry and how he founded DigiPath Labs in 2014.
Denkin explains that he was previously in the grow business and was developing growing technology when he saw the potential for reliable testing in the cannabis industry. With Nevada on the verge of legalizing medical cannabis, Denkin founded DigiPath Labs to provide pharmaceutical grade analysis and testing for cannabis producers, consumers, and patients to ensure that they know exactly what they are ingesting.
The lab tests all types of cannabis and hemp products, from flowers to edibles, extracts, and topicals. Denkin also stresses the importance of testing for hemp and CBD products, as they have come out of the shadows of the black market and should be treated like any other consumer product.
DigiPath Labs uses high-end equipment from Agilent and various chromatography and mass spectrometry techniques to test for potency, safety, and heavy metals. Denkin explains that a certificate of analysis (COA) is essential for consumers to ensure they are getting the best and highest quality product available. The COA should include information about the potency of the product, the safety equipment used to test for pesticides, heavy metals, microbiology, and residual solvents.
Denkin emphasizes the importance of asking for a COA when buying hemp products and urges consumers to be wary of manufacturers who do not provide a COA. He also mentions that some manufacturers may manipulate their COAs, so it is important to look for third-party verification and accreditation.
The podcast provides an insightful look into the cannabis industry and the importance of reliable testing for cannabis and hemp products. Denkin’s experience in the industry and the technology used by DigiPath Labs highlight the advancements being made to ensure consumer safety and transparency in the cannabis industry. Overall, the Hemp Lab podcast offers valuable information for those interested in the cannabis industry and provides an understanding of the testing processes used to ensure product safety and quality.