Two UC Davis professors are the driving force behind Halent Laboratories’ new medical marijuana testing facility in West Sacramento.
“Knowing a medicine’s potency is fundamental,” said Land, president and chief scientist at Halent. “Without that information, patients are left to trial and error. With the information we provide, that’s no longer necessary.”
It’s believed that only about 10 percent of medical marijuana dispensaries are testing their products, but patient demand for testing is growing, and the dispensaries that provide test information are experiencing increased sales, the news release said.
“We are in business to get information back to the dispensaries and their patients as quickly and affordably as possible,” Land said. “There is no reason for patients to use untested cannabis any longer. The technology exists to give them the information they need to make an informed decision, and we are happy to provide it.”