At HIGHNORTH, we believe that knowing what is in your weed is better for your business, your customers, and the community.
We offer independent, scientific testing of cannabis and cannabis products for growers, brokers, manufacturers and dispensaries across Canada. We analyze for over 250 different variables, including cannabinoids, terpenes, residual solvents, mold, pesticides and more, and score your sample based on the results.
Why tEST WITH HiGHNORTH?
Knowing what is in your weed helps your business, your customers and the community.
Show your customers your range of strains and potency quickly and easily--which has been proven to drive multiple purchases per transaction
High rated items can drive a higher selling price. Low rated items can drive a lower buying price
Normal variability from harvest to harvest can change cannabinoids, terpenes or many other characteristics--which will change the rating
Things are not always as they seem. Exotic strains could just be artificial terpenes. Seemingly good deals could be mold
It's Better to know
Educate yourself; train your staff; teach your customers--it's always better to know
What does a report look like?
Each sample receives a unique report and rating available online.
Easy to read graphs
Strain category, similar strains, cannabinoids, terpenes, general effects and smells presented at the start of every report
24MP Camera Photo and 10MP Microscope Photo
Break-down all of the known medicinal effects of each cannabinoid and terpene
The score is based on how your strain ranks against other similar strains currently available across Canada in our database of over 750 strains
How do we analyze?
We use the same techniques as the nutritional industry -- customized to cannabis.
HIGH DEFINITION PHOTOGRAPHY helps accurately identify the sample so what we test is what you buy
HIGH DEFINITION MICROSCOPIC PHOTOGRAPHY exposes powdery mildew, mites, trichome development and other visible characteristics
GAS CHROMATOGRAPHY with flame ionized detector and mass spectrometer identify the presence and amount of cannabinoids, terpenes, solvents and other variables
HIGH PRESSURE LIQUID CHROMATOGRAPHY with UV detector and refractive index detector break down cannabinoid acids and decarboxylization
PETRIFILM PLATING with incubator identify mold, yeast and bacteria
WHO ARE we?
John became a medicinal cannabis user after developing health issues in 2010. The frustration of finding the right strains to drive the right relief eventually drove him into the laboratory.
Jeremy has been in the industry for over 20 years as a long time MMPR grower. Before HIGHNORTH, Jeremy founded Spinner Hydroponics and produced the High Times Gear of the Year award winning device -- "The Spinner."