Not too long ago, our illustrious Director of Methodology, Scott Churchill, decided to see what was in the resin collecting in his pipe. His post seemed to generate a lot of interest, and we asked what you wanted us to test next. Many of you had requested we do an analysis on reclaim: the leftover, unvaporized/recondensed oil that collects in your rigs and dropdowns. So we listened and set out to find what was in reclaim.
We tested four different samples of reclaim. Each sample was unique in the manner it was collected. They differed in smell, consistency, and color. All analysis was performed using HPLC-UV, in the exact same manner that our typical cannabinoid profile is conducted.
The first sample of reclaim (reclaim 1) had been collected from a dropdown. It appeared to look like dark, amber colored honey or maple syrup. To be completely honest, it looked pretty appealing. There was very little particulate in the oil and when held up to a light, it was not opaque but translucent. It was highly viscous at room temp and sticky. Not surprisingly, the profile came back highly potent in Cannabinoids. All of the five major cannabinoids that we quantify for came up, with the majority being delta 9-THC. The Max THC of this sample was 58.5%, which equates to 585 mg’s of THC for every gram of reclaim. Additionally, there was a Max CBD of 2.9% and CBN measured at 3.8%. The total cannabinoid content was 65.3%, and 98.6% of those cannabinoids are activated.