Over $2B Illicit Cannabis Removed with LightLab 3 Cannabis Analyzer


LightLab 3 Cannabis Analyzer by Orange Photonics, is helping law enforcement rapidly identify and remove cannabis plants and products from the illicit market. Year-to-date LightLab 3 has been involved in enforcement actions that have resulted in the confiscation of over $2B of illicit plant and product. Josephine Marijuana Enforcement Team (JMET) detective testing suspected illicit cannabis with LightLab 3 LE Cannabis Analyzer. “Any drug enforcement operation should use the LightLab Cannabis Analyzer.” says Detective Kile Henrich, JMET.  Tweet this Across the United States, regulators and law enforcement task forces are mobilized to identify illicit cannabis operations. As regulation increases, illicit cannabis is robbing local governments of much needed tax dollars. Licensed cannabis businesses welcome the move, as the efforts seek to reduce the competitive illicit supply, stem the environmental impacts of illicit cultivations and remove unsafe products from circulation. “Any region that has a drug enforcement operation should use the LightLab Cannabis Analyzer.” says Detective Kile Henrich of Josephine County Sheriff’s Department. “LightLab saves time on having to take confiscated cannabis to a crime lab, a process which can take 30 days versus minutes for a test on-site. It saves months and prevents future lawsuits.” LightLab 3, developed and manufactured by Orange Photonics, is a field-deployable, cannabis analyzer that adapts the existing laboratory technology standards for use by trained non-technical personnel. The Law Enforcement version of LightLab 3 offers both a rapid presumptive and quantitative analysis of the psychoactive compound THC. THC is found in adult use cannabis in high levels, and found in low levels in legal hemp. Canines and visual inspection cannot differentiate between hemp and adult use cannabis. “LightLab covers the bases to make sure what you have is either marijuana or hemp.” Detective Henrich explains. “People have cannabis and claim it’s hemp. With LightLab we go to the site, take a sample,…

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