On a side note: Have you ever thought about standardizing Beam's test?
What I am imagining is:
- Standardized recipe for Beam's reagent/solution (both ingredients and method)
- Standardized sample quantity, by weight
- Standardized solution quantity, by volume
- Standardized environmental conditions - particularly; decarboxylation method, solution temperature, reaction time and container material
If all of these standards were maintained for all samples tested, certainly comparative evaluations could be (and have been) done. But could it be taken a step further?
What I am proposing is that the same standards could be used to test samples of known, verified levels of CBD and from this data (in the form of standardized photographs) a colour intensity scale could be developed which indicates % CBD content within a "fairly accurate" margin of error (+/- 2%). If that is not realistic, then even a 6 or 7 level descriptive scale would be useful. For example. "No CBD, Low CBD, Medium-low CBD, Medium CBD, Medium-high CBD, High CBD, Very high CBD."
Some would say "why not just set yourself up to do TLC?" and my answer is, Beam's is WAY cheaper and WAY simpler.