Cannalytics Supply
Cannalytics Supply

TLC & Others

Comparison of TLC, GC, and HPLC

Information about the Cannalytics Test Kit

The Cannalytics Test Kit is a “Thin Layer Chromatography”  testing kit designed specifically for testing medical marijuana. It  is a patent pending and registered product, and was originally  certified by the University of Leiden in Amsterdam.

The kit has been used for years in the Netherlands in coffee  houses and dispensaries but never took off for individual users in  Europe, especially since medical marijuana is not an issue there.

This kit will provide you with visual color indicators for the THC,  THCV, CBG, CBNV, CBND substances and more in Medical  Marijuana, you will have to set your own base line (running a few  test and use the averages of the results) as your base line. There  is testing for estimated THC % with visual Chronograph  indicators, and testing for acids and poisons.

**It works on plant material as well as oils and edibles.


Labs do different types of testing- Gas chromatography (GC),  High-performance liquid chromatography,(HPLC)and Thin Layer  Chromatography (TLC) (* which is what our kit does*).

They first have to be DEA approved to not be illegal, next the  products they test have to be by registered growers, finally the  BIG ONE is that there testing has not been proven to be any  better than these kits, they have a variance in their results, the  same plant can be tested 3 times and get 3 different results, also  if you took the same sample to three different labs you would get  three different results.

Therefore, this test kit it is no better or worse than labs based on  our research.

We believe that Labs see themselves as the only game in town  and will try and require that suppliers of medical marijuana use  their high priced un-proven methods by getting government  support they will position themselves as the only legal way of  testing medical marijuana. Without another type of test, Suppliers  will be required to pay high prices for testing in Labs which may  be hard to reach and still get varied results, when they can do in- house  testing at a fraction of the cost and trouble.

Thin Layer Chromatography (TLC) – (Type of Kit we offer)

Thin layer chromatography (TLC) is a widely-used  chromatography technique used to separate chemical  compounds. It involves a stationary phase consisting of a thin  layer of adsorbent material, usually silica gel, aluminum oxide, or  cellulose immobilized onto a flat, inert carrier sheet. A liquid  phase consisting of the solution to be separated dissolved in an  appropriate solvent is drawn through the plate via capillary  action, separating the experimental solution, whereas TLC can  be configured for quantitative work, in general it is primarily used  in identification tests.

High Performance Liquid Chromatography (HPLC)

High-performance liquid chromatography is a form of column  chromatography used frequently in analytical chemistry. HPLC is  used to separate components of a mixture by using a variety of  chemical interactions between the compounds within the  substance being analyzed and the chromatography column.

Gas Chromatography (GC)

A Gas Chromatograph is a chemical analysis instrument used  for separating volatile and semi-volatile compounds in a complex  sample. The stationary phase in GC is contained in a narrow – bored column and the mobile phase is a gas. The volatile and  semi-volatile components of a sample mixture are separated  based on their varying partition behavior between the mobile  phase and the stationary phase.


It is a great step toward providing a more well balanced product  that provides relief for medical marijuana patients and a way for  growers to analyze there products during production to produce  these products, and an alternative to formal laboratory testing.