QuantaCann represents a game-changing solution to the challenges related to inventory and quality control at medical marijuana dispensaries
San Jose, CA (PRWEB) April 28, 2012
Elemental Wellness Center has long been considered a leader in providing only the highest quality medicine to its patients. Now the premier San Jose medical cannabis dispensary has taken another leap forward in patient care and quality control by adopting the latest innovation in cannabis analysis: QuantaCann. This on-site testing system tests samples for terpenes, moisture and cannabinoids such as THC, THCA and CBD profiles, so patients can easily find the right medication for their specific medical needs.
The revolutionary technology allows Elemental Wellness to quickly analyze flowers, hash, and kief on site. “Now there’s no wait for test results," explained Daniel Hughes of Elemental Wellness. “By being able to test on the spot at the dispensary, the hard science is at our fingertips. We can instantly identify THC and CBD-rich strains, and provide that information to our members.
Elemental Wellness patients are increasingly interested in knowing the cannabinoid content of their medicine. While THC is still the best-known cannabinoid and has many healing properties, many patients are also seeking strains with higher CBD compounds, which have medical qualities but don not produce the “high” feeling associated with THC.
Studies indicate CBDs are effective for treating a variety of medical conditions. They can be effective for relieving pain, convulsion, inflammation, anxiety and nausea, and can inhibit cancer cell growth. CBDs are even used to treat schizophrenia. Elemental Wellness Center's use of QuantaCann makes it possible to pinpoint which products are highest in THC, and CBD, and make that information available to patients.
"QuantaCann represents a game-changing solution to the challenges related to inventory and quality control at medical marijuana dispensaries,” said AnnaRae Grabstein, CEO of Steep Hill Lab.
QuantaCann was developed by Steep Hill Lab, a leading cannabis testing laboratory located in Oakland, California. The technology uses lab-quality near-infrared spectroscopy (NIRS) instrumentation to test the sample. Advanced proprietary multivariate statistical computation software then analyzes the data and compares the results to a database that contains information collected from thousands of other samples.
The beauty of QuantaCann is that it allows dispensaries to conduct evaluations of the medicines brought in by their members, determine if they need to stock up on that item, and ensure their inventory is fresh in only a few minute. It not only gives Elemental Wellness the ability to aggregate the collective's inventory, it helps them achieve better quality control.
“Patients have the right to know what is in the medicine they take,” said Amanda Snyder, Member Services Manager at Elemental Wellness. “QuantaCann is another way we give our patients the high level of care they deserve.”
For more information about QuantaCann, or for information about any of Elemental Wellness Center’s products or services, call them at (408) 433-3344, view them on the web at elementalwellnesscenter.com, become a fan at facebook.com/elementalwellness, follow @elementalwell on Twitter, or visit their collective located at 711 Charcot Avenue in San Jose.
About Elemental Wellness Center
Elemental Wellness Center is a state-of-the-art medical cannabis club in San Jose with an open, spa-like atmosphere; a warm, welcoming environment—and a highly trained, expert staff. The medicine is lab-tested to detect the presence of mold, mildew, and biological contaminants, and is analyzed for THC, CBD, and CBN potency.
Elemental Wellness specializes in rare and boutique strains, and butane-free hash, bubbles, melts, and waxes, as well as Dark Heart Nursery clones and a wide variety of seeds. The collective is dedicated to holistic healing of the mind, body and spirit, and has a healing room, community outreach center, and a library, with all services and classes included free in the membership.
Members can enjoy free chair massage by on-staff licensed massage therapists every weekday from 11AM-3PM and attend the Crop Circle Grow Club every Sunday at 3pm. Elemental Wellness is committed to giving back to members and the community, and has a fixed mark up on all their products. All profits go back into improving the collective or are donated to charity.
With paintings and sculptures from local artists featured on its walls, this San Jose medical marijuana dispensary is a local hub for creative, healing energy. Elemental Wellness was voted best dispensary in northern California by WeedMaps.com, and won 2nd place in the High Times Medical Cannabis Cup in both 2010 and 2011 for its in-house strain, The True OG. The dispensary was recently voted “BEST ALTERNATIVE MEDICINE COLLECTIVE OF SILICON VALLEY 2012” by readers of Metro newspaper.