Internal testing is validated through third party auditing by accredited test labs, then referenced by a QR code on the label to take you to the related test data. There are multiple layers of testing and auditing internally and externally.
Tolling is when a client has biomass that they want us to extract to crude, distillate, or isolate and then return to them for a fee.
We have a full Business Intelligence software application that tracks seed genetics, inoculation, geography, soil PH, and all tests from germination to harvest as well as the potency of and all cannabinoid types contained within the biomass. Upon receiving Biomass in house, we test again in-house using a Shimadzu HPLC (High Performance Liquid Chromatography) machine. We then continue to test Crude, Distillates and Isolates for potency, purity and shelf life.
A split is when a client has biomass and they want to process and then split the end product in lieu of only selling their crop. The split will depend on the type, percentage, and potency of the contained cannabinoids.
The main difference is that an isolate contains just a single cannabinoid. Meanwhile, distillates contain the whole plant and use the entourage effect from the combination of the cannabinoids within, crude is the first oil created from the first extraction process and contains other non-desirables that will be remediated during the distillation process.
By shielding from heat, light and oxygen. Vacuum sealing and using Nitrogen as an inert gas to take the place of oxygen will protect the biomass from oxidation.
There are many answers to this question, however to determine the correct answer for you, we must consider age of biomass, content, current storage, and if a sale is pending.