Happy New Year to you all!
One of my New Year’s Resolutions is to become less verbose in my postings (sure, Jim … like that will last).
The following video captures an interesting dynamic that emerged during the first 64 weeks of Flower Potency Testing by Washington’s supposedly PRAGUE Labs.
The Y-axis (vertical) shows “inflation” of reported TOTAL CANNABINOIDS … being on the red line means the lab was using THCmax (and, hence, their “inflation” is zero %). As one moves up, the inflation increases.
The X-axis (horizontal) shows the value reported as TOTAL CANNABINOIDS (in absolute percentage terms).
The LOCATION of each bubble represents the average values for all FLOWER LOTS tested by each lab during the indicated week.
The SIZE of each bubble represents the “market share of testing” (percentage of all flower tests THAT WEEK that were conducted by each lab).
The video takes about 40 seconds to step through the 64 weeks of testing (through the end of August). As the video runs, little “tracers” are left behind so that you can see where each lab was, historically.
A shout-out to Statpoint Technologies for continuing to create great visually-centric statistical software.
Please use the comment section to comment and discuss. I’m not commenting on it … so I expect all of you less verbose types to fill in the void. I will likely be staying silent on the comments (unless direct questions are asked of me and/or I feel a posting needs some feedback).
If I can figure out how to do so legally, I may share some “C” with whoever is best able to estimate (FROM THE VIDEO) the week in which the LCB sent the direction to the Labs that THCmax was to be reported as the TOTAL CANNABINOID level. Not a lot … just enough for both of us to have a good conversation together. (Lab people are excluded from this potential contest … LCB people, too, and undercover Federal Narcs).
Note: This will very likely be my last post on HI-Blog (at least at the highintelligence address).
I’m busily attempting to migrate my new commercial website away from my wife’s non-profit hosting account. In that process, I lost all e-mails sent to email@example.com between 10am on Tues Dec 29th and about 5pm on Friday Jan 1.
I had some messages from and conversations with people at the labs (and DOH) during that time that I’d like to have access to, so please re-send to me if you can. Much appreciated in advance.
I will be completing the migration soon (I hope). Once I’m done, if you point to www.highintelligence.org , I believe you will be taken to the BLOG portion of my new site (it’s not up yet) at www.straightlineanalytics.biz . I’m trying to make sure that the old “permalinks” to each individual posting (this is my 14th) remain functional, but I’m not going to lose sleep over trying to get that specific detail working.
I’m also a bit concerned that the comment threads associated with HI-Blog may go away (that would be a shame).
I’ll likely keep HI-Blog running (comments and all) for the next week or two while I transition everything. I’ll try to set things up such that attempts to get to highintelligence route the click through to straightlineanalytics.
I also intend to send out a 1-page survey to everyone that has engaged with the site (and other people in the industry that I know) … so if you want to be included, make a comment on this post and/or send me the e-mail to which you’d like the survey sent. It will ask a TINY amount about what your relationship to this industry is and a bit more about the types of things you’d like to see from me in the future (and the types of things you’d be willing to put some of your very hard earned cash down for).
Look for my update on GARCN on www.straightlineanalytics.biz coming real soon now (update – Traceability data through November just became available Jan 20th . will update GARCN shortly at the new address).
Check out my poetry page for 3 Seahawks Hawkus I recently posted on the Seattle Times site.