Potency testing measures the medicinal strength or efficacy of cannabinoids in cannabis and hemp. To confirm that your plant or product will cause a desired effect or intensity, you need to understand its potency. Our potency tests measure the presence and quantity of 11 different cannabinoids present in a sample of flower and/or stems and any given cannabis or hemp product in R&D stages or to confirm those ready to go to market.
What is a Cannabinoid?
Cannabinoids are the naturally occurring chemical compounds found in cannabis and hemp that work in combination to produce varying psychoactive and nonpsychoactive effects. Together, they are known to act synergistically to form an “entourage effect”, meaning that together they provide additional benefits beyond what each individual cannabinoid would provide by itself.
We Test for the Following Cannabinoids:
Tetrahydrocannabinolic acid (THCA) is the most abundant non-psychoactive cannabinoid. However, as the plant dries, THCA slowly converts to psychoactive THC. Heat expedites this conversion in a process called decarboxylation.
HOW DO WE TEST?
After a complex homogenization and lengthy sample preparation process, we use UHPLC-DAD (ultra-high performance chromatography with diode array detection) to run the cannabinoid analysis.