Terpene testing profiles the cannabis to help identify strains, as well as to help uncover the potential effects of a particular flower or product. Currently we test for 21 terpenes.
What is a Terpene?
Terpenes are what give cannabis its unique and tantalizing scents like citrus, pine, and berry. These aromatic compounds are critical to differentiate between strains of cannabis because they have a powerful influence over the effect and experience of the cannabis being consumed. Terpenes have shown great promise in therapeutics, and research shows they seem to work together in synergy within the endocannabinoid system in what’s known as the “entourage effect”, where certain terpene profiles cause varied or enhanced effects of cannabinoids like CBD and THC. This means that if the terpene ratio is manipulated thru breeding, one can modify or maximize the desired effects of a flower or product.
We Test for the Following Terpenes:
HOW DO WE TEST?
Since terpenes are volatile compounds, we analyze them under high heat using Headspace GC-FID (headspace gas chromatography with flame ionization detection).