While dozens of cannabinoids have been identified and studied, delta-9 tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), delta-9 tetrahydrocannabinolic acid (THCA), cannabidiol (CBD), and cannabidiolic acid (CBDA) are the four most common cannabinoids that can be found in products on dispensary shelves. Through heating, THC (psychoactive) is derived from THCA and CBD (non-psychoactive) is derived from CBDA. In general, Cannabis flower contains the acidic forms of cannabinoids while manufactured Cannabis products contain the decarboxylated forms due to heat during cannabinoid isolation. Advances in processing technology allow manufacturers to produce high THCA concentrates, such as live resin extracts.
Cannabinoid potency analyses are performed on products to inform consumers about the potency and concentration of cannabinoids for medicinal and recreational uses. By providing highly accurate test results, our team can help producers continue supplying dispensaries and end-users with high quality products that have reliable effects.
Our Arizona Cannabis testing experts measure 11 cannabinoids by High Pressure Liquid Chromatography (HPLC). Cannabinoid profile analyses are generally performed by homogenizing the sample and extracting cannabinoids followed by centrifugation or filtration and HPLC analysis. We have optimized our sampling, extraction, dilution, and calibration protocols to suit a wide variety of sample types and potency levels.
In addition to compliance testing, we offer informational testing to support consumers, cultivators, and producers. Whether you are phenohunting, optimizing formulations, monitoring cannabinoid isolation, assessing packaging compatibility, or even performing shelf stability testing, we are sure that our Arizona team can support your testing needs. Product development and manufacturing does not need to be complicated, and we are here to help during every step of the process.
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