Cannabinoid/Potency Testing 101
CANNABINOID TESTING KNOWN AS POTENCY TESTING (THIS IS THE TEST TYPES FOR THC AND CBDS)
The potency of the cannabis plant is known to vary immensely based on genetics amongst plant samples as well as the growing conditions of the plant such as water and nutrient uptake, lighting intensity and intervals. Not forgetting stressors such as cold, heat, rain and wind. What this means is, the moment lighting isn’t evenly distributed, samples of the plant obtained from its top are bound to differ in potency to those taken around the base of the plant.
It should be worthy to note that, the ratios of the composites including terpenoids and cannabinoids are known to vary widely by virtue of their environmental and genetic features. Which goes a long way to make specific cannabis products potent enough to serve as a panacea for certain medical ailments in relation to other products.
Cannabis potency analysis is known to focus the specific compound in cannabis known as cannabinoids and with the cannabis plant known to have over 500 compounds, the most tested cannabinoids include.
- Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC)
- Cannabinol (CBN)
- Cannabichromene (CBC)
- Cannabigerol (CBG)
- Tetrahydrocannabivarin (THCV)
- Cannabidiol (CBD)
- Cannabidivarin (CBDV)
- Cannabigerivarin (CBGV)
The profiling and potency of Cannabinoids screening are known to assist growers, processors, dispensaries and quality control laboratories in identifying the exact levels of cannabinoids in their samples. It is worthy to note that, the potency of cannabinoid constituents can accurately be determined with the aid of the Gas and Liquid Chromatography (GC, HPLC).