Potency testing is detection of selected cannabinoids and evaluating their strength in the term of concentration level in given material.
Our goal is to focus on the cannabinoids that are most commonly detected and most analytically accurate. The following lists some of the researched health effects for specific cannabinoids.
Delta-9 Tetrahydrocannabinol (Δ9-THC): The most common form of THC found in cannabis and the most commonly researched. This is the compound that most people are familiar with. This cannabinoid is known as a pain inhibitor. It is utilized for its antioxidant qualities as well as its psychoactive qualities, which can create a feeling of euphoria.
Delta 9-Tetrahydrocannabinolic Acid (Δ9-THCA): The main constituent in raw cannabis. This cannabinoid is known for its anti-flammatory properties; can inhibit cell growth in certain cancer cells; and suppress some muscle spasms.
CBD – Cannabidiol: Is primarily a non-psychoactive compound. It is known for its antioxidant, antispasmodic, analgesic, antipsychotic, and anti-inflammatory properties. Research has shown that it may inhibit the expansion of some cancer cells.
CBDA – Cannabidiolic Acid: The acid form of CBD is known as a pain inhibitor.
CBG – Cannabigerol: A non-psychoactive cannabinoid and thought to be the “stem cell”. Enzymes in cannabis convert CBG to other cannabinoids. It is known for is antibiotic, analgesic, antifungal, and anti-inflammatory effects.
CBGA- Cannabigerolic Acid: The acid form of CBG is known for its antibiotic properties.
CBN – Cannabinol: Is the product of THC oxidation and occurs when the cannabis flower is exposed to oxygen. It can interact synergistically with THC and can accentuate the “couch lock” feeling. It is known for its sedative, antibiotic, anti-inflammatory, and anticonvulsant properties.