Cannabinoid Brochure

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Homogeneity Homogeneity Homogeneity testing is not required for CA Compliance Testing but is a good idea for packaged cannabis goods to ensure you have the highest possible quality product with consitent dosing. It requires a minimum of 6 cannabionid potency tests of separately packaged products for total THC or CBD. We use an established scientific method utilizing an HPLC for the quantification of THC, THCA, CBD, CBDA, CBG, and CBN. All results are submitted as a percentage of the dry weight of the entire sample.

Building Blocks Cannabinoids are most commonly known to be found in the cannabis plant, however, they are also naturally produced by the human body, in the form of endocannabinoids. These cannabinoids fit together like lock and key with our endocannabinoid system (ECS). The ECS is one of the body's largest neurotransmitter networks and is responsible for communicating with our other neural networks to create a balance within our bodies and achieve homeostasis. Our bodies are equipped with two types of endocannabinoids receptors called CB1 and CB2. CB1 are usually activated by binding with the THC cannabinoid, while CB2 bind and activate with CBD. Even though our bodies naturally produce these endocannabinoids, some may have a deficiency, where not enough is produced. Thus, cannabis straight from Mother Nature can help mitigate this deficiency.

PharmLabs™ is California’s Premier ISO/IEC 17025:2005 chemical and biological cannabis testing and analytic laboratory.

Endocannabinoid System and Cannabis

Founded in 2011, now spanning multiple states, PharmLabs has thousands of clients and has tested over 100,000 samples providing valuable information to cannabis consumers, cultivators, and manufacturing companies. PharmLabs™ is an ISO/IEC 17025:2005 Accredited Laboratory!

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Find the lab nearest you: 1.844.PHARMLABS

Cannabinoid Potency

THC Limits Per Package Depending on the type of cannabis product you are manufacturing, the limits of THC in one serving or package is limited by the Bureau of Cannabis Control. Quality Assurance testing prior to Compliance testing will ensure your products are under the legal limits and pass Compliance. Edible cannabis products 10mg/serving

Orally dissolving products "For Medical Use Only" 500mg/package

Non orally dissolving products

"For Medical Use Only" 100mg/package

Concentrates and topicals 1,000mg/package

Concentrates and topicals "For Medical Use Only" 2,000mg/package

Passing Scores Cannabinoid Our Cannabinoid Potency test separates the acidic compounds from the neutral compounds and defines the decarboxylation ratio of a sample which is extremely helpful in formulations of a product and the dosing of a consumer. We use an established scientific method utilizing a High-Pressure Liquid Chromatography (HPLC) for the separation and quantification of the six required cannabinoids for California Compliance Testing THC, THCA, CBD, CBDA, CBG, and CBN. All results are submitted as a percentage of the dry weight of the entire sample unless specifically requested in mg/g, mg/mL, and/or mg/Unit.

California’s requirements for testing cannabinoids applies to all cannabis plants and products to being released to the market. Packaged goods making a claim of cannabinoid content must match the packaged claim. • HPLC tests for THCA, THC, CBDA, CBD, CBN, and CBG • Packaged goods must not exceed milligrams per serving as described above

If your goal is to grow CBD rich medicines or achieve a specific THC:CBD ratio then we can help! We can detect CBD rich medicines from a leaf of a young plant and save you months of your precious time and tons of your hard earned money from a simple test. Optimal samples should be taken from a top node of a vegetative plant, just like you would if you were going to make a cut for a clone. When is the exact best time to harvest your cannabis crop to get the maximum potency out of your flower? With harvest optimization testing, we recommend our clients to test a sample from their crop at these time intervals: • A week before their normal harvest time • At their normal harvest time • A week after their normal harvest time