Facts vs Myths
1. You can't die from an overdose of marijuana
2. There are only four non-threatening side effects from cannabis versus countless side effects from prescription drugs and pain killers.
3. Studies have shown medical benefits including the protection against cancerous tumor growth, excellent pain killer / anti-inflamatory solution, and it is also shown to reduce symptoms of type-II diabetes.
4. Medical marijuana patients are not limited to smoking. There are many forms of MMJ products from capsules and tinctures to baked goods, oils, and liquids.
Potency and Residual Solvents
CannLabs' primary service is testing cannabis products for cannabinoid content (potency) which allows for proper dosing, and residual solvents left over from various extraction processes. Cannabis is an amazing plant and helps with a variety of aliments; however, without dosing and safety testing it will be impossible to determine what is needed for patients.
CannLabs wants to make sure that other testing labs across the country are using the correct methodology, chemistry, equipment, and instrumentation to do proper analysis of cannabis. Please contact us for consulting rates.
New product development
CannLabs scientists can formulate new MMJ prodcuts. Please contact us for rates and availability.
CBD: Cannabidiol is a cannabinoid that shows great medicinal promise. There are countless clinical tests being conducted using this medicine. Typical amounts in bud are less than 1%; an "enriched" strain may contain 4% CBD or more. For non-CBD strains typical amounts in bud are less than 1%. However growers have been breading for high CBD and we are starting to see more and more CBD in flowers. We have seen 7% all the way to 20% in flowers and up to 85% in hash oils.
THC: Delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol is the principal psychoactive constituent of the cannabis plant. Typical amounts in the flower are between 8% - 20%, depending on the strain. These values are much lower in tinctures and creamery butter, and can exceed 80% in hash oils.
CBN: Cannabinol is the natural degradation byproduct of THC, and is non-psychoactive. Levels in flower are typically less than 1%. Usually when there is more CBN in the product the older it is.
THCA: Tetrahydro-cannabinolic acid is the biosynthetic precursor of THC and naturally occurs in fresh, undried cannabis plants. Once it is dried and heated (decarboxylated) it converts to THC.
CBDA: Cannabidiolic Acid is the biosynthetic precursor of CBD and naturally occurs in fresh, undried cannabis plants.
Residual Solvent Testing
Concentrates are made with many different solvents or hydrocarbons. These help strip the cannabinoids from the flower to make hash. CannLabs will give you an quantitative measurement in ppm (parts per million) of any solvents left over in the sample.
Solvents that are tested:
Soon to be Tested
THCV: Tetrahydrocannabivarin is a homologue of THC having a propyl (3-carbon) side chain. It is found naturally in Cannabis. Once a chemical reference standard is available CannLabs will be testing for this molecule.
CBG: Cannabigerol is non-psychoactive cannabinoid found in the cannabis plant. It is found in higher concentrations in hemp. It also has been shown to relieve intraocular pressure, which may be of benefit in the treatment of glaucoma.
CBC: Cannabichromene is a cannabinoid found in the cannabis plant. Evidence has suggested that it may play a role in the anti-inflammatory and anti-viral effects of cannabis, and may contribute to the overall analgesic effects of medical cannabis.
How to prepare your samples
1. Make sure your samples size is as follows:
- Flowers, hash, hash oil, wax, budder 0.5g
- Tinctures-full serving/bottle
- Butter - 1 to 2g
- Cooking oils - 1 to 2g
- Base oils for formulations 0.5g
- Edible - full edible
2. Fully cured
3. Properly labeled - sample name, date, and keep each sample in its own container
4. Easy to retrieve - put in a container that we are able to extract the sample without difficulties