Potency testing offers patients a better understanding of the active chemicals present in their medicine. Greater information ensures that a patient has a better opportunity to chose the right medicine specific to his/her symptoms. In addition, labeling which specifically identifies the potency and cannabinoid profile will allow both doctor and patient to meter out a specific dose and avoid any overdose situations.
KushLabs.com offers a full cannabinoid profiling, utilizing High Performance Liquid Chromatography (HPLC) for our potency testing and full spectrum cannabinoid analysis. Our HPLC testing methods provides a more robust profiling of cannabinoid presence. KushLabs.com uses methods that enable precision accuracy and detection, to provide patients, caregivers, and dispensaries with exact measurements of the active ingredients fully disclosed on a label. This is the kind of information and quality assurance that patients, caregivers, and dispensaries need to make healthy choices.
The cannabis plant contains over 420 different compounds which include cannabinoids, terpenoids, flavonoids, glycoproteins, alkaloids, and many others. Each of these compounds have varied and unique effects. While much focus has been given to amount of THC in your medicine, the presence of these other compounds unique to cannabis can have much greater medical benefits.
In fact, non-psychoactive cannabinoids and other compounds present in cannabis influence the effects of THC activity, by either adding synergistic effects to primary active ingredients in cannabis, or by mitigating the side effects of the primary active ingredients in cannabis.
The FDA has not determined safe levels of ANY pesticide or fungicide on cannabis. Many marijuana cultivators use illegal or banned pesticides on their crops. Ingesting pesticides can be harmful in even the smallest doses. Patients deserve to know whether or not the medicines they choose contain harmful pesticide residues and in what amounts.
To ensure the safety of patients, the Medical Cannabis community has a responsibility to provide tested medicine that is verified safe and pesticide free.
KushLabs.com uses GC (Gas Chromatography) to tests for dozens of the most commonly used pesticides. Methods using the GC are consistent with EPA, ELAP, and International Testing standards. KushLabs.com can verify the presence of trace amounts of chemical pesticides in dried flowers and other medical cannabis concentrates using tests that are more sensitive, more comprehensive and have a much faster turnaround time than the competition.