What is a Cannabinoid?
Why is Potency Testing Necessary?
Potency testing provides proven lab results that cannabis products are safe for human consumption. It also offers transparency on the potency of the products, which benefits the patients and the manufacturers. Consumers desire to know the potency of the products they wish to use, and manufacturers strive to provide a consistent consumer experience. In addition, identifying specific cannabinoids allows manufacturers to have confidence in the products they offer, especially for those consumers who wish to avoid any psychoactive effects, such as those who seek CBD or hemp extract products.
Because of the porous nature of the cannabis plant, it’s common for it to absorb things from its environment. This can be positive like nutrients or harmful like pesticides. Potency testing is another way to ensure that the products have not absorbed anything that could be hazardous to consume. Testing can determine if toxic substances such as fungus or molds are present in the plant or products that could harm someone’s health.