Understanding Total THC and CBD Levels in Cannabis Products

Total THC or total CBD is the amount of THC and CBD that will be present after heating cannabis. This occurs when dry cannabis is heated to activate cannabinoids and produce products such as oils, capsules and edibles. In the example above, you can see a variety of values, including the numbers for “THC”, “THCA” and “total THC”. If you're new to the world of cannabis, it might not be clear exactly how these numbers are related.

It can also be difficult to interpret total THC levels without more context. Is 21.35% THC an average amount for a flower or is it a lot? To get a better idea of this, it's helpful to know the full spectrum of possible THC levels. The “total cannabinoid content” figures are very useful in identifying the potential potency that the product may have when consumed. The change is to give customers a more accurate picture of the possible total psychoactive amount of THC in a product.

The two test methods, as you can see, are quite different, but both allow you to detect the amount of Delta-9 THC in hemp. To make things easier, Leafly's dispensary listings will begin using this simpler and more intuitive system for the dishes on their menu, to help consumers judge the amount of THC and CBD contained in cannabis products. Example of reporting and calculating total THC The data shown above indicated a THCA content of 24.34% and a ENT-9-THC content of 0.74% in the sample. If you're transporting your product across state lines, right now it's best to use total THC for all products to ensure you're not charged with federal possession.

Also, if your state doesn't define the total THC level, contact them to see how they're going to perform the tests (or assume it's total THC). The new regulation on CO MED requires that the maximum amount of active THC be indicated, which represents a more accurate medicinal dosage value. Analyzing strains in this way allows us to start thinking about specific strains in a broader context, in relation to the full spectrum of THC and CBD levels that the strains cover. However, HPLC, unlike post-decarboxylation, does not need to convert THCA to THC Delta-9 and, instead of isolating DELTA-9 THC, the total levels of THC and CBD are indicated as a percentage of the dry weight of the flower and are a mandatory part of the labeling of cannabis products. We have used thousands of laboratory tests to measure THC and CBD in cannabis products to chart their full range. To obtain the final value of “total THC”, the maximum value of ENTC formed by THC is added to the value of ENT-F that was present in the sample. Date of test; ¶ (F E) The total percentage of THC up to the second decimal point is only calculated according to OAR 333-064- 0100 (; ¶ (GF) The laboratory uncertainty measurement for THC testing of industrial hemp.

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