Defining our Analytes

Direct Measurements

THC Tetrahydrocannabinol the compound most associated with psychoactive effect
THCA Tetrahydrocannabinolic acid the predominant form of the molecule in raw material
CBD Cannabidiol the compound most associated with medicinal properties
CBDA Cannabidiolic acid the predominant form of the molecule in raw material
CBG Cannabigerol the precursor to THC and CBD in the biosynthesis pathway; has been shown to reduce intraocular pressure
CBGA Cannabigerolic acid the predominant form of the molecule in raw material
CBC Cannabichromene has a suggested role in the anti-inflammatory, antiviral, and analgesic effects of cannabis
CBN Cannabinol the primary breakdown product of THC and CBD with known sedative and anxiolytic properties

Calculated Values

Available THC Available cannabinoids are summary measures of each cannabinoid for which there is both an acidic and decarboxylate form measured. This calculation takes into account the difference in molecular weight between the two forms, as the acidic form contains a carboxylic acid group that is lost in the heat-accelerated process of decarboxylation resulting in a loss of mass. These values represent the total amount of the decarboxylate cannabinoid that would be available if the acidic forms were perfectly decarboxylated:Available THC = THC + ( 0.877 * THCA )

Available CBD = CBD + ( 0.877 * CBDA )

Available CBG = CBG + ( 0.878 * CBGA )

Available CBD
Available CBG
Available Active Cannabinoid This value represent the total amount of cannabinoid that would exist in the material if all acidic cannabinoids were perfectly decarboxylated. It includes CBC and CBN
Cannabinoid Total This is the total amount of measureable cannabinoid present in the material, as is. Calculation of this value makes no assumptions about decarboxylation. It is a raw sum of all direct measurements of cannabinoids.