Accurate cannabinoid profiles are essential for marketing, education, and enabling your patients to choose what best fits their needs. Whether you are aiming to produce an elevated CBD product, a consistent vape pen, or need to know the THC range throughout a flowering cycle, Viridis is the Tested, Trusted, True choice.

Viridis tests beyond minimum requirements and quantifies the 18 major cannabinoids, more than any other lab in Massachusetts. We use a dedicated High Performance Liquid Chromatograph equipped with a Diode Array Detector (HPLC-DAD) that is able to detect compounds at concentrations much lower than one part per million.

Cannabis produces THCA along with other acidic forms of cannabinoids. The conversion of the non-psychotropic THCA to the psychotropic THC is a process known as decarboxylation. This can happen naturally to some extent, but can be increased with heating. During conversion THCA (acidic) to THC (neutral), approximately 12.3% of the molecule is converted to water and carbon dioxide.

Therefore, the sum of the acidic and neutral values does not equal the total potential presence of the compound. THCA + THC  total THC. To account for conversion during decarboxylation, the acidic value is reduced by a standard formula [(THCA x 0.877) + D9-THC]. The result equals the Total Potential Cannabinoid in your product.