Understanding Cannabis Lab Test Methods & Results

The need for laboratory testing of medical and recreational cannabis has greatly increased over the last few years as more and more states have launched legal cannabis programs. With no official federal regulations or official standard testing procedures, laboratories have developed various methods for testing cannabis flower, concentrates, edibles and tinctures. Potency testing methods, for instance, range from thin-layer chromatography (TLC) to gas chromatography (GC) to high-performance liquid chromatography (HPLC). The state of Illinois has enacted the strictest regulations in the country and is working directly with laboratories and production facilities to ensure that only the highest level of medical grade cannabis products are brought to market. Laboratory facilities are able to provide complete cannabinoid and terpene profiles and potency levels. Tests are also performed to determine the presence of contaminants such as mold, mildew, pesticides and residual solvents. Here at Mindful, patients can trust in the safety, quality and potency of our cannabis products.