Being aware of the potency of medical cannabis is fundamental in allowing the patient to choose the correct medicine for their needs, as well as determining how much to take.
In commercial medicine, the potency of a drug is clearly stated on the label so one knows the correct dose. Unfortunately, this is not the case in medical cannabis. Cannabis Potency Testing enables patients to know the amount of active ingredients so they can be confident they are administering an appropriate dose. Taking the correct amount of medical cannabis can bring welcome relief to your symptoms; however taking too much can have very negative side effects such as feelings of anxiety and paranoia.
Steep Hill Lab’s Cannabis Potency Analysis measures the major active compounds present in medical cannabis:
- Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) The main psychoactive component
- Cannabidiol (CBD) A non-psychoactive important for pain relief and other health related effects
- Cannabinol (CBN) A degradation product of THC