The word Cannabis is derived from the Plant called ‘Cannabis Sativa’. Its dried leaves and flowers are called as ‘Marijuana’. Cannabis Plant contains about 540 chemical substances of which more than 80 are biologically active chemical compounds. The best known compounds include cannabidiol (CBD) and delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol (THC). Cannabis is generally used for recreational and personal medical purpose.

In 2018, the FDA approved Epidiolex (cannabidiol or CBD) oral solution for the treatment of seizures associated with two rare, severe forms of epilepsy.

Medical Uses of Cannabis
Long term Pain, Nausea, Vomiting due to Chemotherapy, painful muscle spasms. It comes in the form of oil, tablet, capsule, liquid spray and traditional dried leaves and buds.

Testing of Cannabis derived Products at Chromak Research.

Potency Testing:
By using GC/HPLC, Cannabis Potency is determined. It is based on the concentration of decarboxilated THC and CBD. For THC / CBD analysis, leafy cannabis is extracted with organic solvent to dissolve oily resin on the surface of plant material.

Stability Test:
It can be applied to Cannabis edibles, extracts and capsules.

Trace Element Test:
Trace and minor cannabinoids testing with Mass Spectroscopy. Heavy Metals e.g. Lead, Arsenic, Cadmium, Mercury etc. are analyzed by ICP-MS.

Residual Solvent Testing:
By this testing, level of contaminations and harmful residual impurities in the Cannabis derived products can be found.