Potency Profile

Coastal Analytical uses HPLC for potency profiles. Reputable labs all do it this way.

We offer potency profiling of flowers, edibles, and concentrates using state-of-the-industry HPLC-UV/Vis, reporting the following 11 cannabinoids:

  • CBC

    CBC is the third major cannabinoid produced by a cannabis plant and is often the second most prevalent. It might be forgotten, but it’s not gone. Research is showing many medicinal benefits, so look for CBC content and know how it affects you. Cannabichromene

  • CBD

    CBD levels vary and have been bred out of plants in many cases to make way for higher THC. But due to the desirable opiate effect without an undesirable high or pesky addiction problems, breeders are refocusing on higher-CBD strains. Cannabidiol

  • CBD-A

    Look for lower levels of CBD-A in edibles and higher levels in flowers. Until activated by heat, CBD-A will not have a perceived effect, but does persist in your system. Testing of edibles for CBD-A is particularly important for proper CBD dosing. Cannabidiolic Acid

  • CBG

    CBG is metabolized by the cannabis plant into the three major cannabinoids. High levels of CBG can show a plant needed more time to mature before harvest, but is also thought of as an anti-inflammatory and anti-anxietal, medicinally. Cannabigerol

  • CBN

    Look for higher CBN in plants have been cured too long or exposed to air after harvest. Not naturally produced by the plant, CBN is a decomposition product of THC and often associated with causing drowsiness. Cannabinol

  • 8-THC

    With just a single double bond differentiating Δ8-THC from Δ9-THC, this isomer has very similar effects. It occurs in relatively low numbers in plants, but can be synthesized in the manufacture of cannabis products and affects individuals differently. Delta-eight Tetrahydrocannabinol

  • 9-THC

    With its many medical benefits, Δ9-THC has been the most sought-after cannabinoids and is considered the most psychoactive compound in cannabis. But don’t get too focused on the highest number. The overall combination in the plant is what determines your experience. Delta-nine

  • THC-A

    Look for lower levels of THC-A in edibles and higher levels in flowers. Until activated by heat, THC-A will not have a perceived effect, but does persist in your system. Testing of edibles for THC-A is particularly important for proper THC dosing. Tetrahydrocannabinolic Acid

  • CBD-V

    One of the many cannabinoids being actively researched, CBD-V has demonstrated anti-epileptic and anti-convulsive action. Cannabidivarin

  • THC-V

    The psychoactive effects of THCV are not well characterized, but cannabis plants with strong sativa-like effects are often found to have higher than-typical THC-V content. Tetrahydrocannabivarin

  • CBG-A

    The godfather of them all, CBG-A is metabolized by the cannabis plant into the three major cannabinoid acids. High levels of CBG-A often show a plant needed more time to mature before harvest, but it is also thought of as an anti-inflammatory and anti-anxietal, medicinally. Cannabigerolic Acid