Cannabis Testing in Oregon and Southern Washington
What are THC & CDB?
THC (Tetrahydrocannabinol) is the primary psychoactive molecule found in Marijuana. Because the toxicity of THC is extremely low, it is generally accepted by researchers to be entirely non-lethal. Even with animal tests, scientists have found it very difficult to administer a lethal dose of THC. Outside of it’s recreational popularity, several therapeutic effects have been observed especially among patients suffering from MS (Multiple sclerosis) and epilepsy. CBD (Cannabidiol) is a cannabinoid compound that provides similar medical benefits but without the psychoactive effects of THC. Patients who dislike the effects of feeling stoned are able to ingest larger doses of cannabinoids in order to benefit from the compound’s pain-killing effects. CBD also has anti-inflammatory, anti-oxidant, anti-convulsant, anti-anxiety, and neuro-protective properties. Researchers have also discovered that CDB has a direct inhibitory effect on certain cancer cells. Because of these new discoveries, CBD represents the first non-toxic treatment for tumor suppression.
Why is Cannabis Testing important?
While cannabis is essentially non-toxic, bacteria, mold and pesticides can potentially affect any plant crop. Moreover, due to the lack of regulation surrounding cannabis, there is a greater degree of risk to both growers and users. Recent studies suggest that contamination from bacteria and fungi tends to be much more common than pesticides in most marijuana crops. This contamination typically occurs during the drying and curing stages of production. Consequently, as Marijuana becomes more regulated, there is a greater need for proper testing.