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Converted Cannabinoids Module

LightLab 3 Converted Cannabinoids Module

Converted cannabinoids are cannabinoids that do not typically occur in natural cannabis at high concentrations. They are generally either derived from hemp or cannabis plant material through chemical reactions or they are fully, chemically synthesized. With LightLab’s optional Converted Cannabinoids Module users can quickly and easily test the potency of five converted cannabinoids.
Numerous complexities are involved in the manufacture of concentrates and infused products containing converted cannabinoids. To ensure a quality product, it is especially important for manufacturers to test throughout production in order to determine purity and completion of chemical reactions. LightLab has been found to be instrumental in this process.
As a distributor, wholesaler, or end product manufacturer, testing is the only way to ensure the product raw materials or finished goods you are working with contains the cannabinoids you expect, at the concentrations you expect. With the portable LightLab 3 you can rest easy knowing you have the option to confirm COAs at the point of purchase.

Converted Cannabinoids Analyzed with LightLab 3:

D9THCO Acetate

Δ9-THC-O-Acetate is an “acetylated” form of Δ9-THC. The acetylation process is thought to increase the potency of a given cannabinoid. Since most samples labeled “THC-O” are hemp derived, Δ9-THC-O-Acetate is generally found in approximately the same ratio as the ratio of Δ9-THC to Δ8-THC in the starting/feedstock material before acetylation.

D8THCO Acetate

Δ8-THC-O-Acetate is an “acetylated” form of Δ8-THC. The acetylation process is thought to increase the potency of a given cannabinoid. Most research suggests that Δ8-THC-O-Acetate is not found in nature. Most products labeled “THC-O” contain significant amounts of Δ8-THC-O-Acetate.

D9THCP

Δ9-Tetrahydrocannabiphorol has a 7-carbon chain “tail” or hydrocarbon chain as opposed to the tetrahydrocannabinol’s 5 carbon tail. Δ9-THCP and Δ8-THCP differ in the same way that Δ9-THC and Δ8-THC differ- there is one double bond location that is changed between the two cannabinoids.Research suggests THCP cannabinoids are more potent than standard THC cannabinoids. Generally THCP species are fully synthesized rather than reacted from a different cannabinoid. This makes THCP more expensive to manufacture, and therefore a larger amount of mislabeled product can be found in the market.

D8THCP

Δ8-Tetrahydrocannabiphorol has a 7-carbon chain “tail” or hydrocarbon chain as opposed to the tetrahydrocannabinol’s 5 carbon tail. Research suggests THCP cannabinoids are more potent than standard THC cannabinoids. Generally THCP species are fully synthesized rather than reacted from a different cannabinoid. This makes THCP more expensive to manufacture, and therefore a larger amount of mislabeled product can be found in the market.

HHC

Hexahydrocannabinol is a hydrogenated derivative of tetrahydrocannabinol. HHC is “hydrogenated”, meaning extra hydrogen has been added to the molecule. Although it has been found naturally, most HHC is converted from Δ8-THC, Δ9-THC or CBN.

Converted Cannabinoids Module is Compatible with these LightLabs: