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Minors Module

Test Seven Additional Minor Cannabinoids with LightLab 3 Minors Module

Minor cannabinoids, by their very nature, are uncommon and can be a valuable product differentiator in the cannabis space. In plants and products, minor cannabinoids can be an indication of unique genetics, an opportunity for product differentiation, and a measure of plant quality. With the LightLab 3 Minors Module you can test throughout your process to ensure the product profile you are looking for.

Minor Cannabinoids Analyzed by LightLab 3

CBC-A: Cannabichromenic Acid

CBC-A is the acidic form of CBC. It is non-psychoactive, and is formed in some plant genetics alongside THC-A and CBD-A, typically at a lower concentration. Its precursor is CBG-A. Some genetics will exhibit 1-5% CBC-A.

CBC: Cannabichromene

CBC is the neutral form of CBC-A. CBC is often present in hemp and CBD-containing plants, and more rarely in THC-containing plants. Since many laboratories do not yet measure CBC, the Minors Module will allow hemp farmers, CBD growers, and processors to select for higher CBC plants and differentiate their product with a new unique cannabinoid.

CBN-A: Cannabinolic Acid

CBN-A is the acidic form of CBN. It is often formed from aged cannabis plants. Very old plants may contain 0-5% CBNA. CBN-A in combination with CBN are good indicators of the age and storage conditions of plant material. Higher CBN-A and CBN typically indicate old plant material or poorly stored plant material.

Δ8-THC: Delta-8-Tetrahydrocannabinol

D8THC is generally made by converting CBD or D9THC in a chemical reaction. Note that the process used to create D8THC often creates other cannabinoids, including D9THC. When running a D8THC sample, LightLab has a higher detection limit of 4% for flower samples and 12% for concentrates.

Learn more about why D8TH is a Difficult Measurement for both LightLab and Analytical Testing Laboratories.

Δ10-THC: Degraded THC, Dihydroxy-THC

In some cases, distillation can break down the THC molecule into by-products, reducing the potency of the product and affecting the taste. Two major components that can be broken down are CBN and Δ10-THC. LightLab can measure the amount of Δ10-THC, allowing distillation operators to ensure their product is pure and potent while maintaining high throughput. In some cases, extraction operators will intentionally attempt to generate novel cannabinoids through a degradation process. Δ10-THC is a precursor to most of the degradation products generated.

THCV: Delta-9-Tetrahydrocannabivarin

Δ9-Tetrahydrocannabivarin is the neutral form of THCV. Varin cannabinoids have a 3 carbon “tail” or hydrocarbon chain as opposed to the Tetrahydrocannabinol’s 5 carbon tail.

THCV-A: Delta-9-Tetrahydrocannabivarinic Acid

Δ9-Tetrahydrocannabivarinic acid is the acidic form of Δ9-Tetrahydrocannabivarin and is found naturally in some cannabis cultivars. Varin cannabinoids have a 3 carbon “tail” or hydrocarbon chain as opposed to the tetrahydrocannabinol’s 5 carbon tail. Varin species are valued as a less potent fully natural cannabinoid.

Minors Module is Compatible with these LightLabs: