Terpenes - Cannabis’ Smell and Taste!

 

Terpenes are naturally existing small organic molecules produced by a wide variety of plants. Terpenes (as well as flavonoids) influence the smell and flavor of these plants, including cannabis! Over 100 terpenes have been detected in cannabis, resulting in countless combinations of smells and flavors. We test for the most common cannabis terpenes.

 

WE CURRENTLY OFFER A STANDARD TEST FOR 23 TERPENES:

  • (-)-α-Bisabolol
  • Camphene
  • Δ-3-Carene
  • β-Caryophyllene
  • Geraniol
  • (-)-Guaiol
  • α-Humulene
  • p-cymene
  • (-)-Isopulegol
  • d-Limonene
  • Linalool
  • β-Myrcene
  • cis-Nerolidol
  • trans-Nerolidol
  • α-Ocimene
  • β-Ocimene
  • α-Pinene
  • (-)-β-Pinene
  • α-Terpinene
  • γ-Terpinene
  • Terpinolene
  • (-)-Caryophyllene oxide
  • Eucalyptol

IF THERE ARE OTHER TERPENES YOU WISH TO TEST FOR THAT ARE NOT ON THIS LIST PLEASE CONTACT US AND WE CAN START A CUSTOM ANALYSIS FOR YOU!

 

We test terpenes using GC-FID with a headspace autosampler. A terpene test requires 1 gram of sample for R&D testing (non-compliance), for State Compliant testing information please call the lab at 858-623-2740.

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