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Lab Testing Information

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A Green Alternative™ ensures responsible medical marijuana lab testing and analysis for the safety of our member patients through PharmLabs, a Southern California medical marijuana lab testing and analytic service.

As one of the first labs dedicated exclusively to cannabinoid analysis in Southern California. A Green Alternative™ has utilized the services of PharmLabs to test for both safety screening and potency analysis. At a Green Alternative™, Medicine that fails to pass safety screening is returned to the grower, and never provided to patients.

The testing program has two main components: safety screening and potency quantification. Safety screening analyzes and detects contamination of pathogenic molds, which can threaten the health of patients with compromised immune systems. Potency quantification provides the percentages of three major cannabinoids: THC, CBD and CBN.

Our microbiological contaminates testing is a series of tests that report the amount of molds, yeasts, and bacteria in a sample. This report will identify molds, yeasts, and bacteria in Colony Forming Units (CFU). For those with compromised immune systems, microbiological contaminates can be very harmful and dangerous to ones health.

Our potency testing offers a quantitative analysis of several common psychoactive compounds found in medicinal marijuana. Although hundreds of different compounds have been identified in marijuana, our potency testing establishes the amount of Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), Tetrahydrocannabinol Acid (THCA), Cannabidiol (CBD), Cannabidiol Acid (CBDA), Cannabigerol (CBGand Cannabinol (CBN),contained in a submitted sample of medical marijuana. We use an established scientific method using one of the following pieces of scientific equipment for the separation and quantification of THCTHCACBDCBDA,  CBG, and CBN.

THC, CBD, and CBN summarized test results are displayed in our sample cases, and full test results are available upon request from a patient service associate.

A Green Alternative™ patients are able to access the testing results in three ways: labels in display cases, labels on products, and a book of complete test results. Labels include percentages for THC, CBD and CBN; and are posted in medicine display cases, as well as affixed to the products themselves. A book containing complete spectrometry reports for each product is available at the service counter for those patients who desire more detailed analytical results.

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