Use the overall cannabinoid profile to determine presence of THC, CBD, CBG, CBD, CBC, THCA and other dots that seem to stand out among the others. Also use the profile to notice decarb or curing profile and whether or not acids have converted as expected.
**Note products with oil or additives will have "blemishes" in the cannabinoid profile, typically in the largest dots. Follow the potency rules to determine percentage.
Use the provided potency chart to analyze the percentage of THC and CBD in a profile.
Place the chart over the circles. The dot should be completely visible in the transparent circle. No sides should touch the blue background. Choose the first circle that leaves a slight white ring around the dot. The corresponding number is the percentage of THC or CBD per GRAM of the product. To convert percent to mg simply add a "0" to the number.
Example: 17% THC = 170 mg THC per gram of product
*** EXTRACTS, CONCENTRATES or any sample that was weighed at .05 g (50mg) should be multiplied by 3 to get the estimated percentage. (Keif results are multiplied by 2.5)
Example: 20% THC x 3 = 60% THC or 600 mg THC per gram (ml)
***OILS, EDIBLES or products that may have less than 1% THC or CBD may not have enough cannabinoids to determine a percentage or profile. A circle must be defined and dark in order to measure. If the circle is large but faint it has less than 1% of the cannabinoid.
For more information on calculations See Cannabis Concepts: A Guide to Making and Using Cannabis Oil at Home.
DECARB OR CURING
Using the profile, notice the amount of acids at the bottom. Although these acids cannot be quantified, the length and width of the profile can be compared with other profiles to determine whether or not the product is at the desired point of decarboxylation.
A fully decarbed product will have only small dots in the acid area of the profile.
Combine using the potency chart to further analyze decarb method by determining percentage of THC or CBD in each sample profile.