Terpenes are hydrocarbon compounds that are made of two or more isoprene units. They have usually strong aromas and are generated naturally in the plant hence each cannabis strain is characteristic of its own terpene profile.
Although testing for terpenes is not a regulation by any standards in the cannabis industry, it is without a doubt that their presence add value to the cannabis flower and or concentrates. Terpenes benefits vary, no name but a few, some are responsible for inducing sleep, while some can increase focus and concentration. Here at LuCan Laboratories, we test for 21 different terpenes among these we test for Alpha Bisabolol, a terpene responsible for healing wounds due to its anti-bacterial properties and linalool. Both the above-mentioned terpenes have anti-inflammatory properties. LuCan Labs employs Gas Chromatography Mass Spectrometer coupled to headspace autosampler for analysis of terpenes.