Application Note: Identification and Quantification of Different Cannabinoids in Cannabis Sativa
9 November 2017

Medical cannabis can contain varying amounts of THC, CBD, CBN, and other cannabinoids used for different medical applications. For illicit use as a drug, there are varieties with a high content of THC. In response to the increasing interest on the use of Cannabis sativa extracts in industry and health sciences, this application note presents a fast, simple, and reproducible HPTLC method for identification of Cannabis sativa strains. Quantitative evaluation is done by scanning densitometry and confirmation by HPTLC-MS and UV spectra.