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Corina E. Brown

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Richard M. Hyslop

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Recently there has been an increased focus on the analysis of natural and synthetic cannabinoids. Several classes of cannabinoids exist, each with different chemical and pharmacological effects. The amount of each cannabinoid present varies with each strain of Cannabis, thus making accurate quantitation very important. We analyzed through HPLC and GC the CBD content of several commercial samples. CBD content variations were found and there were some unidentified compounds in the synthetic samples. We will discuss the analytical methods used and the results.