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THC refers to a psychotropic cannabinoid found in the Cannabis plant. It’s a chemical compound that’s responsible for the euphoric high feeling people experience when consuming Cannabis. Basically THC works by binding to cannabinoid receptors in the brain and nervous system to produce psychoactive effects. When consuming THC, you may experience a range of short-term effects that may include euphoric feelings and can cause anxious feelings for some individuals.  If you experience an uncomfortable feeling when consuming THC, your body may react better to a CBD dominant formula.

Scientists have found that THC has a multitude of therapeutic benefits including, but not limited to the following: the ability to fight tumors, sleep aid, appetite stimulant, reduces nausea, decreases pain, and it’s a potent anti-inflammatory aid. Inflammation is an underlying factor that contributes to many modern diseases.



CBD is one of at least 113 active cannabinoids identified in cannabis. It is a major phytocannabinoid, accounting for up to 40% of the plant’s extract. CBD does not appear to have the same intoxicating effects found in THC, but it still has an effect on your body. The medical potential of CBD is amazing! Trials have shown that CBD shows promise for patients with chronic conditions such as cancer, epilepsy, and auto-immune disorders. It’s also been shown to help with inflammation, depression, anxiety, ADD, acts as a neuroprotectant, and much more.


1:1 Ratio  1 part CBD to 1 part THC | 3:1 Ratio  3 parts CBD to 1 part THC | 4:1 Ratio  4 parts CBD to 1 part THC | 8:1 Ratio  8 parts CBD to 1 part THC | 16:1 Ratio  16 parts CBD to 1 part THC | 20:1 Ratio  20 parts CBD to 1 part THC




 Humboldt Apothecary takes great pride in providing clean, safe, and effective medicine for our patients.  We test every batch of CO2 oil that goes into our products and we confirm that our end product is clean and properly medicated by testing all finished tinctures.


All of our products are third-party tested by CW Analytics, an ISO/IEC accredited lab.  Each test includes the following:

  • Cannabinoid Profiling by High Pressure Liquid Chromatography (HPLC)-This analysis includes Cannabinoid potency for: delta-9 THC/THCA, THCV, CBD/CBDA, CBDV, CBN, CBG/CBGA, CBC.  Liquid chromatography is recommended for Cannabis products that will be ingested in a raw or unheated form, and also for infused products such as a tincture.
  • Microbiological Analysis vie petrifilm to test for the presence of any aerobic bacteria, yeast, mold, E. coli, Pseudomonas aeruginosa, Salmonella, and other contaminants.
  • Chemical Residue (Pesticide) Testing by LC-MS/MS. There are currently no EPA approved pesticides for Cannabis produced in the U.S. or California. Many pesticides can be harmful.


We are available to answer any questions and to provide test results to patients or dispensaries upon request.  Please feel free to email us at and include the name of the test (located on the small sticker, in parenthesis next to the “Use by” date).