About Cannabis cultivation and production

The cannabinoid composition is the most important aspect to measure for medicinal cannabis. When referring to cannabis as a medicine (as opposed to a narcotic drug), THC is usually not considered the only active component. There is mounting scientific evidence that Cannabidiol (CBD), and lesser known cannabinoids such as tetrahydrocannabivarin (THCV) or cannabigerol (CBG) may play a role as well. MOCA products are therefore analyzed for a wide range of cannabinoids before they are released for use by patients.

Additional tests evaluate the dutch products for general appearance (e.g. flower shape, absence of hair or insects), moisture content and terpene profile. The abundantly present terpenes are thought to influence the therapeutic effects of the cannabinoids in a myriad of ways, including enhancement of cannabinoid uptake in the intestines or lungs, and influencing receptor binding or metabolism.