Dragonfly Certificates of Analysis Library
711 South State Street
Salt Lake City, UT 84111
What is a COA?
A study conducted in 2017 found that almost 70% of online CBD products are mislabeled, either having substantially more or less CBD than advertised.
Any cannabis product purchased in Utah from a cannabis pharmacy is required to undergo a series of tests by a state-accredited lab. These tests ensure the safety of every cannabis product and also collect cannabinoid level data for easy dosing.
Cannabis is tested for potency and levels of THC and CBD, residual pesticides, unwanted contaminants, and the presence of mycotoxins like mold and mildew. All products must pass the lab testing to meet compliance.
Each COA (certificate of analysis) has generally the same information included across all testing facilities. The strain information along with the cultivator, lineage, batch number, and dates collected are all presented at the top of each COA.
Under the general information shows the cannabinoid profile of the selected batch, listing the cannabinoids which were detected by the lab, as well as their concentration levels. This information is arguably the most important section of the COA because it tells patients exactly which cannabinoids are present and at what potency.
It can be tricky to calculate the amount of THC is in your raw flower. Don’t be mislead by the amount of any one cannabinoid.
Use the following equations to find the total THC and CBD percentage:
[delta-9 THC] + [(THCA * 0.877)] = Total THC
[CBD] + [(CBDA * 0.877)] = Total CBD