ProVerde offers a variety of services not only to help patients and caregivers understand what is in their medical cannabis but also become more effective and efficient in their cultivating, processing and formulating. At a basic level, Cannabinoid Profile tests provide information crucial to properly dosing medication. This is of utmost importance when dealing with orally-ingested products like tinctures, gel-capsules and edibles since the effects of these forms of medication can take up to several hours before their manifestation. Similarly, Terpene Profile tests give the strongest indication as to how a patient "feels" when they consume a particular strain (i.e. sleepy, alert, hungry, happy, etc...). Terpenes, in addition to cannabinoids, also have a wide variety of health benefits ranging from anti-anxiety to anti-cancer. In addition to these potency tests, ProVerde also offers several product-safety tests including Residual Solvent (VOC) testing, Mold/Mildew/Fungus/Yeast screenings, E.coli/Salmonella screenings, Mycotoxin screenings, Heavy Metal & Elemental analyses and Pesticide/Plant Growth Regulator (PGR) testing. These tests are crucial for immuno-compromised patients and a great way for caregivers/cultivators to understand potential sources of contamination.