As cannabis is exposed to light and heat CBD-A transforms into CBD by the process of decarboxylation. This can be accelerated by intentionally heating CBD-A.
Potency is required in the majority of states where medical marijuana and recreation cannabis are legal. The main Cannabinoids required are CBD, THC, and their Acids. As the level of these compounds determines eligibility for hemp, potency is the most common test in the cannabis industry.