Analyses

Analyses

 

REQUIRED LABORATORY TESTING INHALABLE CANNABIS INHALABLE CANNABIS PRODUCTS OTHER CANNABIS & CANNABIS PRODUCTS
= Required for Compliance Testing
(as of January 1, 2019)
Cannabanoids
Analysis focuses on profiling the active compounds found in cannabis flowers, concentrates, and infused products, to determine the cannabinoid profile of the sample. We report the result of the cannabinoid as both a percentage and in milligrams per gram (mg/g) dry-weight.
Terpenoids
We analyze a sample to determine the terpenoid profile. A sample passes compliance testing if the concentration of terpenoids agrees with the labeled content of total terpenoids, plus or minus 10 percent.
Moisture Content
Percentage of moisture is a crucial indicator of the potential activity of microbiological contaminants such as fungi and bacteria. Moisture content must not exceed 13.0%.
Water Activity of Solid or Semi-Solid Edibles
We measure the quantity of water in a product that is available and therefore capable of supporting bacteria, yeasts, and fungi.
Residual Pesticides (Category I & II)
Analysis provides quantification of the required pesticides, providing information on the level of these pesticides present in the sample. Click here for a complete listing.
Residual Solvents and Chemicals (Category I & II)
CAL analyzes for the concentration of solvents and process chemicals in cannabis product.Click here for a complete listing.
Microbial Impurities (E. coli, Salmonella spp.)
Cannabis product will be tested for Microbial impurities:
E. Coli
and Salmonella to ensure the safety of cannabis by providing the level of these microorganisms and reporting the result.
Microbial Impurities (A. fumigatus, A. flavus, A. niger and A. terreus)
The sample will be tested for Pathogenic Aspergillus species. Product shall be deemed to have passed the microbial impurities testing if it is not detected in 1 gram of product.
Mycotoxins
We analyze a sample of cannabis product to determine whether mycotoxins (aflatoxin and ochratoxin) are present. Sample must not exceed 20ug/kg.
Heavy Metals
CAL analyzes cannabis product for metals, including cadmium, lead, arsenic and mercury, then reports the results in micrograms per gram (µg/g).
Foreign Material
Analysis will focus on any filthy, putrid, or decomposed substance including: hair, insects, mold, excreta, cinders, dirt, etc., that may be hazardous or cause illness or injury to the consumer.
Homogeneity of Edible Products
CAL analyzes edible cannabis for consistency within a batch to ensure THC is distributed uniformly throughout. This test is no longer required by BCC regulations.