Analyses

Analyses

 

PHASE-IN OF REQUIRED LABORATORY TESTING INHALABLE CANNABIS INHALABLE CANNABIS PRODUCTS OTHER CANNABIS & CANNABIS PRODUCTS
SUITE 1 ANALYSES – REQUIRED AS OF JANUARY 1, 2018
Cannabanoids
Analysis focuses on profiling the active compounds found in cannabis flowers, concentrates, and infused products, to determine the cannabinoid profile of the sample, such as: THC; THCA; CBD; CBDA; CBG; and CBN. We report the result of the cannabinoid as both a percentage and in milligrams per gram (mg/g) dry-weight.
Moisture Content
Each sample will be analyzed for the percentage of moisture, a crucial indicator of the potential activity of microbiological contaminants such as fungi and bacteria. A cannabis sample shall be deemed to have passed moisture content testing if the moisture content does not exceed 13.0%. The laboratory shall report the result of the moisture content test in percentage.
Category II Residual Solvent and Processing Chemicals
CAL analyzes for the concentration of Category II solvents in cannabis product to determine whether residual solvents or processing chemicals are present, reporting them in unit micrograms per gram (µg/g). Click here for a complete listing.
Category I Residual Pesticides
Analysis provides quantification of the required CAT I Pesticides, providing information on the level of these pesticides present in the sample and reporting the result in units of micrograms per gram (µg/g). Click here for a complete listing.
Microbial Impurities (E. coli, Salmonella spp.)
Inhalable 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.
Homogeneity of Edible Products
CAL analyzes edible cannabis for consistency within a batch to ensure THC is distributed uniformly throughout. A sample achieves homogeneity if the relative standard deviation of THC concentration does not exceed plus or minus 10%.
OPTIONAL: Terpenoids Testing

 

PHASE-IN OF REQUIRED LABORATORY TESTING INHALABLE CANNABIS INHALABLE CANNABIS PRODUCTS OTHER CANNABIS & CANNABIS PRODUCTS
SUITE 2 ANALYSES – REQUIRED JULY 1, 2018
Category I Residual Solvent and Processing Chemicals
CAL analyzes for the concentration of Category I solvents in cannabis product to determine whether residual solvents or processing chemicals are present, reporting in unit micrograms per gram (µg/g). Click here for a complete listing.
Category II Residual Pesticides
Analysis provides quantification of the required Category II Pesticides, providing information on exactly how much of these pesticides are present in the sample and reporting the result in units of micrograms per gram (µg/g). Click here for a complete listing.
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.

 

PHASE-IN OF REQUIRED LABORATORY TESTING INHALABLE CANNABIS INHALABLE CANNABIS PRODUCTS OTHER CANNABIS & CANNABIS PRODUCTS
SUITE 3 ANALYSES – REQUIRED DECEMBER 31, 2018
Terpenoids
We analyze a sample of cannabis or cannabis product to determine whether the terpenoid profile conforms to the labeled content of terpenoids. A sample passes testing if the concentration of terpenoids agrees with the labeled content of total terpenoids, plus or minus 10 percent.
Mycotoxins
We analyze a sample of cannabis product to determine whether mycotoxins (aflatoxin and ochratoxin) are present, reporting the results in micrograms per kilograms (µg/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).
Water Activity of Solid or Semi-Solid Edibles
We measure of the quantity of water in a product that is available and therefore capable of supporting bacteria, yeasts, and fungi.