Consumer safety is our number one concern. This is why microbial testing is used to ensure that all tested cannabis products are safe to consume.  This type of testing is mandated to ensure cleanliness and safety and is seen in all major consumer products from medicine to food.

 

WE CURRENTLY OFFER STANDARD TESTS FOR MICROBIAL DETECTION OF:

 

  • STEC E. Coli

 

  • Salmonella

 

  • 4 Strains of Aspergillus (A. Flavus, A. Fumigatus, A. Niger, & A. Terreus)

 

  • Aerobic Bacteria

 

  • Yeast and Mold

 

If a microbe you want to analyze for doesn’t fall into one of these categories let us know and we can provide you a solution.

 

A standard list of acceptable concentrations for California are not available for the cannabis industry, yet. We base our acceptable limits from other states and guidelines that are available. Right now we will use acceptable concentrations that are provided in other industries and will always provide you with the quantitative results. For more information on our testing procedure or how the results are presented please contact us.

 

We test microbial grow through qPCR analysis, as well as using 3M Petrifilm plates. A microbial test requires at least 1 g of sample per test.

 

Currently we have five testing focuses: potency, terpenes, residual solvents, microbials, and pesticides, but are willing to look into new categories that arise. Our goal is to raise the cannabis testing standards to a level at which the cannabis community can trust...

 

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Because pesticides are used in the cultivation of cannabis, they need to be tested for in flower, trim, and extracts. When flower or trim is extracted for cannabinoids and terpenes, the pesticides are extracted and concentrated as well. When this happens it leads to...

 

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Terpenes are naturally occurring small organic molecules that are produced from plants. Terpenes are what makes plants smell a certain way, which is then extracted and sold as essential oils. In cannabis over 100 terpenes have been detected which give them their unique smell and taste...

 

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Residual solvent testing is used to ensure that the cannabis products are safe to consume. Cannabis flower extraction of cannabinoids and terpenes is a very common method these days, so the need for residual...

 

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