ARE THERE PESTICIDES IN MY PRODUCT?

 

Consumer safety is our number one concern. Because pesticides are used in the cultivation of cannabis, they need to be tested for in every product. When flower or trim is extracted for cannabinoids and terpenes, the pesticides are extracted and concentrated as well. When this happens it leads to very high, dangerous levels of pesticides in the product.

 

The Bureau of Cannabis Control has released a list of pesticides that will all be tested for by the end of 2018. If you'd like to view the full regulations, visit our 2018 California Regulations page.

 

There will now be 2 categories of pesticides, all listed below.

 

Category 1 Pesticides - Aldicarb, Carbofuran, Chlordane, Chlorfenapyr, Chlorpyrifos, Coumaphos, Daminozide, DDVP (Dichlorvos), Dimethoate, Ethoprop(hos), Etofenprox, Fenoxycarb, Fipronil, Imazalil, Methiocarb, Methyl parathion, Mevinphos, Paclobutrazol, Propoxur, Spiroxamine, Thiacloprid

 

Category 2 Pesticides - Abamectin, Acephate, Acequinocyl, Acetamiprid, Azoxystrobin, Bifenazate, Bifenthrin, Boscalid, Captan, Carbaryl, Chlorantraniliprole, Clofentezine, Cyfluthrin, Cypermethrin, Diazinon, Dimethomorph, Etoxazole, Fenhexamid, Fenpyroximate, Flonicamid, Fludioxonil, Hexythiazox, Imidacloprid, Kresoxim-methyl, Malathion, Metalaxyl, Methomyl, Myclobutanil, Naled, Oxamyl, Pentachloronitrobenzene, Permethrin, Phosmet, Piperonylbutoxide, Prallethrin, Propiconazole, Pyrethrins, Pyridaben, Spinetoram, Spinosad, Spiromesifen, Spirotetramat, Tebuconazole, Thiamethoxam, Trifloxystrobin

 

We use an LCMS and GCMS method to quantify pesticides, we need 1 gram of sample per test for R&D (unofficial) results.

 

 

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...

The term Cannabinoids originally referred to a class of oxygen containing aromatic compounds which contained 21 carbons that were produced by Cannabis sativa. Now cannabinoids have a broader definition referred to as phytocannabinoids...

Consumer safety is our number one concern. Microbial testing is used to ensure that the 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...

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...

 

Read More

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...

 

Read More