Consumer safety is our number one concern. Because pesticides are used in the cultivation of cannabis and hemp, they need to be tested for in every product. The BCC requires that all cannabis products sold for consumption be screened for both Category 1 & 2 pesticides. A product can not have any amount of a Category 1 pesticide, and can have only trace amounts of Category 2 pesticides. Please refer to the BCC Regulations (pg. 120) for more information.
We use Liquid Chromatography- Mass Spectrometry (LCMS) and Gas Chromatography- Mass Spectrometry (GCMS) to analyze the required 66 pesticide levels within a sample.
Category 1 Pesticides
Category 2 Pesticides
All R&D results are unofficial. For information on certified testing please call the lab at (858) 623-2740.
We currently follow activity levels based on the 2018 California Cannabis Regulations. To view these, visit our 2018 CA Testing Regulations page.
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...
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...