Category 1 & 2 Pesticide Screening


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.


How We Screen for Pesticides


We use Liquid Chromatography- Mass Spectrometry (LCMS) and Gas Chromatography- Mass Spectrometry (GCMS) to analyze the required 66 pesticide levels within a sample.



Pesticides We Screen For:


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


Permethrin Phosmet Piperonyl Butoxide Prallethrin Propiconazole
Pyrethrins Pyridaben Spinetoram Spinosad Spiromesifen Spirotetramat
Tebuconazole Thiamethoxam Trifloxystrobin



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.

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