California State Compliance Testing 


As of January 1st, 2018, certified third party cannabis testing is required for all cannabis products sold commercially.


Listed below is a link to the full current cannabis testing regulations, per the California Bureau of Cannabis Control. Current Regulations have been in effect since Dec. 31,2018:


The regulations are extensive and will not be fully discussed here. However, there are some key points to the regulations that we feel must be highlighted. The newest proposed regulations require that all cannabis/cannabis products harvested on or manufactured on or after December 31st, 2018 must undergo mandatory testing under the third phase requirements.


Our turnaround time for state compliance testing is 5-7 business days, with expedited options available. For more information or to schedule a compliance pick up, please contact the lab so we can help guide you through the process.


The following tests are required to be conducted by a third party licensed cannabis testing laboratory:


  • Cannabinoid Potency
  • Residual Solvents (not required for flower)
  • Category 1 and 2 Pesticides
  • Microbial Impurities
  • Mycotoxins
  • Moisture Content and Water Activity (not required for concentrates)
  • Heavy Metals
  • Foreign Materials
  • Terpenes, if advertised on your product label. Otherwise, not required.


Below is a breakdown of requirements that have been phased-in over their respective periods. Each new phase-in includes all requirements from the previous phase-in.


First Phase - January 1st - June 31st, 2018


  1. Cannabinoids
  2. Category I Pesticide
  3. Category II Solvents
  4. Moisture Content


Second Phase - July 1st - Dec. 30th, 2018


  1. All First Phase Requirements plus
  2. Category II Pesticides
  3. Category I Solvents
  4. Foreign Materials


Third Phase - Dec. 31st, 2018 and beyond

  1. All Second Phase Requirements plus
  2. Mycotoxins
  3. Heavy Metals
  4. Water Activity
  5. Terpenes (If labeled on packaging)