Consumer safety is our number one concern. Cannabis flower extraction for cannabinoids and terpenes is very common, so the need for residual solvent testing is paramount. Since many extraction processes use some kind of solvent, (that can be potentially dangerous for consumption) extracts should be tested for residual solvents. This type of testing is mandated by the State of California and is seen in all major consumer products from medicine to candy.
The 2018 California Cannabis Regulations require testing for trace solvents. The testing requirements will be phased in over the next year. If you would like a more detailed description of this process, check out our 2018 CA Testing Regulations
page. The first phase of testing requires the analysis of Category II residual solvents, listed below.
Category II Residual Solvents
Acetone, Acetonitrile, Butane, Ethanol, Ethyl acetate, Ethyl ether, Heptane, Hexane, Isopropyl alcohol, Methanol, Pentane, Propane, Toluene, and Total xylenes (ortho-, meta-, para-).
We currently offer a standard R&D test for 30 organic solvents:
- Ethyl Acetate
- Ethyl Ether
- Ethylene Glycol
- Isopropyl Acetate
- Ethyl Benzene
All R&D results are unofficial. For information on certified testing please call the lab at (619) 623-2740.
For a premium test we will also quantitate 5 common gases.
- Ethylene oxide
If there are other solvents you wish to test for that are not on either list please contact us and we can start a custom analysis for you today.
We currently follow activity levels based on the 2018 California Cannabis Regulations. To view these, visit our 2018 CA Testing Regulations page.