If you are a registered hemp cultivator in the state of California, the California Department of Food and Agricultural requires potency testing for industrial hemp crops 30 days prior to harvest to determine total Tetrahydrocannabinol levels are at or below 0.3%. We are an approved industrial hemp testing facility for San Diego, Riverside, Imperial, San Bernardino, Los Angeles, Kern, and Lake counties and can conduct both quality assurance and compliance testing for your harvest.
InfiniteCAL is one of the few labs approved by the CDFA to conduct both quality assurance and compliance testing for prospective client’s harvests.
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Steps for CDFA Analysis
Submit a signed pre-harvest report to the commissioner, at least 30 days before the anticipated harvest start date to initiate the sampling process.
Samples are then collected by the commissioner, a USDA-approved sampling agent, or a federal, state, or tribal law enforcement agent authorized by the USDA to collect samples.
Samples are then brought to the client’s choice of third-party testing facilities. The samples are then tested to verify Tetrahydrocannabinol concentration is within CDFA requirements.
Third-party lab reports sample as pass/fail, within the 10 days after sample collection, and share results with the client (registrant), the USDA, and the commissioner.
Depending on your results, prepare to sell your approved hemp to a licensed entity or you will either have to re-sample/re-test your samples.
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Pre-CDFA Hemp Testing
The main purpose of the CDFA analysis is to ensure hemp plants do not exceed the maximum concentration of 0.3% Tetrahydrocannabinol. InfiniteCAL encourages registrants to start monitoring the cannabinoid concentrations with weekly potency analyses 4-6 weeks into flowering. Multiple environmental factors can change the
Begin Potency Testing
4 to 6 weeks into flowering we recommend you start testing for potency to ensure your flower does not exceed the 0.3% Tetrahydrocannabinol limit. We recommend testing every week until harvest.
Last Test prior to CDFA
To be sure you will pass CDFA hemp testing we recommend running one final potency analysis before you submit your pre-harvest report to the county.