One of the main reasons for testing cannabis is to determine its potency. We measure the amount of cannabinoid content, or strain, in cannabis and cannabis-related products.
To better analyze terpenes, we use Gas Chromatography (GC). Terpenes are produced in trichomes and have oily substances that give cannabis its flavor and scent.
The pesticides used by commercial cannabis growers to kill insects are harmful to one’s health if eaten, smoked, vaped, or topically applied. To ensure safety, we test to confirm the absence of pesticides in cannabis products.
There are instances where chemicals are leftover from the process of extracting strains and terpenes from cannabis. During the extraction process, trace amounts can remain in the cannabis solution. These are known as residual solvents.
Mycotoxins are commonly found in a cannabis flower, oils, edibles, and creams. They are contaminants that naturally occur in molds and fungi.
When conducting microbial tests, our experts look for contaminants that could potentially be harmful to human consumption.
Heavy metals are toxic elements that can be passed from plant to consumer.