Cannabis Testing Explained: What’s in Your Cannabis?

Mr Bill

Outside Looking In
Staff member
Jan 9, 2019
Lab testing is an integral part of the legal landscape surrounding cannabis. Today, any cannabis product that you purchase from a licensed facility is required to undergo a series of tests by a state-accredited lab. These tests help ensure that products are safe to consume and easy to dose.

Lab tests primarily screen for potency and levels of THC and CBD, residual pesticides, unwanted contaminants, and the presence of mycotoxins like mold and mildew. Additional tests can also be performed to measure terpene content but aren’t required. Each test requires special equipment and procedures and must be conducted by carefully trained and licensed technicians.

Here’s a look at some of the technology and processes used in lab testing and the science behind the various procedures................................

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