A marijuana testing facility is a third-party service responsible for testing cannabis products and, as marijuana legalization continues to spread across the US, their laboratory services are becoming increasingly sought after. Any marijuana product purchased from a state-licensed retailer will have been subject to an analysis by a state-accredited cannabis testing facility to determine its potency and whether or not it is safe to consume. This is especially important for medical marijuana products where patients must know the dosages they are taking for optimal therapeutic benefits. While there is no industry standard for marijuana products at the federal level, states that have legalized cannabis have their own testing and labeling requirements. These differ from one state to the next, but tend to concern testing for THC and CBD potency and the presence of harmful contaminants such as heavy metals, microbes, pesticides and residual solvents.

What types of businesses need cannabis testing?

Before any cannabis product can be sold, it must first be tested in a certified marijuana testing lab. This responsibility falls on licensed cannabis cultivators but marijuana retailers are also required to ensure their products have been tested and are appropriately labeled before selling them to consumers.

What services do marijuana testing companies provide?

As outlined, contamination and potency are the two main reasons for testing cannabis but there is a wide range of different analyses that can be carried out depending on state regulations and the needs of marijuana businesses. These include:
  • Analytical chromatography
  • Mass spectrometry
  • Nuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopy
  • Quantitative polymerase chain reaction

What to look for in a marijuana testing facility?

The most important aspect to consider when choosing a marijuana testing facility is its knowledge of the state regulations your cannabusiness operates under. Also, the type of cannabis testing you’re looking for may differ depending on whether it is marijuana for recreational or medical users. While most cannabis testing labs cater to both, medical marijuana testing may involve more tests on the cannabis sample’s terpene profile to better understand its antioxidant, anti-inflammatory and anti-bacterial properties. Whatever type of cannabis testing you need, Marijuana Referral’s comprehensive directory of marijuana testing companies means you can find the one that’s best for your business.

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