Why test cannabis?
Before cannabis reaches the consumer, it must undergo a series of mandatory regulatory compliance tests. These should be conducted by ISO 17025 certified laboratories.
Regulated markets require that final cannabis products be tested by a third-party certified laboratory to ensure label claims match actual contents and products are free of contaminants, which may cause adverse reactions.
Turn-around times for commercial testing labs range from days to 3 weeks. The average price for a potency test to measure levels of THC and CBD is $75, not including shipping and loss of material costs.
Cannabis industry stakeholders have non-regulatory needs to test the cannabis they grow and trade. These tests are conducted in-house or in the field since results are required promptly and affordably to support operational decision-making.
In-House / Field
As per the 2021 State of the Cannabis Cultivation Industry Report about 30% of cannabis cultivators are concerned with increasing production yields and 28% are keen to achieve desired cannabinoid and terpene content. Altogether, there is a wide range of testing needs best handled in-house to benefit from timely results by cost-effective means, as for example: