Quick answers to your questions
What terpenes do you test for?
Terpenes, the aromatic molecules found in plant resins, are responsible for the variety of flavors and odors in cannabis flowers and extracts. Terpenes also contribute to some of the medical and physiological benefits of cannabis. We test cannabis and hemp for 42 different terpenes, including Eucalyptol, Linalool, and Borneol. Learn more about terpenes.
How do I submit my cannabis and hemp for testing in California?
How do I submit my cannabis and hemp testing for Oregon?
Do you test hemp nationally?
What testing is required by the state of California?
California requires testing in the following: foreign materials, heavy metals, microbiology, moisture content, mycotoxins, pesticides, potency, residual solvents, terpenes, and water activity. Learn more about compliance testing.
What makes Green Leaf Lab different than other analytical labs that provide cannabis or hemp testing?
Established in 2011, Green Leaf Lab was the first cannabis analytical laboratory in the nation to be accredited and licensed by a state agency. We understand regulated testing and the complexities associated with both cannabis and hemp analytical testing. Our lab has the proper quality systems in place and technical capabilities to perform the rigorous testing that is required in this industry.
What information does my results report include?
Our reports include a “Results at a Glance” page that provides a summary of pass/fail results and comprehensive sections for the following:
- Potency Analysis and Profile Graph
- Water Activity and Moisture Results
- Terpene Analysis and Profile
- Pesticide Results
- Residual Solvents Results
- Molds and Fungi Screen Results
Learn more about reading results.
How long does Cannabis testing take?
We understand the importance of quick turnaround times and pride ourselves on efficiency from the start of your sampling experience to the reporting of your data. Results are typically available within 3 to 7 business days. Depending on the analysis required and the product being tested this may take longer.
How many Cannabinoids do you test for?
We test for 14 different cannabinoids, the chemical compounds found in cannabis, hemp and hops. Read more about the cannabinoids we test.
What pesticides do you test for?
We take pride in our commitment to accuracy and integrity in our testing as it generates legal defensibility for our clients and contributes to healthy consumers. Click here for a complete list of pesticides.
What is homogeneity testing?
It is the method for ensuring a product is homogeneous at the start of sampling, continuing through the testing process. This is important in ensuring that the process used to manufacture edible products and other cannabis goods produces uniformity and consistency.
Do I need to test my cannabis products for residual solvents?
Yes, residual solvents need to be tested for. Solvents are organic volatile chemicals that are used in the manufacturing or extraction process. In cannabis, they are used to extract cannabinoids or terpenes from the plant material. These solvents are often not completely removed by practical manufacturing or extraction processes. Learn about residual solvents.
Does my cannabis need to be tested for Salmonella or E.coli?
California requires Salmonella and E.coli compliance testing. Harmful contaminants that can pose serious health risks should be included as a part of any testing profile. Learn more about microbiology.
Where can I find the California cannabis compliance testing requirements?
Find more details on California testing requirements.
How large does my Cannabis sample need to be?
Sample size depends on state rules as well as the product type.