California Testing hemp

SAMPLING REQUEST

To schedule a sampling appointment please contact the laboratory or your account manager.

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To begin testing with Green Leaf Lab please submit a Client Information Form

California Cannabis And Hemp Testing Lab

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For access, call the lab at 916-924-5227.

Cannabis Compliance Testing Process and Checklist

Step 1: Have the following information ready. We will need this for your appointment:

  • Distributor license number
  • Distributor name
  • Distributor address
  • Distributor phone number
  • Distributor primary contact name
  • Cultivator/Manufacturer license number
  • Cultivator/Manufacturer name
  • Cultivator/Manufacturer address
  • Metrc tags
  • Type of cannabis item (flower, inhalable product, non-inhalable product)
  • Client source batch identification
  • Metrc source tag number
  • Batch size/Units of sale
  • Desired testing
  • Is the requested testing for compliance or research and development (R&D)?

Step 2: Schedule sampling appointment

Submit a Request For Analysis, contact your account manager directly, or call the lab at 916.924.5227.

Step 3: During appointment

During your appointment your account manager will perform representative, random sampling service in a manner compliant with state requirements.

Step 4: Report results are emailed

Results are emailed to recipients specified on Client Information Form and published on client account portal.

Compliance Sample Size Requirements (California)

Flower samples for compliance testing must be at minimum 0.35% of the total source batch
Harvest Batch Sampling (Required increments for compliant flower sample)
Harvest Batch Size (pounds)Number of Increments (per sample)
≤ 10.08
10.1-20.016
20.1-30.023
30.1-40.029
40.1-50.034

Cannabis Product Batch and Pre-Roll Sampling (California)

Required increments for compliant product sample
Product/Pre-Roll Batch Size (units)Number of Increments/Units (per sample)
≤ 502
51-1503
151-5005
501-1,2008
1,201-3,20013
3,201-10,00020
10,001-35,00032
35,001-150,00050

Residual Pesticide Category I Action Levels (California)

To pass, product must have no detections of the following analytes:

  • Aldicarb
  • Carbofuran
  • Chlordane
  • Chlorfenapyr
  • Chlorpyrifos
  • Coumaphos
  • Daminozide
  • DDVP (Dichlorvos)
  • Dimethoate
  • Ethoprophos
  • Etofenprox
  • Fenoxycarb
  • Fipronil
  • Imazalil
  • Methiocarb
  • Methyl parathion
  • Mevinphos
  • Paclobutrazol
  • Propoxur
  • Spiroxamine
  • Thiacloprid

Residual Pesticide Category II Action Levels (California)

To pass, product must not exceed the action levels for the following analytes:
Category II PesticideAction Level (µg/g)
Inhalable Cannabis GoodsOther Cannabis Goods
Abamectin0.10.3
Acephate0.15
Acequinocyl0.14
Acetamiprid0.15
Azoxystrobin0.140
Bifenazate0.15
Bifenthrin30.5
Boscalid0.110
Captan0.75
Carbaryl0.50.5
Chlorantraniliprole1040
Clofentezine0.10.5
Cyfluthrin21
Cypermethrin11
Diazinon0.10.2
Dimethomorph220
Etoxazole0.11.5
Fenhexamid0.110
Fenpyroximate0.12
Flonicamid0.12
Fludioxonil0.130
Hexythiazox0.12
Imidacloprid53
Kresoxim-methyl0.11
Malathion0.55
Metalaxyl215
Methomyl10.1
Myclobutanil0.19
Naled0.10.5
Oxamyl0.50.2
Pentachloronitrobenzene0.10.2
Permethrin0.520
Phosmet0.10.2
Piperonyl Butoxide38
Prallethrin0.10.4
Propiconazole.0120
Pyrethrins0.51
Pyridaben0.13
Spinetoram0.13
Spinosad0.13
Spiromesifen0.112
Spirotetramat0.113
Tebuconazole0.12
Thiamethoxam54.5
Trifloxystrobin0.130

Residual Solvent Category I Action Levels (California)

To pass, product must not exceed action levels for the following analytes
Category I Residual SolventAction Level (µg/g)
1,2-Dichloroethane1.0
Benzene1.0
Chloroform1.0
Ethylene Oxide1.0
Methylene Chloride1.0
Trichloroethylene1.0

Residual Solvent Category II Action Levels (California)

To pass, product must not exceed the action levels for the following analytes
Category II Residual SolventAction Level (µg/g)
Acetone5000
Acetonitrile410
Butane5000
Ethanol5000
Ethyl acetate5000
Ethyl ether5000
Heptane5000
Hexane290
Isopropyl alcohol5000
Methanol3000
Pentane5000
Propane5000
Toluene890
Total xylenes (ortho-, meta-, para-)2170

Microbial Impurities (California)

To pass, product must have no detections of the following analytes:
Inhalable Cannabis GoodsNon-Inhalable Cannabis Goods
Shiga toxin (production Escherichia coli)Shiga toxin (production Escherichia coli)
Salmonella spp.Salmonella spp.
Aspergillus (A. fumigatus, A. flavus, A. niger, A terreus)n/a

Mycotoxins (California)

To pass, product must not exceed the following action levels:

  • Total of Aflatoxin B1, B2, G1, and G2 ≤ 20 (µg/kg)
  • Ochratoxin A ≤ 20 (µg/kg)

 

Foreign Materials (California)

To pass, presence of foreign materials must not exceed the following action levels:

  • ¼ of total sample covered by sand, soil, cinders, and/or dirt
  • ¼ of sample covered by mold
  • 1 insect fragment, 1 hair, or 1 count mammalian excreta per 3 grams
  • ¼ of sample covered by imbedded foreign material

Heavy Metals (California)

To pass, product must not exceed the following action levels
Heavy Metal AnalyteAction Level (µg/g)
Inhalable Cannabis GoodsOther Cannabis Goods
Cadmium0.20.5
Lead0.50.5
Arsenic0.21.5
Mercury0.13.0

Cannabinoids (California)

Products must not exceed the following THC levels per unit
Cannabis Product TypeTHC limit (mg/package)
RecreationalMedical
Edible, not orally-dissolving100 mg
Edible, orally-dissolving500 mg
Concentrates1000 mg2000 mg
Topicals1000 mg2000 mg

Failed Testing, Remediation, and Retesting Guidance

  • Licensees have the option of remediating and retesting failed product batches.
  • Failed product batches must be remediated in order to retest.
  • Product batches that have been further processed after a failed test must be retested and pass all requirements to be sale ready.
  • Failed product batches can only be remediated twice.  If the product fails required testing after the second round the product batch must be destroyed.

Cannabis R&D Testing

R&D Facts

Research and Development (R&D) or Quality Control testing can be used to assist with product development or to gather information regarding your production or processing procedures.

R&D test results are not reported to state regulators.

R&D Test Analysis

  • Foreign Materials
  • Heavy Metals
  • Microbiological Contaminants
  • Moisture Content
  • Mycotoxins
  • Pesticides
  • Cannabinoids
  • Residual Solvents
  • Terpenes
  • Water Activity

R&D Test Process and Checklist

Step 1: Have the following information ready, we’ll need this for your appointment:

  • Name
  • Business name, if applicable
  • Address
  • Phone number
  • License number, if applicable
  • Type of cannabis item (flower, inhalable product, non-inhalable product)
  • Desired testing

 

Step 2: Schedule sampling appointment

  • Submit a Request For Analysis or contact your account manager directly.
  • R&D samples can be brought directly to the lab or your account manager can collect it from your facility

 

Step 3:  Pull desired sample, if R&D is under a license create METRC manifest for transfer

 

Step 4:  Depending on where the appointment is scheduled, bring sample to the lab or your account manager.

 

Step 5:  Report results are emailed and published on client account portal.

R&D Test Sample Size - Cannabis Flower (California)

Minimum sample size required to perform requested testing
AnalysisMinimum Sample Size
Mock Compliance (Cannabinoids, Heavy Metals, Microbial Impurities, Mycotoxins, Pesticides, Moisture Content, Water Activity) 15g
8g (if no reprep needed)
Cannabinoids 1g
Cannabinoids w/ Moisture Content 1.5g
Heavy Metals 1.5g
Microbial Impurities 3g
Mycotoxins1.5g
Residual Pesticides 1.5g
Terpenes 1g
Water Activity 1g

R&D Test Sample Size - Extracts/Concentrates (California)

Minimum sample size required to perform requested testing
AnalysisMinimum Sample Size
Mock Compliance (Cannabinoids, Heavy Metals, Microbial Impurities, Mycotoxins, Pesticides, Moisture Content, Water Activity) 15g (non-cartridge)
25g (cartridge)
6g (if no reprep needed)
Cannabinoids 1g
Heavy Metals 1.5g
Microbial Impurities 2g
Mycotoxins1.5g
Residual Pesticides 1.5g
Terpenes 1g
Foreign Materials1g

R&D Test Sample Size - Products (California)

Minimum sample size required to perform requested testing
AnalysisMinimum Sample Size
Mock Compliance (Cannabinoids, Heavy Metals, Microbial Impurities, Mycotoxins, Pesticides, Moisture Content, Water Activity) Please contact lab to confirm minimum
Cannabinoids 1 unit
Heavy Metals 1 unit
Microbial Impurities 1 unit
Mycotoxins1 unit
Residual Pesticides 1 unit
Terpenes 1 unit
Water Activity 1 unit
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