Are there products available if I do not want to smoke?
Yes, there are a variety of “smoke-free” products available, but not all product types may be available in your state. Common products may include: cannabis concentrates such as RSO/FECO, vape products, topical products such as lotions, transdermal patches, or gels, and infused products such as tinctures, lozenges, pills, powders, capsules, tablets, or edibles.
What types of testing are required?
Common tests required for medical cannabis/medical marijuana products include potency and terpene analysis, along with pesticides, heavy metals, residual solvent, and microbiological contamination testing. The specific regulations, such as which analytes should be tested, or the acceptable limits of these analytes, are specific to each state. Please see state-specific regulations by USC locations below:
Guidance for Quality Testing and Sampling by Approved Labs
CMTL Sample Testing
What does ‘ISO 17025 accredited’ mean?
International Organization for Standardization (ISO) is an independent and non-government organization that creates third-party standards for a multitude of industries. ISO 17025 is specific to analytical laboratories. This assures all US Cannalytics clients and patients that USC utilizes standard documentation, methodology, and risk assessments for all aspects of technical and organizational operations, as validated in our accreditation certificate. Please see the Locations
page for copies of accreditation certificates, by state.
What is a Certificate of Analysis?
A Certificate of Analysis (COA or CofA) is the certifying document demonstrating the specific testing a sample has received. A COA will include the specific product name, including lot or batch information, applicable tests, and testing results with a formal authorization for release. It is important to remember that sample analysis is performed on a specific percentage of the total product and represents a statistical average of the whole, based on analytical analysis.
How do I submit samples to a US Cannalytics location?
For state-approved medical cannabis/medical marijuana licensees, or approved New Jersey adult-use licenses, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
and list the specific state you are inquiring. Most pick-ups can be accommodated within 24-hours.
If you are a hemp/CBD company, and wish to submit samples for testing, you are welcome to drop off samples to your nearest USC location. If you prefer to ship, samples should be packed in sealed, labeled vessels, such as conical tubes or zip-closure bags and sent with tracking information to your preferred USC location. Please email email@example.com if you wish to initiate a new account.
What is THC-compliance testing for hemp/CBD testing?
Based on US Department of Agriculture (USDA) Laboratory Testing Guidelines
, the allowable limit for total d9-THC hemp and CBD products is 0.3% by dry-weight. US Cannalytics currently works with multiple regulatory bodies, such as the Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture, the Maryland Department of Agriculture, and the New York Department of Agriculture for harvest THC-compliance testing. USC is currently pursuing DEA approval in multiple states.