ABSTRACT A cluster of over-limit detections of the pesticide chlorpyrifos in pre-roll samples submitted to SC Labs for regulatory compliance testing were traced to contamination in the rolling paper. In response, SC Labs tested several samples of rolling papers, cones, and wraps to gauge the levels of potential contaminants in these types of products. The […]
ABSTRACT SC Laboratories tested 17 samples purchased at unlicensed CBD shops or retailers in the Los Angeles area by the United Cannabis Business Association (UCBA). The samples, all labeled as hemp or hemp-derived products, had the complete California regulatory compliant cannabis test panel performed on them. Over 70% of the samples failed either for excessive […]
By Jimi Devine, LA Weekly | Prerolls are one of the fastest growing sectors of the cannabis space, but now the industry is dealing with a whole new issue as batches of dirty papers have begun showing up over the last year. The latest scare was announced by SC Laboratories last week. In the process of testing some prerolls that were filled with cannabis that […]
By Brandon Dorfman, Pot Network | “Cannabis is a term; cannabis is a plant,” said Jeff Gray in an early morning conversation with The PotNetwork. Gray is the CEO of SC Labs, which stands for Science of Cannabis, and is one of the few African American executives in an industry that’s fallen way too short on its promises of social equity. “From a scientific perspective, it is […]
By Carrie Pallardy, New Cannabis Ventures | Many cannabis companies see their interaction with a testing lab as a necessary step on the way to selling products in the retail space, but SC Labs strives to create a more meaningful relationship with its customers. Founder and CEO Jeff Gray spoke with New Cannabis Ventures about how his company tries to create a collaborative […]
By Aaron G. Biros, Cannabis Industry Journal | The HEROES Act, the newest COVID-19 relief legislation making its way through Congress, includes an exciting new addition: the SAFE Banking Act, which would ensure access to financial services for cannabis businesses. If passed, this piece of legislation would provide a major breakthrough for the cannabis industry, allowing companies to do business with banks.
By Mitchell Colbert, Leafly. We’ve already seen all sorts of cannabis businesses join the effort to combat COVID-19, but recently cannabis labs have also joined in to lend their scientific expertise. In Canada, several cannabis labs have answered the call of Health Canada and will assist with COVID-19 testing. The question now is, to what […]
Just in time for 420, we have what may be the most important step yet towards an international standard for quality and purity in cannabis. On Monday, the United States Pharmacopeial Convention (USP) published a paper titled Cannabis Inflorescence for Medical Purposes: USP Considerations for Quality Attributes in the Journal of Natural Products and according to the paper, […]
As COVID-19 pandemic continues to spread, many in our industry are feeling the impact. It’s understandable that some feel like they’re in a state of limbo, wondering what they can do, what to avoid, and how to address certain needs. Gov. Gavin Newsom’s March 19 announcement ordering non-essential businesses close and for residents to stay home except for a handful of reasons (grocery shopping, healthcare, etc) added to that uncertainty.
SERVICE NOTIFICATION | Dear Valued Clients, As we deal with the reality of the Coronavirus (COVID-19), the health and safety of SC Labs employees, clients, and partners remain our top priority and concern. At this time, we do not anticipate lab closures in California or Oregon. For California operations, the Santa Cruz County Cannabis Licensing Office and County Health Services Agency have defined essential businesses1,2 and services may remain open during a Shelter in Place Order.3 SC Labs feels that it is important to continue providing testing to the cannabis industry in order for distributors to supply dispensaries with products that for many consumers are essential to […]