California Lab Offering 3-Day Standard and 2-Day Rush Turnaround Times For Test Results

SERVICE NOTIFICATION | Effective November 11, 2021. Results for all samples submitted to SC Labs will now be delivered at a 3-day standard. We have optimized lab processes and instruments to support operating at faster high-throughput testing. We have updated the Client Service Portal (CSP) sample submission options to include a new 2-day rush option […]

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California’s Passage of AB-45 Hemp Legislation: 6 Things to Know

6 Things to Know about AB-45

SERVICE NOTIFICATION | California Governor Gavin Newsom recently signed AB-45 into law regarding industrial hemp products and sets the trajectory for the production and sale of hemp-derived CBD products in the state. While imperfect, we applaud the intent of this bill as it requires testing of hemp products to the same stringent standard as cannabis—creating a […]

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Hemp Testing Change Notice

SERVICE NOTIFICATION | SC Labs hemp clients will see changes to Pass/Fail result reporting and improved features to choose from multiple action limit options. For tests that include an action limit, a Pass or Fail indication will now appear on result reports. Also, the Client Service Portal (CSP) will now allow clients to choose from multiple action limit options that are most relevant for their product type and market.[…]

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What to know about Colorado’s new hemp regulations: we’ve got you covered

Colorado state map with hemp background

SERVICE NOTIFICATION | As we await licensure in Colorado, a result of the updated rules that have led to a backlog in labs seeking licenses, we would like to share our perspective on the rollout of their modified pesticide testing list. If there’s one thing we’ve learned in more than a decade of testing cannabis and hemp, it’s that change is constant and as a laboratory it is important to never […]

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New User-Based Permissions in the Client Service Portal

SERVICE NOTIFICATION | In order to give our clients more control over access to our Client Service Portal (CSP), SC Labs has launched a User-based Permission Tool. The tool allows an administrator to add users, provide unique log in credentials, and assign levels of “permissions” in the CSP—offering you better test management and access control for employees and partners. Levels of Access Based on User […]

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Oregon Cannabis Testing Summary of Regulations effective January 1, 2021

SERVICE NOTIFICATION | We’d like to take this opportunity to remind you that new rules regarding cannabis testing will be effective on January 1, 2021. Highlights for SC Labs Oregon Clients: • Kief must be tested for THC, CBD, pesticides, and water activity (unless the flower/trim used to make the kief has already been tested for water activity). • CBD will now be included in the Relative […]

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Label claim considerations when dealing with volatile terpenes

SERVICE NOTIFICATION | Vulnerability Summary: Terpenes are often volatile compounds which can make listing terpene content on product packaging problematic, potentially leading to failed label claims. This vulnerability has been identified for clients that listed exact terpene content before receiving compliance test results. Failed label claim for California compliance batch, possible relabeling and repackaging by the […]

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Pesticide detected in supply of rolling paper cones

SERVICE NOTIFICATION | SC Labs’ analysis of failed pre-roll compliance batch determines cone paper material to be contaminated with Chlorpyrifos. SC Labs is providing a preliminary warning to clients that produce and need to test their pre-roll product. Conducting a recent test that targeted rolling-paper cones, SC Labs verified positive results for the pesticide compound Chlorpyrifos, at 3-4 times the action level set by the BCC. The source of the contaminant was identified as the rolling papers during a standalone test performed on […]

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COVID-19 and our laboratory services

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 […]

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Laboratory transport regulations for QA/QC and R&D cannabis samples

SERVICE NOTIFICATION | Sample Pick-up and Drop-off Requirements for Licensees. The California Bureau of Cannabis Control (BCC) released a series of communications intended to clarify regulations regarding the collection, handling, and transport of cannabis samples intended for quality assurance/quality control (QA/QC) or research and development (R&D) testing. These clarifications pertain only to cannabis and cannabis product […]

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