Hemp-derived CBD Products Analyzed to CA Cannabis Compliance Standard

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This technical report was prepared by Josh Wurzer, President and Co-Founder of SC Laboratories, Inc, and brought to you by the United Cannabis Business Association (UCBA). This overview report addresses a number of laboratory tests conducted on product samples purchased at unlicensed CBD shops and retailers throughout Los Angeles, California. The samples, all labeled as hemp or hemp-derived products, had the complete California regulatory compliant cannabis test panel performed on them.

  • 17 samples purchased
    Purchases made at unlicensed CBD shops by the United Cannabis Business Association (UCBA)
  • 53% of samples do not qualify as hemp
    The 2018 Farm bill classifies hemp as cannabis that contains no more than 0.3% total THC
  • 42% failed safety testing
    SC Labs performed complete regulatory compliance testing required for cannabis industry
  • 70% failed at least one of the above
    Only 30% of samples tested were accurately labeled as hemp while passing safety testing
  • Guidelines used: California BCC
    Referenced action limits established by the BCC
  • ISO-17025:2017 testing standards
    Performed all testing within the scope of accreditation
SC Labs UCBA Hemp Report Graph - Sample Types

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