Cannabis Compliance Testing

ADHERE TO CALIFORNIA DCC REGULATION

California cannabis analyzed in accordance to all standards and rules

SC Labs meets all regulatory compliance requirements established by the Department of Cannabis Control (DCC), and we use ISO 17025 accredited test methods to cover an extensive range of analytes. Our clients have witnessed our commitment to providing solutions through the highest standards of quality, ethics, and integrity—our testing solutions are about building trust, transparency, and safety.

From the initial planning to a final test report, our goal is to provide data that supports your organization, brand, and strategic goals. Our testing capacity, instrument redundancy, and cus­tomer service focus ensure that we can meet and exceed your requirements for in-process QA/QC R&D testing services and compliance testing at a competitive price point.

Contact your SC Labs account manager to set up a compliance test. Call 866-435-0709.

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The SC Labs Difference

  • Integrated Technology Platform
    Client Service Portal (CSP) is a proprietary mobile friendly data management platform. Our portal supports user-based permissions and notifications, anytime access to results and COAs, and the linking of R&D samples to compliance samples for an extra level of review. We also support data exchange solutions via API.
  • Streamlined Processes
    Same-day scheduling, 3-day standard turnaround, and both 1- and 2-day rush options.
  • Expansive Sampler/Courier Network
    Expertly trained samplers can come to you. Learn more.
  • Technical Services and Support
    Proactive data review, remediation strategy review and root cause analysis on all failing compliance results. Parallel review of all trace hits and expected formulation results on new and existing products.
SC Labs cannabis testing compliance COA and mobile portal
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Compliance Testing

Our regulatory compliant test panels meet the testing requirements for cannabis or cannabis products as required by the Department of Cannabis Control (DCC), which includes a laboratory-performed sampling of a cannabis batch to ensure a representative sample is obtained. The laboratory staff member seals the batch and transports the sample back to the lab where the required tests are performed; the exact number of tests is determined by the type of sample being tested.

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Required Tests  |  See full list of analytes in our California Cannabis Test Menu

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Non-Inhalables

  • Cannabinoids
    • THC
    • THCA
    • CBD
    • CBDA
    • CBG
    • CBN
  • Terpenoids (If labeled)
  • Pesticides
  • Microbial Impurities
    • Shiga toxin-producing E. coli (STEC)
    • Salmonella
  • Mycotoxins
    • Aflatoxin (B1, B2, G1, G2)
    • Ochratoxin A
  • Heavy Metals
    • Arsenic
    • Cadmium
    • Lead
    • Mercury
  • Residual Solvents
  • Moisture Content
  • Foreign Material
  • Water Activity (not required on liquid products)
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Flower or Trim

  • Cannabinoids
    • THC
    • THCA
    • CBD
    • CBDA
    • CBG
    • CBN
  • Terpenoids (If labeled)
  • Pesticides
  • Microbial Impurities
    • Shiga toxin-producing E. coli (STEC)
    • Salmonella
    • Aspergillus (A. fumigatus, A. flavus, A. niger, A. terreus)
  • Mycotoxins
    • Aflatoxin (B1, B2, G1, G2)
    • Ochratoxin A
  • Heavy Metals
    • Arsenic
    • Cadmium
    • Lead
    • Mercury
  • Moisture Content
  • Foreign Material
  • Water Activity
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Concentrate or Pre-Roll

  • Cannabinoids
    • THC
    • THCA
    • CBD
    • CBDA
    • CBG
    • CBN
  • Terpenoids (If labeled)
  • Pesticides
  • Microbial Impurities
    • Shiga toxin-producing E. coli (STEC)
    • Salmonella
    • Aspergillus (A. fumigatus, A. flavus, A. niger, A. terreus)
  • Mycotoxins
    • Aflatoxin (B1, B2, G1, G2)
    • Ochratoxin A
  • Heavy Metals
    • Arsenic
    • Cadmium
    • Lead
    • Mercury
  • Residual Solvents
  • Moisture Content (Pre-rolls)
  • Foreign Material
  • Water Activity (Pre-rolls)
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What is a Compliance Batch?

A compliance batch is a single unit of market-ready harvest cannabis or a manufactured product as defined within the regulations established by the DCC.

Harvest Batch Sizes

A harvest batch includes flowers, trim, eighth jars, leaf material, and kief.

Batch Size Increment Minimum Max Sample Size
≤ 10 lbs 8 15.9 g
10.1 – 20 lbs 16 31.8 g
20.1 – 30 lbs 23 47.7 g
30.1 – 40 lbs 29 63.6 g
40.1 – 50 lbs 34 79.5 g

SAMPLE SIZE = 0.0035 X BATCH SIZE
BATCH MAXIMUM SIZE = 50 lbs

  • Sample requires at least 14 grams of plant material to perform all necessary tests.
  • Sampler must collect minimum number of increments.
  • Unpacked harvest batches should be sampled from bulk container for efficiency.

Manufactured Batch Sizes

A manufactured product includes concentrates, cartridges, pre-rolls, edibles, and all other products not naturally produced by the cannabis plant.

Batch Size Min Sample Size
≤ 50 units 2 units
51 – 150 units 3 units
151 – 500 units 5 units
501 – 1,200 units 8 units
1,201 – 3,200 units 13 units
3,201 – 10,000 units 20 units
10,001 – 35,000 units 32 units
35,001 – 150,000 units 50 units
  • Lab minimum sample is 10 grams of viscous extracts, 16 grams of infused product, and 18 grams for vape cartridges.
  • Sampling is conducted on products in final retail form.

Same-day Sample Pickup Available

Under current California regulations, all samples must be collected from the licensee’s premises by a licensed lab sampler.

We offer a vast network of trained samplers spanning across California, and we’ll work with you to find a convenient day and time to perform the sampling event.

LABORATORY

  • Santa Cruz

SAMPLE VANS

  • Humboldt
  • Santa Rosa
  • Sacramento
  • Bay Area
  • Central Valley
  • Santa Barbara
  • Greater Los Angeles
  • Palm Springs
  • San Diego

In-House METRC Support

Metrc (Marijuana Enforcement Tracking Reporting Compliance) is a web-based, state-mandated software platform. Compliance test results are reported as required by regulation to the appropriate state through METRC track and trace software. The test results will be legally binding, and if any test returns a result that is outside the accepted limits, the batch will need to be either remediated or destroyed.

“SC Labs has proven itself to be an organization that raises the bar high and continues to be at the forefront of the legitimate cannabis movement. They are renowned for their timely response to client issues and phenomenal customer service.”

Board of Directors, The Association for Standardized Cannabis

SC Labs

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