A2LA is the leader in cannabis and hemp testing laboratories, offering accreditation to perform analytical testing of hemp, cannabis and cannabinoid products, such as flowers, concentrates, budders/waxes, beverages, tinctures, oils, chocolate, gummy, hard candy, other edibles, and more.
A2LA’s Cannabis Testing Laboratory Accreditation Subprogram was developed to promote confidence to users and regulators with regard to the safety of medical and recreational hemp and cannabis through the accreditation of testing laboratories and (when relevant) inspection bodies. Appropriate testing is critical to demonstrate that these products do not contain harmful levels of contaminants or adulterants and are safe for public consumption.
Specific testing may include, but is not limited to, the following:
- Cannabinoid testing and content (CBC, CBD, CBDa, CBG, CBN, THC, THCa, THCv, etc.)
- Terpene profile
- Pesticides/fungicides/plant growth regulators
- Residual solvents
- Heavy metals
- Microbiological contaminants (mold, insects, bacteria, etc.)
Laboratories can also be accredited for the sampling associated with subsequent testing: click here for more information.
Confidence in the laboratories that perform this testing, and assurance in the test results, is possible through accreditation to the ISO/IEC 17025 standard. The ISO/IEC 17025 standard is non-prescriptive and flexible, allowing the organization maximum flexibility in determining what works best for their business needs.
Cannabis and hemp testing laboratories are accredited to ISO/IEC 17025 and any additional requirements that may be specified by the state in which the laboratory resides or does business. Accreditation provides independent, third-party accreditation assessments crafted to serve both the hemp and cannabis industries. A2LA accredited cannabis testing laboratories will be accredited as follows:
Please contact us for more information on specific state requirements for testing to determine the minimum hemp or cannabis testing required.