Give your customers the good stuff, without the bad stuff

Potency and safety testing for hemp and cannabis products.

Apricot AnalyticsTM is a full-service product quality lab for cannabis testing and CBD/hemp testing.
We test your products for the good stuff like THC and CBD concentrations and we help you identify any bad stuff like pesticides, mold, bacteria, and heavy metals.

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By Producers, For Producers

We understand the needs of cannabis and hemp producers because we were producers ourselves.

We know the challenges, the frustrations and dreams of cultivators and manufacturers.  We have felt the stress of waiting for test results, hoping all is well. We have worried about ever-changing regulations, concerned that we were in compliance. We understand how hard it is to stand out, get shelf space, and win the hearts and minds of consumers. We get it because we have been there, and we are here to help.

We Get It.

Give your customers the good stuff, without the bad stuff

Potency and safety testing for hemp and cannabis products.

Apricot AnalyticsTM is a full-service product quality lab for cannabis testing and hemp/CBD testing. We test your products for the good stuff like THC and CBD concentrations and we help you identify any bad stuff like pesticides, mold, bacteria, and heavy metals.

Know what you are putting in your cannabis or hemp CBD product

Legalization of cannabis in California and of hemp CBD products nationally created a huge influx of new products. There are now over 3000 licensed cannabis producers in California and thousands more hemp CBD producers nationally. With so many products for consumers to choose, how do you stand out? Test it. Testing is required by state and local authorities but it can also help you sell your product by using potency and safety test data to build a reputation for quality.

 

 So your customers know what they are putting in (or on) their bodies

The biggest challenge in building your brand is winning new customers, and that takes trust. This is particularly true when consumers regularly see headlines about vape pen contamination and counterfeit black market products. We are part of an industry coming out of the shadows and establishing legitimacy among a new group of consumers who are less familiar with cannabis and hemp, more cautious, and much more attentive to quality and safety. With new products coming on the market every week, consumers will choose what they see as the highest quality brand, and quality starts with safety. The brands that succeed will be the ones that promise safety. How do you back up that promise? Test it.

We identify the good stuff that builds your brand

Accurate potency labeling on cannabis and hemp CBD products is critical, especially when it comes to dosing. Potency tests tell how much THC and CBD exist in a given product. Potency is usually the main selling point for your product. But potency is far more than just THC and CBD. This amazing plant produces other cannabinoids like CBD, CBD, CBG and dozens more—as well as terpenes, which are aromatic compounds found in the essential oils of lavender, orange, black pepper, and eucalyptus. These different cannabinoids and terpenes can work in tandem, which is known as the entourage effect. The entourage effect is the idea that the myriad of compounds found in cannabis and hemp act in synergy together to create enhanced effects compared to them being used separately.  How do you know what compounds are in your product and how your customers could benefit from an entourage effect? Test it.

And the bad stuff that could threaten your brand

Cannabis and hemp CBD products go through many hands during cultivation and processing before they reach the consumer and contaminants can be introduced from a variety of sources along the way.

Pesticides. Cannabis and hemp plants are sensitive when it comes to molds, pests, and plant-related diseases. In order to protect plants, many growers turn to pesticides. When used correctly, pesticides can be fairly harmless. But many times excessive pesticide residue can be found on flower that is ready to go to manufacturers for processing or to dispensaries for sale and consumption. We test your cannabis or hemp CBD products for presence of 66 different pesticides.

Residual Solvents. For some concentrates and extracts, solvents are introduced during the extraction process, so they require testing for residual solvents like butane. Small quantities of residual solvents are allowed in a product, but not too much. These levels differ from state to state. We test your cannabis and hemp CBD products for presence of 10 different residual solvents.

Microbial contaminants. Water and microbial contaminants go hand in hand. The presence of mycotoxins such as fungi, mold, and mildew in cannabis or hemp can be dangerous if ingested, especially for people who suffer from existing medical conditions or have a compromised immune system. Microbial contamination is mainly a risk during cultivation, but it can also occur during handling and packaging, due to poor hygiene practices from staff. Although mold and fungus are the main concerns, bacteria like Salmonella and E. Coli can also be present and are dangerous if ingested. We test your cannabis and hemp CBD products for 11 different  mycotoxins and microbacteria.

Physical contaminants. Physical contaminants like dust, dirt, hair, and even fecal matter can make their way into cannabis products due to poor cultivation or packaging practices.

Heavy metals. Heavy metals such as lead, mercury, and even cadmium can also make their way into cannabis and hemp CBD products. These substances can be present in soils and nutrients and can be absorbed by plant roots and carried through to harvesting and processing. We test cannabis products for lead, mercury, cadmium and arsenic.

Hemp CBD Testing

We help ensure your hemp CBD product is legal. To be considered legally Federally and in most states, you must be able to prove your hemp CBD product contains less than .3% total THC.  The USDA, FDA, DEA and state regulatory authorities are developing expanded regulations that will likely go beyond THC potency testing to include a comprehensive set of hemp CBD safety tests.

We help ensure your hemp CBD product is safe.  Congress’ decision to end federal CBD prohibition in late 2018 opened the door to hundreds of new companies marketing thousands of products. CBD soda, lip balm, gummies, vape pens, and capsules can now be found in supermarkets, gas stations, and drugstores across the United States. The CBD industry is so new that most people don’t know which brands to trust. Unscrupulous brands of questionable quality litter the market and can injure the reputation of the industry. That is why safety testing matters to the industry and to your product or band. Solid safety testing done by a reputable test lab  and data shared with your customers lets you establish a confident reputation for quality. And that helps you stand out in the crowd.

California Cannabis Testing

We help ensure your cannabis product is legal and safe. California has the most stringent cannabis testing requirements of any state. Our regulatory compliant test packages are intended to meet the testing requirements for cannabis or cannabis products as required by the California Bureau of Cannabis Control and include a laboratory performed sampling of a cannabis batch to ensure a representative sample is obtained. All results are reported as required by regulation through METRC track and trace software.

 

By Producers, For Producers

We have been in your shoes. We understand the needs of cannabis and hemp producers because we were producers ourselves. We know the challenges, the frustrations and dreams of cannabis and hemp cultivators and manufacturers.  We have felt the stress of waiting for potency and safety test results, hoping all is well. We have worried about ever-changing regulations, concerned that we were in compliance. We understand how hard it is to stand out, get shelf space, and win the hearts and minds of consumers. We get it because we have been there, and we are here to help.

Accurate, reliable testing.

Proven science, premium equipment, rigorous methods, strict laboratory quality control and years of experience come together to deliver defensible data you can trust. We stand by our results and we stand by our customers. Your reputation becomes our reputation.

Fast turnaround times.

Fast is good, but predictable and consistent are better. We know the importance of a lab partner than can match your harvest and production schedules and we know the headaches that result from hollow turnaround time promises. We deliver what we promise or we don’t promise.

Superior customer service.

We have been on the customer side of the lab business so we know what you expect for superior customer service. From the moment you place an order, your product becomes our product. We’re not happy unless you’re happy.

Potency and safety testing for hemp and cannabis products.

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