Heavy metals have become a concern in medical cannabis because the agriculture uses practices that allow them to accumulate in the plant nutrients and ultimately the plant itself. Testing for metals is not only a good practice as there are numerous potential health effects, but it’s also mandated by California law.
We test trace contamination of lead (Pb), mercury (Hg), cadmium (Cd), and arsenic (As) by atomic absorption spectroscopy (AAS.) The sensitivity of this technique combined with its cost effectiveness over the next best solution, ICP spectroscopy make our approach the perfect solution for customers seeking CA compliance.
The regulations regarding this service are still being written and this list will change upon publication of requirements by the California bureau regulating cannabis.