Cannabis Compliance Testing Process and Checklist

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Step 1: Have the following information ready, we will need this for your appointment:

 

  • License number
  • Business name
  • Business address
  • Business phone number
  • Type of cannabis item (flower, extract/concentrate, product)
  • Harvest lot number, if applicable
  • Process lot number, if applicable
  • Batch identification
  • Batch size
  • Units of sale, if applicable
  • Desired testing
  • Is the requested testing for compliance or research and development (R&D)?
  • Is this a retest?
    • If yes, date of failed test
  • Is there a control study in place for the product to be tested?

Step 2: Schedule sampling appointment

Submit a Request For Analysis or contact your account manager directly.

Step 3: During appointment

During your appointment your account manager will perform representative, random sampling in a manner compliant with state requirements.

Step 4: Report results are emailed

Results are emailed and published on client account portal.

Sample Size Requirements (Oregon)

Flower samples for compliance testing must be at a minimum of 0.5% of the total source batch

Batch Required Sample Size
Pounds Pounds Ounces Grams
≤ 1 0.005 0.08 2.3
1.01 ≤ 2 0.010 0.16 4.5
2.01 ≤ 3 0.015 0.24 6.8
3.01 ≤ 4 0.020 0.32 9.1
4.01 ≤ 5 0.025 0.40 11.3
5.01 ≤ 6 0.030 0.48 13.6
6.01 ≤ 7 0.035 0.56 15.9
7.01 ≤ 8 0.040 0.64 18.1
8.01 ≤ 9 0.045 0.72 20.4
9.01 ≤ 10 0.050 0.80 22.7
10.01 ≤ 11 0.055 0.88 25.0
11.01 ≤ 12 0.060 0.96 27.3
12.01 ≤ 13 0.065 1.04 29.6
13.01 ≤ 14 0.070 1.12 31.9
14.01 ≤ 15 0.075 1.2 34.2
Batch Size (pounds) Number of Increments
≤ 2 7
≤ 4 7
≤ 6 8
≤ 8 8
≤ 10 9
≤ 12 9
≤ 14 10
≤ 15 10

Extracts/Concentrates Pre-Control Study (Oregon)

Test samples required per batch size

Pounds Kilograms Samples Required
0-0.50 0-0.23 4
0.51-1.50 0.24-0.68 8
1.51-3.00 0.69-1.36 12
3.10-6.00 1.40-2.72 16
6.10-10.00 2.77-4.54 20
10+ 4.58+ 32

Table 6 – Test Samples Required per Batch Size (Oregon)

Units For Sale Samples Required
2-15 2
16-50 3
51-150 5
151-500 8
501-3200 13
3,201-35,000 20

Table 7 – Extracts/Concentrates – Increments Required per Sample (Oregon)

Batch Weight Number of Increments
Pounds Kilograms Primary Sample Duplicate Sample
0-0.50 0-0.23 2 2
0.51-1.50 0.24-0.68 4 4
1.51-3.00 0.69-1.36 6 6
3.10-6.00 1.40-2.72 8 8
6.10-10.00 2.77-4.54 10 10
10+ 4.58+ 16 16

2 samples total, primary and duplicate

Cannabis Flower / Harvested Hemp Flower (Oregon)

Testing Requirements

Destination Required Testing
Dispensary/Other Pesticides
Potency
Moisture Content
Water Activity
Processor with sterilization method No required tests
Processor without sterilization method Moisture Content
Water Activity

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Extracts / Concentrates (Oregon)

Testing Requirements Chart

Destination Required Testing
Dispensary/Other Pesticides
Potency
Residual Solvents*
Processor Pesticides
Residual Solvents*

Product (Oregon)

Testing Requirements

Destination Required Testing
Dispensary/Other Potency

Failed Testing, Remediation, and Retesting Guidance (Oregon)

Licensees have the option of remediating and retesting failed product batches.

If a retest for pesticides, solvents, or microbiological contaminants fails the product batch is not eligible for additional retesting and must be destroyed.

Failed Analysis Product Type Action needed for retest
Pesticides Flower, Extract/Concentrate Instruct initial lab to send portion of sample tested to 2 other labs for retest, inform labs of retest

Or, Have 2 other labs resample and retest new samples, inform labs of retest

Solvents Extract/Concentrate Re-process using procedures to reduce solvent concentrations Schedule resample and retest of remediated batch, inform lab of retest
Water Activity Flower Use flower to make extracts or concentrates
Continue to dry or cure Schedule resample and retest of remediated batch, inform lab of retest
Microbiological Contaminant Flower Use flower to make extracts or concentrates, must use sterilization method
Further process in a manner that effectively sterilizes the batch Schedule resample and retest of remediated batch, inform lab of retest

Cannabis Research and Development Testing

R&D Facts

Research and Development testing (R&D) can be used to assist with product development or to gather information regarding your production or processing procedures.

R&D test results are not reported to state regulators, unless testing pesticides, in which the state requires submission of test results.

R&D Test Analysis

  • Moisture Content
  • Mold
  • Pesticides (not available for useable flower)
  • Potency
  • Residual Solvents
  • Terpenes
  • Water Activity

Step 1 R&D Test Process and Checklist

Have the following information ready, we’ll need this for your appointment:

  • Name
  • Business name, if applicable
  • Address
  • Phone number
  • License number, if applicable
  • Type of cannabis item (flower, extract/concentrate, product)
  • Desired testing

Step 2: Schedule sampling appointment

  • Submit a Request For Analysis or contact your account manager directly.
  • R&D samples can be brought directly to the lab by appointment or your account manager can collect it from your facility.

Step 3: Pull desired sample, if R&D is under a license create METRC manifest for transfer.

Step 4: Depending on where appointment is scheduled, bring sample to lab or your account manager.

Step 5: Report results are emailed and published on client account portal.

R&D Test Sample Size – Cannabis Flower (Oregon)

Minimum sample size required to perform requested testing

Analysis Minimum Sample Size
Full Compliance (Pesticides, Potency, Moisture Content, Water Activity) 4g
Pesticides 3g
Potency 1g
Potency w/ Moisture Content 1g
Water Activity 1g
Terpenes 1g
Mold/Fungus 1g

R&D Test Sample Size – Hemp Flower / Biomass (Oregon)

Minimum sample size required to perform requested testing

Analysis Minimum Sample Size
Pesticides 30g wet/3g dry
Potency 30g wet/3g dry
Potency w/ Moisture Content 30g wet/3g dry
Water Activity 10g wet/1g dry
Terpenes 10g wet/1g dry
Mold/Fungus 10g wet/1g dry

R&D Test Sample Size – Extracts / Concentrates (Oregon)

Minimum sample size required to perform requested testing

Analysis Minimum Sample Size
Full Compliance (Pesticides, Potency, Residual Solvents) 2g
Pesticides 1.5g
Potency 0.5g
Residual Solvents 0.5g
Terpenes 0.5g
Mold/Fungus 1g

R&D Test Sample Size – Products (Oregon)

Product Analysis Minimum Sample size
Edibles Potency 1 unit
Mold/Fungus 1 unit
Liquids/Tinctures Potency 20g/1 unit
Mold/Fungus 1 unit
Capsules Potency 3g
Mold/Fungus 1g
Topical/Salve Potency 4g
Mold/Fungus 5g
Butter Potency 1g
Mold/Fungus 1g

Oregon Hemp Testing

Hemp Facts

  • For state compliance field potency must be under 0.35% delta-9 THC.
  • Hemp and hemp products are required to have full compliance testing in order to be sale-ready in the state of Oregon.
  • Fields must be flowering during the time of sampling for pre-harvest field compliance.
  • Samples for pre-harvest field compliance are approximately 8 inches in length and taken from the tops of flowering plants.

Hemp Test Process and Checklist

Pre-Harvest Field Compliance Test Process

  • Determine harvest date
    • Sampling appointment must occur within 28 days of declared harvest date
  • Complete ODA Hemp Sampling Request Form
  • Submit completed Sampling Request Form to services.or@greenleaflabs.com
  • An account manager will reach out to schedule sampling appointment.
  • During appointment account manager will perform representative, random sampling in a manner compliant with state requirements.

Pre-Harvest Compliance Checklist

Post-Harvest Compliance Test Process

Once harvested, testing requirements for hemp and hemp products fall under the same regulations as cannabis.  For more information please see Compliance Testing.

Hemp Test Sample Size

Pre-Harvest Field Compliance

  • Total sample weight must be no less than 4 ounces, not to exceed 30 plant heads.
  • Sample increments consist of the top 8 inches from flowering plants.
  • ODA Exhibit A: Sampling Protocol, Industrial Hemp Pre-Harvest Testing – Hypergeometric Table for Random Sampling
Analytical Cannabis Testing in Oregon

Hemp Test Sample Size – Pre-Harvest Field Compliance (Oregon)

Total sample weight must be no less than 4 ounces, not to exceed 30 plant heads.

Sample increments consist of the top 8 inches from flowering plants.

ODA Exhibit A: Sampling Protocol, Industrial Hemp Pre-Harvest Testing – Hypergeometric Table for Random Sampling

Total # of plants # of plants required for random sampling
1-13 Sample all plants
14-15 13
16-17 14
18-19 15
20-22 16
23-25 17
26-28 18
29-32 19
33-38 20
39-44 21
45-53 22
54-65 23
66-82 24
83-108 25
109-157 26
158-271 27
272-885 28
886-200,000 29

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