Testing Laboratory – Required Analysis Testing
Testing Laboratory – Required Analysis Testing Procedures are discussed in this section
§.5714. Required Testing
(a) The laboratory shall test each sample for the following:
(2) Foreign material;
(3) Heavy metals;
(4) Microbial impurities;
(6) Moisture content and wafer activity;
(7) Residual pesticides; (8) Residual solvents and processing chemicals;
(9) If applicable, terpenoids; and
(10) If applicable, homogeneity.
(b) The laboratory shall report the results of each analysis performed by the laboratory on the certificate of analysis.
Proposed Regs. – Oct. 19, 2018
The section has been amended by revising the numbering of the subsections and adding a new subsection (a) that specifies and clarifies that all sample increments collected must be homogenized prior to sample analyses, notwithstanding foreign material testing. This is necessary to ensure that sample increments are homogenized, to preserve the integrity of testing, and standardize sample preparation procedures.
A new subsection (d) has been added to clarify and specify that the laboratory collecting the representative sample, is to be the laboratory that completes all the required testing for each representative sample for regulatory compliance testing. This is necessary to ensure that representatives samples are not being tested by different licensed laboratories and are only being tested by the laboratory collecting the sample, and to preserve the integrity of testing.
The reference section has been revised to correct a typographical error.
Authority: Section 26013, Business and Professions Code. Reference: Sections 26100, 26104 and 26110, Business and Professions Code.
- ISO/IEC 17025 accreditation
- Collect samples from each batch at the distributor’s premises
- Harvest batch (prepacked or unpacked) equal to no more than 50 pounds
- Manufactured product batch equals no more than 150,000 units
- Must develop and implement a chain of custody protocol to document the transportation, handling, storage, and destruction of samples
- Must generate a certificate of analysis for each primary sample the lab analyzes
- § 5708. Cannabis Product Batch Sampling
(a) The sampler shall collect both a primary sample and a field duplicate sample from each cannabis product batch. The sampler shall collect the field duplicate sample contemporaneous Co, and in the same manner as, a collection of the primary sample.
(b) The sampler may collect a greater number of increments per primary sample and field duplicate sample if necessary to perform the required testing or to ensure that the samples obtained are representative.
(c) The cannabis product batch from which a primary sample and a field duplicate sample are obtained sha11 contain no more Phan 150,000 units. Laboratory analyses of a sample collected from a cannabis product batch containing more than 150,000 units shall be deemed invalid and the cannabis product batch from which the primary sample and a field duplicate sample were obtained may. not be released for retail sale.
(d) The sampler shall obtain a primary sample and a field duplicate sample of cannabis product by collecting, at the minimum, the mm~ber of increments per sample relative to the cannabis product batch size as listed in the following table. Each increment consists of 1 packaged unit. Cannabis Product Batch Size Number of Increments
Proposed Regs. – October 19, 2018
Subsections (b) and (d) of this section have been amended, by adding “sample” before increments, to clarify and specify that the increments referred to are sample increments.
Subsection (c) has been revised to change the term “may not” to “shall not.” This is necessary for the consistent use of terms throughout the regulation.