Compliance Testing

Cannabis Chem Lab offers the highest standard in cannabis analysis and state compliance. Our testing packages are designed to bring integrity to your brand and ensure cannabis consumers have faith in the products they purchase. Below you will find information about compliance and legal statutes.

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Cannabis Compliance Testing Process and Checklist

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, the date of the failed test

  • Is there a controlled 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 the 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 to recipients specified on Client Information Form and published on client account portal.

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Sample Size Requirements (South Dakota)

Cannabis Flower / Harvested Hemp Flower

Required Analysis

(South Dakota State Law #)

Extracts / Concentrates

Required Analysis

(South Dakota State Law #)

Cannabis and Hemp Products

Required Analysis

(South Dakota State Law #)

Failed Testing, Remediation, and Retesting Guidance

 

Research and Development

R&D Facts:

Research and Development (R&D) or Quality Control testing 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 (N/A for useable flower)

- Potency

- Residual Solvents

- Terpenes

- Water Activity

R&D Test Process and Checklist

Step 1: 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 the desired sample, if R&D is under a license create METRC manifest for transfer.

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

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

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R&D Test Sample Size - Cannabis Flower

R&D Test Sample Size - Hemp Flower / Biomass

R&D Test Sample Size - Extracts / Concentrates

R&D Test Sample Size - Finished Cannabis Products

 

Cannabis Compliance Testing Process and Checklist

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Hemp Facts

  • State pre-harvest field compliance means potency must be less than 0.35% total THC.

  • Pre-harvest field compliance is approximately 8 inches in length and taken from the tops of flowering plants.

  • Fields must be flowering during the time of sampling for pre-harvest field compliance.

  • Hemp and related products are required to have full compliance testing in order to be sale-ready in the state of South Dakota.

Hemp Test Process and Checklist

  • Pre-Harvest Field Compliance Test Process

    • Step 1. Determine the harvest date (sampling appointment must occur within 28 days of the declared harvest date).

    • Step 2. Complete SDDA Pre-Harvest Hemp Field Compliance Sampling Request Form.

    • Step 3. Submit completed Sampling Request Form to Info@CannabisChemLab.com.

    • Step 4. An account manager will reach out to schedule a sampling appointment.

    • Step 5. During appointment account manager will perform representative, random sampling in a manner compliant with state requirements.

    • Step 6. The laboratory analyzes samples for potency and moisture content (to meet compliance in 2020 samples must be below 0.35% Total THC).

    • Step 7. Laboratory emails Certificate Of Analysis to client email listed on the SDDA Sampling Request Form.  Laboratory emails SDDA Pre-Harvest report to the client and the SDDA.

  • Post-Harvest Compliance Test Process

    • Once harvested, testing requirements for hemp and hemp products fall under the same regulations as cannabis. 

 

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