Heavy Metals

SAFETY SCREEN

PRICE

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AMOUNT OF SAMPLE NEEDED

Flower: 0.3 grams
Concentrate: 0.3 grams
Extract: 0.3 grams
Infused Products: 0.3 grams

SCOPE OF TEST

Arsenic: limit 200 µg/kg
Cadmium: limit 200 µg/kg
Lead: limit 500 µg/kg
Mercury: limit 100 µg/kg

TESTING METHOD

Inductively coupled plasma mass spectrometry (ICP-MS)

OVERVIEW

All cannabis products sold in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, or the raw material used to make them, must be analyzed to determine the presence and concentration of certain heavy metals. The presence of each metal must be shown to be below the allowable limit in micrograms, which varies from metal to metal.

WHY IT MATTERS

Cannabis plants are uniquely adept bioremediators. This means they pull elements from their growth medium (soil, water, etc.) at a high rate. As a result, heavy metals can bioaccumulate in the plant structures that are consumed or used in the production of concentrated cannabis products and MIPs. Screening products for heavy metals helps ensure consumer safety.

WHAT YOU GET

Once testing is complete, a link to your web-based report will be emailed to you. By logging in you will be able to review the data, generate PDFs of your report with labels, and list your results publicly in MCR Labs’ Tested Products Database, if desired.

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