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Green Light Labs provides analytical services for legally-authorized distributors, producers, and licensed regulators of cannabis. Green Light Labs delivers an accurate report of THC-A, ∆-9-THC, CBD, CBD-A, terpene analysis, residual solvent analysis, microbial pathogen screen, mycotoxin analysis, foreign material screen and heavy metals analysis. Green light labs measures the purity, efficacy and safety of all products containing active cannabinoids.

Analysis of Cannabinoid Potency

HPLC-UV/VIS

Our Cannabinoid Potency Analysis provides you with quantitative potency values of the major cannabinoids in your flowers, concentrates, tinctures, topicals, edibles and other cannabis-infused products. All done with an HPLC our method allows for the detection and quantification of:

  • THCa
  • Δ9-THC
  • Δ8-THC
  • THCv
  • CBDa
  • CBD
  • CBDv
  • CBN
  • CBC
  • CBGa
  • CBG
  • THCa
  • Δ9-THC
  • Δ8-THC
  • THCv
  • CBDa
  • CBD
  • CBDv
  • CBN
  • CBC
  • CBGa
  • CBG

Terpene Analysis

Headspace GC-FID

Our Terpene Analysis provides you with quantitative terpene values for your flowers and concentrates. Our method allows for the detection and quantification of:

  • β-Myrcene
  • α-Terpinene
  • Terpinolene
  • β-Pinene
  • Geraniol
  • α-Pinene
  • α-Bisabolol
  • β-Caryophyllene
  • Isopulegol
  • Camphene
  • δ-Limonene
  • α-Humulene
  • p-Cymene
  • Linalool
  • Guaiol
  • δ-3-Carene
  • Caryophyllene Oxide
  • γ-Terpinene
  • cis-Nerolidol
  • trans-Nerolidol
  • β-Myrcene
  • α-Terpinene
  • Terpinolene
  • β-Pinene
  • Geraniol
  • α-Pinene
  • α-Bisabolol
  • β-Caryophyllene
  • Isopulegol
  • Camphene
  • δ-Limonene
  • α-Humulene
  • p-Cymene
  • Linalool
  • Guaiol
  • δ-3-Carene
  • Caryophyllene Oxide
  • γ-Terpinene
  • cis-Nerolidol
  • trans-Nerolidol

Residual Solvent Analysis

Headspace GC-MS

Our Residual Solvent Analysis detects and quantifies any harmful solvents that might be left from production in flowers, concentrates, tinctures, topical and edibles. These solvents include:

  • Acetone
  • Acetonitrile
  • Benzene
  • Butane
  • Chloroform
  • 1,2-Dichloroethane
  • Ethanol
  • Ethyl acetate
  • Ethyl ether
  • Ethylene oxide
  • Heptane
  • Hexane
  • Isopropyl alcohol
  • Methanol
  • Methylene chloride
  • Pentane
  • Propane
  • Toluene
  • Trichloroethylene
  • ortho-Xylene
  • meta-Xylene
  • para-Xylene
  • Acetone
  • Acetonitrile
  • Benzene
  • Butane
  • Chloroform
  • 1,2-Dichloroethane
  • Ethanol
  • Ethyl acetate
  • Ethyl ether
  • Ethylene oxide
  • Heptane
  • Hexane
  • Isopropyl alcohol
  • Methanol
  • Methylene chloride
  • Pentane
  • Propane
  • Toluene
  • Trichloroethylene
  • ortho-Xylene
  • meta-Xylene
  • para-Xylene

Category I Pesticide Analysis

HPLC-MS/MS and GC-MS/MS

Our Pesticide Analysis detects and quantifies any pesticides that might be present in flowers, concentrates, tinctures, topicals and edibles. These pesticides include:

  • Aldicarb
  • Carbofuran
  • Chlordane
  • Chlorfenapyr
  • Chlorpyrifos
  • Coumaphos
  • Daminozide
  • Dichlorvos
  • Dimethoate
  • Ethoprop
  • Etofenprox
  • Fenoxycarb
  • Fiprinol
  • Imazalil
  • Methiocarb
  • Methyl Parathion
  • Mevinphos
  • Paclobutrazol
  • Propoxur
  • Spiroxamine
  • Thiacloprid
  • Aldicarb
  • Carbofuran
  • Chlordane
  • Chlorfenapyr
  • Chlorpyrifos
  • Coumaphos
  • Daminozide
  • Dichlorvos
  • Dimethoate
  • Ethoprop
  • Etofenprox
  • Fenoxycarb
  • Fiprinol
  • Imazalil
  • Methiocarb
  • Methyl Parathion
  • Mevinphos
  • Paclobutrazol
  • Propoxur
  • Spiroxamine
  • Thiacloprid

Microbial Pathogen Screen

Polymerase Chain Reaction

Our Microbial Pathogen Screen ensures that the tested products are of the highest quality by screening for harmful bacteria and fungi at the genetic level. These pathogens include:

  • Aspergillus fumigatus
  • Aspergillus flavus
  • Aspergillus niger
  • Aspergillus terreus
  • Escherichia coli (E. coli)
  • Salmonella spp.
  • Aspergillus fumigatus
  • Aspergillus flavus
  • Aspergillus niger
  • Aspergillus terreus
  • Escherichia coli (E. coli)
  • Salmonella spp.

Moisture Content Analysis

Thermogravimetric Analyzer

Water Activity Analysis

Ratio of Vapor Pressures

Our Moisture Content Analysis provides you with the total mass percentage of water in your flower while our Water Activity Analysis provides you with information about how much of the water present in your product is available for microbial activity. These analyses in conjunction with one another allow you to optimize your curing process as well as help you to determine whether your products are ready for long term storage.

Mycotoxin Analysis

HPLC-MS/MS

Our Mycotoxin Analysis detects and quantifies any dangerous mycotoxins that might be present in your flowers, concentrates, tinctures, topicals, edibles and other cannabis-infused products. These include:

  • Aflatoxin B1
  • Aflatoxin B2
  • Aflatoxin G1
  • Aflatoxin G2
  • Ochratoxin A
  • Aflatoxin B1
  • Aflatoxin B2
  • Aflatoxin G1
  • Aflatoxin G2
  • Ochratoxin A

Foreign Material Screen

Microscopy

Our Foreign Material Screen ensures your flowers, concentrates, tinctures, topicals, edibles and other cannabis-infused products are free of any potentially harmful adulterants. These include things such as:

  • Hairs
  • Molds
  • Insects
  • Excreta
  • Cinders
  • Sand
  • Dirt and soil
  • Hairs
  • Molds
  • Insects
  • Excreta
  • Cinders
  • Sand
  • Dirt and soil

Heavy Metals Analysis

ICP-MS

Our Heavy Metals Analysis allows for the detection and quantification of any toxic heavy metals that might be present in your flowers, concentrates, tinctures, topicals, edibles and other cannabis-infused products. These metals include:

  • Lead
  • Mercury
  • Cadmium
  • Arsenic
  • Lead
  • Mercury
  • Cadmium
  • Arsenic
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California Phase II Regulations will go into effect on July 1, 2018

  • Category I Residual Solvents
  • Category II Residual Pesticides
  • Foreign Material
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California Phase III Regulations will go into effect on December 31, 2018

  • Terpenoids
  • Mycotoxins
  • Heavy Metals
  • Water Activity
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California Phase III Regulations will go into effect on December 31, 2018

  • Terpenoids
  • Mycotoxins
  • Heavy Metals
  • Water Activity

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