Medical cannabis is currently becoming more accessible through its legalization in many countries across the world. This rapidly increasing demand for CBD has not only put pressure on producers to increase supply, but also on laboratories carrying out CBD testing. Due to the nature of the production of industrial hemp, the complexity of CBD as a natural product and the variety of different products available, comprehensive and rigorous testing is essential to ensure the safety and efficacy of the CBD component. This is especially important as medical cannabis is used by people with ongoing and in some cases serious health conditions.
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Cannabis sativa is a flowering plant originating from Central Asia. Today, derivatives of cannabis plants are being used to treat medical conditions such as pain and muscle spasms related to multiple sclerosis, some severe forms of epilepsy, anxiety, schizophrenia and heart problems. Cannabis contains hundreds of different compounds known as cannabinoids. One of these cannabinoids, Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), has psychoactive effects. Another cannabinoid, Cannabidiol (CBD), is not psychoactive and is used in medical applications. CBD is typically derived from cannabis varieties known as industrial hemp, which contain no more than 0.3% THC. CBD and medical cannabis products are most commonly prepared and used in the form of an oil. CBD may also be delivered by other methods such as inhalation of smoke or vapor, tinctures, gel capsules, edible products, and creams or patches applied directly on the skin.
We utilize advanced chromatographic instrumentation and detection techniques to test and analyze each sample to ensure they’re legally compliant and safe for market consumption.
CBD testing is essential to the hemp industry to ensure that THC in hemp plants does not exceed 0.3%, thus becoming a controlled substance. Farmers, extraction processors, and manufacturers of CBD products all need to prove the integrity of their products. Our CBD lab tests many CBD-infused products including personal care products, edibles, and other recreational products. Law enforcement agencies also benefit from testing substances in question in felony cases.
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KJ Scientific Independent Testing Labs offers superior hemp and CBD testing services
To ensure they meet industry standards for what is legally considered “hemp” and are safe for human use, we perform studies on hemp biomass, extracts, and finished or CBD-infused products.
KJ Scientific Independent Testing Labs, a subsidiary of KJ Scientific, was established to expand our knowledge of environmental toxicology testing to the hemp industry. Our CBD lab follows the strictest standards in the country, delivering accurate, trusted results every time.
After the passage of the Agricultural Improvement Act of 2018 – otherwise known as the Farm Bill – a variety of products containing hemp CBD have been introduced to the market.
Our experienced personnel and facilities follow stringent protocols in adherence with industry regulators (the National Environmental Laboratory Accreditation Program (NELAP) and ISO/IEC 17025). When you send your samples for testing to our CBD lab, you will have confidence that we will follow proper procedures and provide you with reliable results demonstrating your company’s compliance with state and federal guidelines.